Urban BMP Plant Design Charrette

$90.00$110.00

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Arlington, VA

Led by landscape designer, Kelley Oklesson, this course will engage design professionals to work collaboratively to redesign plantings in the urban bioretention practices at an historic site in Arlington.

Baltimore, Maryland – April 02, 2018: Kelley Oklesson, landscape architect.
CREDIT: Matt Roth

Kelley Oklesson, LEED AP, ASLA, CBLP, CPH is the founder and principal of Groundsmith Collective, a local design studio based in Hyattsville, Maryland. Her studio provides conscientious landscape design services with a focus on promoting responsible social and environmental change. Kelley has eleven years of experience in the landscape architecture field focused on identifying, facilitating, designing, and managing an inspiring assortment of sustainable projects. The design studio lives by the words of though leader Mickey Fearn, “innovation, creativity, and systemic solutions grow in the gaps between the disciplines.” Kelley’s true passion is to discover and reveal opportunities for supporting environmental kinship while building relationships between people through the design experience.  For more on Kelley visit: www.groundsmithcollective.com

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New Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

This one-day charrette will engage landscape design professionals to work collaboratively to redesign plantings in the urban bioretention practices at an historic site in Arlington.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with stormwater management goals at the site
  • Discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of planting palettes in existing vegetated stormwater practices on site
  • Review natural plant communities of Arlington County which may be an appropriate reference for design
  • Work in teams to:
    • Discuss/review site conditions and programmatic requirements
    • Develop an appropriate plant palette for the design
    • Create a planting plan
    • Present plan to the group

The workshop includes a field visit to the site. Lunch will be provided.

CBLP CEUs and LA CES PDHs are available.