WILA [Women in Landscape Architecture] Lecture

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WILA [Women in Landscape Architecture] Lecture

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Re-Thinking Sustainability + Resiliency for Urban Landscapes with Laura Solano | Principal, MVVA | Cambridge

DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: NC State College of Design, Burns Auditorium
WILA lecture 2018


Laura Solano is a principal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects. For 27 years she has been a leading force in developing the firm’s extensive portfolio of award-winning public parks, urban open spaces, and institutional projects in the US, Canada, and Mexico including Teardrop Park in New York City, the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Renovation of the St. Louis Arch Grounds, the US Embassy in Mexico City, and most recently the Port Lands Flood Protection Enabling Infrastructure in Toronto. Since 1992 she has taught at Harvard’s GSD where she is now an Associate Professor in Practice. As an advocate for the profession, she speaks frequently in venues such as the ASLA and AIA Annual Conferences, the National Building Museum, and the Soil Science Society of America. Recently she received OSU’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. She served on the executive board for the Landscape Architecture Foundation from 2013 to 2016. She has also authored articles on public process, sustainable landscapes, and urban soil. She received her BLA from The Ohio State University in 1983 after studying Botany at the University of Maryland. She is a registered landscape architect in five states. 

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Go to: https://design.ncsu.edu/academics/landscape-architecture/lectures/ 

The Landscape Architecture Lecture Series is produced by the Department of Landscape Architecture in partnership with the Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Architecture Advisory Council. 

Contributions to help underwrite the lecture series are graciously accepted payable to the NCSU Foundation, LAR Fund for Excellence. The lecture series is open to the public. Registered landscape architects are eligible to obtain one continuing education unit for each NCBLA approved lecture attended. 

The Landscape Architecture Lecture Series welcomes leading practitioners, educators, and researchers engaged in critical work affecting the future of our profession and the environment. 


October 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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College of Design