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APLDWA offers monthly programs designed to meet the goals of our chapter and the needs of our members. Programs address issues related to professional growth, design exposure, national certification and business/legislative advocacy. Unique venues and fresh approaches are always sought, and networking is integral to every program. Programs evolve from member suggestions, so be sure to share your thoughts with the program committee!
Two Conversations: APLDWA’s Annual Design Symposium
Two intriguing topics. Five fabulous speakers. Why choose? We couldn’t, so we gathered all of them together for a fun and informative day of discussion. Attend one or both sessions.February 26, 2016
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105
APLD, ASLA and WSNLA 2 CEUs for the first half of the day, 3 for the second half. 5 CEUs for the whole day.
Individual tracks: members: $75; non-members: $100;
Both tracks [Includes lunch]: members: $125; non-members: $150
Track 1: 9am-noon: focuses on the underlying patterns of behavior and form that shape our collective experience in the landscape.
Richard Hartlage will speak on Thin Places: Gardens That Move You. Thin Place is a term that is most surely Irish or Scottish; no derivation can be traced it is so old. Thin Places can be beautiful or austere, opulent or profane. These places transport us from the everyday to a profound sense of the magnitude of being in the present. Can gardens be Thin Places? Richard believes that with thoughtful collaboration and discipline they can. Not every project has this possibility, but those that do - offer the visitor a profound experience. Richard will talk about two significant projects that have changed his perceptions about making exceptional gardens with strong emotional impressions and what ingredients imbue a place with meaning.
Nature for Human Health and Wellness – the Sustainable and Sacred City is presented by Dr. Kathleen Wolf. This presentation will introduce the evolution of cities from strictly utilitarian to sustainable conditions. It will focus on an overview of the current evidence concerning the experiences of nearby nature and related human health and wellness, suggesting the emergence of a ‘civic sacred’ notion. Green space having certain design characteristics can offer temporary sanctuary, encourage reflection, provide solace, and engender peace and well being to counter the mental and physical fatigue of urban life. A practical expression of sacred in everyday life can help local planners and designers to build greater support for parks, gardens, and open spaces in their communities.
Track 2: 1-5pm: focuses on the intersection of architecture and landscape architecture, the symbiotic nature of these professions, and best practices for working together.
Paul Broadhurst, ASLA, will explore the intersection of architecture and landscape architecture with a focus on the concept of Genius Loci. The Ancient Greeks spoke of Genius Loci or the spirit of place. It defines the profound qualities which gives the perception of a place its character and identity. What makes a place memorable? What design elements create character and identity? By understanding the spirit of place, we learn how to enhance our environment. By applying this understanding to the connections that can occur between any building and nature, for it is at this margin, between built and un-built, where one has the best opportunity to shape peoples’ perception and pleasure in a place.
Regan McClellan, AIA, will speak to healing the division - the intersection between landscape and architecture. The focus of his discussion will be on the reciprocal relationship between the spatial qualities and order of architecture and its surrounding landscape. A recent residential project on Mercer Island will serve as a case study for this exploration of landscape and architecture and how the disciplines may best collaborate.
Susan Olmsted, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, will showcase approaches to place-making at the intersection of architecture, landscape, ecology, and culture. Her presentation will describe the philosophy and process of integrated design through the lens of several case study projects, from the ‘natural’ environment to the urban condition. These projects underscore the position that thoughtful relationships between landscape and architecture are not only a matter of design language, but also a requisite for living in a healthy, sustainable world.
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Dynascape and Vectorworks- A Two Vendor-Two Part Introduction and Training Bonanza!Please join us March 9th for an introduction to two amazing landscape design software programs. Followed by an all-day training on March 10th to answer your more in-depth questions.
March 9th 6:00-9:00pm
March 10th 8:00am-6:00pm
(landscape horticulture office)
South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle
APLD, WSNLA and ASLA CEUs pending.
March 9th introduction: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Drinks and light snacks served.)
$25 members, $50 non-members, student-members free
March 10th training: 8:00am-6:00pm (Continental breakfast and box lunch will be served.)
$125.00 members, non-members $175.00, student-members $100 (Same course is usually up to $250.00 elsewhere)
Attend both sessions and get a $25 discount!
A 30 day license of each software program will be provided for you to upload upon registration. Be sure to have it installed and working properly on your laptop before the session begins.
If you are a current user of either product and want to come and learn how to finesse aspects of the program in greater detail, please record your questions on the registration page so that we can forward them to the appropriate speaker.
Part One: Is an introduction to and comparison of Dynascape and Vectorworks.
Part Two: Is an all-day training on either product of your choice.
Instructor: Joe Salemi
Instructor: Eric Gilbey, PLA
Registration coming soon.