SUN-A06 Drawing: Lost & Found

Laurie Olin, FASLA
Philadelphia, PA 
Laurie Olin FASLA is the founding partner of OLIN in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a distinguished teacher, author and one of the most renowned practitioners in the field. A 2011 recipient of the ASLA Medal, he has guided many of OLIN's signature projects -from the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, D.C. to Bryant Park in New York City. Recent projects include the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
Michael Vergason, FASLA
Michael Vergason Landscape Architects
Alexandria, VA 

Michael Vergason, FASLA founded Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd. (MVLA) in 1987 and has built a reputation for a commitment to thoughtful, well-crafted design. He maintains a small firm in order to retain personal involvement in projects, ensuring each site is designed and executed with care and skill. His design education in both architecture and landscape architecture defines his ability to balance and enhance the intersection between natural and built systems. Michael sketch work is an essential component of his design process, defining and enlivening the MVLA studio. 

Warren Byrd, FASLA
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Charlottesville, VA 
United States
As founding principal of the Charlottesville landscape architecture firm, Nelson Byrd Woltz, Warren Byrd, FASLA, has led the firm in a wide range of public and private landscape projects throughout the United States and internationally. In addition to his 30+ years of practice, Byrd taught for 26 years at the University of Virginia, serving as Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture for seven years. His many honors have included an All-University teaching award, a CELA teaching award, and two Bradford Williams Medals for articles published in Landscape Architecture magazine. Now a Professor Emeritus, Byrd’s particular focus, in both his teaching and his practice, has been on the understanding and adaptation of natural systems and plant communities as they might best influence sustainable strategies of design.
Sun, 11/17: 11:00 AM  - 12:30 PM 
Education Session 
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 
Room: 153 
PDH Credits: 1.5 
This session focuses on graphic representation and the correlation of hand to digital drawing. This session features three practitioners well known for their love of drawing who will emphasize why hand drawing is essential to all aspects of design practice.

Learning Objective

1) Learn how and why drawing by hand is essential design, from field observation to guiding the design process and improving communication.
2) Understand the potential of combining hand drawing with digital means of representation.
3) Find out what advantages hand sketching might have over digital graphics in certain circumstances.
4) Learn a few basic approaches to drawing that will improve your communication skills. 


Education Credits


Primary Topic

Technology / CAD / GIS / BIM