SAT-B09 Beauty and Performance

Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA
Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc.
Austin, TX 
United States
Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA Christine E. Ten Eyck, after a raft trip down the Colorado River in 1985, moved west from Texas to Arizona where she established a thriving landscape architectural practice emphasizing regional residential, campus, hospitality and public projects. After 22 years in Arizona, she returned to Texas and started the Austin studio in 2007. With a mission of connecting the urban dweller with nature, her firm strives to create transformative landscapes that celebrate the region, culture of its people and the sacred paths of our most precious resource, water.
Bill Madden, ASLA
Mikyoung Kim Design
Bill Madden is a senior associate at MYKD. Over the past ten years, he has been responsible for design and construction management of landscape and art commissions throughout the United States. Bill’s focus is in the research of material innovation and detailing throughout the design process. Trained as a regional planner and landscape architect, his work has encompassed urban and campus design at a range of scales, from civic parks to large scale master plans.
Thomas Woltz, FASLA
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
New York, NY 
United States
Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA, is the principal and owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, with studios in Charlottesville, New York, and San Francisco. During the past 18 years, NBW has forged a body of work in 25 states and 9 countries that integrates the beauty and function of built form with an understanding of complex biological systems and restoration ecology in both rural and urban environments. This work has yielded public parks, alternative stormwater management systems, and hundreds of acres of reconstructed wetlands, reforested land, pollinator meadows, and flourishing wildlife habitat. NBW's work has been recongized with over 85 national, regional, and international awards.
Sarah Goldhagen
The New Republic
Washington, DC 
United States
Sarah Williams Goldhagen, the New Republic’s architecture critic, is a critic, theorist, and historian of modern and contemporary architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. Before deciding to devote herself full-time to writing, she taught for ten years at the Harvard Design School. Goldhagen’s writings have appeared in numerous scholarly and general interest publications, including the New York Times, Assemblage, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Landscape Architecture. For her article on new urban parks in The New Republic, she won the ASLA’s Bradford Williams Medal for excellence in writing about landscape architecture.
Sat, 11/16: 1:30 PM  - 3:00 PM 
Education Session 
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 
Room: 206 
PDH Credits: 1.5 
The physical characteristics and sensory qualities of contemporary landscapes provide beauty that is integral to an agenda of sustainability. Design that heightens an awareness of natural systems within the rituals of daily life solidifies an immediate connection to the landscape and inspires global environmental stewardship.

Learning Objective

1) Celebrate aesthetics within sustainability performance metrics.
2) Design for ecological resilience, conservation of natural resources, water quality, and public health.
3) Learn unique design skills in service to biodiversity, metrics, and resilience of ecosystems.
4) Use design to express an ideology of stewardship and an embodiment of mission. 


Education Credits


Primary Topic

Sustainable Design