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Landscape Architecture Short Course 2019

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Wednesday February 6th


8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tim Smalley: Tour of Roswell Historic Gardens: Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, Mimosa Hall, Smith Plantation (3 CEUs / H.S.W.)*

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, NC, SC

Description:

Dr. Smalley and site guides will lead participants through these four gardens pointing out historic and noteworthy plants. Barrington Hall was built by Barrington King, co-founder of Roswell. Barrington Hall is the only house of the four that has formal gardens (antebellum and Victorian) with boxwoods and a “hedge of jonquils.” Bulloch Hall, the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother, has numerous large Osage Orange trees overshadowing the historic garden. Mimosa Hall, one-time home of Neil Reid, has several large specimens of unusual plants such as Parrotia persica and Cephalotaxus harringtonia. A remnant of Reid-designed garden still exists at Mimosa Hall. The Smith Plantation contains an antique rose garden, a heritage hydrangea collection, and a kitchen garden.

Note: Tour departs from Classic Center at 8:00 AM. If you wish to meet the tour in Atlanta, contact Tim Smalley at tsmalley@uga.edu

Speaker Bio: http://hort.caes.uga.edu/people/faculty/tim-smalley.html

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Rex Hayes: Designing a Rainwater Harvesting System (1 CEU / H.S.W.)*

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, NC, SC

Description:

Rainwater harvesting systems are the only source of water for thousands of people globally, and the industry growth and development of this utility has grown exponentially beyond the home. This course will provide inspirational tools that promote conversations and open mindedness for more comprehensive rainwater harvesting collection systems. Residential, commercial, and industrial systems are being designed and implemented across the world in many different countries today. The talk will examine the critical role that data, design, materials and supporting technology play in meeting the evolving needs of our environment. This course includes photos, schematics, and designs that will address the role you can play in creating great systems, and the importance of considering environmental impacts at the same time as developing each project. This course will also show you completed projects that illustrate powerful results when rainwater harvesting systems are considered at the early phases of development. By the end of this course, participants will leave inspired by the role they can play in communicating the real importance of conserving our natural resource of water.

Speaker Bio:

Rex Hayes is the President and CEO of Climate, Inc., founded in Georgia in 1997. Hayes is also the Chairman of the Board of Sustainability Management Association; a member of The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) and has earned his Accredited Professional status; a member of the European Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ERCSA). He is also a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), American Water Works Association (AWWA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, Partner of the Global Water Partnership, and Corporate Sponsor of Leave No Trace. Rex enjoys volunteering and making a difference within his community, as well as, contributing globally. He has been a Participant Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity since 1986. Himself an Eagle Scout, Hayes is on the Executive Board of the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America and cares deeply about children, economic empowerment, education, the environment, human health, human rights, disaster and humanitarian relief, and science and technology.

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Gary Knox: New Developments in the World of Magnolias (1 CEU / H.S.W.)*

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, NC, SC

Description:

This is an educational talk discussing the well-known and widely-loved magnolia. With over 200 different species and a growing number of hybrids, this plant can be incorporated into the landscape in countless different ways and survive where some would not expect. This lecture will emphasize new breeding, as well as, new species with ornamental potential.

Speaker Bio: https://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/dr-gary-knox/

 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Quincy Hammond: A Firm Profile: Quincy Hammond Landscape Architecture (1 CEU / H.S.W.)*

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, NC, SC

Description:

An internationally recognized landscape architect, Quincy Hammond combines her passions for art and plants to create distinctly sculptural spaces. By working as a sole practitioner, she develops artist-patron relationships with her clients and maintains intimate involvement with every detail of her projects, from conception through maintenance. In this session, she will use case studies to explore the benefits and challenges inherent to her process and practice.

Speaker Bio: https://www.quincyhammond.com/profile

 

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Kevin McCarthy: Avalon (1 CEU / H.S.W.)*

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, NC, SC

Description:

Avalon is an ULI award winning 86-acre mixed-use project located in Alpharetta, Ga. Phase one opened in 2014 to rave reviews, phase two in 2017, and the final office component is scheduled to be completed in 2019. This case study will examine the design processes put in place, the collaboration necessary between the landscape architect, master architect, civil engineer, the political forces at work, and the programming necessary to create vibrant energetic exterior spaces that draw people in and have made Avalon “more than a place to go, but a place to be.”

Speaker Bio: https://sitesolutionsla.com/team/

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Social Hour

Sponsored by Buck Jones Nursery 

Description: 

Network with your fellow attendees, CED students, and faculty. 

http://buckjones.com/

 

Thursday February 7th


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM David Freed: Don’t Forget Japanese Maples!(1 CEUs / H.S.W.)*

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, NC, SC

Description:

The number of Japanese maple cultivars available can be overwhelming. This course will provide a guide to understanding important considerations when selecting a Japanese maple for a design. We will discuss the wide range of form, color, and texture these beautiful specimen trees bring to any landscape.

Speaker Bio:

David Freed is the owner and operator of Garden Design Nursery, one of the largest Japanese maple nurseries in the Southeast. David has been propagating and growing Japanese maples in Georgia for 18 years. He is constantly evaluating new and old cultivars, with the goal to identify varieties that do well in the Southeast. David will offer Japanese maple recommendations to fit a range of cultural and aesthetic situations. He has made numerous informational presentations to gardening organizations and conducted pruning and propagating classes in professional settings.

 

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Dustin Graham: Designing a Splashpad (1 CEUs / H.S.W.)*

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, NC, SC

Description:

The Splashpad or “Spray Park” is a rising trend in the recreation industry today, and it is important for Landscape Architects to know how to safely and successfully incorporate them. A design that includes a Splashpad can create an active experience that entertains children, while also challenging them mentally and physically. These elements of aquatic recreation can become a unique highlight in any space, but there are also a few important health and safety restrictions that need to be addressed to ensure its success.

Speaker Bio:

Dustin Graham attended Reinhardt College on a running scholarship and after two years transferred to the University of Georgia. At UGA he earned his Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies. After graduating from college, he worked for a wilderness therapy program, was a director for Athens Y Camp, and an employee at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. He entered the commercial playground industry in 2014 and currently works at Great Southern Recreation.

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brett R. Wylie, Matt Friensen, Monte Wilson: Designing in Morocco: A Blend of Culture, Environment and Peoples (1 CEU / H.S.W.)*

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, NC, SC

Description:

As an emerging market for community planners and urban designers in north Africa, Morocco is taking a leading role of sustainable infrastructure and development on the African continent. This session examines how community design is shaped by Morocco’s unique societal cross-roads of blended cultures, peoples, languages, and environment.

Speaker Bios:

Brett Wylie is a Senior Landscape Architect and Urban Designer for Jacobs. Focused on elevating the practice’s design leadership, Brett has extensive experience in all aspects of urban design and landscape architecture for diverse public and private projects in the United States, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Caribbean. With a proven record of thoughtful design and thorough implementation, his diverse project experience includes mixed-use developments, urban regeneration strategies, corporate campuses, university campuses, and hospitality venues and resorts.

Matt Friesen is a senior landscape architect, certified planner and urban designer whose interests and experience include creative, sustainable approaches for all project types, with a focus on mixed-use, academic, commercial, and transportation infrastructure. He is committed to an enabling, participatory design process, and bridging the various disciplines required to address today’s complex projects. Matt is passionate about delivering challenging projects and achieving his client’s goals through the creation of ecologically balanced, artistic environments.

Monte Wilson is a division vice president and director of the Advance Planning Group at Jacobs. In addition to his project and group leadership responsibilities, Monte is the Global Leader of the Cities and Places practice within Jacobs. His 28 years of experience includes a range of planning, urban design and landscape architecture projects for corporate, institutional, educational, hospitality and municipal clients with a particular focus on community building, urban redevelopment, multi-purposed infrastructure, city scale sustainability and resilience.

 

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Andrew Moore and Kellie Moon: Business Strategies for Landscape Architects(3 CEUs / Not H.S.W.)*

Sponsored by Frazier & Deeter and W&A Engineering

Approvals: LACES, AL, FL, SC

Description:

Andrew and Kellie will go over important business strategies that can benefit any business, small or large. Starting with a discussion about the overhead costs of labor, insurance, and software, they will cover subjects relating to payroll, including in-house versus out-sourced services, hourly rates for employees, and typical employee positions, titles, and salaries. Andrew and Kellie will also cover topics relating to billing and collections, including billing periods, revenue cycles, cash reserves, business loans, and lines of credit. Insights into the 2018 tax update and planning opportunities under the tax cuts and jobs act will also be shared.

Speaker Bios:

Andrew Moore: https://www.frazierdeeter.com/people/andrew/

Kellie Moon: https://www.waengineering.com/team/kellie-moon-cpa/

 

*Note: CEUs and HSW designation pending approvals

 

 

Registration

All Conference Activities $390
Pre-Conference $110
Pre-Conference + Short Course $290
Short Course Only $210
Short Course + Post-Conference $290
Post-Conference Only $110
Wednesday Only – Short Course $120
Thursday Only – Short Course $90