2018 Landscape Design Symposium

The 29th Annual Landscape Design Symposium
Crucial Connections: Ecological Complexity in Landscapes for People
Thursday, Jan. 18, and Friday, Jan. 19
Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut

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The 29th annual conference explores a core challenge of contemporary landscape design: blending plants, wildlife, and people in spaces that advance ecological function and are enjoyable to be in. While the destination is clear, the route is complex and often ill-defined or nonexistent. Learn from real world experiences of a select group of landscape architects and designers who are successfully navigating this challenge. 

Featured Speakers:

Stefan Bloodworth has been the Curator of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University since 2002. He lectures on southeastern plant communities and is the owner of the design-build company Pine Hollow Landscapes.

David Buckley Borden is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose work ranges from site-speci c landscape installations in the woods to data-driven cartography in the gallery. He is the Charles Bullard Fellow in Forest Research at Harvard University. He previously worked at Sasaki Associates and the design rm Ground, Inc. after receiving a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Laura Hansplant is the Director of Design at Roofmeadow. She previously worked at Andropogon Associates where she was involved with such projects as Sidwell Friends Middle School and the Phipps Conservatory’s Center of Sustainable Landscapes. She has developed workshops on planting design, sustainable planning, and the SITES rating system. She received her Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.

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2018 Ecological Landscape Design Brochure

CEUs available for landscape architects, APLD members, arborists, horticulturists and CT DEEP: Pesticide recertification.



Sponsored by
New Directions in the American Landscape (developed by Larry Weaner Landscape Associates)
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Connecticut College Arboretum