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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Friday, April 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Barriers and Catalysts to Achieving the Water Petal – A 7 year Story from the Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Project

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The goals of this session is for the audience to identify barriers to achieving the LBC Water Petal and discover drivers/catalysts to break through them. The dialogue will develop with the context of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s design, construction and performance of storm water and treated reuse waters systems at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes project. These systems helped the project achieve the LBC Water Petal. The presenters will include the landscape architect, civil engineer, and facility operations team on the project. During the session the audience will learn about the water systems from conceptual design to actual performance. The audience will learn how scale jumping on the water petal for the project is helping inspire future water reuse projects on the 15 acre urban botanical garden campus.

Speakers
avatar for José Almiñana

José Almiñana

Principal, Andropogan
José joined Andropogon Associates in 1983 and has been a principal since 1995. Trained as both a landscape architect and architect, his collaborative work has been instrumental in many of the firm’s complex site development projects, striving to create sensitive, ecological designs that respond directly to site conditions and incorporate innovative sustainable and regenerative design technologies. José received the ASLA's... Read More →
avatar for Michael W. Takacs

Michael W. Takacs

Principal, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc
Mr. Takacs utilizes more than 20 years of experience in site design and focused expertise on sustainability, site design, construction, and regulatory approval to manage the Landscape Architecture Department within CEC. As Principal, Mr. Takacs has been responsible for the execution of site development projects from conceptual design through construction, and also for design, construction documents, and regulatory approval on a broad range of... Read More →
avatar for Jason Wirick

Jason Wirick

Director of Facilities and Sustainability Management, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
As Director of Facilities and Sustainability at Phipps Conservatory, Jason Wirick focuses on evolving sustainable ideals to the existing historical botanical garden campus, safe and healthy operating management practices, and connecting people to the beauty and importance of plants. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech University and a MBA, with a focus on corporate... Read More →



Friday April 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Redwood Room Sheraton Hotel

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