Lecture Series

The Magic of Children's Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design - Lolly Tai, PhD, RLA, FASLA

Professor Lolly Tai, PhD, RLA, FASLA, will provide a special lecture entitled “Children’s Gardens: Design Features and Goals” with an overview of two case studies on public children’s gardens from her new book The Magic of Children’s Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design.

Co-sponsored by the LA-Hort Department, AED, Tyler School of Art and the Temple University General Activities Fund (GAF) Landscape Architecture CEU’s available.

  • Date & Time

    2017-04-07 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location

    Learning Center 103, Ambler Campus

Building the 21st Century Library: Stories, Spaces, Functions

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building, designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge. 

Join us for part three of the Building the 21st Century Library series: a panel discussion on the pre-design programming process and the library program for the new central library. The library program both addresses practical questions in terms of users, equipment, accommodation, etc., and the symbolic presence of the library on campus.

Andropogon on Sustainable Activism: The Role of Landscape Architects with Tom Amoroso, BSLA (TU), PLA, ASLA, Principal

A Landscape Restoration Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, Waste, & Renewal | Jenna Webster

How do you turn around a weed-infested grassland when many of the necessary steps conflict with imperiled bird species already usingthat grassland? Learn how a unique restoration plan for a 100-acre grassland atop a capped landfill negotiated this challenge by synthesizing crowdsourced data, scientific research, field experience, and an interpretative vision steeped in site history.

Jenna Webster is a designer with Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, where she works on landscape master plans for residential and public projects. She also plays a key role in developing programming for the New Directions in the American Landscape conference series. She holds a B.A. and M.Ed from Harvard University and a masters from the Conway School, a graduate program in sustainable landscape planning and design. Prior to entering the design field, she worked in art museums and community non-profits.

Co-sponsored by the LA-Hort Department, AED, Tyler School of Art and the Temple University General Activities Fund (GAF) Landscape Architecture CEU’s available.

  • Date & Time

    2017-02-17 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location

    Learning Center 103, Ambler Campus
  • Category

Dennis McGlade, FASLA: Planting Over Structure

Dennis McGlade has been a part of OLIN nearly since its inception, joining the studio in 1978 and becoming a partner in 1996. A highly regarded professional in the field of design and horticulture, his noted works include the design of the J. Paul Getty Center and Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden in Los Angeles, California; Bishopsgate and Canary Wharf in London, UK and Midway Plaisance in Chicago, Illinois. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois and went on to receive his Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under renowned landscape architect Ian McHarg. He has served in various teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Dennis will talk about how the Mid Atlantic region continues to grow and get even more urbanized, creative opportunities must be found to maintain and expand natural habitats, mitigate storm water run off, and provide social open spaces for the growing population.   The design of  exterior spaces over structure is one opportunity to find solutions for these and the numerous other environmental issues raise by continued densification of our cities and inner ring suburbs.

  • Date & Time

    2016-11-11 12:30pm
  • Location

    Temple Ambler Campus, Learning Center Room 208
  • Category

Dr. Sasha Eisenman: Water Relations of Trees in GI Stormwater Trenches

About the research

Trees contribute greatly to storm water management.

• Project 1: Water relations of trees in a green-infrastructure tree trench system in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia

• Project 2: Evaluation of the stomatal conductance of 25 trees of 13 different species/cultivars located at the same site This research not only confirms that stormwater tree trenches can be effective at managing stormwater but it also holds implications for further application of stormwater tree trenches.

This research not only confirms that stormwater tree trenches can be effective at managing stormwater but it also holds implications for further application of stormwater tree trenches.

Dr. Eisenman’s research includes:

• Medicinal plants and natural products

• Phytominetic architecture

• The flora of central Asia

  • Date & Time

    2016-11-02 12:30pm
  • Location

    Ambler Learning Center, Room 103
  • Category

Landscape Performance - Evaluating the Environmental, Economic and Social Benefits of Built Landscapes

"Empirical evidence is an important criterion for shaping the physical environment and for underpinning design decisions. This presentation describes the background of landscape performance, a research initiative that evaluates environmental, economic and social benefits of built landscapes. Tools for measuring performance and case studies conducted by the author and Temple Landscape Architecture students will be presented."

Dr. Mary Myers is an avid proponent of using science as a basis for design. She spearheaded development of the Temple University Master of Landscape Architecture program with a concentration in Ecological Landscape Restoration.

Author of Andrea Cochran: Landscapes (2009), and co-author of the anthology Sustainable Design (2010) Dr. Mary Myers is a registered landscape architect whose years in practice inform her teaching, research and outreach. She currently serves on the national Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, which oversees accreditation of landscape architecture degree programs in the United States. Her writing has been published in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Landscape Journal, Public Roads and other journals.

  • Date & Time

    2016-10-28 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location

    Temple Ambler Learning Center, Room 103
  • Category

Urban Hydroponics – a Method of Sustainable Agriculture

This summer, Ila Outterbridge spent 3 to 4 days each week immersed in the production of hydroponically-grown crops with Dr. Eric Stein at e3garden. Now she will share the lessons she learned from this experience and explain why hydroponics is “farming for the future.” Ila became interested in hydroponics when she was first introduced to horticulture in high school. It intrigued her that one could produce so much with so little space, and she found the possibilities that hydroponics offered too hard to ignore. Her quest even took her to Hawaii! Join us on Friday to learn more.

  • Date & Time

    2016-10-07 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location

    Ambler Learning Center, Room 103
  • Category

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