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Ecological Design Workshop 2023 (virtual)

Tue, July 18, 2023 @ 12:00 am EDT - Wed, July 26, 2023 @ 12:00 am EDT

VIRTUAL: Two Session Workshop: 18 July & 26 July – 9:00-1:00pm ET

Tickets: Member $189 for both sessions, Non-Member $239 for both sessions


Ecology-Based Design for Landscapes:

Courtesy of the Brandywine Conservancy

An Course focused on Design.

Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed for practitioners to achieve them. This course will be comprised of two sessions that are four hours each. This workshop will focus on design (and will be geared towards attendees understanding of design).  We will provide concrete, real-world guidance for understanding design and how it impacts ecological landscape decisions.  This course as well as provide attendees with the opportunity to employ these techniques through an assignment between the first and second sessions.

This program is geared toward landscape professionals, including but not limited to landscape designers, landscape architects, and horticulturists.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine and translate into design the ecological patterns .
  2. Understand the ecological processes that are relevant to landscape design .
  3. Understand how to design in any context with an understanding of ecological frameworks for landscape design.

Note: Each session will have 4 session hours plus two 15-minute breaks.

About the Instructor
SANDRA NAM founded Ink Landscape Architects, PLLC (INK). Ink Landscape Architects, PLLC (INK), a small minority woman-owned business entity, was founded by Sandra Nam Cioffi, PLA, ASLA, whose portfolio of work is defined by the art of craft, deep cultural research, regional ecology, and elevating the human experience in the built environment.

After working at two great firms on some world-class projects, and with an early career as a marketing manager at the Nature Conservancy and in New York City’s fragrance industry, Sandra launched INK to push the boundaries of landscape architecture and to help redefine how we approach the art of convening people and designing meaningful landscapes.

She has designed and managed projects across the United States and abroad – complex urban, institutional and cultural projects while at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBWLA), Parker Rodriguez Inc, and Margie Ruddick Landscape. Her work has been recognized by the Virginia and Potomac Chapters of ASLA, AIA|DC, and is a 2012 University Olmsted Scholar, awarded by the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

Sandra teaches landscape design classes and inquiry-based research projects to high school and post-graduate level students.

Every landscape has a story to tell, and our role is to highlight those stories while making enjoyable, functional, interesting spaces for people of all ages and abilities, all while benefitting our public health and well-being.

Student discount available – requires full-time student ID


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Tue, July 18, 2023 @ 12:00 am EDT
Wed, July 26, 2023 @ 12:00 am EDT
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