Ecological Restoration / Remediation / Brownfields

Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-B03 - Where Land Meets Water: Rethinking the Shoreline in Urban Waterfronts

Friday, October 19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 120


In many cities, the threshold between land and sea is abrupt and impenetrable. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is no exception. A new paradigm is emerging motivated by aquatic conservation and social justice. This session looks at design interventions that are transforming human and ecological interactions across the divide.

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Jonathan Ceci, ASLA

Jonathan Ceci Landscape Architect

Jonathan's practice focuses on the planning and design of gardens, campuses and cities. He is passionate about ecological design and works in diverse habitats, ranging from the estuarial landscapes of South Carolina's Low Country to the high desert of Arizona. He recently lead campus transformation projects at Clemson University and Grinnell College and a large, multidisciplinary consultant team working to transform the National Aquarium’s waterfront campus in Baltimore. After nearly a decade at Ayers Saint Gross (where he served as principal in charge of the firm's landscape architecture team), Jonathan is launching an independent design studio.


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Jacqueline Bershad, LEED AP

Vice President of Planning & Design
National Aquarium

Jacqueline Bershad is Vice President of Planning & Design at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. She is responsible for capital improvement programs including planning, design and construction of major Aquarium projects, exhibit design and fabrication, and oversight of building facilities. A licensed architect with 20 years of experience, Jacqueline worked in Philadelphia for many years, first with Dagit-Saylor Architects on institutional and museum projects, and then as an Associate for CLRdesign inc., on zoo design projects across the United States. Jacqueline is passionate about the design of experiences that spark engagement and delight.


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Christopher A. Streb, LEED AP, PE

Bioworks Practice Leader
Biohabitats, Inc.

Chris is the Practice Leader of Bioworks, Biohabitats' internal research and development program. As an ecological engineer with 20 years of experience in regenerative design, Mr. Streb integrates engineering, biomimicry and ecology towards the understanding, design and restoration of natural systems, to support communities and improve ecological functions. His projects have varied in scale from green infrastructure planning for the New York City’s Long Term Control Plan to designing patented floating wetland technology for the Baltimore Inner Harbor.


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FRI-B03 - Where Land Meets Water: Rethinking the Shoreline in Urban Waterfronts

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