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Out/in/Front 2011

Landscape architects are keenly aware of the restorative qualities, whether they are behavioral, ecological or societal, that are inherent in the design and functioning of our built environments.

We see examples each day of the effect human actions have had on the earth’s ability to respond to significant natural events. These examples raise awareness of the ecological benefits that natural systems play in moderating the impact of these events.

Landscape architects are ideally positioned to lead the charge and restore ecological function to our built environments. At the same time, landscape architects: create inspiring places that link us to our past and our future; reinforce community connections through civic engagement; provide opportunities for active and passive play; and educate us about our surroundings.

We are constantly developing new methodologies for incorporating these principles into every aspect of planning and design through a wide range of project types including: parks, corporate campuses, housing developments, memorials, urban infrastructure, primary schools, and site restoration.

The projects highlighted in this exhibit illustrate the significant contribution landscape architects have made to improve our built environment and move us toward a more sustainable future.

The first annual exhibition and fundraiser event launched on October 17th, 2011, in Gould Court. Over a hundred design professionals, students and alums gathered to view the inspiring breadth of work on display.