Gresham Smith’s Erin Hathaway and Louis Johnson to Speak at ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

November 18, 2021

Gresham Smith announces that Senior Landscape Architects Erin Hathaway, PLA, ASLA, and Louis Johnson, PLA, ASLA, will speak at the American Society of Landscape Architects’ annual Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville, Tennessee. On Saturday, November 20, Johnson will discuss best practices for assembling twenty-first century design teams, and on Sunday, November 21, Hathaway will share strategies for using unconventional funding sources to deliver placemaking and resiliency-focused projects.

See below for summaries of each of the presentations.

The Art of Teaming: Lessons for Assembling a 21st Century Design Team

Presented by Louis Johnson, Senior Landscape Architect at Gresham Smith; Gina Ford, Principal and Co-Founder of Agency Landscape + Planning; and Diana Fernandez Bibeau, Senior Associate at Sasaki

The creation of a design team – especially for competitive public procurement processes – takes more than simply calling your contacts. The best teams bring a diversity of skills, perspective, and expertise to the table. This panel will offer case studies and lessons learned on teaming for today’s competitive marketplace.

Creating Resilient Communities: Unconventional Approaches to Engagement, Funding, and Project Delivery

Presented by Erin Hathaway, Senior Landscape Architect at Gresham Smith; Travis Klondike, Assistant Research Professor at NC State University; and Gaylan D. Williams, Landscape Architect at Design Workshop

Traditional project delivery methods often overlook under resourced communities. Using unconventional project funding sources and partnerships, three landscape architects share how they approach resilient site planning and design in their local communities in the Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, and Midwest.