Webinar Archive

Below is a list of recordings from past webinars, which cover various aspects of landscape performance.

These free distance learning opportunities may be viewed at any time and allow attendees to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) after successful completion. The webinars are hosted by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and feature guest presenters. Recordings are organized by category. Clicking the link will redirect to the LAF website where the webinar materials are housed.

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Landscape Performance Evaluation Process

Insights from LAF’s 2019 Case Study Investigation Program
Recorded August 5, 2019 
The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation (CSI) program supports faculty-student research teams who work with designers to assess and document the performance of sustainable landscape projects as Case Study Briefs. In this webinar, participants from the 2019 CSI program present their process and most compelling findings from their efforts to quantify environmental, social, and economic benefits.
Speakers: 2019 CSI teams including CSI Faculty Fellows, Student Research Assistants, and Firm Liaisons
Professional Development Hours: 1.0 LA CES/HSW
Running time: 91 min

Insights from LAF’s 2018 Case Study Investigation Program
Recorded August 6, 2018
The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation (CSI) program supports faculty-student research teams who work with designers to assess and document the performance of sustainable landscape projects as Case Study Briefs. In this webinar, participants from the 2018 CSI program present their process and most compelling findings from their efforts to quantify environmental, economic, and social benefits.
Speakers: Catherine De Almeida, Hannah LoPresto and Brandon Zambrano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lisa DuRussel, Pennsylvania State University; Rachael Shields, University of Georgia; Pavlina Ilieva and Naomi Wong Hemme, Morgan State University
Professional Development Hours: 1.0 LA CES/HSW
Running time: 53 min


Designing for Performance

The Living Architecture Performance Tool
Recorded April 23, 2018
The Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) is a new rating system and resource created to assure stakeholders that living architecture projects will achieve certain measurable and replicable performance benefits. This webinar will introduce the LAPT, discuss its structure and compliance process, and identify the ways that different stakeholders might use the tool as it enters its pilot phase.
Speakers: David Yocca, FASLA, Green Infrastructure Foundation; Rohan Lilauwala, Green Infrastructure Foundation
Professional Development Hours: 1.0 LA CES/HSW, 1.0 GRP
Running time: 66 min

Designing for Performance: Segmental Concrete Pavements
Recorded February 27, 2018
When appropriately designed, constructed and maintained, segmental paving can create vibrant social spaces, manage stormwater, mitigate the urban heat island effect, increase safety, and save on capital and maintenance costs. This webinar presents information to design for and ensure long-term performance of these systems, estimate environmental performance, and conduct a life-cycle cost analysis.
Speaker: David R. Smith, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
Professional Development Hours: 1.0 LA CES/HSW
Running time: 65 min


Integrating Performance into Design Education and Practice

Practice Based Research: Operationalizing Landscape Performance
Recorded March 20, 2014
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.
Speakers: Allyson Mendenhall, PLA, Design Workshop; Deb Mitchell, FASLA, PLA, SmithGroupJJR; Skip Graffam, ASLA, PLA, OLIN
Professional Development Hours: 1.0 LA CES/HSW
Running time: 60 min (plus 30 min Q&A)

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