Landscape Architects Discussion
May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS TO DISCUSS SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS FOR WATER AND WILDLIFE
The Essex Library concludes its ninth Year of the Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series with “Green Landscapes for Water and Wildlife” presented by Landscape Architects Shavaun Towers FASLA and Natasha Andjelic ASLA of the New Haven Landscape Architecture and Site Planning firm, Towers|Golde, on Friday, May 5th at 7 p.m. in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects’ office. The talk will cover sustainable elements of design such as the selection of native plants, storm water management techniques, low-mow/no mow lawn alternates, and meadow plantings, and discuss how these various elements can be woven into a cohesive landscape – one that is in harmony with Nature. Also included in the lecture will be discussions on what makes a landscape sustainable, changing trends in landscape planting and aesthetics, and how these techniques can be incorporated in your own landscape.
Recent award-winning projects showcasing sustainable landscape design implementation, including the new Massachusetts Headquarters for the Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Life Science Laboratory at UMass, Amherst, will be presented as well as recent and past projects completed for the New York Botanical Garden including the garden’s new ‘Green Zone,’ and the Stone Mill restoration which included significant green infrastructure integrated into a historic cultural site restoration project fronting the Bronx River.
Shavaun Towers’ work has focused on institutional, corporate and urban design projects. Institutional work includes academic, healthcare and cultural facilities as well as arboreta and historic properties. Ms. Towers was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in national recognition of the superior quality of her design work. Her work has also received numerous state and national awards recognizing creativity and design excellence, historic sensitivity and environmental responsibility. She has taught at Yale University Schools of Architecture and Forestry as well as the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Towers | Golde Associate Natasha Andjelic has been the lead project manager on key projects for the New York Botanical Garden, overseeing projects from planning through construction administration. Her site work for the Life Science Laboratory at UMass, Amherst is a prime example of her approach to site, incorporating complex hydrological systems and native planting to create both a regenerative and teaching landscape for the University.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560. Centerbrook Architects’ office is located at 67 Main St. in Centerbrook.
Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email email@example.com