Professional Practice

Designing Water Symposium to Take Place in Philadelphia October 17-18

Date: 10/17/2018 - 10/18/2018

Type: Events

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Pennsylvania

Description: Already registered for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Conference in Philadelphia this October? Visit two days earlier for Designing Water, a major symposium on October 17-18, 2018, where international scholars and practitioners will convene at Longwood Gardens to share local perspectives and global interests and concerns surrounding the relationship of design and water across time, space, and scale.

A collaboration between the American Academy in Rome (AAR) and Longwood Gardens and led by chief curator Julia Czerniak, Designing Water is intended for professionals interested in and involved in the designing, planning, and managing of water systems in the landscape. Designing Water brings together academic leaders and world-renowned design practitioners from Asia, Europe, and North America. Each presenter will bring their local perspectives to truly global interests and concerns—such as ecology, aesthetics, meaning, and public space— as they assemble at Longwood Gardens in the picturesque Brandywine Valley, 30 miles outside of the city’s center.

Designing Water includes two days of discussions and presentations, as well as a tour of Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden, an Illuminated Fountain Show, an opening night dinner, and breakfast and lunch the following day. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required at


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