Historic Preservation/Restoration

Education Session - Panel Format

SAT-A02 - America: Landscape, Art, and Identity

Saturday, October 21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


The American landscape shaped artists and their art in profound ways. Through an exploration of Donald Judd's Chinati and Frederick Church's Olana, recent master plans will be highlighted that promote increased visitorship, conservation of the ecology, and preserve the artist's landscape vision for the future.


Learning Objectives:

David Rubin

DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

David A. Rubin, ASLA, FAAR is principal of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, an international landscape architecture and urban design firm dedicated to empathetic thinking and social sustainability in the design of the public realm. Rubin is the 2011-2012 Rome Prize recipient in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. He is responsible for the design of Eskenazi Health Hospital’s "Commonground," and Cummins' DBU Headquarters, both in Indianapolis; the University of Pennsylvania's "Pennovation Works" in Philadelphia; Grand Junction Plaza in Westfield, Indiana; and Canal Park and Potomac Park Levee on the National Mall, both in Washington, DC, among others.


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Briana Hensold


Brie is an urban planner and principal in Sasaki's Urban Studio. With a passion for understanding and improving cities, Brie brings a focus on integrating communities, context, and the human experience to Sasaki's planning and design work. She has extensive experience with community engagement and an understanding of the complex range of constituencies involved in implementation. Brie leads Sasaki’s parks planning practice and her expertise includes a range of project types encompassing city park systems, resilience strategies, campuses and urban environments. Brie frequently bridges disciplines, integrating design perspectives into strategic planning.


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Thomas Woltz

Owner and Principal
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Thomas Woltz is the owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. During the past 20 years of practice, Woltz has forged a body of work that integrates the beauty and function of built form with an understanding of complex biological systems and restoration ecology to yield hundreds of acres of reconstructed wetlands, reforested land, native meadows, and flourishing wildlife habitat. His design work infuses places where people live, work, and play with narratives of the land that inspire stewardship. Many of these projects focus on restoration of damaged ecological infrastructure within working farmland creating models of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture.


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Isabel Zempel

Landscape architect

Isabel Zempel is a landscape architect and principal at Sasaki. There she leads the design of high profile projects around the world, including award-winning civic and cultural landscapes in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Her work relies on the incorporation of forward looking resilient strategies within large-scale public landscapes, streetscapes, botanical gardens, waterfront developments. Izabel has a passion for contemporary and bold design expression of landscapes where culture, identity, and sustainability form unique, poetic concepts.


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