Introduction to Sustainable SITES: ASLA NC

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Introduction to Sustainable SITES: ASLA NC

November 8, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 5:00 pm

Intro to SITESDATE: 

TIME: 11:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: NC State University, Talley Student Union, Piedmont Ballroom

CEUs: +/- 3.25 CEUs to be submitted to NCBOLA for Professional Landscape Architects, and to GBCI for LEED APs



Free for Students with limited seating
Members of NCASLA & USGBC – $16.00
Non-Members – $26.00

INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE SITES is a statewide, section by section, event hosted by the NC Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in partnership with the US Green Building Council, ASLA, and the NC State & NC A&T University Landscape Architecture Departments. The Triangle Section event will be hosted at NC State University’s renovated Talley Student Center, which is double-LEED Gold certified. There will be a core Introduction to Sustainable Sites presentation, followed by presentations from Emily McCoy, PLA, SITES AP and the NCSU MLA Design+Build Studio. An exclusive tour of the LID stormwater retrofits transforming the NCSU campus, will be led by students and faculty. The event will conclude with a studio networking reception hosted by SASLA. FREE for students, with limited seating available.


Meg Calkins, FASLA, is Head of the Landscape Architecture Department at North Carolina State University. She is is the author of the book Materials for Sustainable Sites and editor of the Sustainable Sites Handbook. As one of the founding members of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), Calkins has taken an active leadership role in development and implementation of the Standard since 2003. She is a frequent Contributing Editor to Landscape Architecture magazine writing several articles on site construction materials and exemplary designed works. [Charlotte & Triangle Sections]

Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP, is the Director of Integrative Research and an Associate Principal at the ecological planning and landscape architectural firm Andropogon Associates, located in Philadelphia and Raleigh, NC. As Director of Integrative Research and professor of practice at NC State University, Mrs. McCoy strives to contribute to the knowledge base of landscape architecture by exploring the interplay between professional practice and landscape performance research. Through her practice, she has been able to integrate research and design through such projects as the US Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC; Shoemaker Green, University of Pennsylvania; Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC; and Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh, PA. [Triad & Coastal Sections]

Jesse Turner, PLA, is a professional landscape architect (PLA) and a teacher. His work includes multiple awards and highly visited public landscape architecture projects in places such as Duke Gardens at Duke University, the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum at the University of Minnesota, and more. His firm, Lift Environmental Design, combines design excellence with ecologically sensitive design and evidence-based approaches to problem-solving. His work has been the topic of sustainability case studies, most recently by the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation Program, and is known to exhibit high standards of quality and performance. Jesse is also a steering committee member of the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference at Western Carolina University, which is dedicated to deepening the knowledge of natural systems in efforts to protect and create ecologically sustainable landscapes. [Mountain, Charlotte & Triangle Sections]


November 8, 2018
10:45 am - 5:00 pm
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College of Design


Talley Student Union
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27695
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