The role of a good landscape architect is to create an authentic, memorable sense of place. For Pacific Northwest architect Richard Hartlage plants are an important part of this process–and they’re making a comeback in contemporary American garden design. As innovative movements of planting design have been adopted by the High Line in New York and Citygarden in St. Louis, they have rekindled interest in using plants that suit a given site’s ecology — and in letting those plants lead the design. This panel discussion, featuring Hartlage and other landscape architects, will explore the many ways plants can create a sense of place and in turn, make a garden feel truly original.
Other panelists include moderator Kevin Kudo-King (Olson Kundig), Sandy Fischer (Land Morphology), Shannon Nichol (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol), and Randy Allworth (Allworth Design).