American Society of Landscape Architects

ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Oct. 7 - 10, 2005

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 2005 Annual Meeting & EXPO > Education Sessions


Monday, October 10
2:15 pm-3:45 pm

Working With Landscape Architecture Photographers

This session will cover the most important aspects of working with a professional photographer, including how exceptional photography can enhance your firm’s marketing and public relations efforts, how to select the right photographer for your projects, and how to establish a realistic, affordable budget. Panelists will show examples of their work and talk about the unique challenges and considerations that landscape architecture photography poses. Participants will receive a copy of the American Society of Media Photographers’ brochure: Working with an Architectural Photographer.

William J. Thompson, FASLA, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Moderator; Chun Y. Lai, ASMP, Chun Y. Lai Photography; Erica Stoller, ASMP, Esto; Tom Lamb, ASMP, Lamb Studio.

Closing the Gap: Practice and Education

In most professions there is a tension between the needs of practitioners and the needs of educators. This is certainly the case with landscape architecture. What do educators and practitioners think about the process for preparing the next generation of landscape architects? Can improvements be made to the system? This session will explore how to reconcile the needs of practice and interests and intent of education. Other discussion topics include the state of research within the profession, the need for a national practice agenda and a means of identifying the research needs of the landscape architecture profession.

Kurt Culberston, FASLA, Design Workshop; Mark Hoversten, FASLA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Richard Hawks, FASLA, State University of New York, Syracuse.

Security Design in 2005: New Guidance, Best Practices

Federal agencies (GSA, NCPC, FEMA, etc.) are leading the development and application of perimeter security requirements and guidelines to protect federal facilities from terrorist actions. Since other facility types can also become targets, demand for landscape architects able to address perimeter security requirements continues to increase. This panel will discuss security design pitfalls, best practices, and future directions in an area of the profession that may also touch our daily life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize that security design requirements must be addressed holistically.
  2. Understand the checks and balances, compromises and rigors of the security design process.
  3. Recognize best practice and common errors.
  4. Become familiar with basic strategies and materials used for perimeter security.

Mary Ann Lasch, FASLA, Gensler; Elizabeth Miller, ASLA, National Capitol Planning Commission; Marsha A. Lea, ASLA, EDAW, Inc.

A Tale of Two Wrights: Graycliff and Tirranna


This session explores the planning, preservation, and adaptation of two properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed twenty years apart in the Prairie and Usonian styles, each property is sited along water with a compelling integration of landscape and structure. This session will provide an inside look at the values, processes, and outcomes of planning for the future of two Wrights while maintaining harmony with the past.

Patricia M. O'Donnell, FASLA, Heritage Landscapes.

Principles, Examples, and Exercises in Urban Trail Planning and Design


This session will explore issues associated with developing urban and suburban bicycle and pedestrian facilities. We will explore not only the current best practices for accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians, but show why those solutions are appropriate and when and how they can be used. We will also specifically address common design approaches and beliefs that fly in the face of current best practices.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Get an inside view of two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed properties. Learn about the changing vocabulary of the landscape in response to Wright's structures and sites.
  2. Walk through the process of the original design, see how it evolved through time, and see the current conditions that form a broad basis for the future.
  3. Engage in the multiple-value environment of historic preservation and adaptation to current and future uses.

Norman D. Cox, ASLA, The Greenway Collaborative, Inc.; Jackson Wandres, ASLA, The RBA Group; Jim Donovan, ASLA, Wilbur Smith Associates.

Changing Waters for Landscape Irrigation


This session will explore the challenges and advantages of using reused water, stormwater harvesting, water recharging, shallow aquifers, and brackish coastal water supplies for landscape irrigation. We will consider the environmental, technical, and economic feasibility of each type of water supply and explore innovative design and management techniques in light of water use regulations. Participants will gain an understanding of the cultural and environmental forces driving the need for alternative water supplies for landscape irrigation, the advantages of using non-traditional water supplies, and the challenges of delivering them to landscape irrigation systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the cultural and environmental forces driving the need for alternative water supplies for landscape irrigation.
  2. Learn the advantages of using non-traditional water supplies and the challenges of delivering them to landscape irrigation systems.
  3. Learn how to select from among various water supplies and water conserving methods and materials available to the industry.

Michael L. Prevost, ASLA, Prevost Stamper Irrigation Design.

Green Roofs, Green Cities: Case Studies from U.S., Canada, and Europe


In North America, the benefits of green roof technologies are still poorly understood and the market remains immature, despite the efforts of several industry leaders. In Europe, however, these technologies have become very well established as a direct result of government legislative and financial support at both the state and municipal level. Such support recognizes the many tangible and intangible public benefits of green roofs and has led to the creation of a vibrant, multi-million dollar market for green roof products and services in Germany, France, Austria, and Switzerland, among others. Although slow to follow, the green roof movement is gaining a foothold in Canada and the U.S. and there are many cutting-edge projects at the forefront. Through case studies, this session will explore several such projects and discuss topics such as stormwater runoff, air quality improvement, energy cost savings, specifying plants and growing media, and keys to successful implementation.

Steven Peck, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, moderator; Randall F. Sharp, ASLA, Sharp Diamond Landscape Architecture; Barbara L. Deutsch, ASLA, Casey Trees Endowment Fund; Daniel Roehr, Daniel Roehr Landscape Architect.


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