Earn up to 14 LACES approved HSW CEH’s!
Blake Belanger, PLA, ASLA, Associate Professor – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Dan Beranek, PE, LEED AP, President – McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Judy Byrd Brittenum, FASLA, Associate Professor – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Dana Nunez Brown, ASLA, PLA, AICP, LEED AP Dana Brown & Associates, Inc. New Orleans, LA
Chad D. Danos, FASLA, President – American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington DC
Jim Dixon, Security Consultant – Bella Vista, AR
Cinde Bauer Drilling, President – Landscape Architecture Inc., Little Rock, AR
Bruce Dvorak Associate Professor – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Lawrence Finn, Operating Partner, Mission Heights – Fayetteville, AR
Eirik Heikes, ASLA, Principal of Landscape Architecture and Planning, FourFront Design, Inc, Rapid City, SD
Sam Heikes, BS, Agronomist and Heidi Heikes, Farm Manager – Heikes Family Farms, LLC, Vermillion SD
Stephen Luoni, BS, M.Arch, Assoc. AIA, Director of the Uof Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, AR
Thomas J. Nieman, Ph D, FASLA, Professor Landscape Architecture – University of Kentucky – Lexington KY
Patti Redd, IIDA, ASLA Affiliate, Business Development – Landscape Forms, Inc – Fort Worth, TX
Dennis Reynolds, ASLA, Owner – Reynolds Urban Design, Des Moines, IA
James Richards, FASLA, Principal, Townscape Inc., Fort Worth, TX
Dave Roberts, ASLA, Vice President of Planning – Crafton Tull, Little Rock, AR
Tanzil Shafique, B.Arch, M. Arch, Assoc. AIA, Project Designer – University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, AR
Martin L. Smith, PSA, ASLA, Principal – Ecological Design Group, Birdeye AR
Nancy C. Somerville, Hon ASLA, Executive Vice President/CEO – American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA, Washington D.C.
Dr. Richard K. Sutton, FASLA, PhD, PLA, GRP, Professor – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
William C. Towle, ASLA, BLA, Landscape Designer and Project Manager -Landscape Creations LLC, Rogers, AR
Blake Belanger, PLA, ASLA is a landscape architect and urban designer with twenty years of combined experience in professional practice and academia. While in professional practice, Professor Belanger’s work centered on urban design, community planning, civic space and parks, and site planning at a variety of scales. He joined Kansas State University in 2007, where he teaches design studios, theory and research seminars, foundational lecture courses, and advises graduate students on their thesis or master’s report. He has co-led service-learning projects with communities in Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado, resulting in multiple student awards from regional chapters of ASLA and APA. Professor Belanger has been recognized with numerous teaching awards, including the Mary Jarvis Emerging Faculty of Distinction in Landscape Architecture, two Kansas State University Academic Excellence Awards, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Excellence in Design Studio Teaching Award (junior level), and the College of Architecture Planning and Design McElwee Teaching Award. Professor Belanger holds a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and a dual Master’s of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Colorado at Denver, where he graduated with honors and was the lead designer for the winning team of the 2005 ULI / Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition.
Professor Belanger’s scholarship focuses on urban resilience, graphic representation, and the creative design process. His most recent publication, Situating Eidetic Photomontage in Contemporary Landscape Architecture (Belanger and Urton 2014) presents a framework for understanding the role of – and potential for – photomontage in landscape architectural design process and communication. He is currently writing a manuscript about graphic communication techniques used by winning teams of the Rebuild by Design competition, and their design strategies to strengthen urban resilience. In spring 2016 Professor Belanger is teaching Unlocking Creativity, a university-wide elective designed to equip students with methods for generating creative ideas and the confidence to find their inherent genius.
Representing Resilience: Design Strategies and Graphic Communication for Increasing Urban Resilience, 1.0 LA CES-HSW CEH – Friday, April 15 from 2:40p to 3:40p
Resilience theory is emerging as an important framework for understanding and designing urban areas, and landscape architects are uniquely positioned to become leaders in planning and designing resilient cities. Increasing urban resilience is important to many cities and is currently being funded with billions of dollars from federal and philanthropic sources. In order for landscape architects to assume leadership roles in the resilience movement, it will be vital to increase disciplinary knowledge of resilience theory, identify specific planning and design strategies, and graphically communicate resilience proposals. In this presentation, Professor Belanger will discuss resilience theory and its importance to landscape architecture and urban design, review resilient design strategies and representational techniques used by five winning proposals in the Rebuild by Design competition, and present his six tenets for representing resilience in landscape architecture. The presentation concludes with a discussion of how landscape architects can continue contributing to the dialogue on urban resilience.
Dan Beranek is President of McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.’s Little Rock office. He was promoted to President in 2009 after 10 years of service to the company. As president, Dan’s role is to oversee all work handled by the Little Rock office which includes projects located throughout 63 counties of central, southern and eastern Arkansas. His work includes project management, contracting, scheduling, budgeting, and expediting projects.
In addition to his management duties, Dan has over sixteen years of experience in civil and environmental engineering. He has served as project director for site development, roadway design, water and wastewater, drainage and recreational related projects. Dan has developed numerous projects for state, municipal and private sector clients. Some of Dan’s most notable work includes the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library, Dickey-Stephens Ballpark, Heifer International Headquarters, and CAT: The River Rail System.
Downtown Little Rock Tour, 1.0 LA CES-HSW CEH – Thursday, April 14 from 1:30 to 4:30. Please visit the TOUR page for details.
Judy Byrd Brittenum, FASLA, Associate Professor – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Judy Brittenum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She has received degrees from both the University of Arkansas and Louisiana State University. Twice, she has received the Departmental Teacher of the Year award, three years was chosen as Outstanding Mentor in the UA Honors College, and was honored as an Outstanding Faculty Nominee by the UA student body. Brittenum’s major research has been in Hot Springs with emphasis on the regional landscape and its national significance. She was the UA liaison to Verna Cook Garvan, who bequested Garvan Woodland Gardens to the department, until Mrs. Garvan’s death in 1993. As a member of the garden’s Board of Advisors and the Architectural Review Board, she continues her career-long association there. Active in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for many years, Brittenum was selected as a Fellow in 2001 for her life ‐ time of work. She is the only woman in Arkansas to have received the honor. Recently she served as national Secretary, ASLA Council of Fellows; previously she was elected ASLA Vice President of Communication and served on Board of Trustees. A member of the Board of Directors of the Washington County Historical Society for over 15 years, Brittenum serves as Chair of the Garden and Grounds Committee, overseeing Headquarters House and Ridge House, the county’s major historical landmarks.
Planting Design as a Professional Mandate, 1.0 LA CES-HSW CEH – Thursday, April 14 – 2:20p to 3:20p
Many of today’s landscape architects entered the profession because of their love of nature and plants. However, modern education has slowly abandoned courses containing the very materials that separated them from other design professions – plants. What has made this change and can the professional ascertain if practice could benefit from a reinvestigation of this design material? In a paper presented 20 years ago it was found that current planting design trends were questioned as necessary components of practice. In response, a 2012 study provided new information about plant-based course requirements in 46 of 67 U.S. accredited landscape architecture degrees. Findings from both studies indicated additional plant-based information from knowledgeable practitioners could clarify educational directions.
The presentation presents information about plant usage in professional practice gathered through interviews with twenty-two landscape architecture practitioners who are known for their robust plant knowledge and design. These interviews were analyzed to reveal the role of plant-based information in today’s practice. The compiled information provides annotated opinions of landscape architects and relevant insights that may enlighten practitioners/educators on future professional demands and on graduates entering practice.
During her 35 years of experience as a landscape architect and planner, Dana has worked for firms in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Boston, and Orange County, California as a private consultant for two of the largest design firms. A native of New Orleans, Dana has worked tirelessly for thirteen years to address the EPA and Louisiana Department of Environment Quality requirements for water quality. She not only wrote or helped revise chapters of the Development Code for several municipalities and parishes, but also authored a manual to guide developers and design professionals in designing and implementing stormwater best management practices, and organizes and leads a dozen stormwater workshops each year.
Dana holds a B.L.A. degree from Louisiana State University and M.L.A. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is a professional landscape architect, licensed in several states. Dana is a certified planner (AICP) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She serves as reasurer of the Louisiana Urban Stormwater Coalition. As President of Dana Brown & Associates, she pioneered design of green infrastructure hroughout Louisiana. Dana taught classes on the subject at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and guest lectures at Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. She is the author of “Using Plants for Stormwater Management: A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South,” LSU Press, April 2014.
Resiliency Through Green Infrastructure, 1.0 LA CES-HSW CEH – Thursday, April 14 – 9:10a to 10:10a
A distributed green infrastructure system can be designed to significantly reduce flood risk, reduce damage from storm events, and improve economic value of neighborhoods. Green infrastructure is often designed to perform a single function, when an integrated system of green infrastructure can perform many functions and provide numerous benefits, social, ecological and economic. This presentation will explain, through case studies of New Orleans neighborhoods, how to plan for resiliency using a straight-forward, flexible, and defensible approach. Of particular focus will be the design of green infrastructure systems that offer neighborhood resiliency. How are locations and capacities of green infrastructure determined? How do their locations affect existing flooding and water quality? What are the water quality benefits? What other ecological services are provided? Effective implementation requires new city standards for projects on the public realm. In the private realm, zoning ordinances and development codes ensure private properties contribute to a city’s resiliency. This can only be accomplished through an integrated approach that employs green infrastructure standards and modeling methods, as well as collaboration between landscape architects and engineers. An overview of new standards for the City of New Orleans will be presented. In the case studies, the resiliency planning and design of neighborhoods is presented. Using a modified version of the Storm Water Management modeling (SWMM) software from EPA, green infrastructure locations and capacities are modified to reach maximum risk reduction for flooding. Metrics for other benefits are also provided as modeling output. Ecological services benefits aggregated for a neighborhood will be discussed. Presentation details
Chad D. Danos, FASLA serves as Director of Landscape Architecture for the multi-disciplinary firm, Duplantis Design Group, PC, located in Baton Rouge, for its four Louisiana offices as well as a Houston and Atlanta office. Chad has previously worked in city government, a mid-size landscape architectural firm, launched a micro-landscape architecture practice that eventually evolved into a partnership practice, and has taught as an adjunct instructor. Danos is CLARB Certified with licenses in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Chad became involved with ASLA early in his career at Louisiana State University, in large part because of the profound influence of Dr. Robert “Doc” S. Reich, FASLA. Over the years, Chad has served ASLA in numerous capacities; Louisiana Chapter President; Vice President of Government Affairs, Trustee, Finance and Investments Committee, Chair of Government Affairs Advisory Committee, Licensure Committee, Nomination Committee, Disaster Response Task Force, and Leadership Development Committee . Danos’ service to the profession was recognized by induction into the 2011 Class of ASLA Fellows.
As an advocate for the advancement of landscape architecture, he has served on local committees to strengthen landscape and storm water codes and is currently the landscape architect representative on Louisiana’s licensing board. In this role, Chad continues to educate and defend our right to practice.
Mr. Danos is our Guest Speaker at the Awards Gala on Friday night, April 15.
Cinde Bauer Drilling opened Landscape Architecture Inc. in 1979. She received her education at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and graduated Cum Laude in 1974 with a B.S.L.A. in Landscape Architecture, and at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she received a Master of Science in Ornamental Horticulture in 1975. Cinde has designed several medical facilities, corporate headquarters, convention centers and country clubs, as well as sports arenas. In addition to LAI project management, she focuses on large scale institutional and retail designs. Cinde was the coordinating landscape architect for the site of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park. She enjoys projects that focus on meditation and healing gardens. She was excited to provide landscape design services for St. Vincent West Phases I and II in Little Rock, the UAMS Healing Garden, Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Fountain and Arkansas Children’s Hospital South Wing Rooftop Garden and Atrium. Cinde has worked on many retail stores and life-style centers throughout the country. Recently she completed the 700,000 sq. ft. regional life-style and destination center in El Paso, Texas. She has also provided landscape design services Dillard’s Department Stores since the 1980’s, including Dillard’s Corporate Headquarters, which won the City Beautiful Continuing Excellence Award. As part of her career, she has been involved in many government projects such as an accessible playground at Sheppard AFB, Texas and the TSA Canine Academy at Lackland AFB, Texas.
Lawrence Finn is currently the Operating Partner for Mission Heights, a 30-acre New Urbanist mixed use development in Fayetteville, Arkansas that combines, homes, shops, restaurants and parks in a compact walkable, neighborhood nestled into the northern hillside of Mount Sequoyah. He has more than 30 years of experience in the construction/development industry during which he has been responsible for a diverse range of projects spanning many market segments. He has extensive experience managing mixed use neighborhood developments, notably Vickery Village in Cummings, GA (recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s 2006 Award of Excellence) and the Woodstock Downton, Woodstock, GA (recipient of the Congress for New Urbanism’s 2008 Charter Award). Recently, as Chief Operating Officer of the Village at Hendrix neighborhood, Lawrence directed the development of an approximately 92-acre village for Hendrix College. The Village at Hendrix successfully integrated a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) with the adjacent campus combining office, commercial, and recreational uses with a variety of residential forms into a very walk-able, livable, sustainable urban environment. The Village at Hendrix was the recipient of the Metroplan 2011 Regional Planning and Leadership Award.
Lawrence is also Managing Partner of his own real estate development and consulting firm, Dakota Development. Recent projects include craftsman-style townhomes and the renovation of historic apartments in the Argenta District of North Little Rock, and an infill residential cluster development in the Pine Spruce neighborhood of Conway, partly funded by a HUD Community Development Grant in partnership with the Conway Community Development Corporation.
Lawrence is also a Board member on the Central Arkansas transit agency – Rock Region Metro and the planning, design and education consortium Studio Main.
Eirik Heikes, ASLA, is the Principal of Landscape Architecture and Planning of FourFront Design, Inc., Rapid City, SD established in 2007. Previously, he was a Senior Landscape Architect for CTA Landworks of Billings, Montana and was a Landscape Architect for Wyss Associates also in Rapid City, SD for seven years. He has been designing a diverse mix of landscapes and sites for his 19 years of landscape architecture. He has had a regional focus in the Mountain West since graduating from Montana State University in Bozeman and has completed projects in the across the country. Sustainability is a huge part of Heikes’ life and is shown in all work he has completed. Efficient water use and conservation is also one of Eirik’s passions. As a Landscape Architect, Eirik has designed and provided project coordination for projects ranging from single-family residences to multi-million dollar municipal projects as well as National Park work in the region and National Cemetery Administration Projects nationally. Mr. Heikes is an active member in the following:
- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
- Rapid City Sustainability Committee: Chairperson
- Rapid City Arts Council
- International Making Cities Livable “Healthy Communities for All” Urban Plazas Award 2012 for Main Street Square, Rapid City, SD. Great Plains Chapter ASLA award for Merit for Main Street Square as well.
- Idaho Montana Chapter Merit Award in Resource Conservation, American Society of Landscape Architects as well as Bozeman Beautification’s Main Street to Mountains Award; Bozeman Library and Milwaukee Trail Improvements, Bozeman, Montana.
- Responsible Tourism Award, Mountain Living for the Old Faithful Visitor Center, Yellowstone National Park.
- Rocky Mountain Chapter of American Public Works Association Project of the Year-Gillette Avenue Improvements Project.
Eirik describes himself as the product of two diverse parents and a merging of their crafts; his mother a Copenhagen educated tapestry artist whose work is internationally acclaimed and his father a highly creative botanist and agronomist whose life work includes the introduction of Sunflowers to production agriculture. His mother’s influences include a dynamic mixture of styles; tending to highlight vernacular conditions and use of mixed materials over rigid, programmatic solutions. His father’s Land Stewardship, Soils Preservation, and focus on Diversity of Plant Communities also guide his project approaches. Hebest describes his design style as “New West”; a fusion of formal placement of indigenous elements that draws from surroundings. His five favorite readings in the past five years have been “Holistic Management”, “The Fountainhead”, “The Alchemist”, “The Commercial Real Estate Revolution”, and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”. He considers a career involving natural resource management to be a serious one, but tries not to take himself too seriously.
Sam and Heidi Heikes are the owners and managers of the Heikes Family Farm LLC Vermillion South Dakotas National Award winning CSA as 2014 Farmer/Rancher “Pollinator of the year by the North American Pollinator Protection group.
The 4th generation of farmers and ranchers in the Sioux land area, Sam is a native of Vermillion, South Dakota with a production agronomy degree from SDSU in Brookings, South Dakota in 1974. Most of his professional career in the seed trade was centered in the Pierre area of central South Dakota traveling 7 states over 35 years working with 20 different crops, specializing in oilseed production and the pollinator entomology.
Sam and his family moved back home to Vermillion in 2010 retiring from the seed trade to start a new family run CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We currently grow about 40 different vegetables, herbs and 10 different fruits, from a 12 ½ acre garden, feeding over 100 families with fresh local nutrient dense produce, and raw local honey production from 60 colony of bees, which are crucial pollinators for our produce.
Sam and his wife Gladys have 4 children, 3 grandchildren with another grandchild due in May. His youngest daughter Heidi is a full time partner in the Heikes family farm; she is in charge of the electronic communication, website, Facebook, emails, and customer service on pick up days.
“Buy fresh buy local” is the future hope of our American Communities Health… 1 out of 3 bites of food you eat is dependent on insect pollinators… People and pollinator habitat are the future of our food supply is all critically linked!
Stephen Luoni is Director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) where he is the Steven L. Anderson Chair in Architecture and Urban Studies and a Distinguished Professor of Architecture. Under his direction since 2003, UACDC’s design and research have won more than 100 awards, all for urban design, research, and education. His work at UACDC specializes in interdisciplinary public works projects combining landscape, urban, and architectural design. Luoni was appointed a 2012 United States Artists Ford Fellow. He has a BS in Architecture from Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.
Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated solutions of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting. For more than 45 years we have produced site furnishings that help designers and other clients achieve beautiful, functional environments that enhance the experience of outdoor space. Our secret is simple. Design, Culture and Craft drive everything we do.
Dennis Reynolds delivers award winning urban design, site design and integrated environmental public art projects with his unique combination of innovative design, presentation and listening skills; quick hand drawings and pro-active facilitation of the design process. Prior to creating his own consulting practice, Reynolds Urban Design, he provided senior level design services and leadership at HOK, Sasaki and NBBJ. He founded and led the innovative HOK S+V+E “Design Studio”, facilitating cutting edge multi-disciplined design concepts for major projects including Nanjing Olympic Sports Park (that hosted the 2005 China Games), the Great American Ballpark for the Cincinnati Reds and the Dubai Autodrome Formula One Racing Community. As Director of Design for a major Midwest real estate development company from 2005 to 2011, Dennis was responsible for groundbreaking projects including the “New Urbanist” Village of Ponderosa and “Shimmer” lakeside terrace. Recent projects include urban design, site design and public art for the downtown Des Moines Bridge District, the North Kansas City Vision Plan, Overland Park Medical Center’s “Heritage” public art trail and Edina Grandview Urban Design Concepts. Dennis has a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College with concentrations in Fine Arts, Economics and Group Dynamics, and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University. Mr. Cotton was born under a barn and never knew his Dad. He is an Australian Border Collie and a certified Therapy Dog. He enjoys visiting Unity Point Medical Hospital, Wesley Acres memory care and medical wings, and “Link” for mentally challenged adults.
Discovering Design, 1.0 LA CES-HSW CEH – Thursday, April 14 from 8:00a to 9:00a
Through a fast paced and interactive process the presenter will outline design processes as related to Mr. Cotton (a licensed therapy dog who will be a part of the discovery session). Understanding our thinking and decision making behavior as well as those that we work with (other designers, clients, stakeholders…) greatly impacts our ability to successfully facilitate a design process with high quality results. Presentation details
Jim is a national award-winning urban designer and author; he is also a professor, lecturer and travel artist whose work explores the intersection of place, creativity and placemaking around the globe. He teaches design and drawing at the University of Texas at Arlington, and is co-founder and principal of TOWNSCAPE, Inc., an urban design consultancy focused on placemaking for cities, towns, urban villages and special sites. He serves on the international Advisory Board for Urban Sketchers, and his travel art has appeared in solo and group exhibitions, most recently in Havana and Moscow. He is a recipient of ASLA’s Bradford Williams Medal for writing; his book, Freehand Drawing and Discovery, published by John Wiley & Sons, won a national Honor Award from the ASLA in 2014. His second book for Wiley, on creativity and design thinking, is scheduled for release in 2017.
Freehand Visions: The Role of Drawing in a Digital Age, 1.5 LA CES-HSW CEH – Friday, April 15 from 8:00a to 9:30a
This session shares new insights into the evolution of freehand sketching in a digital world. Using examples drawn from industrial design, the film industry and an award-winning urban design practice, this session reveals the value of rapid visualization skills, their use in the real world of design practice, and techniques that help make drawing an efficient and profitable creative tool. Explore developments in the global urban sketching phenomenon, using rapid sketching techniques as a spark plug in the creative process, and interactive digital sketching with pen-interactive computers. It includes a hands-on demonstration of rapid concept sketching techniques designed for audience participation. Presentation details
Dave Roberts, ASLA Vice President Planning at Crafton Tull Received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1989, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Dave is an Arkansas Licensed Landscape Architect #5020 Dave is the Vice President of Planning at Crafton Tull, a multidiscipline Engineering & Architecture firm with 6 offices in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He is responsible for overseeing the daily management of site planning and urban design projects that include community planning & urban design, corridor revitalization plans, campus master plans, parks & recreation system master plans, as well as bicycle & pedestrian network plans. Under Dave’s leadership, the Crafton Tull Planning Department has received six planning and design awards from ASLA and APA Arkansas Chapters. Their most recent award was the 2015 Honor Award from the Arkansas Chapter of ASLA for the Maumelle Strategic Master Plan.
Barrier Free – Urban Design, 1.0 LA CES-HSW CEH – Friday, April 15 from 3:40p to 4:40p.
Barrier-free design is a concept that most site planners think they understand until they experience the built environment from a special needs point of view. It is then that they may find the challenges greater than imagined.
This one hour session will include insight from a landscape architect whose teenage daughter navigates life behind the controls of a power wheelchair. He will share how this life experience has changed his understand of access, inclusion and how barrier-free design goes beyond the basic requirements. Presentation details
The Sustainable Sites Initiative – Landscape in the Lead, 1.0 LA CES-HSW CEH – Friday, April 15 from 10:00a to 11:00a
The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES®) is a comprehensive system for planning, design, construction, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings. Grounded in the concept of ecosystem services, SITES is based on the principle that true sustainability not only minimizes environmental harm but also restores and enhances the health of the world around us. SITES project types range from parks and civic spaces, to corporate and academic campuses, to streetscapes and parking lots. This session will present an overview of the SITES® v2 Rating System, successful pilot projects, and integration with LEED.
SITES is produced by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), which owns exclusive rights to the SITES rating system, its publications, and its trademarks. The material on which the SITES rating system is based was developed through a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden.
In today’s unsettled environment, People value safety and security. While standards in landscape design have evolved appreciably over recent years, there is still a major factor in landscape design that is being undervalued and overlooked today: security in design. Safety and security are two entities similar in idea but completely individual in their own right.
Throughout my education in landscape architecture I have often reflected on my time as a law enforcement officer when considering safety, health and welfare. This reflection has brought about many questions. Through research and development we can see how looking at designs from a different perspective can help us all to design in new ways and answer the questions of security.
All presentations have been registered and will be recorded through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. Professional Development Hour (PDH) is the term that LA CES uses to measure how much credit a course carries. Arkansas jurisdiction uses Continuing Education Hour (CEH) to identify instruction for continuing education. PDH hours = CEH hours. Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) applies to those courses meeting HSW requirements. See https://laces.asla.org for definitions of HSW and calculations used for continuing education hours.