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.