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A view of a brick courtyard full of people gathering around standing tables, with trees interspersed throughout the courtyard space and a rich border of terraced cement seating and planted landscapes

23rd Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: Design Intent: Places For People

Three Mondays: October 4, October 18, & November 1, 2021

6:30–7:30 p.m. ET | Online

Three remarkable landscape architects—Lisa Switkin, Michael Boucher, and David Rubin—working in varied climates & topographies, share how their award-winning designs, both public and private, have been inspired by the people who will inhabit these newly created landscapes.

A lone tree grows in the middle of a wetland of green grasses and reeds, with a creek or river cutting through the scene; in the distance a forest rises up to frame the New York City skyline that is visible even further away

Lisa Switkin: Cohabitation

October 4, 2021

Lisa Switkin, FAAR, ALSA, will discuss new forms of public space that foster environmental health and resilience, social cohesion and well-being, and connection to place.

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A square structure rises up in the background, with waving grasses and a wooden fence in the foreground

Michael Boucher: Enduring Landscapes

October 18, 2021

Michael Boucher, FASLA, will discuss how he achieves simple and restrained designs that exhibit a timeless quality and unite each building with its site across a variety of scales and architectural approaches.

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Two people sit at dusk on a series of stone steps leading down into a well-lit water feature, trees surrounding the space and the spike of the Washington Monument rising up in the distance

David Rubin: Empathy and Inclusivity in the Public Realm

November 1, 2021

David Rubin, PLA, FASLA, FAAR, will share his concern that the connective tissue of our cities—the “third spaces” between work and home—are not truly public or reflective of the general population.

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CEUs available: APLD and LA CES

Support generously provided by the Heimbold Family