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Past Lectures

Billy Fleming | #CBEchronicles | February 2021

The UW Department of Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council presented a lecture by Billy Fleming, “Designing A Green New Deal,” on February 11, 2021 as part of the University of Washington College of Built Environments #CBEchronicles series. The Green New Deal is the biggest design and environmental idea in a century, requiring a total transformation of the built and natural environment. Billy Fleming discussed how we can plan, design and work together to deliver meaningful change.

Billy Fleming is the Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center in the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior fellow with Data for Progress, where he has focused on the built environment impacts of climate change and published low-carbon public housing policy briefs tied to the “Green New Deal for Public Housing Act” introduced in 2019.

Chuck Lennox | PAC Lunch Chat | January 2021

Landscapes and sites have meanings that are often unknown or hidden from the public unless we provide a means for storytelling. Interpretation is often a tool that can reveal the stories of the land and site to make it more accessible. Hear from Chuck Lennox (Principal – Lennox Insites lennoxinsites.com) a visitor experience planner who regularly works with LA professionals to enhance their projects.

Fehr + Peers | PAC Lunch Chat | November 2020

In this Lunch Chat, presented by the University of Washington Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council, a professional from Fehr+Peers discussed their work on the transportation planning. This event took place in November 2020.

Site Workshop | PAC Lunch Chat | October 2020

Patrick Pirtle (UW MLA 2015) is a designer at Site Workshop, a landscape architecture firm in Seattle. In this Lunch Chat, presented by the University of Washington Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council, Pirtle discussed his work on the landscape design of the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health on the UW Seattle campus. Pirtle gave his talk, titled “Success Through Collaboration,” on October 26, 2020.

Dilip Da Cunha | PAC Spring Lecture | May 2019

Dilip da Cunha works between Philadelphia and Bangalore as a founding partner of Mathur / da Cunha. He is an architect and planner who teaches at Harvard University and Columbia University.

da Cunha spoke at the University of Washington campus in Seattle on May 22, 2019. His lecture, titled “Design with Wetness,” was part of the Department of Landscape Architecture Spring 2019 lecture series.

Gina Ford | PAC Spring Lecture | April 2018

Gina Ford is a landscape architect and co-founder and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning. Underpinning her two decades of practice is a commitment to the design and planning of public places and the perpetuation of the value of landscape architecture through thought leadership, exhibitions, teaching, writing, and lecturing.

She spoke at the University of Washington campus in Seattle on April 25, 2018. Her lecture was titled “Designing for Resilience, Equity, and Democracy.” It was part of the Department of Landscape Architecture Spring 2018 lecture series.

Susannah Drake | PAC Spring Lecture | May 2016

Susannah Drake, FASLA/RLA/RA, is the founding principal of DLANDstudio Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The internationally recognized firm, winner of the 2014 AIA New Practices New York Award, is the recipient of City, State, and National AIA and ASLA Awards for their work. She has received numerous grants and awards for adapting infrastructure corridors for storm water capture, climate resilience and park creation.

She spoke at the University of Washington campus in Seattle on May 26th, 2016.

Her lecture, titled “Creation of 21st Century Public Infrastructure: Beauty, Economics, Politics, Ecology,” was sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council.

 

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