Many professionals in the green economy have environmentally noble goals but find it difficult to confirm that their work makes a measurable, positive impact on our global environmental crisis. In this presentation, Mr. Quinn will provide an overview of his company’s approach toward creating landscapes that positively influence the biosphere. He will discuss his company’s action-oriented, vertically-integrated approach by examining a series of projects which have been completed over the past five years.
In addition to describing the science and design behind his work, Mr. Quinn will discuss the power of social entrepreneurship, especially in relation to One Nature’s status as a Certified B Corp. Special emphasis will be placed on the connection between environmental ethics and aesthetics, qualitative vs quantitative metrics in assessing the impact of work, maximizing public access to ecologically regenerate resources, and social entrepreneurship.
Bryan Quinn RLA (CT), is the founder and principal of One Nature. Technically trained in restoration ecology, environmental philosophy, and landscape architecture, his vision is a world where our development activities improve the environment, rather than destroy it. Mr. Quinn’s lifelong dedication to landscapes and the environment is evident in One Nature’s diverse body of work, including gardens, parks of all sizes, campuses, agricultural land, and urban design. Regardless of size, he strives to bring out the potential for every project to inspire people through ecological design. Part scientist and part artist, his design methodology is placebased and relies on a sensitivity to the particular qualities of each location.