Learn how to protect your property and improve the natural environment by stabilizing the stream in your backyard. Learn from NC State University experts about practical, cost-effective solutions using natural materials and native plants to create a healthy streamside environment.
Daniel Vasini of West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture will address the critical role of landscape architecture within the context of large-scale urban master planning and design, the legacy of American campus design and Innovation Districts.
The Coastal Section event will include a core Introduction to SITES presentation, with supplemental presentations themed around the Restore Aquatic Ecosystems credit.
The Triangle Section event will be hosted at NC State University’s renovated Talley Student Center, which is double-LEED Gold certified. There will be a core Introduction to Sustainable Sites presentation, followed by presentations from Emily McCoy, PLA, SITES AP and the NCSU MLA Design+Build Studio.
The Triad Section event, will take place at the new Student Center at NC A&T University. It will feature a core Introduction to Sustainable Sites presentation followed by Low Impact Development and ecosystem service presentations.
Katie Rose with Leaf & Limb will be joining us to give a presention on tree preservation and regulatory compliance. This presentation demonstrates current research into tree preservation, reviews regulations surrounding tree preservation and engages participants in assessing and categorizing the effectiveness of regulations on the preservation of trees. During the presentation, participants analyze the effect of development on trees, compare and contrast tree preservation regulations across municipalities and assess what information and actions are needed for successful tree preservation and regulatory compliance in all stages of projects. At the conclusion, participants demonstrate a theoretical and technical understanding of how to preserve trees successfully while meeting local regulations.
This Lunch and Learn will be self reported to obtain CEU's
The Charlotte Section event will be hosted at Camp North End. Once used to produce Model Ts and Army missiles, this 76-acre historic industrial site now serves as a hub for creativity and innovation in the heart of Charlotte’s North End Smart District.
The Mountain Section event will feature a core Introduction to Sustainable Sites presentation, with ecosystem service presentations, and an exclusive tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. LEED Platinum brewery and grounds.
Open to the Public, All are Welcome
Re-thinking Sustainability and Resiliency for Urban Landscapes
Building a living urban landscape that succeeds is a ridiculously difficult assignment. Plants don’t want to be in the city, urban fill is stubbornly infertile, buildings make miserable microclimates, motors spew fumes, and climate change mangles best laid plans today and tomorrow. Why would anyone be nuts enough to try? It’s because landscapes, when they thrive physically, socially, and culturally, make some of the most magnificent places in the city, with no prejudice toward background, income, nationality, or personal preferences.
The noble causes of sustainability and resiliency have created expectations that landscapes must perform– -and they should as much as they can– -but each in its own way, giving landscape architects the latitude to think out of the box about ecology, the environment, and place. Using three landscapes in Toronto, Laura will share the trials and pleasures of making outdoors spaces that are functional but also strive to be loved.
The Landscape Architecture Lecture Series is produced by the department of Landscape Architecture in partnership with the Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Architecture Advisory Council.
Principal, MVVA | Cambridge
Laura is widely regarded as an expert in the field of landscape technology and sustainability, and her leadership and knowledge inform the design, construction, and post-construction maintenance of MVVA’s projects. Her particular areas of expertise include the integration of stormwater management, complexities of on-structure landscapes, use of sustainable soil, innovative approaches for landscape materials, and techniques for organic maintenance. In collaboration with Matt Urbanski and Michael Van Valkenburgh, Laura serves as a managing principal for planning and design projects from their earliest phases and oversees the technical aspects of MVVA’s landscapes firm-wide.
The NCASLA Coastal Section presents this hands-on workshop …
that will engage participants in the sustainable site design process by utilizing a site-specific Building Information Modeling (BIM) application. Such industry-focused programs assist professionals in better site design by incorporating objectives that promote sustainable site practices. Attendees will learn how to quickly create, modify, and analyze a 3D site digital terrain model promoting SITES(TM) objectives for soil and water management.
Event is FREE but registration/RSVP is required for accounting purposes.
UDC Talks 2018 - First Friday Event
VIRTUAL / AUGMENTED REALITY
Virtual and Augmented Reality: Tools for Design and Engagement
An evening presentation and demonstration of the power of VR/AR through the eyes of designers, researchers and educators
Info: On October 5 from 5:30-7:00 pm, in the lobby of the City of Raleigh Museum, the Urban Design Center will host a special UDC Talk event. The evening will feature educators, researchers, designers and others who are using virtual and/or augmented reality as a tool to better communicate, engage and collaborate. At 5:30, there will be a brief 30 minute presentation and then the audience will be invited to visit tables where demonstrations, photos or video of presenters’ work will be set up for attendees to experience. On this same Friday evening, AIA Triangle is hosting a firm crawl. The Urban Design Center, located on the 2nd floor of the building, is a scheduled stop on the tour and invites anyone interested to visit the space and engage with our knowledgeable planners and designers.
>>Kevin Loftus, AIA, Architect at Gensler
>>Shea C. McManus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Int'l Studies at NCSU
>>Christophe Lafargue, Director of Business Development at Lucid Dream
>>Carla Radoslovich Delcambre, ASLA, PLA, Teaching Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at NCSU
>>Muntazar Monsur, Ph.D., M. Arch, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at NCSU
For more information:
NCASLA Charlotte and Anova Furnishings are hosting a tour of the US National Whitewater Center. USNWC staff will lead the tour, beginning at 4:30 pm. Anova Furnishings is sponsoring drinks and appetizers at a social directly following the tour (5:30 pm). Continuing Education credits are pending.
USNWC also has a number of public events that evening. Bring your family and stay for:
6:30 pm: Survival 101 Clinic:
Learn the basics of backcountry survival and preventative measures you can take for your next adventure during Survival 101. The USNWC Outdoor School staff will provide a brief overview of the seven priorities of survival, including positive mental attitude, fire craft, shelter building, and more. Meet at Group Check-in at 6:15.
7:00 pm: River Jam:
Ruen Brothers – Ru and Henry Stansall – have come a long way from their small industrial hometown of Scunthorpe, Northern England. Now based in New York City, the duo have written songs with The Weeknd, toured with George Ezra and Tom Odell, shared material with Lana Del Rey, and recorded with Rick Rubin in Los Angeles. They’ve performed at Coachella, Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight, ACL, CMJ, and most recently, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, where they were joined on stage by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, who drums on their latest single, ‘Genevieve, Come Out Tonight’ (produced by Grammy Award-winner Dana Nielsen (Adele, Linkin Park, Weezer).
The Ruen Brothers have already received critical acclaim, with features in GQ, Wonderland, Spindle, Notion, tmrw, Q, NME, and Burberry. Airplay includes KROQ, KCRW, ALT 98.7, BBC Radio, XFM (Radio X) and a host of independent stations across the US and UK. Their 2016 single “Unknown” was featured on Apple Music’s “Best of the Week” playlist amongst 50 of the world’s best songs released that week across all genres.
- When: Friday, July 20
- Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Location: River Jam Stage
- Cost: Free and open to the public
- Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Barrett L. Kays, Ph.D., FASLA will present a seminar regarding "Amending and Designing Urban Landscape Soils for Enhanced Stormwater Infiltration". The presentation will deal with new research on amending site soils to enhance infiltration, as well as, designing sand-based structural soils. Kays will discuss the basic principles of how water moves in soils, and how this affects storage of stormwater. He will discuss how he has applied these principles for some of his notable projects including: Restoration of Great Lawn & Belvedere Lake in Central Park, NYC, Hudson River Promenade, NYC, Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia, Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, Washington, DC, National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC, Moore Square Park, Raleigh, and North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh. His methods can be applied to residential, office, and commercial developments, as well as, various public projects.
Please note: This event is not board certified for CEU's therefore hours will need to be self reported.
Session M1 - Design for Access, Design for Equity
Jennifer Wagner, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
TJ McCourt, J.D.
Many communities still struggle with inequity in services and amenities. Designers can assist with equity-balance by helping to create public spaces for all members of a community, while taking safe and convenient access into consideration to ensure that the benefits provided by these parks can extend to everyone.
This presentation will explore two complementary methods of addressing gaps in park access:
- Build new parks in areas that are underserved;
- Create safer and better opportunities for access to existing parks.
The City of Raleigh has been studying access to the existing park system to create a relatively low-cost way to improve park access. Many communities have roads that cut off access to amenities and reduce the functionality of parks. Providing safe pedestrian and bicycle access will improve the social and physical health of a community. Whether parks are newly designed or existing, safe pedestrian and bicycle access should be a top consideration for designers and planners.
The presentation will describe relevant park and greenway case studies and a description of the City of Raleigh's Neighborhood and Community Connections Program.
Session M2 - Cities for Life: Planning Inclusive Urban Spaces
Gary Warner, PLA, ASLA, AICP
Often, planners and designers are tasked with designing urban spaces for the benefit of all abilities. And, often, we pull out the Federal, State and local ADA Guidelines and design away. For most of our design careers, designing per ADA code was the target. But when we do, we miss entire populations of our community or we miss entire generations of users for our projects. As planners and designers, we need to step to the side of ADA (which is still important and required) and take a broader look at inclusive planning and universal design. We have been designing homes to allow us to age in place, but we must plan our cities to allow us to live and age in place.
Session L1 - Engaging the Landscape, Engaging the Mind: Outdoor Space in Support of Pedagogy
Ben Monette, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP
Dan Jewell, PLA, ASLA
What if a pond was a lecture hall? Or a rooftop was a laboratory? Research shows that hands-on, experiential education is often the most impactful way for children (and adults) to learn. How can we as designers help educators engage outdoor spaces to create deep and meaningful learning experiences?
In this talk, two leaders of Andropogon Associatesí Raleigh office will team up with Durham-based landscape architect Dan Jewell to explore strategies for integrating indoor and outdoor learning environments, from elementary school to higher education. They will discuss a range of approaches, from highly programmed spaces such as robotics and water labs to flexible spaces designed for small group work, outdoor lectures, socializing, and play. Attendees will learn strategies for retrofitting aging campuses as well as designing for integrated indoor/outdoor curriculums on a brand-new campus.
Case studies will focus on Thaden School in Bentonville, AR (partnership with Eskew Dumez Ripple and Marlon Blackwell); Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC (partnership with ENNEAD and Kieran Timberlake); SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse, NY (partnership with Arcterra); and the Durham Main Library in Durham, NC (partnership with Coulter Jewell Thames and Vines Architecture).
Session L2 - Emerging Professionals and Licensure: Why it matters
Stan Williams, PLA, ASLA
Martha Eberle, PLA, ASLA
The topic of licensure for young professionals has never been more important than it is today. With the current political climate supporting deregulation in the form of consolidation and elimination of many licensing boards, young professionals need to know how this may impact them and how to be proactive now rather than standing on the sidelines of the most important current issue that faces our profession.
The panel will consist of members of the NC Board of Landscape architects as well as the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB) who will provide updates on state and national legislative initiatives to deregulate our profession as well as what the board, other states and CLARB are doing to remain proactive to support our licensees. We will also have a representative of NCASLA on the panel to discuss their legislative initiatives and what young professionals can do to advocate for licensure and become the next leaders of our profession.
Session K1 (Tour) - From Industrial to Urban: Shaping Durham's Revitalization
Eric Davis, PLA, LEED AP
Walter Havener, PLA, LEED AP
Downtown Durham has seen a renaissance over the last twenty years and this tour will visit some of the iconic projects that served as catalysts in the revival. The featured sites have shaped the public realm by weaving nature with the urban fabric while respecting the unique heritage and Durham creative culture. The tour will explore each projectís historic threads and industrial roots along crafted streetscapes, plazas, courtyards and treasured Durham landscapes. Guided by Walt Havener and Eric Davis of Surface 678, the group will visit the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), American Tobacco Campus, Durham County Health and Human Services Complex, and West Village.
Session K2 - 10 Most Common Areas of Professional Liability Exposure (ends at 10:00 am)
Stephen Agnew, CIC
We will take a close look at some of the most common areas of professional liability exposure design firms face. From Contracts, Clients, and communication and documentation.
Session J1 - Drones to the Rescue: How UAS Technology is Promoting Environmental Sustainability
Kyle T. Snyder, MBA
Robert N. Oelberg, PLA
Drone technology is rapidly and profoundly transforming numerous industries: construction, forestry, mining, agriculture, surveying and real estate, as well as land planning and design. Examples of several UAS applications that preserve, protect or enhance the natural environment include identification of natural habitats, such as wetlands; identifying native species; uncovering instances of poaching and the thorough documentation of environmental impacts through the comparison of before, during and after aerial images.
The second part of the presentation is a more detailed account of how UAS technology is expediting the creation of 2D Orth mosaic images and 3D site models. These images and models have a lot more detail and accuracy than conventional standards for landscape plans and virtual models. The images and models generated by UAS technology are captured and available for use expediently and cost effectively. Used in conjunction with conventional landscape plans, 3D fly through videos of ordinary landscape projects are an extraordinarily persuasive tool to promote the cause of sustainable landscapes.
Session J2 (Tour) ñ An Urban Hike: Preserving and Creating Urban Open Space and Public Art in a rapidly growing Downtown
Dan Jewell, PLA, ASLA
Morgan Haynes, AIA
Todd Delk, PE
Andrew Porter, PLA, ASLA
Downtown Durham has experienced phenomenal growth and densification in the past decade. This leisurely 2-mile walk from the American Tobacco Trailhead and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to the historic Durham Athletic Park... and beyond, will explore how public and private spaces have been preserved, enhanced and created to keep the public realm as welcoming and vibrant as the private realm. The tour will feature multiple speakers with expertise at each stop along the route, including a conversation about the ongoing SmART Art initiative along the length of the corridor. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Mark Hough, FASLA
Russ Holcomb, AIA, LEED AP
In a competitive market in which out-of-state landscape architects are increasingly being considered for projects in all sectors, it is important to take advantage of any edge when going after new work. This session will present a candid discussion between clients - both public and private - who frequently hire landscape architects for projects. They will present the processes they use for selection and offer practical advice on how to gain an edge on the competition. A lengthy Q&A session will allow for audience engagement.
Presentation of Awards, Recognition of Past Leaders & Fellows
Augustine Wong, PLA, ASLA, NCASLA At-Large Member - Awards
Session H - The Future of the Profession and the Value of Connections
Greg Miller, PLA, ASLA, ASLA President
The profession of landscape architecture continues to evolve. Changes in the ways that professionals deliver services is creating a new dynamic for landscape architects to become leaders in our local and global design communities. These changes also can cloud the message about our expertise and experience. This session will present the ways that ASLA is fostering the connections that place the profession and the forefront of our changing society.
Session G1 - New Techniques for Participatory Design
Professor Emeritus Randolph Hester
Professor Marcia McNally
Associate Professor Kofi Boone, ASLA
This session will introduce new methods for doing participatory design, which is increasingly a requirement for public landscape planning and design projects. Based on the presenters' combined 100 years of practice, and their new book, Design as Democracy, they explain how to do a dozen essential techniques to improve community design. These include: Pop-Up Meeting, Community Camera, Environmental Auto graphy, Cellphone Diaries, The Big Map, Getting a Gestalt, In-House Ah-Ha! Drawing out the Sacred Upside Down, Green Rubber Stamp, Picture Collage Game, and Preemptive Comparison. The session will include a PPT talk and give the audience hands-on experience.
Session G2 - Playing to Learn, Learning to Play: Creating Habitat for Scientists of the Future
Katherine Gill, MLA, PLA
Betsy Towns, PhD
Jocelyn Glazier, PhD
Design processes and design thinking, common practice for landscape architects, can be powerful learning tools for teaching science, especially when landscape architects collaborate with students, educators, artists and ecologists on the design and build of outdoor learning environments. Though examples mount to demonstrate that hands-on, inquiry-driven learning effectively cultivates the critical and creative thinking skills needed for discovery and innovation, mainstream schools have to balance this type of instruction with fact delivery and test prep. Alternative learning environments such as museums, zoos, and farms routinely offer both the capacity to communicate critical knowledge and platforms for prototyping and assessing inquiry-driven methods for teaching and learning. We show how we rely on design practice to create place-specific experiences to allow embodied learning: when students create a nature trail, and conduct creek research, and climb through a landscape that makes them feel the size of ants, students learn their impact on the landscape and how to empathize with creatures that may look different from them. This presentation presents techniques to do design that truly engages students in learning? It also tasks designers to do design that meets educational and ecological imperatives; And, demonstrates models for collaboration and partnering with broad entities to engage in a process of iterating and creating to learn and develop and steward. During the session we speak to our design process, fruitful and frustrating collaborations, and protocols for improving our process and practice.
Kona Gray, FASLA
We are facing challenging times and it is important now, more than ever, to protect the environment. The legacy of our craft tells us that the basis of what we do is rooted in history, environment, philosophy, natural sciences and the understanding and protection of people. The next big thing for global design will be influenced by our history, present dynamics, and the future of Landscape Architecture. Ultimately, landscape architects have the expertise to contribute to the preservation, improvement, enhancement of the environment.