Water - Sustainable Amenity Design

Education Session - Panel Format

FRI-A07 - Water in the West: Embracing the Conservation Landscape

Friday, October 20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Landscapes must evolve and change in response to climate change. Landscape architects and their clients are leading the way toward more adaptive and resilient landscapes through their work with public spaces and gardens. Water conservation strategies, paired with climate appropriate plantings, are creating a new, more appropriate definition of beauty.

Learning Objectives:

Dennis Meyer


As a principal landscape architect with MIG|Portico, Dennis has demonstrated versatility and skill in rising to the diverse challenges offered by public gardens, zoos, parks and visitor centers. His dedication to community and storytelling through landscapes is reflected in his enduring commitments to projects that span a decade or more. His projects capture a deep sense of place and apply innovative design solutions to create spaces that meet the needs of people, plants and animals. He views every project as a legacy to future generations, the landscapes often taking a lifetime to mature to their full richness and beauty.


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Erin English

P.E. - Senior Engineer

Erin brings 15 years of engineering expertise to her work in innovative water master planning, wastewater treatment, stormwater treatment, and water reuse projects. As a senior engineer with Biohabitats, a firm focused on ecological restoration, conservation planning and regenerative design, she applies ecological justice and resilient water design to her ongoing daily engineering practice. Her experience includes numerous landmark high-performance building projects that prioritize water, including Living Building Challenge™, Net Zero water, the Sustainable SITES Initiative and LEED® projects. Her portfolio includes the Sidwell Friends School Wastewater Wetlands and the Omega Institute Center for Sustainable Living.


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Brice Maryman

Senior Landscape Architect

Brice is a senior landscape architect at MIG|SvR, focused on designing and planning places that advance the vitality of urban ecosystems and human environments. Whether working on children’s learning environments, green stormwater infrastructure or public streetscapes, he is passionately concerned with the vitality of urban environments and the health of human ecosystems. The American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association, King County and the City of Seattle have recognized his work. He also recently completed service on Seattle’s Green Ribbon Commission and as the Technical Advisory Committee Chair for Planning and Design for STAR Communities.


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FRI-A07 - Water in the West: Embracing the Conservation Landscape

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