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Deep Dive Sessions

Deep dive sessions are engaging, in-depth programs that explore specific landscape architecture topics. Deep dive session seating can be reserved through registration at no cost. 

DD-FRI-001: Open-Source GIS for Landscape Architecture: Analysis, Modeling, and Communication

Friday, October 2
8:30 - 11:30 am
3.0 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AIA/non-HSW, AICP, FL

GIS is not just a program; it’s a way of thinking. Free, open-source GIS tools allow designers to conduct rigorous analysis, model spatial phenomena, and easily communicate complex spatial relationships. In this session, learn how to use open-source GIS tools and integrate them into the design process at all scales.

Speakers: Tanvi Shah, Student ASLA; Andrew Wright, Student ASLA; and Brendan A. Harmon, Louisiana State University

DD-FRI-002: Out There: New Practices of Community Engaged Design

Friday, October 2
8:30 - 11:30 am
3.0 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL

How to create community engagement that truly meets people where they are? Landscape architects are navigating increasingly complex issues; carefully and creatively designing engagement processes are vital to success. In this workshop, four designers working in different scales and cultures will share tools. Join us for an interactive, participatory session.

Speakers:
Gretchen Rabinkin, Affil. ASLA, AIA, Boston Society of Landscape Architects; Carolina Aragon, ASLA, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Sierra Lakin Bainbridge, ASLA, AIA, MASS Design Group; Maria Bellalta, ASLA, School of Landscape Architecture, Boston Architectural College; Nina Chase, ASLA, Merritt Chase


DD-FRI-003: Deeper Dive: Beyond Number Crunching 2.0: Managing Projects, Processes and People

Friday, October 2
1:30 - 4:30 pm
3.0 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL

Delivering innovative design solutions on time and on budget, with happy teams and clients, healthy profit margins, and high quality is essential for business. Using real project scenarios, these firm leaders will share methods and insights on the challenges, dynamic nature, and artful approach of project management in design practices.

Speakers: Allyson Mendenhall, FASLA, Design Workshop; Alexis C. Landes, ASLA, SCAPE; Mark Dawson, FASLA, Sasaki Associates; Aida M. Curtis, ASLA, Curtis & Rogers Design Studio


DD-FRI-004: Future of Urban Space: Understanding the Impacts of Emerging Technology on Communities

Friday, October 2
1:30 - 4:30 pm
3.0 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/HSW, AICP, FL

This session focuses on understanding the range of impacts new mobility (rideshare, carshare, microtransit, bikeshare, e-scooters) and E-commerce are having and will continue to have on communities. Participants will learn about current state of deployments, existing and projected impacts, and will participate in a hands-on charrette focused on a case-study site.

Speakers: Nico Larco, AIA, Urbanism Next Center / Univ. of Oregon; Jean Crowther, AICP, Alta Planning and Design; Mary Stewart, ASLA, Alta Planning + Design; Lynn M. Ross, Spirit for Change Consulting

DD-SAT-006: Drawing Still Matters: Hands –On Exploration into Drawing’s Value in Landscape Architecture

Saturday, October 3
1:30 - 4:30 pm
3.0 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AIA/non-HSW, AICP, FL

Come Draw with Us. Join us for a hands-on workshop building on last year’s Drawing Matters session. We will work together to explore the value of drawing in your design process and communication.

Speakers: Michael Batts, ASLA, LEED AP, Stewart; Kona A. Gray, FASLA, EDSA; David Malda, ASLA, LEED, GGN,  Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Jason Ficht, ASLA, Design Workshop

DD-SUN-007: Female Forward: Three Generations of Womxn Leaders Talk Life, Work and Legacy

Sunday, October 4
2:00 - 5:00 pm
3.0 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL

WxLA emerged in 2018 as a vocal advocacy initiative for gender justice in landscape architecture. An Equality Resolution with over 4,000 signatures. A Scholarship. Social Media Takeovers. This session will investigate the issues they are tackling through a generational lens - understanding the emerging impacts of an empowered female movement.

Speakers: Cinda Gilliland, ASLA, Reed Gilliland;  J. Rebecca Leonard, ASLA, Lionheart Places; Emily R. Greenwood, ASLA, University of Colorado Boulder; Saeideh Teymouri, CLH Design PA; Andrea Cohran, FASLA, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

DD-SUN-008: Transforming Boston Harbor: Resilience and Equity From Vision to Implementation

Sunday, October 4
2:00 - 5:00 pm
3.0 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL

In light of increasing population and changing climate, the City of Boston has paired equity and resilience as twin pillars in a new era for Boston’s Waterfront. This session illuminates this work from vision to implementation. Focus will be on leveraging investment, strategic partnerships, phasing, and implementing early catalytic projects.

Speakers: Amy Whitesides, ASLA, Stoss Landscape Urbanism; Pippa Brashear, ASLA, SCAPE; Christopher Cook, City of Boston; Julie Eaton, PE, Weston & Sampson; Carly Foster, AICP, Arcadis

DD-MON-009: The Fast and the Furious: Institutional and Public Design-build Goes Big

Monday, October 5
8:30 am - 11:30 am
3.0 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/non-HSW, AICP, FL

Public institutions and governments are increasingly choosing Design-Build as a project delivery method that best leverages integrated design to achieve great project outcomes. Landscape architects are playing key roles within projects of increasingly large scale. Hear from designers, owners, and contractors about the evolution, advantages and pitfalls of Design-Build.

Speakers: John Payne, ASLA, SiteWorks; Dorothy Faris, ASLA, Mithun; Vinita Sidhu, ASLA, Site Workshop; David H. Jobs, OAC Services, Inc.; Chad Benton, BrightView

DD-MON-010: Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing the Mind-body Connection to Bolster the Creative Process

Monday, October 5
8:30 am - 11:30 am
3.0 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL

Why do we often find ourselves out of ideas when a creative solution is sorely needed? How can we access our deep creativity while working on a deadline? This workshop will interactively explore the mind-body connection to discover techniques for tapping into our creative potential when we need it most.

Speakers: Anita Bueno, ASLA, Bueno Movement & Design; Jacki Katzman, Your Movement Mentor