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The inspiration for my 2016 Patrick Curran Fellowship stemmed from the desire to elevate and proliferate the in-house motion graphic capabilities of our Los Angeles office. This initial impetus then evolved into a firm- and discipline-wide consideration. My proposal, LArchVIS (Landscape Architectural Visualization), was to revisit static concept packages with an eye on current trends… Read more »

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Last September, SWA’s innovation lab, xl, produced its “Report on the Current State of Immersive Environments for Design.”  It included an assessment of the emerging technologies of 360 video, spherical panoramas, virtual reality, and mixed reality for design. As the lab’s co-leaders, we had recognized throughout the firm a desire to use virtual reality in… Read more »

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It makes sense that President Obama considers his contributions to ease climate change his greatest legacy. The potentially catastrophic effects on our planet’s ecosystems, and especially on the Greenland and Antarctic icecaps—a rise in sea levels measured not in inches but in tens of feet—might well be the biggest challenge to face mankind. Consider the… Read more »

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Although I filled a new legal pad with notes at the LAF Summit last June, I wasn’t exactly reporting. I attended as a designer seeking inspiration. Perhaps some of the highlights I recorded will resonate with you too. The first LAF Declaration of Concern targeted how landscape architecture could help solve environmental issues. The ‘60s… Read more »

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To address increasingly complex environmental, technical, and cultural issues, new forms of practice in design have emerged, and established practices are evolving.  In July of this year, SWA moved to launch XL: Experiments in Landscape and Urbanism.  XL is a research and innovation lab unique within the field of landscape architecture and urban design. In… Read more »

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This post is the second installation covering the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference last March. Where will future generations of landscape architects be trained? Will universities, the brick-and-mortar temples of learning, give way to more fluid forums for teaching in our digital age? What consequences might that have for the profession? This… Read more »

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