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Chris Reed, FASLA

Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Associate Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston, MA

presenter photoChris Reed is the founding principal of Stoss, a landscape architecture and urbanism firm in Boston and Los Angeles. He is also Associate Professor of Practice at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and co-editor, with Nina-Marie Lister, of Projective Ecologies. Reed's work explores the intersections of landscape, ecology, infrastucture, and urbanism. His firm is the winner of the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, the 2010 Topos INternational Landscape Prize, and various other awards from Progressive Architecture, ASLA, Azure, BSLA, and BSA.

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Kate Orff, ASLA

Founder, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, New York, New York

presenter photoKate Orff is the founder of SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE and the Director of Columbia University Urban Design Program. She is the author of Toward an Urban Ecology (Monacelli, 2016).

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Claire Fellman, ASLA

Director, Snohetta, New York, New York

Claire Fellman, ASLA is a director of landscape at Snøhetta, an integrated architecture, landscape, and interior design practice based in Oslo and New York. Snøhetta has completed a number of critically acclaimed cultural projects, including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt and the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway for which the firm earned the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2010.Claire is managing the Times Square Reconstruction project for which Snøhetta is leading the design of the new public spaces on Broadway. She earned her Masters degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently a lecturer.

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Marcel Wilson, ASLA

Design Director / Founder, Bionic, San Francisco, California

presenter photoMarcel Wilson is a licensed landscape architect, writer, and educator, based in San Francisco, CA. He founded Bionic to focus on the design of inventive landscaoe architecture, planning, urban design, and ecology projects at all scales. Wilson has worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and is a former principal at the itnernationally renowned landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates. He has led the design and management of landscape projects and exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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Bradford McKee

Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Washington, District of Columbia

Bradford McKee is the editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

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FRI-B02 - Hybrid Practices

Friday, November 6

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: E352, Level 3

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/non-HSW, AICP, FL, GBCI

New forms of design practice have emerged to address increasingly complex environmental, technical, and cultural issues. These new practices are research-based, entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary, and sometimes partnered with academic endeavors. This session examines recognized, critical practices that provide models for the new generation of leaders.


Panelist(s):

Chris Reed, FASLA

Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Associate Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston, MA

Kate Orff, ASLA

Founder, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, New York, New York

Claire Fellman, ASLA

Director, Snohetta, New York, New York

Marcel Wilson, ASLA

Design Director / Founder, Bionic, San Francisco, California

Moderator(s):

Bradford McKee

Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Washington, District of Columbia

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn about new starting points for design practice, both presently and into the future
  • To define better what research-based, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial design practices are, and how they work
  • To demonstrate how the challenges of launching new practices can be mined for opportunity, allowing for inventive and distinctive forms of practice to emerge
  • To understand how four particular hybrid practices might become models for work going forward