URI Landscape Architecture lecture series

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with award-winning firm principal, Feb. 8

KINGSTON. R.I. – January 25, 2007 – The University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture lecture series kicks off its spring presentations with a talk by Doug Reed, founder and principal of Reed Hilderbrand Associates. Reed’s talk, entitled “Finding the Particular,” will be held on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Weaver Auditorium at the Coastal Institute on URI’s Kingston campus. It is free and open to the public.

Reed is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the Harvard Design School. He has taught at the University of Virginia and Louisiana State University and was a principal of Child Associates, Inc. before founding his firm in 1993. He has lectured at many colleges including Villanova University and Harvard University.

Reed will discuss how his firm identifies the unique qualities of a site as a basis of expressive form and will focus on the detail resolution of ideas for several projects.

The remainder of the spring lecture schedule follows. All begin at 7 p.m.

– March 8, Terry DeWan, principal of Terrance DeWan & Associates, on “Wind Power/Flower Power: Commonalities/Opportunities;”

– April 5, Warren Byrd, principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz, on “Design and Sustainability: Are They Mutually Exclusive,” and

– April 19, Meg Calkins, associate professor at Ball State University, on “What Makes Sustainable?”

The URI Landscape Architecture series is co-sponsored by the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, the Rhode Island chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association. For more information about the series, contact the URI Department of Community Planning and Landscape Architecture at 874-2249 or Professor Will Green at wagre@uri.edu.