Calibrating Infrastructure through Landscape Architecture
Date: Wednesday May 9th, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Architecture Hall 147, UW Campus
Why is reinventing infrastructure important? Re-imagining a new green infrastructure in the context of water, air, food and community, Lehrer will discuss the transformation of urban infrastructure and its reintegration into the community fabric shifting emphasis from single-purpose land use to multi-use, multi-benefit land planning.
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Mia Lehrer is the founder of Mia Lehrer + Associates, known for its design and development of a wide spectrum of ambitious public and private projects that include urban revitalization developments, large urban parks, and complex commercial projects. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Ms. Lehrer earned her Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Today, she is internationally recognized for her progressive landscape designs, working with such natural landmarks as parks, lakes, and rivers, coupled with her advocacy for ecology and people-friendly public space.
An environmentalist at heart and in practice, Ms. Lehrer has forged a reputation for excellence in landscape architecture that has attracted work internationally. Her projects include complex stormwater management and treatment solutions, environmental and sustainable design solutions and integrated ecological solutions. She is especially proud of her firm’s work in the public realm on complex projects that encompass such venues as mobility oriented development, adaptive reuse, LEED certified projects, large urban parks, waterfronts, schools, waterways, and vibrant neighborhoods and streets