The 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture is one of the nation’s leading professional development conferences for the industry. Mahan Rykiel will be speaking on three of the panels during the multi-day conference in San Diego, November 15-18:
Taking a page from Inside the Actor’s Studio, the Emmy-award winning series hosted by James Lipton that welcomes actors, directors and writers to discuss their crafts, the National ASLA Conference in November will feature landscape architectural firms in a discussion entitled, “Inside the LA Studio”. Three leaders from Mahan Rykiel, Jingpeng Gu, President, Scott Rykiel, FASLA, Vice President and Isaac Hametz, Principal and Research Director have been chosen to discuss the firm’s 36 year history, its origins, philosophy and where Mahan Rykiel is headed.
Engineering, ecology, and the design of coastlines are evolving rapidly in a time of intensifying storms, coastal development, and wetland loss. Join us to discuss new frameworks like ecologies of the city, equitable retreat, and natural and naturebased features that offer landscape architects ways of working at the water’s edge. Mahan Rykiel Principal and Research Director Isaac Hametz will join Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, ASLA
City College of New York and Rob Holmes, ASLA, Auburn University in the discussion.
With the New Landscape Declaration, landscape architecture has staked its claim as a proactive profession. What are design firms doing to live up to the hype? This session will highlight how three firms from across the US are leveraging their local knowledge to build partnerships and support social change. Mahan Rykiel Principal and Research Director Isaac Hametz will join Mia Lehrer, FASLA with Studio-MLA and Isaac Cohen with Studio Outside for the discussion. Alison B. Hirsch from the University of Southern California will be the moderator.