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Education Session - Panel Format

SUN-A01 - Inside the LA Studio with SiteWorks

Sunday, October 22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


As a profession, landscape architecture often emphasizes aesthetics at the expense of the practicalities of construction or long-term stewardship. Meet SiteWorks, a specialty practice that helps translate visionary landscape ideas into reality. Hear how we integrate design with science, technology, and building craft to enable the realization of iconic projects.

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Andrew Lavallee

SiteWorks Landscape Architecture, LLC

Andrew is a partner at SiteWorks Landscape Architecture, LLC. Over the past 29 years, he has completed a broad range of public, private and institutional projects throughout the United States and abroad. His focus has been on the design and management of technically challenging, multidisciplinary projects with a special emphasis on the use of innovative technologies, green infrastructure and integrated maintenance planning. Andrew is the co-author of the High Performance Landscape Guidelines: Parks for the 21st Century. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture Landscape Architecture Graduate Program at City College in New York City.


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Annette P. Wilkus

SiteWorks Landscape Architecture

Annette Wilkus, FASLA has over 30 years of experience in design, construction documentation and construction management. She holds dual degrees in landscape architecture as and a certificate in construction management. Throughout her career she has been interested in the technical aspects of landscape architecture, including the construction of landscapes. Ms. Wilkus founded SiteWorks in 2005 in response to the increasing divergence in the building industry between the focus of design, construction and facility professionals. She has consulted on numerous project in New York including the documentation and construction of The High Line, Hunters Point South and Governors Island.


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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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SUN-A01 - Inside the LA Studio with SiteWorks

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