Education Session - Presentation Format

SUN-B06 - Designing Super Soils for Urban Landscape Venues

Sunday, October 22
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Barrett Kays, FASLA, landscape architect and soil scientist, and Jeffrey Bruce, FASLA, have been designing "super soils" for high intensive use urban venues for more than 25 years. These experts will discuss some of their newest sand-based soil research and design standards, and debate the pros and cons of these soils.

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Barrett L. Kays

Landis, PLLC

Dr. Barrett L. Kays, holds a B.S. Degree in Horticulture, M.L.A. Degree in Landscape Architecture, and Ph.D. in Soil Science. Kays practices as both a landscape architect and a soil, hydrologic, groundwater, environmental, and horticultural scientist. His note worthy soil design projects include: Great Lawn in Central Park in NYC, Nelson Rockefeller Hudson River Park in NYC, Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, Dwight Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, DC, National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, Moore Square Park in Raleigh, NC, and NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC.


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Jeffrey L. Bruce

Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company LLC

Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, is Owner of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC) a national landscape architectural firm. Founded 1986, JBC provides highly specialized technical support to many of the nation’s leading Architectural and Landscape Architectural firms on a wide variety of project profiles including engineered soils, urban agronomy, green infrastructure, performance sports turf, water harvesting, and irrigation engineering. His note worthy soil design projects include: CityGarden in St. Louis MO, Navy Pier Renovation in Chicago IL, Nasher Sculpture Garden in Dallas TX, Performing Art Center, Kansas City MO and The Great Lawn at Millennium Park , Chicago IL


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