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The 2007 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO will be ASLA’s greenest meeting yet! !

Annual meeting attendees can do their part to offset their personal carbon footprint as well. ASLA has partnered with TerraPass to provide meeting attendees a convenient option to offset their carbon dioxide emissions as they travel to and from the meeting in San Francisco.

Since air travel is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, annual meeting attendees are encouraged to offset their travel arrangements (flights, rental cars, etc.) by purchasing a TerraPass.

Help make the 2007 meeting our greenest yet! Purchase your TerraPass today!

NOTE: Step by step instructions can be found at http://www.asla.org/land/
2007/0821/terrapass.html
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Transcripts

San Francisco attendees can print a transcript of sessions where their i.d. card was scanned.

If an attendee reported a Florida license number, the Florida approved courses have been submitted to Florida. If you are licensed in Florida and a Florida license number does not appear, please send it to Ron Leighton at ASLA. If you have any questions on ths system please contact rleighton@asla.org.

 

Friday, October 5

Fri-WS1
8:30am–5:00pm
Green Roof Design 101: Introductory Course

Green Roof Design 101 is the first course in the Green Roof Accreditation Program presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Inc. (North America). This recently
revised introductory training course on green roof infrastructure design presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to meet your green roof project objectives.

Learn how to:

  • Determine major functions and components of a green roof;
  • Describe characteristics and assess various advantages of different green roof systems available in the marketplace;
  • Utilize an integrated design process in your project for maximum benefit;
  • Evaluate the major market drivers encouraging the green roof industry in North America; and
  • Obtain maximum points by integrating a green roof into the U.S. Green Building Council LEED™ Accreditation point system.

Special conference rate $199*

Fri-WS2
8:30am–5:00pm
Green Roof Design and Implementation 201

This is the second course in the Green Roof Accreditation Program presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Inc. (North America). Registrants should have already
taken the Green Roof Design 101 Introductory Course or have a solid understanding of green roof design and available technology. This course provides an in-depth discussion of implementation issues, and what cannot be taught in one day
will be available as supporting documentation in the participant’s manual.

Learn how to:

  • Identify essential qualifications for your project team;
  • Determine critical questions to ask your client;
  • Manage building code/municipal permit issues;
  • Avoid liability issues;
  • Address design and implementation issues for new and retrofit buildings;
  • Manage sub-contracting and scheduling concerns; and
  • Much more.

Special conference rate $199*

Fri-WS3
8:30am–5:00pm
Green Walls 101: Introduction to Systems and Design

This is the first green wall course presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Inc. (North America). It presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to satisfy your green wall project objectives.

Learn how to:

  • Determine major functions and components of a green wall;
  • Describe characteristics and assess various advantages of different green wall systems;
  • Utilize an integrated design process in your project for maximum benefit;
  • Evaluate the major market drivers encouraging the green wall industry in North America;
  • Obtain maximum points by integrating a green wall into the U.S. Green Building Council LEED™ Accreditation point system.

Special conference rate $199*

*Participation in WS1, WS2, and WS3 includes the following:

  • Participant’s manual and course completion certificate;
  • Complimentary morning coffee break, box lunch, and afternoon refreshment break; and
  • Complimentary one year Green Roofs for Healthy Cities individual membership which includes:
    • 50 percent discount on purchase of Conference CDs which contain over 50 technical papers on policy, design, and research ($50 U.S. value);
    • Two-line description in the searchable online membership database including contact information and member profile of participation in previous conferences, workshops, and training courses;
    • Membership listing in GRHC’s Members’ Directory in their Conference CD-ROM;
    • Bi-monthly electronic newsletter on green roof developments; and
    • One semi-annual hard copy or electronic version of the Green Roof Infrastructure Monitor. ™

Fri-WS4
10:00am-5:00pm
Women Leaders’ Mentoring and Training Workshop
Level:
Advanced

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Join an afternoon of discussion and networking with notable female leaders in the profession. These veterans will share their experiences and skills to help participants with value clarification, identification of authentic leader styles, and strategies for personal and professional success and service. The day will conclude
with the Women in Leadership Reception beginning at 5:00 pm.

$60 per person; $30 per student by August 27; $70 thereafter; $40 per student. Fee includes morning tea, Chinese banquet lunch, afternoon tea, and handout materials. Led by Margaret E. Mori, FASLA.

Fri-A1
2:00pm-4:00pm
Inside the LA Studio: Robert Royston, FASLA
Interviewed by Reuben Rainey, ASLA, and J.C. Miller, ASLA
Level:
Advanced

For the second consecutive year, The Cultural Landscape Foundation will
spotlight a landscape legends oral history subject. This year, Robert Royston, FASLA, will be interviewed by his biographers, Reuben Rainey, ASLA, and J.C. Miller, ASLA. Royston is one of the progenitors of the Modern landscape architecture movement. Based in the Bay Area, he has designed hundreds of innovative gardens and parks during his sixtyyear career. He is the recipient of many awards including the Bradford Williams Medal and the ASLA Medal.

Robert N. Royston, FASLA, Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey; Reuben M. Rainey, ASLA, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia; J. C. Miller, ASLA, Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey

Fri-A2
2:00pm-4:00pm
Forum on Landscape Architecture in the Public Realm: Wildfire and Flood: Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Design
Level: Advanced

Find out how federal, state, and local agencies are developing collaborative
and sustainable approaches to disaster preparedness, mitigation, and design.
Learn how disaster preparedness being incorporated into the management
of public lands, transportation infrastructure, and coastal resources to reduce fire and flood risks and enhance long term sustainability.

Ralph A. Domanski, USDA Forest Service; Dennis Y. Otsuji, FASLA, ONA, Inc.; Keith Robinson, CalTrans; Dennis J. Hwang, Esq., Reinwald O’Connor & Playdon; Ruben
Grijalva, California State Fire Marshall

Saturday, October 6

Sat-A1
11:45am-1:15pm
Applying Building Information Modeling to Landscape Architecture
Level: Intermediate

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is being touted as a revolutionary
technology that will completely change the design and construction industries. BIM focuses on information sharing, collaboration, and communication, and has the potential to reduce turnaround time, improve efficiency and design quality,
and result in more energy-efficient and environmentally sound solutions. Explore the role BIM plays in landscape architecture and how the profession can leverage the technology.

James L. Sipes, ASLA, EDAW, Inc., and Avinash Srivastava, EDAW, Inc.

Sat-A2
11:45am-1:15pm
Media Roundtable: National Newspaper Critics
Level: Advanced

Design critics from leading national newspapers will discuss what trends they are seeing in planning and design, how they select topics and projects to cover, what their editorial calendars for 2008 look like, and the best way to contact them to get coverage of your news and projects.

Dean Hill, ASLA, Terratecture and host, Grounds for Improvement (Moderator); John King, The San Francisco Chronicle; Christopher Hawthorne, The Los Angeles Times; Beth Dunlop, The Miami Herald; Blair Kamin, The Chicago Tribune (invited); Anne Raver, The New York Times (invited); Linda Hales, The Washington Post (invited)

Sat-A3
11:45am-1:15pm
Expanding Your Practice in the Context of Sustainability
Level: Intermediate

The demand for sustainability, driven by regulators, media, clients, and landscape architects, produces innovative, ecologically-operative sites, but also demands sustainable collaborations, project deliveries, and budgets. Find out how to integrate sustainability into the design process and make it work for your practice. Explore future trends in sustainable landscape design.

Cheryl L. Barton, FASLA, Office of Cheryl Barton

Sat-A4
11:45am-1:15pm
Inside the LA Studio: Steve Martino/Cactus City Design
Level: Advanced

Back by popular demand, awardwinning landscape architect Steve Martino, FASLA, will discuss his landscape architecture projects in the Southwest. Steve has pioneered the use of native and low-water plants, bold forms, and conservative use of water to achieve dramatic, lush, and livable landscapes. His Sonoran desert projects are known for introducing technical innovations in design and horticultural practices.

Steve Martino/Cactus City

Sat-A5
11:45am-1:15pm
Inside the LA Studio: Sasaki Associates
Level: Advanced

Sasaki has created some of the most recognizable icons of modern landscape architecture. Their goal for each project is to create a significant space that will last for generations. Integrating landscape architecture with civil engineering and
urban design, they create new designs on diverse and challenging sites. This session goes in-depth to show how the best designs emerge not from preconceived notions, but from a thoughtful, collaborative process tied to the real world.

Sasaki Associates, Boston and San Francisco

Sat-A6
11:45am-1:15pm
Outdoor Kitchen Design
Level: Advanced

Outdoor kitchens are the number one outdoor amenity requested by homeowners and commercial clients. Get a detailed look at innovative ideas and design solutions
developed by our panelists while creating these non-traditional outdoor rooms. Find out how to create an outdoor kitchen that really sizzles!

Arricca Sansone, Cooking Light magazine (Moderator); J’Nell Bryson, ASLA, J’Nell Bryson Landscape Architecture; Charles D. Hyams, ASLA, Scott Byron & Co., Inc.

Sat-A7
11:45am-1:15pm
Designing for the Latino Community
Level: Intermediate

The Latino population is the largest minority group in the U.S., as well as the fastest growing segment of the middle class. Explore the tremendous potential for landscape architects and other design professionals to work with the Latino community and discover the special needs of this important cultural group.

José L. Magán, ASLA, Linden Group Inc.

Sat-A8
11:45am-1:15pm
Planning for Pre-Design and Post-Design Public Programs
Level: Advanced

Learn about the development of a highly successful new park and marine sanctuary along the west side of Manhattan that currently receives more than 18 million annual visitors. Four nationally recognized landscape architecture firms will describe their award winning approach to predesign and post-design programming of public open space for education and recreation, preservation management, resource enhancement, and research monitoring.

Kerry J. Dawson, ASLA, Hudson River Park Trust; Mark Francis, FASLA,
University of California at Davis

Sat-A9
11:45am-1:15pm
Salt Water Irrigation and Plant Technology: Amazing Lessons from the Middle East
Level: Advanced

The amazing rate of development in the Middle East has spurred the creation of sustainable solutions that have applications throughout the planet. Learn about heating water through a sub-surface irrigation system in order to keep turf
growing through northern winters, development of salt water tolerant plants to incorporate into landscape designs, closed system irrigation projects, and systems that irrigate with pure salt water with no adverse effects to the environment. Hear
about projects and opportunities for forward thinking landscape architects in the Middle East.

Mark Rehbein, CEO of Rehbein Environmental Solutions; Ronald Loughland, PhD, Director of Environmental Research, United Arab Emirates (invited)

Sat-B1
3:15pm-4:45pm
Integrating Digital Technology into Landscape Architecture
Level: Intermediate

Through case studies, learn how major firms around the country gather, store, manage, share, and process digital data, and then integrate digital technology and information into their design process. Find out what the future holds for land planning software.

Mark Lindhult, FASLA, University of Massachusetts and James L. Sipes, ASLA, EDAW, Inc.

Sat-B2
3:15pm-4:45pm
Media Roundtable: Design and Construction Publications
Level: Advanced
Sponsored by The Care of Trees

Representatives from key industry media will discuss what trends they are seeing in planning and design, how they select topics and projects to cover, what their editorial calendars for 2008 look like, and the best way to contact them to get coverage of your news and projects.

Dean Hill, ASLA, Terratecture and host, Grounds for Improvement (Moderator); Cliff Pearson, Architectural Record; Bill Thompson, FASLA, Landscape Architecture; Sylvia Lewis, Planning; Ned Cramer, Architect; Amadie Hart, Urban Land

Sat-B3
3:15pm-4:45pm
The Green Build-Out Model: Quantifying Stormwater Benefits of Trees and Green Roofs in Washington, DC
Level: Intermediate

This award-winning landscape engineering case study based on the ASLA green roof quantifies the ability of green roofs and trees to decrease the volume of runoff, reduce peak rates of runoff, and improve water quality in urban areas. Learn innovative approaches, collaborative and strategic leadership opportunities,
and tools landscape architects can use to set policy, plan, design, and
implement green infrastructure to improve the quality, health, and welfare
of our cities.

Steven Peck, Honorary ASLA, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, (Moderator);
Barbara L. Deutsch, ASLA, Casey Trees; Nancy Somerville, Executive Vice President, CEO; American Society of Landscape Architects.

Sat-B4
3:15pm-4:45pm
Inside the LA Studio—Steve Martino/Cactus City Design (repeat of Sat-A4)
Level: Advanced

Sat-B5
3:15pm-4:45pm
Inside the LA Studio: Sasaki Associates (repeat of Sat-A5)
Level: Advanced

Sat-B6
3:15pm-4:45pm
Inside the LA Studio: Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture
Level: Advanced

Award-winning landscape architect Peter Lindsay Schaudt will discuss his design philosophy and provide an in-depth look at his firm’s work. Schaudt has practiced in Chicago for more than 15 years, working primarily on historical urban landscapes.
Rooted in modernism, Schaudt’s work is restrained with a strong respect for the historical, cultural, and landscape continuity of his project sites. His work attempts
to reconcile human pressures on memorable landscapes to change with time.

Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, Inc., Chicago

Sat-B7
3:15pm-4:45pm
Integrating Science and Design in Landscape Architecture
Level: Intermediate

This session will examine the relationship between science and successful design. Learn about Darrel G. Morrison’s recent work at the Native Wisconsin Garden at the
University of Wisconsin Arboretum and explore several projects that require close coordination with ecologists in order to maintain the biological needs of protected
species.

Joseph M. Howard, ASLA, H.T. Harvey & Associates; Darrel G. Morrison, FASLA, University of Georgia; John Bourgeois, H.T. Harvey & Associates; Lee R. Skabelund, ASLA, Kansas State University

Sat-B8
3:15pm-4:45pm
Implementing the Historic American Landscapes Survey
Level: Introductory

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) is a program run jointly by ASLA, the National Park Service, and the Library of Congress. It was created in 2000 to document America’s historic and cultural landscapes. This session
will provide an update on progress made towards implementation and discuss specific stategies that participants can use in documenting sites in their own states.

Christine G. Pattillo, ASLA, PGAdesign inc; Arnold P. Alanen, Affiliate ASLA, University of Wisconsin; David J. Driapsa, ASLA, David J. Driapsa Landscape
Architect; Paul Dolinsky, Historic American Landscapes Survey

Sat-B9
3:15pm-4:45pm
Client Roundtable: Mayors
Level: Advanced
Sponsored by Bay Friendly Landscaping

Municipalities are the second largest client group for the landscape architecture profession and mayors are their cities’ chief designer. Find out what trends they see in design and construction that will affect the landscape architecture profession. Discover how they select and use landscape architects and how landscape design informs and improves their projects.

Jeff Speck, Director of Design, National Endowment for the Arts Moderator); Alexandros E. Washburn, AIA, City of New York; Hon. David N. Cicilline, Mayor of
Providence (invited); Hon. Heather Fargo, Mayor of Sacramento invited); Hon. Kitty Piercy, Mayor of Eugene; Hon. Lyda Ann Thomas, Mayor of Galveston; Hon. Edwin G. Winborn, Mayor of Davenport; Hon. Joy Cooper, Mayor of Hillandale Beach; Hon. Terry Bellamy, Mayor of Asheville; Hon. Mark Mallory, Mayor of Cincinnati (invited)

Sunday, October 7

Sun-A1
10:30am-12:00pm
Comprehensive Landform Visualization: An e-Learning Prototype
Level: Intermediate

Learn about an exciting new digital prototype that promises to improve a designer’s ability to visualize landforms and site structures. Get a demonstration of this multimedia visualization tool, find out how it was created, and explore its effectiveness.

Christopher M. Marlow, ASLA, Ball State University

Sun-A2
10:30am-12:00pm
Integrating Sustainable Stormwater Management in Urban Design
Level: Intermediate

Join an award-winning national leader in green street design to explore innovative and sustainable —and often amazingly simple— techniques for managing urban
stormwater runoff. Many of Portland’s most prominent green street and urban raingarden projects will be highlighted.

Kevin Perry, ASLA, Nevue Ngan Associates

Sun-A3
10:30am-12:00pm
Inside the LA Studio: Jeffrey K. Carbo Landscape Architects
Level: Advanced

Elegant landscapes with timeless appeal are the signature style of Jeffrey K. Carbo Landscape Architects. Using traditional materials, a keen awareness of the environment, and classic principles, the firm interprets and celebrates the
historical and cultural context of place. This session will examine many of the firm’s residential and estate gardens, regional parks, botanical gardens, and institutional
campuses throughout Louisiana and the central South.

Jeffrey K. Carbo Landscape Architects, Alexandria, Louisiana

Sun-A4
10:30am-12:00pm
Media Roundtable: Consumer Magazines
Level: Advanced

Representatives from consumer publications will discuss what trends they are seeing in planning and design, how they select topics and projects to cover, what their editorial calendars for 2008 look like, and the best way to contact them to get coverage of your news and projects.

Dean Hill, ASLA, Terratecture and host, Grounds for Improvement (Moderator); Charlotte Frieze, ASLA, House & Garden; Bill Marken, Honorary ASLA, Garden Design; Arricca SanSone, Cooking Light; Gene Bussell, Southern Living; Kate
Karram, Cottage Living; Kathleene Brenzel, Sunset; John Wolfe, House Beautiful (invited)

Sun-A5
10:30am-12:00pm
Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park
Level: Intermediate

Engaging an urbanized waterfront, mitigating the infrastructural impacts of multi-modal transportation corridors, and establishing a new urban nature walk while accommodating more than 20 masterpieces of post-War sculpture makes the design of the Olympic Sculpture Park unrivaled in its complexity. Discover how the sleek architectural rigor of the pavilion, bridges, and walls is complemented
by a series of archetypal gardens: the greensward, the valley, the grove, the meadows, and the shore.

Charles M. Anderson, FASLA, Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture

Sun-A6
10:30am-12:00pm
Shaping the Urban Public Landscape in Asia
Level: Advanced

Find out what makes a successful urban public landscape in Asia. Explore a range of everyday issues faced by landscape designers in China, Hong Kong, and other
regions of Asia.

Frank R. Chow, ASLA, EDAW, Inc.

Sun-A7
10:30am-12:00pm
Landscape Planting Techniques for Difficult Clayey Soils
Level: Intermediate

Anyone who has worked with clayey soils knows that they can mean poor growth or slow death to plants. Learn about cutting-edge methods to solve fertility and pH problems caused by clayey soils that you can implement in your next project.

Barrett L. Kays, ASLA, Landis, Inc. and James R. Urban, FASLA, James R. Urban Landscape Architect

Sun-A8
10:30am-12:00pm
Risk Management: Knowing the Tools of the Trade
Level: Advanced

Learn the tools of the trade for managing risks and limiting your liability. Find out how to practice, transfer risk, retain the option for arbitration without litigation, keep proper records, determine the right insurance coverage, and ensure that
you’re protected against liability.

Donald H. Godi, FASLA, Donald H. Godi & Associates

Sun-A9
10:30am-12:00pm
CEO Roundtable: Small Firm Best Practices
Level: Intermediate

Find out how several prominent CEOs solve the unique challenges of managing a small firm, including financing, contracts, hiring, marketing, business development, and liability.

Mark W. Johnson, FASLA, Civitas, Inc., Moderator); Ken Smith, ASLA, Ken
Smith Landscape Architecture; Mark W. Rios, FASLA, Rios Clementi Hale Studios; Gary R. Hilderbrand, FASLA, Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc.; Cheryl L. Barton, FASLA, Office of Cheryl Barton

Sun-A10
10:30am-12:00pm
Inside the LA Studio: WRT
Level: Advanced

Smart development patterns, revitalized neighborhoods and campuses, lively new communities, and integrated open-space systems are the hallmarks of WRT in creating sustainable site-specific landscapes and buildings. Their environmental ethos, articulated by founder Ian HcHarg, integrates development with nature to create design that is intrinsically suitable to a specific site with minimal impact to
nature. Learn about WRT’s award-winning solutions for integrating environmental
systems with rigorous design.

WRT, Coral Gables, Dallas, Lake Placid, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Francisco

Sun-A11
10:00am-12:30pm
LARE Workshop A
Level: Introductory

In a two-part format, the ASLA LARE Review sessions will give candidates an opportunity to test their strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to help prepare for the licensing examination. Learn stress-reduction tips and develop an understanding of how the exam is evaluated in order to implement strategies for successfully completing the exam. Participants are expected to bring their own kit
of simple drafting equipment and calculators for the practice problems worked through during the review.
Enrollment is limited.

Workshop A will focus on LARE Section C. The instruction for Section C: Site Design will focus on candidate strengths and weaknesses, with study tips, strategies, and
practice problems. Sadik Artunc, FASLA, Mississippi State University; Karen A. Beck, ASLA, Commonwealth Engineers Consulting; Thomas J. Nieman, FASLA, University of Kentucky; Roxanne J. Stonecypher, ASLA, City of Norfolk; Kay Williams, FASLA, University of Florida

$60 per person by August 27; $70 thereafter.

Sun-B1
2:30pm-4:00pm
Reclaiming Significant Landscapes
Level: Intermediate

Discover how significant natural and cultural landscapes exhibit a definable
character that is uniquely their own and is expressed through their individual,
physical attributes. This session focuses on a design approach where past meets present, ecology and use intersect, and new design expressions enrich instead of erase.

Tina M. Bishop, ASLA, Mundus Bishop Design, Inc.; Pamela C. Schooley, ASLA, City & County of Denver; Helen Kuykendall, ASLA, City & County of Denver; Brenda Williams, ASLA, Quinn Evans/Architects

Sun-B2
2:30pm-4:00pm
Creating Landscapes for Marginalized Populations
Level: Introductory

Many living in developing countries are displaced by armed conflict and face chronic poverty. Debilitating health problems, violence, hunger, poor housing, and poor sanitation lead to despair and mental health problems. Find out how landscape
architects can help remediate these damaging effects of marginalization and reverse this growing trend.

Daniel M. Winterbottom, ASLA, Winterbottom Design Inc.

Sun-B3
2:30pm-4:00pm
The Olmsted Design Tradition in California
Level: Intermediate

Learn about Frederick Law Olmsted’s design approach to meeting the needs and resources of the semi-arid West, and how his son and namesake, Frederick Law
Olmsted, Jr., conceived his classic plan for a resource-protecting regional park and parkway system for Los Angeles. Discover how this system serves today as an inspiration for the innovative work of The City Project.

Charles E. Beveridge, Honorary ASLA, Frederick Law Olmsted Papers Project, and Robert Garcia, The City Project

Sun-B4
2:30pm-4:00pm
Inside the LA Studio: SWA Group
Level: Advanced

For five decades, SWA Group has been widely recognized as a leader in the fields of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. At the core of the firm’s success is its focus on smaller studio-based offices to manage evolving aesthetics
and technical solutions and its commitment to sustainability. This session takes you behind the scenes to find out how the firm reducestransportation costs, makes highdensity projects livable, optimizes natural heating and cooling, reduces
water usage, and saves energy.

SWA Group, Sausalito, Laguna Beach, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Shanghai

Sun-B5
2:30pm-4:00pm
CEO Roundtable: Technology Trends
Level: Intermediate

Join some of the largest and most innovative firms in the profession as they showcase the latest technological trends in landscape architecture. These firms will discuss the trends that are driving the demand for new technology now as well as
what technology is going to be key in the near future. The panel will also highlight the knowledge and skills that landscape architects will need to meet future technological demands in the profession.

Joe Lalli, FASLA, EDSA (Moderator); Ira Wolf, EDSA; Agnes Otto, HNTB Corporation; Richard A. Schwien, EDAW, Inc.

Sun-B6
2:30pm-4:00pm
Media Roundtable: New Media
Level: Advanced

Blogs and e-newsletters about landscape architecture, planning, and design are proliferating. Representatives from new media will discuss what trends they are
seeing in planning and design, how they select topics and projects to cover, what their editorial calendars for 2008 look like, and the best way to contact them to get coverage of your news and projects.

Dean Hill, ASLA, Terratecture and host, Grounds for Improvement Moderator); Kristen Richards ArchNewsNow; Heather Ring, Archinect; Drew Saunders, The Dirt; Alexander Trevi, Pruned (invited); Nancy Levinson, Pixel Points (invited);
Alex Steffen, World Changing invited)

Sun-B7
2:30pm-4:00pm
Inside the LA Studio: MESA
Level: Advanced

For more than 25 years, MESA has worked to enhance public and private spaces and create opportunities for recreation, education, and community. This session draws lessons from MESA’s impressive portfolio of projects —from intimate garden spaces to
large-scale master-planning projects. Find out how their award-winning work balances human needs and natural beauty while respecting the ecosystem supporting each site.

MESA, Dallas

Sun-B8
2:30pm-4:00pm
Client Roundtable: Architects
Level: Advanced
Sponsored by EDAW, Inc.

Architects are the third largest client group overall for the profession and more are hiring landscape architects at the beginning of projects. Find out what trends they see in design and construction that will affect the landscape architecture
profession. Discover how they select and use landscape architects and how landscape design informs and improves their projects.

Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, EDAW, Inc. (Moderator); Robert L. Newsom, FAIA, Cannon Design; Michele Van Deventer, Cooper, Robertson, and Partners; Gene Schnair, AIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP; Marion Weiss, Affiliate ASLA, Weiss Manfredi; Rob Jernigan, AIA, Gensler (invited); Peter Calthorpe, FAIA, Calthorpe Associates (invited); Art Gensler, FAIA, Gensler (invited); Jaquelin T. Robertson, FAIA, Cooper, Robertson & Partners (invited)

Sun-B9
2:30pm-4:00pm
Inside the LA Studio: WRT (repeat of Sun-A10)
Level: Advanced

Sun-B10
2:30pm-5:00pm
LARE Workshop B
Level:
Introductory

In a two-part format, the ASLA LARE Review sessions will give candidates an opportunity to test their strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to help prepare for the licensing examination. Candidates will be introduced to stress-reduction tips and develop an understanding of how the exam is evaluated in order to implement strategies for successfully completing the exam. Participants are
expected to bring their own kit of simple drafting equipment and calculators
for the practice problems worked through during the review. Enrollment is limited.

Workshop B will focus on LARE Section E. The instruction for Section E: Grading, Drainage and Stormwater Management will focus on candidate strengths and weaknesses, with study tips, strategies, and practice problems.

Sadik C. Artunc, FASLA, Mississippi State University; Karen Beck, ASLA, Commonwealth Engineers Consulting; Christopher M. Marlow, ASLA, Ball State University; Thomas J. Nieman, FASLA, University of Kentucky; Roxanne J. Stonecypher, ASLA, City of Norfolk; Kay Williams, FASLA, University of Florida

$60 per person by August 27; $70 thereafter

Sun-C1
4:15pm-5:45pm
The Landscape Architect’s Digital Toolbox
Level:
Intermediate

While there are numerous digital tools available to help landscape architects in every phase of the design process, it has become increasingly difficult to know which are the best to use and for what purpose. Learn how to integrate geometry from one application to another to effectively and efficiently use the best tool for the job.

David E. Goldberg, ASLA, Chatham College; Timothy P. Johnson, Penn State University

Sun-C2
4:15pm-5:45pm
Media Roundtable: Green Media
Level:
Advanced

Representatives from environmentally focused publications will discuss what trends they are seeing in planning and design, how they select topics and projects to cover, what their editorial calendars for 2008 look like, and the best way to
contact them to get coverage of your news and projects.

Dean Hill, ASLA, Terratecture and host, Grounds for Improvement (Moderator); Susan Szenasy, Metropolis; Jane Kolleeny, Green Source; Paige Portertisher, Better
Homes & Gardens
; Nadav Malin, Abhijeet Chavan, Planetizen; Environmental Building News (invited)

Sun-C3
4:15pm-5:45pm
Wind: The New Energy Landscape
Level:
Intermediate

Communities and landscapes across the nation are facing a new visual impact: wind energy. An unprecedented crop of new wind farms poses a unique challenge in
protecting visual resource values. This session will discuss the challenges in balancing sustainability with aesthetic impacts and provide techniques for mitigating them.

Brad Cownover, ASLA, Scenic America; Robert L. Thayer, ASLA, University of California at Davis; Steven R.J. Sheppard, ASLA, University of British Columbia;
Robert Ryan, ASLA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sun-C4
4:15pm-5:45pm
Inside the LA Studio: SWA Group (repeat of Sun-B4)
Level:
Advanced

Sun-C5
4:15pm-5:45pm
CEO Roundtable: Technology Trends (repeat of Sun-B5)
Level:
Intermediate

Sun-C6
4:15pm-5:45pm
High Impact Color for the Landscape
Level:
Intermediate

Color is a key component of innovative landscape design; however, few
people are aware of the range of new genetics available to create high impact displays with low maintenance requirements. This session will review some of the newest annuals and perennials available from breeders around the world to
create stunning displays from spring to fall while ensuring sustainability.

Jack Williams, Affiliate ASLA, Ecke Ranch/Ecke Europe

Sun-C7
4:15pm-5:45pm
Inside the LA Studio: Office of Cheryl Barton
Level:
Advanced

Specializing in cultural landscape rehabilitation, green infrastructures, and Brownfield development, this San Francisco-based firm works at critical
junctures between nature and culture, integrating responsible and artistic
concerns for the landscape with the requirements of contemporary life. This session explores the firm’s idea-driven, collaborative, and sitespecific approach to matching each unique context, program, and client.

Office of Cheryl Barton, San Francisco

Sun-C8
4:15pm-5:45pm
Inside the LA Studio: MESA repeat of Sun-B7)
Level:
Advanced

Sun-C9
4:15pm-5:45pm
Client Roundtable: Developers
Level:
Advanced
Sponsored by Florence Manufacturing

Developers are the largest client group overall for the profession and many consider landscape architects their prime partners in a project’s success. Find out what trends they see in design and construction that will affect the landscape architecture profession. Discover how they select and use landscape architects
and how landscape design informs and improves their projects.

Denise Gammon, Forest City; Staman Ogilvie, Hines Interests (invited); Robert Schubert, Boston Properties (invited); and Peter Rummell, St. Joe/Arvida (invited); Lou Cardenas, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) (invited); Jim Hedges, Brookfield Properties, (invited)

Sun-C10
4:15pm-5:45pm
Salt Water Irrigation and Plant Technology: Amazing Lessons from the Middle East (repeat of Sat-A9)
Level:
Advanced

Monday, October 8

Mon-A1
8:00am-9:30am
An Introduction to Open Source Software
Level:
Intermediate

Are you fed up with purchasing expensive licenses for software with features that you may never use? Do you feel locked into file formats that hinder cross-platform collaboration? Do you know if the digital file you are creating today will still be
readable in 10 years? Open source provides an effective alternative. Learn about open source software applications that offer compelling and cost-effective alternatives.

Abhijeet Chavan, Planetizen, and R. Umashanker, Hughs Good O’Leary and Ryan

Mon-A2
8:00am-9:30am
Innovative Cases, Methods, and Technologies for Green Infrastructure Planning
Level:
Intermediate

Find out how landscape architects can play a central role in open space and green infrastructure planning at regional, county, and city scales. This session presents four case studies from the Pacific Northwest illustrating innovative conceptual, participatory, and technological planning approaches and skills.

Nancy Rottle, ASLA, University of Washington; Brice Maryman, ASLA,
Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture Inc.; Christopher Overdorf, ASLA, Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects Ltd.

Mon-A3
8:00am-9:30am
Cultural and Ecological Expression in the Urban Landscape
Level:
Intermediate

Examine how cultural and ecological themes have been expressed in a number of public space design projects. Drawing from a practice that specializes in public space planning and design as a means of promoting urban revitalization, the panel will illustrate its discussion with a number of built and designed projects spanning urban waterfronts, street corridors, urban parks, and plazas.

James K. Stickley, ASLA, WRT; Ignacio F. Bunster-Ossa, ASLA, WRT

Mon-A4
8:00am-9:30am
Inside the LA Studio: Peter Walker and Partners
Level:
Advanced

Peter Walker and Partners’ design aesthetic is rooted in geometry, integrating natural and man-made environments that are distinctly modern and abstract, which often produce multiple effects depending on direction of entry. This session
will explore many of the firm’s award-winning projects, including the 1,000-acre Millennium Parklands in Sydney, Australia, and the World Trade Center Memorial in New York, New York (with Michael Arad).

Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture Inc., Berkeley, California

Mon-A5
8:00am-9:30am
Katrina Two Years Later: A Look at Physical and Economic Recovery
Level:
Advanced

Physical and economic recovery from the country’s largest natural disaster is in its second year. Katrina recovery varies between the two hardest hit States of Louisiana and Mississippi as does economic recovery and the plans for future
disasters. Leading planners from key firms and organizations involved in this monumental effort will give a realistic update on recovery and key planning efforts for the future of this region. Elizabeth Thomas, ASLA, President and CEO of
the Center for Planning Excellence will lead the panel of experts from Urban Design Associates, Duany Plater-Zberk and Company, Fregonese Associates, Concordia
Architecture and Planning, and the Louisiana Recovery Authority.

Suzanne Turner, FASLA (Moderator); Elizabeth Thomas, ASLA, Center for Planning

Mon-A6
8:00am-9:30am
Soils for Sustainable Parks and Recreation Facilities
Level:
Intermediate

Increasingly aggressive park programming, rising maintenance costs, environmental restrictions, and pressure to build on difficult sites force landscape
architects to embrace new soil design approaches to ensure long term success. This session will discuss emerging ways to incorporate sustainable soil design, properly
select and specify soils, and maintain quality control during construction.

Andrew R. Lavallee, ASLA, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, PC;
Annette P. Wilkus, ASLA, SiteWorks LLC

Mon-A7
8:00am-9:30am
Environmental Noise Impact on Land Formations and Buildings
Level:
Intermediate

Learn the latest methods for controlling unwanted noise (e.g., aircraft, traffic, machinery, building mechanical equipment, etc.) in the urban and suburban landscape. Discover innovative ways landscape can be used to shield, redirect, absorb, and attenuate unwanted sound.

Dennis Paoletti, Shen Milsom & Wilke; Jonathan Kirchner, Shen Milsom & Wilke

Mon-A8
8:00am-9:30am
Inside the LA Studio: Andrea Cochran and Associates
Level:
Advanced

Translating the narrative of the client, the site, and the architecture into the built landscape is the prime directive at Andrea Cochran and Associates. The award-winning San Francisco-based firm has used its eclectic projects worldwide to create
a cross-pollination of ideas between residential gardens and commercial and institutional projects. This session will explore many of the firm’s projects, ncluding gardens for residential, commercial, and institutional clients, with emphasis placed on integrating personal meaning into each project.

Andrea Cochran and Associates, San Francisco

Mon-A9
8:00am-9:30am
Client Roundtable: Home Builders
Level:
Advanced
Sponsored by Jensen Landscape & Construction Company.

Residential design is the largest market for private sector landscape architecture services, accounting for nearly 40 percent of billable hours in 2006. Home builders and single family clients are the fourth largest client group for the profession
overall. Find out what trends they see in design and construction that will affect the landscape architecture profession. Discover how they select and use landscape
architects and how landscape design informs and improves their projects.

Henry Delozier, Pulte Homes and Del Webb; KB Home (invited); Centex (invited); and Ryan Homes (invited)

Mon-B1
9:45am-11:15am
Great Patrons and Landscape Architecture
Level:
Advanced

A great client is one of the hallmarks of many great projects. Patronage, however, is much rarer because the patron engages a professional/artist to explore his or her own interests. In exploring the difference between clients and patrons, this session will bridge design and historic preservation disciplines, discussing such case studies
as Bok Tower Sanctuary; Vizcaya; Biltmore; and Columbus, IN, not to mention the built works of Olmsted, Jensen, and Kiley.

Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Mon-B2
9:45am-11:15am
Sustainable Drainage and Flood Control—Learning from Europe
Level:
Intermediate

This session will describe cuttingedge design techniques and methods that U.S. practitioners can learn from Europeans about stormwater management and river restoration.

Joachim Tourbier, ASLA, Dresden University of Technology

Mon-B3
9:45am-11:15am
Inside the LA Studio: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Level:
Advanced

The award-winning Rios Clementi Hale Studios has influenced an era of landscape architecture through its unique and powerful designs from Glendale Chess Park to LA’s Grand Avenue Streetscape. The firm’s collaborative approach connects disparate elements and landmarks within urban areas to create singular, integrated, and comprehensive solutions for environmental design challenges. This session presents insights based on some of the firm’s complex projects with
multiple issues—including environmental, historical, cultural, political, phasing, and economic.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Los Angeles

Mon-B4
9:45am-11:15am
Inside the LA Studio: Peter Walker and Partners (repeat of Mon-A4)
Level:
Advanced

Mon-B5
9:45am-11:15am
Inside the LA Studio: Design Workshop
Level:
Advanced

Design Workshop is an award-winning, international firm whose designers have mastered the challenges of planning and design in the fragile ecosystems of the
American West. They view severe climate, rugged terrain, complex water rights, special-interest groups, and strict land-use laws as elements that contribute to creative solutions. This session will provide insights into their success at solving
problems under extreme conditions and their experience in addressing difficult environments around the world.

Design Workshop, Asheville, Aspen, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Phoenix, and Sao Paolo

Mon-B6
9:45am-11:15am
Katrina Two Years Later: A Look at Physical and Economic Recovery (repeat of Mon-A5)
Level:
Advanced

Chad Danos, ASLA (Moderator)

Mon-B7
9:45am-11:15am
Designing Extraordinary Mixed Plantings
Level:
Intermediate

The most memorable planting beds are those that provide contrast, variety, textural differences, and color throughout the year. Those that best create this effect are those that are interspersed with combinations of shrubs, trees,
perennials, grasses, bulbs, and groundcovers. Discover the principles that lead to well-designed mixed beds and unlock the design theories upon which they are built.

Scott C. Scarfone, ASLA, Oasis Design Group

Mon-B8
9:45am-11:15am
Wetlands Restoration: Opportunities for Environmental Stewardship
Level:
Intermediate

Forty percent of China’s wetlands face a serious threat of degradation. Explore a range of issues faced by environmental professionals in China and the U.S. and examine some solutions that promote wetland restoration.

Stephane Asselin, EDAW, Inc.

Mon-C1
11:30am-1:00pm
Inside the LA Studio: Sanchez & Maddux, Inc.
Level:
Advanced

The Palm Beach-based Sanchez & Maddux team is renowned for European and formal style gardens that are infused with the life and lushness of the tropics, often referring to their creations as “controlled jungles.” Paths and pools, an ever
expanding plant palette, groves of bamboo and palms with low box hedges framing lawns are hallmarks of their design approach.

Sanchez & Maddux, Inc., Palm Beach

Mon-C2
11:30am-1:00pm
Visual Planning Tools and Processes: New Applications
Level:
Intermediate

Emerging priorities of climate change adaptation and mitigation, maintaining community character and quality of life in the face of growth, and intensifying pressures on contested landscapes present new opportunities for landscape
professionals. Explore the latest applications for visual planning tools and processes.

Stephen Sheppard, ASLA, University of British Columbia

Mon-C3
11:30am-1:00pm
Working Effectively with the Owner’s Representative
Level:
Intermediate

As construction projects have become more costly and complex, owners have begun to hire professionals to serve as their proxies. This can raise concerns with designers
about reduced scopes, loss of control, and isolation from the client. This session, led by panelists with experience as an owner, rep, and designer, will look at the role of
the owner’s representative and provide advice on how to work effectively and successfully in this model.

Thomas Doolittle, ASLA, Thomas Doolittle Landscape Architect; Debrah Poodry, Poodry Consulting Group; Nancy Stack, Gilbane Building Company

Mon-C4
11:30am-1:00pm
The Sustainable Sites Initiative
Level:
Intermediate

The Sustainable Sites Initiative Sites) will establish a mechanism to measure sustainable site development. This past year, technical teams began to meet and to compile, analyze, and assess best practices for achieving performance goals. They also assessed typical costs and benefits associated with each practice. This session will explore these efforts to develop authoritative, science-based guidance
for creating and maintaining sustainable sites.

José Almiñana, ASLA, Andropogon Associates; Deb Guenther, ASLA, Mithun; Heather Venhaus, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Mon-C5
11:30am-1:00pm
Inside the LA Studio: Design Workshop (repeat of Mon-B5)
Level:
Advanced

Mon-C6
11:30am-1:00pm
Creating Inclusive Communities
Level:
Intermediate

Affordable housing is perhaps the most difficult issue facing the urban planning, design, and development community. There is little agreement on the definition of affordable housing, the solutions, or the extent of the crisis, yet we know there is a
serious problem. This session will explore urban design strategies that can help create more inclusive communities and provide examples of private developers who have successfully incorporated affordable housing into their projects.

Andrew Nothstine, Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin, Inc.

Mon-C7
11:30am-1:00pm
Designing Hospital Landscapes
Level:
Intermediate

Healthcare officials seek ways to improve patient outcomes and quality of care while controlling costs. Find out how sensitive, welldesigned, outdoor environments which reduce stress, create user satisfaction, and promote health can significantly help to achieve these goals.

Jack Carman, FASLA, Design for Generations, LLC; Richard Jackson, MD, University of California; Roger Ulrich PhD, Honorary ASLA; Center for Health Systems and Design; Clare Cooper Marcus, University of California; P. Annie Kirk, ASLA, Acer
Institute/Red Bird Design

Mon-C8
11:30am-1:00pm
Alternatives to Structural Soil for Urban Trees and Rain Water
Level:
Intermediate

Large trees are critical to cities; however, finding the space for soil to support then can often be difficult. In the past structural soil has been one of the few tools available to put tree soil under pavement. In this session, participants can learn about another alternative that has been developed and better understand the techniques for using this exciting tool.

James R. Urban, FASLA, Urban Trees + Soils

Tuesday, October 9

Tue-WS5
8:30a–5:00pm
Green Roof Design 101: Introductory Course (repeat of Fri-WS1)

Special conference rate $199*

Tue-WS6
8:30a–5:00pm
Green Roof Design and Implementation 201 (repeat of Fri-WS2)

Special conference rate $199*

Tue-WS7
8:30a–5:00pm
Green Roof Infrastructure: Waterproofing and Drainage 301

This is the third course in the Green Roof Accreditation Program presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Inc. (North America). This course presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to meet the waterproofing and drainage project objectives.

Learn how to:

  • Determine major functions and components of a waterproofing
    assembly and a drainage system;
  • Describe characteristics and assess various advantages of different waterproofing assemblies and drainage systems available in the marketplace; and
  • Read and evaluate waterproofing and drainage designs.

Special conference rate $199*

*Participation in WS5, WS6, and WS7 includes the following:

  • Participant’s manual and course completion certificate;
  • Complimentary morning coffee break, box lunch, and afternoon refreshment break; and
  • Complimentary one year Green Roofs for Healthy Cities individual membership which includes:
  • 50 percent discount on purchase of Conference CDs which contain over 50 technical papers on policy, design, and research ($50
    U.S. value);
  • Two-line description in the searchable online membership database
    including contact information and member profile of participation in
    previous conferences, workshops, and training courses;
  • Membership listing in GRHC’s Members’ Directory in their
    Conference CD-ROM;
  • Bi-monthly electronic newsletter on green roof developments; and
  • One semi-annual hard copy or electronic version of the Green Roof Infrastructure Monitor. ™

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