Thursday, November 20, 2014

Water Architecture with Dan Euser

Dan Euser, water architect of the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City and owner of DEW Inc., visited Colorado State University this week for the Fall Into Landscape Architecture series.

Dan provided insight into the design of the dual-waterfall feature at Ground Zero. The audience was guided through his process of reviewing precedents of man-made waterfalls in order to build a massive, thirty-foot-high prototype in his backyard that would evolve through trial-and-error and withstand inclement weather, as well as all four Canadian seasons. Dan went on to discuss sustainability measures taken and the obstacles faced during the process as a whole, concerning political hurdles, sound amplitude, uniform aesthetic, mold growth, water usage, and electricity costs. Eventually, the waterfalls' consumption rate was drastically reduced from cycling two-hundred gallons of water per square foot and racking up eight-million dollars worth of electricity costs per year, to a mere sixty gallons using a third of a million dollars annually. 

Sensitivity to sustainably-designed water features was extended to cover Dan's more recent and ongoing projects, including the Mississauga Celebration Square water plaza (ON, Canada), the misting water feature of Exhale (Chapel Hill, NC), and the fountains of the Belo Garden Project (Dallas, TX).

The students and staff of CSU thank Dan for his time and graciousness.

Monday, November 17, 2014

SCASLA Featured in The Source - A CSU online publication

Our Fall Into Landscape Architecture lecture series has gotten some great recognition! We are being featured on NPR and in CSU's online publication entitled The Source.

Please check it out!

Click here to read the article - SCASLA in The Source

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fall Lecture Series













Fall into Landscape Architecture Lecture Series

2014 Nov 19 & 20
6:00 - 7:30 /Thurs: 5:00 - 6:30 Pathology 101

Be sure not to miss the Fall Lecture series which begins next week!  Also, we are hoping to get a good turn out so please invite your friends from other departments to come and listen.
Wednesday: Dan Euser 6 - 7pm
Thursday: Chip Sullivan 5 - 6pm

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dennis Rubba Lecture- 11/7/14

Dennis Rubba, of StudioINSITE, gave an inspiring lecture to students at Colorado State University this past Friday, November 7th. Dennis spoke of his twenty-eight years working as a landscape architect, beginning when he graduated from CSU's Landscape Architecture program in 1986. After working at Civitas (another well-known, Denver firm), he chose to continue his education at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, then went on to start his own Landscape Architecture firm. He began StudioINSITE in his basement with three partners, and today the firm is known internationally for its award-winning work. Dennis mentioned that what he learned at CSU has never left him, and he considers the fundamental hand-drawing skills from his education to be a critical part of design. 

StudioINSITE's most popular projects include The Marine Corps Museum, the recent Denver International Airport developments, and the Anschutz Medical campus in Aurora, Colorado. 

For more information on StudioINSITE, visit their website at www.studio-insite.com