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Wednesday, December 9 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Focus on Landscape Excellence – A Landscape Project Showcase

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Brookings recently published an article referencing Cortex as a new landscape of innovation – a complementary urban model where “leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators.”  Located between the historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods is the Cortex Innovation Community.  This once abandoned urban wasteland has been transformed into a new vibrant and performative landscape.  A critical key to success was to create a walkable and safe public environment that would attract and inspire future innovators to this new landscape.  Learn how this transformative landscape has taken shape from design conception to planning for the care and growth of this new public space. 

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Ted Spaid

Known around the country for his tacit knowledge of park planning, open space  | design, horticulture, environmental planning, and landscape maintenance best  | practices, Ted brings more than 30 years to SWT Design and the profession  | of landscape architecture. His vision and talent is infused in our practice, ever  | challenging accepted standards and methodologies. | | “I am fascinated with biomimicry and what it... Read More →
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Kent Theiling

40 plus years in the field of horticulture working in the areas parks & recreation, institutional, and university campuses. Currently hold the position of Grounds Manager / Horticulturist at Washington University in St. Louis. Background and understanding of Landscape Design & Installation, Grounds Maintenance, Horticulture, Forestry, and Native & Sustainable Landscapes. Education includes an Associate’s Degree in... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ornamentals (Jr. Ballroom D)

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