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