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Landscape Architecture Profession Showcased at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

ASLA will showcase landscape architecture to children and families at the upcoming USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 6-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Visitors will discover the landscape architecture profession as an exciting, creative career with the help of ASLA staff and local landscape architects and students.

ASLA is always looking for ways to promote the value of landscape architecture to society. Its exhibit (booth #1252) will feature intriguing, hands-on activities, the result of a collaboration between ASLA staff and landscape architecture students at Virginia Tech Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) and the University of Maryland.

A topographic model created by landscape architecture students at Virginia Tech will be featured. Attendees can view this model with 3D software, which will help them understand how a two-dimensional idea can quickly become three-dimensional through the use of computer-controlled cutting machines such as laser cutters and CNC routers.

ASLA’s booth will also feature VR video, which will enable visitors to embark on a vivid journey of a park built over a highway—Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. The park, which received the ASLA 2017 Professional Award of Excellence, is a prominent example of how to heal the damage made by transportation infrastructure to our downtowns.

Created using GoPro Odyssey on Google Jump, this video demonstrates the latest VR cinematic technology. It takes viewers into the park to explore its unique design features.

The video is narrated by landscape architect James Burnett, FASLA, president of OJB Landscape Architecture, which designed the park. It is also available for free viewing on ASLA’s website.

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