Lectures + Events Archives
Consilient Urbanism : The Convergence of Purpose, Beauty and Street Life
Join us for a lecture with Kevin Conger, ASLA, and Principal of CMG Landscape Architecture, a San Francisco-based studio. Mr. Conger serves as President and CEO of CMG, directing many of the firm’s projects and developing a role in the Bay Area design community. His recent projects have included Better Market Street, the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan and redevelopment plans for Treasure Island, Hunters Point, and Concord Naval Weapons Station as well as universities and schools, parks, and urban infill residential development. Mr. Conger has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, UC Berkeley, and the Boston Architectural College.
UW PAC Landscape Architecture Professional Design Exhibition
The profession of Landscape Architecture has matured with an influential voice in the discourse and design that is shaping the contemporary built environment. The University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture and its Professional Advisory Council invite your firm, agency, or non-profit to showcase projects, proposals, or activities where landscape architects have played a prime role. The exhibition begins in Gould Court at the UW College of Built Environments and then travels to locations such as AIA Seattle and Washington State University.
For additional event and registration information, please visit the OUT/in/FRONT Exhibition Website.
ARC (previously Olympic Repro) will offer a 50% discount when you reference your UW Out in Front entry.
Kindly REGISTER for the OPENING RECEPTION here.
UPDATE: OUT/in/FRONT 2011 ONLINE GALLERY now available for viewing!
Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation
Join Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and UW MLA graduate, for a presentation and discussion on the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision makers. Barbara will provide an overview of the Landscape Performance Series, an online, interactive set of resources to help you quantify benefits, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions. Learn how the Case Study Briefs, Benefits Toolkit, and Fast Facts can be used to demonstrate the impact of your projects and showcase your work.
Join us for a lecture with Marion Weiss, FAIA, and Michael Manfredi, FAIA of WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism. Weiss/Manfredi are the designers of the Olympic Sculpture Park. Their multidisciplinary design practice is based in New York City. The Natural world and the Constructed world are increasingly interconnected, challenging conventions of public and private, temporal and permanent.
New Technologies & Making in Seattle's Landscape Architecture
As the second in a series of three exhibits curated over as many years, this exhibits builds on the legacy of Gas Works Park in and near Seattle. As designers, scientists, aestheticians, historians, and advocates we develop alternative languages of landscape and place through our words and images. This collection offers glimpses of the ways in which Seattle’s community of landscape architects have pushed the boundaries of practice to experiment in new technologies in landscape architecture as they address the multiple layers of public space. It features the various roles that landscape architects play in working with public spaces, particularly those that are suspect such as toxic post industrial sites.
The exhibit can be viewed at AIA Seattle, 1911 First Avenue, Seattle, Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. "Experimenting in Public Space: New Technologies and Making in Seattle's Landscape Architecture", hosted by AIA SEATTLE is curated by Thaisa Way, faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Tera Hatfield, MLA candidate, and Mackenzie Waller, M’ARCH candidate of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.
See the UW Today article: New exhibit celebrates parks, public spaces reclaimed from unusual uses
DANCE FORM AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Music and poetry exist in time,
Painting and architecture in space,
But dance lives at once in time and space.
In the presentation of “Dance Form and Landscape Architecture”, Flora Yeh will show works of the artists that inspire her, take you to discover design possibility through dance and music, and discuss her thinking in some of her projects.