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Education Session - Presentation Format

MON-A04 - Challenges and Opportunities for Landscape Architects in Affordable and Supportive Housing Projects

Monday, October 22
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: 122

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/HSW, AICP, FL, NY/HSW

This panel will bring nonprofit developers and designers together to present the unique opportunities and challenges of designing landscapes for affordable and supportive housing projects. Through examples of built work in two different American cities, the panel explores how to successfully support and foster communities today.

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Steven Tupu, ASLA

Founding Principal
terrain- nyc

Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, Steven received his Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture with Honors from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia in 1993. After completing his studies, he immigrated to the United States where he accrued over 10 years of experience working for Weintraub + diDomenico and Thomas Balsley Associates. In 1999 he was awarded First Prize in the International Design Competition for the East River organized by the Van Alen Institute in NYC. In early 2004 Steven launched Terrain. Steven is a licensed Landscape Architect, registered in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts

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Zoee Astrachan, ASLA, LEED AP

Co-founding Principal
INTERSTICE Architects

Zoee Astrachan is a Principal of INTERSTICE Architects with over twenty-five years of Landscape Architecture project design and leadership experience. Zoee earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and co-founded INTERSTICE as a dual-discipline led firm working primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her passion and expertise in the realm of urban landscapes, have resulted in award-winning projects of varying scale and typology. The firm's civic-focused design collaborations seek to balance ecology, narrative of place and landscape utility in aesthetically compelling and innovative ways.

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Elissa Winzelberg, FAIA, LEED AP

Director, Design & Construction
Breaking Ground

Elissa Winzelberg is Director of Design and Construction at Breaking Ground. Elissa earned her Master's Degree from Columbia Graduate School Architecture & Planning and her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute. Elissa has worked for a decade at Breaking Ground. Breaking Ground’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.

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