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Education Session - Panel Format

MON-C03 - Botanical Gardens: Designing Places for Enrichment and Growth in the 21st Century

Monday, October 22
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 114


Hear panelists discuss their experiences in successfully designing and updating diverse botanical gardens across the country. Learn about translating garden missions into design solutions that are inspiring and consistent with modern-day sensibilities, as well as the challenges inherent in working with various stakeholders.

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John S. Troy, ASLA

John S. Troy, Landscape Architect Inc.

John Troy has enjoyed a diverse career in landscape architecture, passionately advocating the profession's value to students, clients and community groups. After receiving a 1981 CELA Outstanding Educator award at West Virginia University, John launched a residential design practice in the San Antonio, TX region. His classic designs in arid environments have been featured in numerous publications. Currently serving as president of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, John has contributed 30 years of service to infuse sound design principles into its development. Texas ASLA has honored John with the 2016 Community Service Award as well as several design awards.


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Lisa E. Delplace, ASLA

CEO / Principal
Oehme, Van Sweden | OvS

Lisa Delplace joined OEHME, VAN SWEDEN | OvS in 1988. Throughout her tenure, she has broadened the firm’s ecological depth of bench while emphasizing collaboration between architects and scientists—a crucial factor in expanding OvS’ portfolio of significant work. She was appointed CEO in 2003, yet continues to oversee a range of award-winning projects at every scale. Both lead designer and managing principal, she has been key to expanding the firm’s revolutionary aesthetic and shepherding its evolution. Lisa has served as a visiting critic and lecturer nationally and internationally for distinguished universities and professional organizations.


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Allan Summers, ASLA, LEED AP

Robinson Anderson Summers Inc

Allan has a passion for horticulture and fine art and has over 25 years’ experience providing planning and design services through all phases of landscape architecture. His interests are reflected in a wide variety of projects that include institutional work, private estate gardens, botanical gardens, arboreta, conservatories, and historic landscapes. Some of Allan’s clients have included the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Morris Arboretum, Delaware Art Museum and Astra Zeneca.


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MON-C03 - Botanical Gardens: Designing Places for Enrichment and Growth in the 21st Century

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