Lectures + Events Archives

Design/Build Dedication

Fisher House Healing Garden

Please be sure to RSVP via plogerwell@comcast.net or 206.940.3269!

Posted Tuesday 04 June 2013 at 11:03 pm |

Laura Haddad, Environmental Artist, Haddad|Drugan

Exterior Phenomena and Alternative Materiality

Join the UW Department of Landscape Architecture for the last of our monthly Professional TeaTalks this academic year. 

Laura Haddad is an environmental artist who works in the public realm.  For her talk, "Exterior Phenomena and Alternative Materiality" she will present work that demonstrates an innovative use of materials that causes the art to engage with site phenomena and become a dynamic aesthetic experience.  Mock-ups of material samples she has used in her work will be on hand for viewing.

Posted Sunday 19 May 2013 at 12:48 am |
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Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor, MIT

All-College Informal Talk


Please join author, photographer, landscape architect and MIT professor Anne Whiston Spirn in a lecture and discussion on visual thinking, based upon her book 

The Eye Is a Door: Photography and the Art of Visual Thinking.  Spirn writes: “To see is the linguistic root of idea; for me, it is the seed.  Photography is to seeing what poetry is to writing: a way of thinking, a disciplined practice that may produce insight, a condensed telling. Through photography, I try to discover what is there, hidden and real, to understand why and how things come about and to imagine what they might become.”  

Coffee/Tea/Breads to be served courtesy of CBE.  However, please refrain from eating in the classroom.

Posted Wednesday 15 May 2013 at 12:00 am |
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Koichi Kobayashi, Principal, Kobayashi International

From Memory of Disaster Today to World Heritage Tomorrow: Inspiration to Landscape Architects

Join the UW Department of Landscape Architecture for our monthly Professional TeaTalk.  

Koichi Kobayashi is an urban designer and landscape architect with over 40 years of experience. Prior to his current practice, he spent over five years in China working with EDAW and AOYA, IDU and SED Group in SuZhou, Shanghai, and ShenZhen as Director of Planning and Design and on his own consultancy.  He has also managed and designed a number of notable projects (from master planning to gardens) in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Japan.

Posted Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 11:37 pm |

Rene Peralta, Director, Woodbury University

Fluvial Cartographies


The presentation consists on the onset of a short conceptual framework of the Border (US/Mexico) Imaginary through social and cultural contemporary practices.  Later work from various trans border urban workshops and courses held at Woodbury University in San Diego will be presented. Most projects deal with issues of informal settlements, environmental justice and ecological remediation within the shared geography of the Tijuana / San Diego region.

Posted Friday 29 March 2013 at 6:13 pm |

Critical Design Event - Designing for Gender Equality

Ginger Daniel, MLA 2013 Candidate

Addressing gender inequality and women’s empowerment has been globally recognized as a breakthrough strategy for addressing all major development goals and as a precondition for overcoming poverty, hunger and disease. 

While designers (architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers) are frequently moved or called to serve in the developing world, they are not necessarily equipped to see and understand unique challenges and opportunities due to gender inequality. 

Without this lens, design interventions may not address these needs and have the potential to further reinforce existing obstacles, discrimination or influences of the built environment. 

As designers, how do we approach our design process and interventions to attend to these critical gender dynamics and development opportunities?

Posted Friday 15 February 2013 at 4:23 pm |

Mario Campos, FAIA, ASLA, Jones & Jones

TeaTalk No. 2

Join the UW Department of Landscape Architecture for our monthly Professional TeaTalk.  This month, Mario Campos, partner at Jones & Jones, will be sharing about his work in establishing and gathering support for a landscape culture through design. Projects of note: Mountains to Sound Greenway Corridor, WA; Dublin Zoo, Ireland; Hawaii Roads Landscape Strategies; South Park Community, Seattle.

Posted Friday 15 February 2013 at 4:07 pm |

UW // LA Winter Lecture

Binyi Liu: Trilism of Landscape Architecture: Its Theory and Practices in China

Posted Sunday 10 February 2013 at 12:15 am |
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