Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Professional Development

October 24, 2012 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tom Ryan, FASLA, Founder and Principal, Ryan Associates
Cost: Free to ASLA members (Donations Accepted- Select College of Architecture and Planning and then Department of Landscape Architecture)
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Building with Water – Implementation Works of Tom Ryan, Ryan-Associates
This course focuses on the health safety and welfare considerations in the design of the Louisville Waterfront and other major landscape projects detailed by To Ryan, FASLA.  Students will receive instruction through the use of case study method that focuses on how to build with water volumes, rates of flow and water quality in a heavily used park.  The case studies will focus on the development of details that are sustainable with the extremes of flooding and intense use.  The detail development will identify the environmental and cultural force at work on specific details, identifying similar conditions and details and the testing of ideas for new details for aesthetics, durability and constructability.

Tom Ryan is a practicing landscape architect and current lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Specializing in construction documentation and project management, Tom has influenced the design details of several high-profile projects including New York City’s High Line, Freshkills Park, and Louisville Waterfront Park. Collaborating with numerous contemporary designers, such as George Hargreaves, Jim Corner, SWA, Martha Schwartz, Pete Walker and Sasaki Associates, Tom continues to express the complexity of design with material and implementation. Similarly, he has published several books, including “Detailing for Landscape Architects” and a contributor to “Time Savers Standards for Landscape Architects”, which are valuable resources in the both the design field and college curriculum.

October 29, 2012  9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pliny Fisk III, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
Cost: Free to ASLA members (Donations Accepted- Select College of Architecture and Planning and then Department of Landscape Architecture)
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Watch Online: 9am Session, 1pm Session, 5pm Session

Planning and Design of the White River Corridor as Place
Using a comprehensive 10-lens sustainable design approach developed by the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems over the last 20 years, learn how the lenses can be used as tools for seeing and designing the White River as place.

Pliny Fisk III is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS), an education, research, and demonstration non-profit that specializes in life cycle planning and design.  The Center engages in projects based on their potential contribution to sustainability and human health, at all scales (site, regional, global); and collaborations with other organizations, businesses and professional firms.  Plinny Fisk is a Fellow in Sustainable Urbanism and Fellow in Health Systems Design at Texas A&M University, with a joint signature faculty position in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning.  He previously held positions at Ball State University, the University of Texas at Austin, Mississippi State University and the University of Oklahoma.  His B.Arch., M.Arch., and M.L.A. degrees are from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has unique research contributions in materials and methods, low-cost building systems, low impact materials including carbon balanced cements, input/output life cycle assessment modeling, and GIS applications to connect human activities and natural systems at all scales.  He developed a land planning and design methodology referred to as Eco-Balance Design and Planning. 


    Department of Landscape Architecture
    Architecture Building (AB), Room 226
    Ball State University
    Muncie, IN 47306

    Phone: 765-285-1971
    Fax: 765-285-1983