“Landscape architecture is about illusion,” says Daniel Vasini. “You create an illusion when you see it from far away, when you get closer, when you’re under it.” Creative Director in New York for award-winning international design firm West 8, Vasini will highlight innovative projects, including Governors Island, for which West 8 won an international design competition and produced an 87-acre Master Plan, and Miami Beach Soundscape, which transformed a parking lot into a three-acre garden—an urban oasis adjacent to a Frank Gehry designed campus. He will also discuss the master plan created for Longwood Gardens with the goal of fashioning “a great garden of the world”—one that meets the highest standards of sustainability while honoring the legacy of founder Pierre S. DuPont.
Daniel Vasini has led top-tier, multidisciplinary projects, specializing in transformative urban waterfront designs that address urbanization challenges, infrastructure needs, sustainability goals, natural conditions, and identity of place. He earned a Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute in Los Angeles and lectures at universities and conferences around the world.