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Art and Design Principles for Ecological Landscapes

Wed, May 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Ecological design is based on the same principles as landscape design, however, practitioners can become caught up in the arrangement of elements and materials and forget that the application of art and design principles are critical to evoke meaning, intent, and order. Consider this a refresher course for experienced designers and an introduction to design for emerging practitioners. This webinar is adapted from the introduction to Ecological Design in the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden’s Native Plant and Ecological Horticulture certificate program.

Lisa Cowan, PLA, Studioverde, is a nationally recognized landscape architect with expertise in ecology-based land design and sustainable SITES certification.  Lisa’s pioneering work in successful wetland restoration and creation was featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine.  Lisa teaches courses at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden focused on environmental design principles and techniques for ecosystem restoration. Her work includes the planting and hardscape design for outdoor gathering spaces at the FBI’s Quantico campus (Virginia), and the landscape art entrance feature for the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building (Maine) and the site design for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Mount Desert Island office.


Wed, May 6, 2020
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
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ELA Office