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SAT-B08 - You Want WHAT? – How Complex Planting Visions Become Reality

Saturday, October 21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


The landscapes of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and PWP Landscape Architecture use unexpected planting designs to evoke place, culture, and meaning. Never thwarted by unavailability in nurseries, both firms have developed resourceful ways to locate, pregrow, and store plants under unusual circumstances. Come hear plant-hunting stories of the 911 Memorial, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and more.

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Adam Greenspan

PWP Landscape Architecture

Adam Greenspan is a board member of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and directs design as a partner at PWP Landscape Architecture in Berkeley, California. At PWP, Adam has led the design of public parks, campuses, mixed-use developments, waterfronts, competitions, and estates during his more than 15 years with the firm. His early degrees in Studio Arts and Sociology from Wesleyan University and his MLA from UPenn, combined with years of horticultural practice allow him to conceive and develop projects from many angles. His main objective at PWP is to incorporate planting-based design concepts and performance-based principles within each project design.


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Laura Solano

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

For 26 years Laura’s been a leader in MVVA’s portfolio of public parks and institutional projects, including Don River Park, Wellesley College, the G.W. Bush Presidential Center, the St. Louis Arch Grounds, and the US Embassy in Mexico City. She’s an Associate Professor in Practice at Harvard University and has lectured at the ASLA Annual Meeting, National Building Museum, and universities throughout North America. Her articles on technology have been featured in national publications. Laura won the BSA’s Women in Design Award of Excellence and served on the Executive Board for the LAF.


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