Guest Lecturers


This year's speakers explore proactive and intentional approaches that address the changing climate and environmental challenges we are facing now—not just beautifying landscapes but repairing and strengthening them.
223GAR801A 01/27 Th 10:30am-11:30am NYBG

For Kate Orff, landscape architects must do more than "beautify"-they must help reset ecosystems to reconnect people to each other through ecological-social design. In her firm's signature projects-from the $60 million Living Breakwaters barrier reef and shoreline restoration project off more...
223GAR801B 01/27 Th 10:30am-11:30am Orff


Our cities and suburbs desperately need more inspiring, ecologically rich planting. Yet budgets are tight, and crews and gardeners are often unfamiliar with more diverse planting typologies. Claudia West will share the scientific models and hands-on techniques her landscape architecture more...
223GAR801C 02/24 Th 10:30am-11:30am West


OJB founding partner James Burnett shares the threads that run through the firm's projects over the past 30 years. Noted for belief that landscape has the power to transform cities and strengthen communities, and commitment to addressing issues of access, more...
223GAR801D 03/31 Th 10:30am-11:30am Burnett