Lecture: Advancing Ecological Infrastructure and Integrated Water Management
August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree – $10.00
Join us on Thursday, August 23rd from 6-7 PM at the Center for Architecture + Design, as we hear from Joseph O. Evans III, a founding partner of Evans + Lighter Landscape Architecture.
This lecture is accredited 1 CEU.
Advancing Ecological Infrastructure and Integrated Water Management
Featuring projects spanning over a decade in the Greater New Orleans area, Evans will cover strategies and techniques for successfully managing stormwater in one of the most challenging environments in the United States. Evans will discuss projects ranging in scale from residential, commercial, educational, industrial, and neighborhood developments. This discussion will include actual projects which utilize strategies such as green roofs, prairie restoration, constructed wetlands, pervious paving, infiltration, bioretention, cisterns, integrated gardens, micro-forests, ecological development, recreation models, and the rehabilitation of ecologically and culturally critical species.
Evans + Lighter are pioneers in a new era of design, one in which not only ecosystem services but also aesthetics are being redefined, and one which envisions a new relationship with water and nature. “Our cities must become—not concrete-laden watershed superhighways, but networks of ‘green infrastructure’ capable of adapting to variable climatic conditions and modulating the pollutants and flooding in our urban environments.” – J.O. Evans III, dwell, May/June 2018
About the Presenter:
Joseph O. Evans III is a founding partner of Evans + Lighter Landscape Architecture, a firm guided by a mission to create significant, thought-provoking, and elegant environments that advance the principles of sustainability and resilience while remaining congruous to historic context and community. The firm’s work aims to lift the human spirit and celebrate our ties with the earth and the living systems which thrive upon it. Evans is an artist, landscape horticulturist, LEED Accredited Professional, and Permaculturalist. As designer and consultant, he has contributed to a significant share of New Orleans’ stormwater-integrated landscapes, ecological infrastructure, and LEED-certified projects. Evans and Evans + Lighter Landscape Architecture have received multiple national and regional awards for their work in ecological design, landscape architecture, and stormwater and environmental planning. He lectures widely on topics of resiliency, sustainability, ecological design, and stormwater management. He is a Fellow of Loyola University’s Institute of Environmental Communications.