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 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.
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
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.
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
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