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24th Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Series

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Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 100
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All online classes require an internet connection. Class instruction will occur within the virtual classroom on Zoom where you can interact with the instructor and other students through video, audio, and/or chat functions. You can use Zoom on computers, tablets, and phones. Tablets and phones are somewhat limited in what they allow you to do, but you will still be able to see and hear the class.

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Online classes offered are taught by professional instructors through Zoom — the video & audio communication platform. We use Zoom because it allows for the interactivity between instructors and students that we believe is important for authentic learning.

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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24th Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Series - All Three Sections

These innovative and much-honored landscape architects discuss their signature projects, unique working methods, and design philosophies-while sharing transformative stories of people and places. For these designers, a respect for history informs and inspires the creative process.

At a Crossroads: Socially Just Landscapes

From her office in New York's Brooklyn Naval Yard, Elizabeth Kennedy leads EKLA PLLC, a collaborative, interdisciplinary social justice practice noted for excellence in innovative landscape preservation, development, and management. For Kennedy, design inspiration can come from anywhere-even the quality of light and shade. Kennedy's talk will illustrate how her projects-including the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan, the Inwood Sacred Site, the Peninsula Live-Work Campus in the Bronx, and Buffalo's Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor-exemplify landscape architecture's potential to afford a broader understanding of place and identity.

The daughter of an architect, Elizabeth Kennedy, FASLA, knew at 14 that she wanted to be a landscape architect. She studied landscape architecture at Cornell University and founded her own firm in 1994, with the goal of collaborating with mission-driven non-profit organizations to serve communities. Much honored for her distinguished work in sustainability, Kennedy is an ASLA Fellow and the recipient of 2022's prestigious Annual Landscape Architecture Foundation Medal.

Troubled Beauty: A Manifesto for Ugly Duckling Landscapes

Known for her innovative approaches to design and regeneration of toxic industrial sites and degraded urban landscapes, Julie Bargmann turns "ugly duckling" sites into swans. Her process begins with site forensics-finding the stories of place and then surmounting innumerable obstacles with her unique blend of fearlessness, experimentation, common sense and restraint in order to produce award-winning work. She will discuss a community-based reclamation project of an abandoned coal works; a corporate campus refashioned within an abandoned Navy yard; an obsolete water supply station reinterpreted for a small private garden; and a privately funded public park offered as a sign of optimism in a disinvested Detroit neighborhood.

Julie Bargmann is the Founder and Principal of D.I.R.T. Studio and a Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia Department of Landscape Architecture. She is the Inaugural Laureate of the 2021 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Bargmann received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon and a MLA from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

Supergreen: Gardens, Placemaking, and Infrastructure

Roderick Wyllie and James A. Lord, founding partners of Surfacedesign, a San Francisco-based landscape architecture studio, challenge conventional approaches to design by asking novel questions and listening to a site and its users. By doing so, Wyllie and Lord focus on cultivating a sense of connection between the built and the natural world, inviting people to engage with the landscape in new ways. Together, the two landscape architects will present work that ranges in location and scale, from civic projects to intimate residential gardens, including Auckland International Airport in New Zealand; the 40-acre Expedia headquarters site on Seattle's waterfront; Uber's headquarters in San Francisco that includes a public park; and Uliveto, a private residence in Northern California.

Roderick Wyllie, FASLA, and James A. Lord, FASLA, along with partner Geoff di Girolamo, have established Surfacedesign as an international leader in landscape architecture, urban design, and sustainability. Alumni of Harvard's Graduate School of Design, both are ASLA Fellows. For the consistent excellence of their built designs, they were honored with the 2017 Cooper Hewitt Design Award.

We offer Continuing Education credits (CEUS) for LA CES and APLD for successful completion of this lecture series.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

In accordance with New York City Executive Order 225., all students registering for on-site classes are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. For more information on what to expect, please visit our FAQs.

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Refunds and Withdrawals

Students can transfer into an alternate section without penalty, provided that's done at the time of cancellation, and with sufficient notice. Classes in which material is being mailed to student, require a minimum of 2 weeks' notice for changes/cancellations.

Missed Classes

No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits 24 hours before a course begins. A refund will be issued if your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. If you wish to withdraw from a course before it begins, you must notify the Registration Office ten full business days before the first class meeting. We will issue a refund minus a $10 processing fee.

  • If you must withdraw fewer than ten days before the first class meeting:
  • No refunds will be granted for course levels 0–299 and 700–999
  • A 75% refund minus a $10 processing fee will be granted for course levels 300–699

Please note: Floral Design materials fees will not be refunded fewer than five (5) business days before class begins.


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