Field Day – Ideation

“Ideas are worthless until you get them out of your head to see what they can do.” – Tanner Christensen SESSION 5 RECAP: This week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, highlighting all the various activities going on via EarthDay.org and ASLA.org. It was fun to look back on photos of the first…

Field Day – Interpretation

“The aim of interpretation is not agreement, but understanding.” – Donald Davidson SESSION 4 RECAP: After spending the last few sessions on different ways to collect information, this session we looked at ways to find meaning in that data. Interpretation empowers landscape architects and designers to transform observations gathered from the discovery phases (inventory) into…

Field Day – Empathy

“Courage gives us a voice and compassion gives us an ear. Without both, there is no opportunity for empathy and connection.” – Brene Brown SESSION 3 RECAP: This week we talked about empathy as it relates to design. While it permeates all phases of design, we emphasized empathy this week to illustrate the significance of understanding people in…

Field Day – Discovery

“If you have an hour to cut down a tree, spend the first 50 minutes sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln SESSION 2 RECAP: Last week’s session on “Discovery” was a great way to celebrate the start of World Landscape Architecture Month. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has started a new campaign this…