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  • February 23
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Landscape Architecture and Park Design Fundamentals

February 23

Utilize a park's most important features and create a space for users to engage in experiences they might not otherwise have.

Urban parks are space for people of different backgrounds to congregate for passive and active communal, recreational experiences, whether it be play, bird-watching, people-watching, or farmer's markets, to highlight just some of the programmatic functions of parks. All too often a park's design is determined primarily by its intended programmatic use. The result is that many parks become indistinguishable from one another. The focus on programming undermines one of a park's most significant characteristics, the opportunity for users to engage in experiences they might not otherwise have in other parts of their life. In a culture where our buildings, cars, entertainment, even dining options are more often than not the same, parks should be the exception to the norm. One way to capture the intrinsic uniqueness of a park is to develop its design based on the site ecology. This topic will examine three different parks where ecology guided the site design, programmatic uses, and defined the park's spirit of place. You will learn how to identify a site's ecology and use the ecology as the definer of place.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to describe how to apply ecology to a park design.

- You will be able to recognize the value of using ecology as the definer for a Spirit of Place.

- You will be able to discuss the benefit of ecology as a differentiator in park design.

- You will be able to explain how to identify a site's ecology.

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Agenda

Case Study 1: Nature at the Confluence, South Beloit, Illinois
  • Developing a Site Vision/Concept; Discharging the Standard Notions of a Park
  • Understanding the Site's Current and Historical Ecology, and History of Abuse
  • Identifying a Design to ‘Fit' the Site Ecology
Case Study 2: North Pond Nature Sanctuary, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois
  • Understanding an Urban Nature Sanctuary
  • Proposing Change Without Ignoring Historical Uses and Significance
  • Applying Appropriate Ecology to the Project, at Two Scales
Case Study 3: Slosh Park, Inner Harbor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Identifying an Ecologically-Based Design Canon in a Hurry
  • Protecting the Ecological Significance in the Face of Competing Programmatic Interests
  • Designing the Park's Experiences
Applying the Case Studies
  • Identifying a ‘Spirit of Place' From Ecology
  • Communicating Ecology With the Client and the Public
  • Incorporating Good Design
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This live webinar is designed for engineers, construction and project managers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, presidents, vice presidents, developers, building owners and managers, public works and utilities directors, and city planners.

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Jacob Blue

Jacob Blue

Ayres Associates

  • Ayres Associates
  • Led and participated in ecologically-based public and private design projects around the world
  • Work has focused on designing landscapes that maximize ecosystem services for human health and well-being as well as site operation and function
  • Classically trained as a landscape architect and ecologist, Jacob looks at projects from a design and science perspective
  • This holistic perspective led to a practical understanding of how nature works and how the built environment can be modeled from nature to maximize landscape functions. His work often centers on resolving the conflicts resulting from the function of nature and human development desires. He is a coauthor of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), as well as the Sustainable Sites Handbook, and served as a USGBC subject matter expert for the development of a SITES AP test
  • Work has included collaboration with the U.S. Botanical Gardens, U.S. Green Business Council, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Nelson Institute, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Nature Conservancy, the Chilean government, and many academic and educational institutions
  • M.S. degree, landscape architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.L.A. degree, landscape architecture, Pennsylvania State University-State College,
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 608-441-1200
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Published 2012, 2018
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