Sustainable Products and Materials

Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-D08 - Turning Research into Practice: Using Research to Support and Inform Design Decisions

Friday, October 19
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 126-AB

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

Sometimes a design solution may depend on research to support a new idea. But how can busy practitioners find, interpret, and even create research within a tight project schedule and budget? Come and learn the language of research, how to ask the right questions, and apply findings.

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Emily McCoy, ASLA, SITES AP

Director of Integrative Research and Associate Principal
Andropogon Associates

Emily has a comprehensive background in design, ecology, and horticulture that has enabled her over the last 13 years to weave together art and science within the sphere of landscape architecture. As Director of Integrative Research, Emily leads a rigorous review of Andropogon’s past and present landscape interventions in order to integrate the best scientific knowledge and the most effective design solutions into practice. Emily is an adjunct professor at NC State University, where she teaches and researches landscape performance, and is a member of the LAF education committee.

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Meg Calkins, FASLA

Professor of Landscape Architecture
North Carolina State University

Meg Calkins, FASLA, is the author of the book Materials for Sustainable Sites and editor of the Sustainable Sites Handbook. She has served on Technical Advisory Groups for both LEED and the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) developing credits on materials and sustainable site strategies. She is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to environmental and human health life cycle impacts of construction materials and products; and she won the Bradford Williams Prize for journalistic excellence in 2003. Meg is a Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University.

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