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Thursday, January 27, 2022
11:00 am – 3:30 pm CST (incl. a 30-min break)
Friday, January 28, 2022
11:00 am – 2:30 pm CST (incl. a 30-min break)
Agenda Day One
Key Concepts in Ecology for Site Design P. Caldwell
Balancing ecology with equity
Case Study: Japhet Creek (Houston, TX)
Case Study: Inwood Forest (Houston, TX)
Case Study: Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area G. Lai
Using aging infrastructure to manage stormwater and conserve water in arid environments
Understanding how green infrastructure can also be a viable community asset
• Native habitat restoration
• Water pollution control
How urban renewal projects in underserved neighborhoods can serve both environmental
and environmental justice goals
Refurbishing an open space over a brownfield site
Applying Ecological Concepts to R. Glass
Landscape Architecture and Site Design
Project 1: Teravana (640-acre Forest Sanctuary Retreat, Cazadero, CA)
• Protecting streams, controlling erosion, and naturalizing existing ponds
• Using renewable energy, grey water reuse, and local sourcing
• Fire safety innovation, nature conservation, and protecting/establishing existing species
• Permaculture, edible gardens, farm to table, cow grazing, and fencing
• Spiritual monuments, timber framing
Project 2: Two Bunch Palms (70-acre Spa & Retreat, Desert Hot Springs, CA)
• Land art: water reuse and ecology
• Using interior and exterior spaces to connect guests with land, waters, and themselves
Agenda Day Two
Focus on Sustainability: Light Pollution Reduction M. Coolidge
Defining light pollution
Safety, health and environmental impacts of light pollution
Outdoor lighting ordinances
Regenerative Landscapes and Climate Adaptation S. Maestretti
Landscape and the growing climate crisis L. Adams
Regenerative design implementation
Empowering communities to protect natural, living systems
Focus on Xeriscaping P. Lander
Seven basic principles of xeriscape
Applying xeriscape principles to site design
Intersection of climate-adapted landscape design and green infrastructure
The changing nature of site water planning
Ways that climate-adapted landscapes deliver environmental services and increase resilience
Resources for implementation and further learning
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
(Not approved in NJ)
LA CES: (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
LA CES: 7.0 HSW PDHs
Continuing Education Credit Information
Current Issues for Landscape Architects in the West
This course is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects licensed in all states, except Florida, New Jersey and North Carolina.
The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for
7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES
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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Leigh Adams is a consultant, educator, eco-sensitive designer and horticultural interpreter at Studio Petrichor and Metabolic Studio. She has trained many county agencies in regenerative practices as well as conducting hands-on workshops with local schools and professional groups. Her love of collaboration and education infuse all aspects of her work.
Peter Caldwell ASLA PLA
Peter Caldwell ASLA, PLA is a landscape architect at Asakura Robinson in Houston, Texas, and he has an educational background in Ecological Sciences and Engineering. His work focuses on barrier-free solutions through an ecological design lens. He is a leader in his professional organization (ASLA) where he brings innovative educational opportunities to the state and local membership.landscape architect at Asakura Robinson in Houston, Texas, and he has an educational background in Ecological Sciences and Engineering. His work focuses on barrier-free solutions through an ecological design lens. He is a leader in his professional organization (ASLA) where he brings innovative educational opportunities to the state and local membership.
Mary Coolidge is Portland Audubon’s BirdSafe campaign coordinator, working with architects, planners and designers to reduce hazards for birds in the urban environment while meeting other building design and performance objectives, including site lighting design, sustainability, livability and climate change objectives. She has a degree in Biology and formerly served as Audubon’s assistant conservation director.
Robert Glass founded Space Open Studio in 2018, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm specializing in an ecologically sensitive and site-specific approach. He has worked on various projects as a landscape designer, water systems designer, project manager, construction manager, and muralist. Mr. Glass holds a BLA degree from Clemson University and an MLA degree from UC Berkeley.
Gary J. Lai PLA ASLA LEED AP BD+C ILFI LBC Ambassador USGBC-LA Board
Gary J. Lai PLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, ILFI LBC Ambassador, USGBC-LA Board is a thought leader in sustainability, resiliency and conservation with over thirty years’ experience in landscape architectural design and planning. In addition to his extensive expertise in sustainable design and water issues, Mr. Lai’s facilitation and communication skills enable him to focus and maximize the creative energies of project collaborators toward innovative, yet practical solutions. His commitment to environmental advocacy is reflected in his teaching and speaking engagements, as well as his active involvement in the Los Angeles professional sustainability community. Mr. Lai is currently a Landscape Architecture Practice Builder for Kimley-Horn in Los Angeles, California.
Paul W. Lander PhD MLarch LEED A.P.
Paul W. Lander, PhD, MLarch, LEED A.P., has over 35 years of conservation experience in land, energy, and water, including directing the City of Boulder’s award-winning water conservation program for 16 years He is an associate professor adjunct in Geography, and on the faculty of the professionally-oriented Masters of the Environment Program, both at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Shawn Maestretti, the principal of Studio Petrichor and the creator of the talk series, “Regenerative Landscapes and the Climate Crisis,” has been designing thoughtful, engaging, vibrant green spaces and environmentally-sensible gardens since 2006. Mr. Maestretti is a designer, plantsman, licensed landscape architect, certified arborist, licensed landscape contractor, and educator.