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LPS on the Road: New York City

lps-in-nycFriday, April 27, 2012

The Center for Architecture
536 La Guardia Place, New York, NY 10012

As part of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ High-Performance Lecture Series, LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch will present the Landscape Performance Series and how to quantify performance benefits. Each of these 1-hour sessions qualifies for one LACES HSW CEU. Presentations will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.

High Performance Landscapes #4: Think Globally, Design Locally, Quantify the Benefits

     Greg Searle, Executive Director, BioRegional North America
     1:15-2:10pm   Ecological Footprinting and One Planet Communities Case Studies  
     2:15-3:10pm   Engaging Residents: Designing and Operating for Sustainable Lifestyles

     Barbara Deutsch, ASLA, Executive Director, Landscape ArchitectureFoundation
     3:30-4:25pm   A Primer on LAF’s Landscape Performance Series
     4:30-5:25pm   How to Quantify Benefits of Your High Performance Landscapes

Register Online
Members (ASLA, AIA, Hort): $79.00
Non-Members: $99.00 
Students: $39.00

LAF and Landscape Performance at CELA

We’re looking forward to the upcoming Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference March 28-31 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Four sessions on Landscape Performance will kick off the Research & Methods track with presentations and panel discussions from LAF staff, 2011 CSI Research Fellows, and other key leaders in the movement to set performance objectives and quantify benefits.

cela-conferenceLAF will also have an exhibitor table, hold a training for the soon-to-be-announced 2012 Case Study Investigation (CSI) Fellows, and host a roundtable discussion on developing a national research agenda. More details are below.

We hope to see you there!


Research & Methods Track

Session 1 - Wed, 2:00-3:20pm
Landscape Performance: Documenting the Benefits of Sustainable Landscape Solutions

Panel with:      Barbara Deutsch, ASLA, Landscape Architecture Foundation
                          Linda Ashby, ASLA, Landscape Architecture Foundation
                          Forster Ndubisi, PhD, ASLA, Texas A&M University
                          Christopher D. Ellis, PhD, University of Maryland


Session 2 - Wed, 4:30-5:30pm
Landscape Performance: Methods to Quantify Benefits

Presentations:   Lessons from LAF’s Landscape Performance Series
                              Heather Whitlow, Landscape Architecture Foundation

                              The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center Case Study
                              Mary Myers, PhD, RLA, ASLA, Temple University

Panel with:          Heather Whitlow, Landscape Architecture Foundation
                              Christopher D. Ellis, PhD, University of Maryland
                              Elen Deming, PhD, University of Illinois
                              Mary Myers, PhD, RLA, ASLA, Temple University


Session 3 - Thur, 8:30-9:50am
Presentations Based on 2011 Case Study Investigation (CSI) Research

Presentations:   Water Conservation in Master-Planned Communities in the Intermountain West
                              Bo Yang, PhD, Utah State University

                              Assessing Social Benefit of Green Space: POE of Lubert Plaza
                              Mary Myers, PhD, RLA, ASLA, Temple University

                              Performance benefits: The case of the Kresge Foundation Headquarters
                              Byoung-Suk Kweon, PhD, University of Maryland

                              Measuring Landscape Performance at Uptown Normal Circle and Streetscape
                              Christopher D. Ellis, PhD, University of Maryland


Session 4 - Thur, 10:00-11:20am
Moving Forward: Integrating Landscape Performance in Academia and Practice

Panel with:         Barbara Deutsch, ASLA Landscape Architecture Foundation
                             Kristina Hill, PhD, University of Virginia
                             Nancy Rottle, ASLA, University of Washington
                             Kurt Culbertson, FASLA, Design Workshop



2012 CSI Research Fellows Meeting

Wed, 3:30-4:20pm
Meet & Greet and Training
Case Study Investigation (CSI) program overview from LAF staff for faculty members selected as 2012 LAF Research Fellows.


Research Agenda Roundtable

Thurs, 1:00-2:00pm
Toward a National Research Agenda
Work session with LAF, Design Workshop, invited academics and pratitioners to discuss the benefits, pros, and cons of a national research agenda for the profession.

LPS on the Road: South Central Region

Meet representatives from LAF, network with other landscape architects, and learn about the Landscape Performance Series at one of these upcoming events:

College Station, Texas

Thursday, February 2, 2012

tamulogoJoin students and faculty from Texas A&M’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning for an overview of LAF’s scholarship and fellowship programs, followed by a presentation and discussion on the Landscape Performance Series.

Texas A&M University
Location details coming soon


Houston, Texas

Friday, February 3, 2012

laf-swa-invite-2012sFollowing a short reception, LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch will present the Landscape Performance Series . Cocktails start at 4pm, and the program starts at 4:30pm. This event is open to the all, but please RSVP by Mon, Jan 30 to

SWA Group
1245 W. 18th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-868-1676

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Saturday, February 4, 2012

lcaslallogoLAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch will present the Landscape Performance Series at the Louisiana Chaper of ASLA 2012 Annual Meeting. This day-long event starts and 8:30am and includes Educational and Technical Sessions, LARE Review, and an Awards Banquet. CEUs are available.

LCASLA Annual Meeting
Shaw Center/Manship Theatre
Downtown Baton Rouge

Leaders Roundtable: Multidisciplinary Process

Each year, LAF and Landscape Forms co-host a Leaders Roundtable to foster dialogue among distinguished design professionals about emerging trends in design and professional practice.

In May, a group of 19 landscape architects, architects and interior designers, representing large and small firms, met in San Francisco to discuss integration and the multidisciplinary design process: how it works, why it sometimes falls short, and what design practitioners can do to make it better. The conversation was moderated by Joe Brown, Chief Innovation Officer at AECOM.

Participants emphasized the need for common language among the design disciplines, shared values, and cross-disciplinary opportunities at the university-level. A few excerpts from the dialogue are below. For a full summary of the conversation, see the Rountable Report on Multidisciplinary Process.

“The process is seriously broken. It’s disconnected, disaggregated. You’ve got open space over here, transportation over there, and land use, water and watershed issues somewhere else. I’m very interested in connected language and connected delivery because all these issues go together and we’re not considering whole solutions.”
                — Joe Brown, FASLA, AECOM

“We’re the artistic side of the process and we find ourselves fighting the engineers and others to preserve the purity of the construct. In fact, given our training as synthesizers and our place in the in-between zone of the different design professions, we should have confidence in our ability to re-invent the aesthetic construct as we move through the process and get inputs from our allied professionals.”
                — Jim Stickley, ASLA, LEED AP, Wallace Roberts & Todd

“The students coming out of the universities that we see are very excited, very compassionate and have a whole new way of looking at things. They’re born of the generation where you share everything and it’s forcing us to rethink how we do our day-to-day work.”
                — Kristen Lundquist, Brumbaugh Associates 

LAF Events at the ASLA Annual Meeting

If you’ll be in San Diego for ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, we hope you’ll join us for one or more of the following events to support and raise awareness about LAF programs. In addition to the Olmsted Scholars and Landscape Performance Series , we’ll be showcasing Case Study Investigation (CSI), LAF’s newest initiative to integrate landscape performance in professional practice and design education.

benefit-cropThe Sky’s the Limit - LAF 26th Annual Benefit
Sun, Oct 30, 5:00-9:30pm
Join us on the exclusive Ivy Rooftop at the Andaz Hotel for a delightful evening, where we’ll honor the 2011 Olmsted Scholars, recognize the faculty Research Fellows who led the summer Case Study Investigation (CSI) collaborations, and showcase the Landscape Performance Series a year after launch. Proceeds support LAF’s research and scholarship programs.

LAF Booth in ASLA Expo Hall (#1118)
Mon, Oct 31, 9:00-5:00pm
Tue, Nov 1, 9:00-5:00pm
expo-boothStop by our booth to learn more about LAF, meet the 2011 Olmsted Scholars, see the Landscape Performance Series and results from our Case Study Investigation (CSI) initiative, and register for our Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes. We’ll also be conducting video interviews, so come prepared to share your thoughts for potential inclusion in our Conversations with Leaders in Landscape - we’d especially like to get anecdotes from past LAF Board members, scholarship winners, and reserach grantees.

EXPO Learning Lab: Landscape Performance Series
Mon, Oct 31, 10:30am
expo-booth2Learn how to use the resources of the Landscape Performance Series to demonstrate the impact of your projects and showcase your work.

Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes
Tue, Nov 1, 4:30pm
Join us in the ASLA Expo Hall as we draw the two grand prize winners of the week-long trip for two to Crosswater Ecolodge & Spa in China and the long weekend at the Carneros Inn in Napa, California. Entrants need not be present to win.