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4 CEUs and a Beer – Innovation and Creativity in Landscapes: Solving Planting and Design Challenges

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

- $50 – $95

On Friday, November 16th, join ASLA-NY and Trees NY for our bi-annual 4 CEUs and a Beer event.  This event will focus on “Innovation and Creativity in Landscapes: Solving Planting and Design Challenges” at the Center for Architecture. The afternoon’s engaging line-up of presenters features Whitney Mortimer, Nancy Seaton, Patrick Cullina, Larry Weaner, and Skip Graffam. Discussions will range from harnessing creativity to facilitate further collaboration, to learning from disturbance-adapted flora, to designing innovative planting strategies. Speakers will present case studies on the creative use of native, drought-tolerant, and low-maintenance species, as well as on integrating ecological restoration techniques and traditional design to achieve beautiful, diverse landscapes. Examples of exploratory, applied research and data driven design and performance evaluations will show how a firm can drive design inquiry and foster theoretical and practical discourse. A panel discussion and cocktail hour with appetizers will allow for continued discussion and networking opportunities. Generously sponsored by Deep Root and Maglin.

Whitney Mortimer, Partner and CMO, IDEO 

“Better Outcomes through Innovation and Creativity”

Today, creativity matters more than ever before. As innovation leaders in the field of landscape architecture, and open space creation, creativity in your work has always been essential from design, to implementation and maintenance.  As the pace of change and rate of disruption rise, however, we will all need to apply more creativity to how we work and collaborate with others. Whitney Mortimer will identify insights and ideas about how creativity can drive better outcomes for leaders, teams and organizations.

Nancy Seaton,  ASLA, Associate Designer and Horticulturalist, Future Green Studio

“Urban Adapted: Plants in Tough Places”

Large parks and preserves are just one component of a city’s nature. Less celebrated, but more common, are the dislocated patches of green found on streets, lots, roofs, and walls. When stitched together, these fragments contribute to the ecological performance of the city, which bear an impressive impact on the liveability of our cities.

Nancy will present an overview of adaptations that allow plants to survive in a variety of extreme environmental conditions found in urban landscapes, presenting lessons from disturbance adapted flora on the street, as applied to landscape design. She will draw upon her own explorations in the city along with examples of her firm’s work, discussing innovative planting strategies that can create more verdant cities.

Patrick CullinaPatrick Cullina Horticultural Design and Consulting

“Learning from the High Line & On Structure Planting”

Using native plants is increasingly accepted in landscape architecture and design. Knowing how to incorporate and work with the ecological patterns and processes associated with native plants, however, is less well understood. Explore ways of integrating ecological restoration techniques and traditional design aesthetics to achieve beautiful, diverse landscapes for varied situations—from small gardens to large, multi-acre projects. Meadows, old fields, and woodland projects are shown in detail, from conceptual stage to full establishment and management, illustrating the exciting results that can be achieved when ecological restoration is combined with the visual art of landscape design.

Larry WeanerASLA, Principal and Founder, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates

“Planning for the Unplanned: Integrating Ecological Restoration Techniques and Landscape Design”

Using native plants is increasingly accepted in landscape architecture and design. Knowing how to incorporate and work with the ecological patterns and processes associated with native plants, however, is less well understood. Explore ways of integrating ecological restoration techniques and traditional design aesthetics to achieve beautiful, diverse landscapes for varied situations—from small gardens to large, multi-acre projects. Meadows, old fields, and woodland projects are shown in detail, from conceptual stage to full establishment and management, illustrating the exciting results that can be achieved when ecological restoration is combined with the visual art of landscape design.

Skip Graffam,  FASLA, Partner and Director of Research, The OLIN Studio

“Innovation, Incubation, Research and Design”

Research is an essential component of the successful design and implementation of complex projects.  OLIN Labs is an integrated community of designers within OLIN, committed to driving the firm’s process of design inquiry and fostering theoretical and practical discourse to expand the knowledge and boundaries of professional practice.  Recent efforts range from exploratory, applied research for specific project challenges, to data driven design and evaluation of ecological and social performance, and focused primary research to develop sustainably-sourced materials for living systems.

Moderated by:  Al Key, Deeproot Green Infrastructure, LLC

Mr. Key has been involved in the green industry for 25 years as an owner of DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, LLC. Together with his partners, they have received several patents for their inventions that address Trees and Stormwater Management in the urban setting. He is also a Board Member of TreesNY, an American Chestnut Foundation Bronze Sponsor and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has co-authored articles in a wide variety of periodicals like The Journal of Arboriculture and Civil Engineering News. Mr. Key has a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Santa Clara University

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Date:
November 16
Time:
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
$50 – $95
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Organizer

ASLA-NY
Email:
director@aslany.org

Venue

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
$50 – $95
Event Categories:
, , , , ,

Organizer

ASLA-NY
Email:
director@aslany.org

Venue

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
+ Google Map