Join AIA|DC and the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for a panel discussion that celebrates the winners of the 2016 Professional Awards currently on view in the SIGAL Gallery.
During this program, award winners will discuss some of the challenges they faced in creating award-winning projects and how they overcame them. Case studies include parks, residential and commercial projects, and urban design strategies; and will deliver tips on designing green roofs, storm water management, how to work with community leaders, incorporating local materials, and more.
The panel will be moderated by Potomac Chapter ASLA President, Ann English, RLA, ASLA, LEED® AP BD+C, Program Manager for the RainScapes Program with the Montgomery County MD Department of Environmental Protection.
Sharon Bradley, RLA, ASLA
Sharon founded Bradley Site Design in 1994 and has been designing communities, prominent public spaces and institutions of cultural and historic significance in metropolitan areas for over 30 years. She is committed to creating sustainable landscapes that seamlessly mesh sound engineering with inspiring design to give character and vitality to urban spaces. Sharon serves on several sustainability-focused boards, co-chaired the2015 DCBIA Community Improvement Day efforts, and has been the recipient of the DC Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Award, a Wintergreen Award for sustainable educational projects, and two of the seven design awards for her team’s Green Infrastructure Challenge projects for DC Water. At BSD Sharon has developed a unique business model that addresses social, economic and environmental issues for a more comprehensive and quantified approach to design.
Lois Farningham, Associate Designer
Lois oversees the graphic style and branding at Future Green and leads a team on a number of design and research projects, including the ongoing research project Spontaneous Urban Plants. As part of the 2015 ASLA Professional Awards SUP received an Honor Award in Research, and in 2013 SUP was awarded a Special Mention in Urban Landscape Intervention by D3 Natural Systems. With a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, an MA in Fine Art from the University of the Arts, London, and 7 years’ experience as a landscape designer, she approaches landscape from multiple perspectives.
David Seiter, Design Director & Principal
David Seiter is design director and founding principal of Future Green Studio – a design build firm specializing in landscape urbanism and ecology. David’s design portfolio encompasses award-winning private and public-use projects. He is author of the book Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC – a book about the overlooked ecological value of weeds in the urban landscape. Additionally he founded the website spontaneousurbanplants.org which won a 2015 National Honor Award in Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects. David holds a MLA from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed Landscape Architect in New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.
Monica Streeper is a Senior Designer in the CallisonRTKL New York Planning and Urban Design studio. Trained as a landscape architect, Monica brings her experience solving design challenges with landscape solutions of a variety of types and scales. Her interest in merging ecology and innovation has been applied to her work on campus master plans, new developments, resiliency strategies, urban plazas, and historic park revitalizations. As a native Virginia, she is familiar with the Mid-Atlantic region and committed to enhancing it through thoughtful design and creativity.
$10 for students & Assoc. AIA members
$15 for AIA, DAC, and ASLA members
$35 for non-members
Please note: You must attend the entire session to receive continuing education credit.
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