Event description

This lecture is a review of how digital tools have revolutionized how we design, communicate, and build the constructed landscape.

The first part of the lecture provides a brief introduction and history of the landscape architecture profession from Olmsted to the modernists. Today, contemporary practice has made a departure due to the advent of digital documentation and fabrication. This movement embraces data driven design and ornamentation—making public space design more democratic & design more customized to local needs and inspirations.

The second half of the lecture reviews a number of charismatic contemporary landscape designs, details, and technologies, which introduces the audience to the wide array of contemporary practice.
Landscape Architects Christopher Hardy of the SWA Group and Jennifer Ng of CMG Landscape Architecture will be giving the lecture and discussion.