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1.5 LA CES PDH/HSW
AIA CES 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
Three prominent landscape architects will discuss the role of design in the era of climate change, and its relationship with sustainability. Thomas Balsley, Martha Schwartz and Ken Smith will draw upon decades of experience to discuss how to take the lead as creative design professionals and as citizens advocating for the built and natural environment. With built work here and abroad, these panelists will share the skills and tools that can be utilized to respond to the social and environmental needs of the twenty-first century.
– Dezeen editor and journalist Alan Brake will moderate the panel.
Martha Schwartz, DSc, FASLA, Hon FRIBA, Hon RDI, RAAR
Principal of Martha Schwartz Partners, Ms. Schwartz has over 35-years of experience as a landscape architect, urbanist and artist on a wide variety of projects located around the world with a variety of world-renowned architects. Ms. Schwartz is a tenured Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a founding member of the Working Group of Sustainable Cities at Harvard University. The recipient of numerous awards and prizes, she has lectured extensively about sustainable cities and the urban landscape, and her work has been featured widely in international publications and gallery exhibitions.
Tom Balsley, FASLA
Thomas Balsley is the principal of SWA/Balsley, a NYC-based urban landscape architecture firm whose work has had a profound impact on the built environment and the quality of life in cities across the US. His unique fusion of creativity and innovation with public process has produced extraordinary spaces large and small, provocative and sublime. He is the subject of the recently released monograph “Thomas Balsley Uncommon Ground” published by ORO with foreword by James Corner. He is also the 13th recipient of the ASLA’s highest honor, The Design Medal, for body of exceptional design work.
Ken Smith, FASLA
Ken Smith, principal of Ken Smith Workshop, is one of the best-known of a generation of landscape architects equally at home in the worlds of art, architecture, and urbanism. Trained in both design and the fine arts, he explores the relationship between art, contemporary culture, and landscape. Much of his work pushes beyond traditional landscape typologies—plaza, street, and garden—to landscapes that draw on diverse cultural traditions and influences of the contemporary urban landscape. Smith’s approach is directed at projects of varying scales and types: temporary installations, private residential gardens, public spaces, parks, and commercial projects. With a particular emphasis on projects that explore the symbolic content and expressive power of landscape as an art form, the Workshop specializes in the investigation of new expressions in landscape design.
Free for ASLA and AIA members.
$15 for members seeking LACES credit.
Generously sponsored by Landscape Forms.
Event generously hosted by Pirch Showroom and Oceanside Glasstile.