Plants/Soils

Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-C07 - Botanophilia and the Evolution of the Nursery Industry in the United States

Friday, October 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 113-AB

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL, ISA

The U.S. nursery industry we know today evolved from obsessive plant trading between the Colonies and Europe in the 17th century. This session explores how American botanophilia intersected with innovation and major cultural, industrial, developmental, and political events, to support the proliferation of commercial nurseries and, by extension, landscape architecture.

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Laura Solano, FASLA

Partner
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

Laura is a Principal at MVVA and is widely regarded as an expert in landscape technology and sustainability. Since 1992 her leadership and knowledge have informed the design, delivery, and performance practices for MVVA’s work. Laura lectures and writes on innovations that stress the creative overlap between technology and design. She was an Assoc. Prof. in Practice at Harvard’s GSD, contributed to the soil portion of SITES, was on the executive board for the LAF, was honored as a Distinguished Alumna at The Ohio State University, and is a Fellow of the ASLA.

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Adam Greenspan, ASLA

Partner
PWP Landscape Architecture

Adam Greenspan has been the lead designer on a wide range of projects including public parks, campuses, mixed use developments, competitions and estates. Adam’s background in art and sociology, combined with years of horticultural practice support an integrated approach to design and allow him to develop projects from many angles. Adam has collaborated extensively with architects, artists, community groups and owner groups, as well as sub-consultant experts, in the process of realizing exceptional built work. Adam’s recent projects include: the Newport Beach Civic Center Park, Constitution Gardens on the National Mall , Salesforce Transit Center Park and Glenstone Museum.

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