Oh that? That's a room full of #LandscapeArchitects… #women to be exact. To close out #womeninconstructionweek we are pleased to introduce a new effort: #WLAinSTL (Women Landscape Architects in St. Louis). This is a forum intended to help women connect with other women in the field and to encourage collaboration and sharing of experiences and knowledge. @dtlsstudio was honored to host the first gathering today, and our friends at @christnerinc will welcome you again next quarter! Stay tuned for details, and thanks for coming, gals!
A big part of #construction is being #inthefield, but for #LandscapeArchitects that can mean many places out and about before the materials even reach the construction site. A favorite part of what we do includes #TreeTagging in order to choose the specific plants that will grace the sites we design. This week, Julia and Rick headed out to @frisellanursery to select #Magnolias for @stlchildrens and @bjc_healthcare #CampusRenewal. Look for these beauties in the ground very soon! #womeninconstructionweek #landscapearchitecture #stlouis
To kick off #womeninconstructionweek, we are trying to get out in the community and talk about what we do as #LandscapeArchitects! Recently, Michelle and her husband (an architect at #HastingsAndChivetta Architects) talked to a preschool class in the #Lindbergh School District about becoming an architect or a landscape architect. We read one of our favorite books, #IggyPeckArchitect by #AndreaBeaty and #DavidRoberts, helped the children draw their ideal school and playground, and then shared some of our favorite drafting tools so everyone could make their mark on some trace paper. It was a fun way to introduce designing the spaces we occupy every day… perhaps a few budding designers in the room!
We took home the honor of a #Merit award from @stlouisasla for our work on a new kind of raingarden for @monsantoco. We are actively experimenting with #Native #Soils to create productive and successful stormwater filtration for this major corporate campus. To #innovation! #landscapearchitecture #stlouis #asla #awards
[dtls] receives two ASLA Merit AwardsThis past Saturday, [dtls] was honored with two Merit Awards by the St. Louis...