Technology / CAD / GIS / BIM

Education Session - Panel Format

MON-C09 - Drones 2.0: Exploring Nascent Design Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems

Monday, October 22
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 108

1.5 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AICP, FL, NY/non-HSW

This session will examine how landscape architects, professors, and planners are using nascent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) techniques to map, study, and forecast complex ecologies, vegetational systems, and landscape surface strata to constructively alter the methodologies the profession can utilize with the use of emergent mapping technologies present in the UAV.

Learning Objectives:

Christopher S. Sherwin, ASLA

Surface Design Inc.

Chris S. Sherwin, RLA is a Senior Landscape Architect residing in San Francisco with over 19 years of professional experience within a wide range of project types that combine strategic planning and urban design with the detailed focused on construction documentation and management. As a senior technical leader in the field, he combines his expertise and research in BIM project documentation, life-cycle management, and the utilization of nascent UAV Applications with the standard projects in the office. He holds a MLA II from the Graduate School of Design and a BSLA from the University of Oregon.


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Emily Schlickman, ASLA

Associate & Co-Lead of XL Lab
SWA Group

Emily is a landscape and urban designer at SWA Group where she co-leads the research and innovation lab, XL: Experiments in Landscape and Urbanism. She has worked on a number of large-scale planning and urban design projects, both domestic and international, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at UC Davis. She holds an M.L.A. from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.


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Luke Hegeman, ASLA, LEED AP

MODUS Collective

Luke Hegeman, ASLA, LEED AP, is the founder of MODUS Collective, an aerial videography and analysis firm that utilizes unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to investigate and implement new frameworks impacting analysis and representation. Luke holds a BSLA from Colorado State University and a Post-Professional MLA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.


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Brett Milligan

Professor of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design; Co-founder of the Dredge Research Collaborative
University of California, Davis

Brett Milligan is professor of landscape architecture and environmental design at the University of California, Davis. He is a founding member of the Dredge Research Collaborative, which curates symposiums, exhibitions, design interventions, and public tours exploring the human alteration and design of sedimentary landscapes across the United States. He is also the director of Metamorphic Landscapes, a design research lab prototyping adaptations to contexts of accelerated environmental change. His research focuses on floodplains, urbanized deltas and the dynamic interface between land and water.


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MON-C09 - Drones 2.0: Exploring Nascent Design Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems

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