Leading-edge design firms are incorporating landscape performance research into their everyday practice. From SmithGroupJJR's WaterScore metric to Design Workshop's measurement tools backpack to OLIN's Knowledge Base, learn why, how, and what these firms are investing in to gather baseline data, set performance objectives, evaluate and disseminate performance of built projects.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
(1) Explore examples of small and large firms incorporating landscape performance research into everyday practice.
(2) Understand how considering performance throughout the design/development process leads to more sustainable outcomes.
(3) Learn how designers can use post-occupancy evaluations to achieve the SITES monitoring credit 9.1
(4) Examine the opportunities and challenges associated with practice-based research.
Allyson Mendenhall, Design Workshop; Deb Mitchell, SmithGroupJJR; Skip Graffam, OLIN
Landscape Architecture Foundation