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June 26 Webinar: Olmsted Scholar Perspectives

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Please save-the-date to join us on Tuesday, June 26 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT for a live Q2 webinar to hear past Olmsted Scholar National winners Azzurra Cox, Grant Fahlgren, and Erin Percevault share their personal and professional endeavors inside and outside of the office and how they balance these pursuits within the demands of their responsibilities as full-time designers in private practice.  If you would like to register, you can do so via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1869346080015245827.

These quarterly webinars are curated and inspired by the topics of interest of our Olmsted Scholars community. Last year we featured panel presentations on activism and advocacy, bridging academic and practice, and highlighted the professional journeys and challenges for three distinct and unique landscape architecture professionals in different stages in their career and perspectives in practice. We’ve featured past Olmsted Scholars as well as guests such as David Seiter from Future Green Studio, Gina Ford from SCAPE, and Billy Fleming from the Ian McHarg Center and co-founder of the Indivisible Project.

Erin Percevault, 2014 National Undergraduate Olmsted Scholar

Erin earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honors from Louisiana State University in 2015. After research work with the Coastal Sustainability Studio and the completion of her thesis on emerging energy landscapes, she went to Bhutan where she studied rural livelihoods and conservation practices with the School for Field Studies. She then joined Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and moved to NYC. Recent projects at NBW include Hudson Yards in NYC; the Gardens at the Jay Heritage Center; the Omega Institute Campus; and the Peabody Essex Museum. 

Grant Fahlgren, 2015 National Graduate Olmsted Scholar

Grant is a project designer at the award winning firm PFS Studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2015 he was named the Graduate National Olmsted Scholar while obtaining his Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia. His thesis research and Olmsted proposal on the potential of traditional ecological knowledge to inform adaptations to climate change has expanded into his professional practice through work with coastal First Nations communities, participation with the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects as a founding member of the Indigenous Issues Task Force, along with conference presentations and publications.

Azzurra Cox, 2016 National Graduate Olmsted Scholar

Azzurra Cox is a landscape architect passionate about cities and public space. Her interdisciplinary background in social theory and the humanities informs her approach to the discipline, including her interest in the power of landscape to shape and reflect collective social narratives. Azzurra holds an MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a BA in Social Studies from Harvard College. Concurrent to independent creative projects and ongoing research on landscapes of memory in St. Louis, Azzurra is a Designer at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol.

We encourage you to spread the word to your colleagues, friends, and professional networks too! In the meantime, you can also check out our Q1 call from March featuring Wes Michaels from Spackman Mossop Michaels on the Caño Martin Peña Restoration Project in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

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