Grow with Landscape Architecture


In Person & Online Options Available

Oct. 21-23

Hosted by the student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects andThe Department of Landscape Architecture at Texas Tech University.


Thank you for participating in WreckShop 2021 at TTU!


We would like to invite professionals to participate in events beginning with an in person & online Lecture Series during the afternoon of Thursday, October 21st and ending with a Tailgate on Saturday, October 23rd. Please register for the events in which you would like to participate using the appropriate registration option located on the home page.


Below are the details for participating in WreckShop 2021 events.


For the first time ever, WreckShop 2021 will take place face to face as well as online.

WreckShop 2021 will primarily take place as an in person workshop with available options for specified events. Online options will utilize Microsoft Teams for the online platform. We encourage each participant to download Microsoft Teams to participate, although it is not mandatory. Professionals can utilize provided links to participate via their web browser if necessary.

All registrants that provided an email address for online events during registration will be sent invitations to each event. Invitations will be distributed within 1 week of the 3 day event.

A combination of in person and Microsoft Teams options are created for the various events taking place. Event invitations will be sent for both lecture sessions as well as the closing remarks. Teams groups have been created for the Firm Expo and Portfolio review events.

Several online events require registrants to "breakout" into small groups. For these events, SASLA will utilize channels within the WreckShop 2021 Microsoft Teams Application. You will be given access to the WreckShop 2021 team within 2 weeks of the event. Each event will begin with a welcome and information short session. You will be instructed on how to access each of the channels and at what point in the event you should do so. Additional information has also been provided below.

Please email LARC.SASLA@TTU.EDU if you have any questions about WreckShop 2021.


Thursday, October 21

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Escondido Theatre (SUB Basement)

Face to Face & Online Lectures


Attend the lecture series to learn about our theme, Grow with Landscape Architecture.


Session Information

The opening lecture will take place Thursday afternoon in a face to face and online setting utilizing the Microsoft Teams application. Invitations to join the online lectures will be sent to all meeting registrants in advance of the event.



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Face to Face Only


Join students, faculty, and professionals for a fun networking event taking place Thursday night before WreckShop begins! This informal event will provide opportunities for networking for those who participate! Everyone attending WreckShop is welcome!

Session Information

The welcome reception will be held in a face to face format only.  Location will be announced as soon as possible.



8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Face to Face Only

Join us for the Charrette. Work with our students to solve a

provided problem and hope to walk away with a prize!

The charrette is an opportunity for professionals and students to get to know each other in this interactive format. Professionals can show off their professional skills and check out what the students have to offer.

Session Information

Groups will be formed by the officers of SASLA during the breakfast time on Friday morning. You may be paired with your office mates or you may be divided into seperate groups!  Students will then be paired with participating professionals to form a team of 6-8 members.


Each group will be given the same design problem, guidelines, and base map for the project. You will have the remaining time to collaborate to create a plan that reaches the goals set by the program. Divide the team to create graphics once your layout has been decided.

Projects will be judged by the faculty during the lunch hour.  One team will receive a prize for the best outcome to be announced at the closing comments.



1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Dairy Barn

Face to Face & Online

Join us for the popular Firm Expo. Examples of professional work and opportunities to network will be present in this informal event. Professionals can show off their professional works and give students a preview of the breadth of the profession. Students will have the opportunity to speak with professionals one on one to learn about opportunities and make connections.

Session Information

Face to Face

Tables will be provided in the CASNR Barn for professionals participating in a face to face format. Professionals can setup a display of your choosing representing your firm's prjects, hand out promotional materials, and answer student questions. You may also utilize this event to hand out information concerning job postings for internships or entry-level positions.


We encourage you to bring any firm advertising and giveaway materials to this event! Table cloths will not be provided in the Dairy Barn, so if you would like your table to be covered you will have to bring your own (5.5' table provided).


You can begin setting up in the barn at 8:00a. All materials must be removed by 5p. We encourage you to be creative in your table to interact with students! As an option, each firm could enter students in a raffle or contest if they visit your table! We are open to suggestions and your ideas! Please send any questions or instructions about this opportunity to Should you decide to have a raffle from your table, winners can be announced at the debriefing session if you notify the SASLA officers before the close of the expo.



Each registrant will need to navigate to the WreckShop 2021 Team within the Microsoft Teams application. After arriving, please join the meeting. The expo will begin with a brief introduction and explanation after which participants will break into independent groups. Channels (breakout rooms) with each professional office name have been provided within the WreckShop 2021 team on Microsoft teams. Each professional will select the channel titled with their firm name and select the camera icon located at the bottom of the screen to start the meeting. Each student will select a channel listed with a firm of interest and select the camera icon to join the started meeting. Students can enter and exit the channel breakout rooms at will.

Toward the end of the allotted Firm Expo time, we will reconvene in the main meeting room for a quick debrief. You can navigate between the channels and the main meeting room utilizing the options that appear within the Microsoft Teams application after joining meetings within channels.


Online Professionals

Once students have entered your channel, we encourage you to setup a display or presentation of your choosing to represent your firm's projects and studio culture. You can share their screen and show a presentation or informally talk about your company and the type of work you do.

Be creative with your channel! If you are interested in providing students with giveaways or swag, please send items to the department in advance of the online workshop for distribution. We encourage you to be creative in your individual firm channels to interact with students! As an option, each firm could keep a list of students that attended your channel and request that only students that visited may receive swag. Other options include entering students in a raffle or contest within your channel!  If they attend your channel you could enter them in a drawing for a prize that you provided in advance. We are open to suggestions and your ideas! Please send any questions or instructions about this opportunity to Should you decide to have a raffle within your channel, winners can be announced at the debriefing session if you notify the SASLA officers at the above email address before the close of the expo.



3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Face to Face & Online

The Portfolio Review gives students the opportunity to receive feedback about their portfolios. Professionals will be able to review portfolios and give their professional advice for edits or support for excellent work. In the two-hour time period, students will have 20 - minute segments to receive critique, creating 6 blocks of time during the entirety of the portfolio review session.

Session Information

Face to Face

Professionals will be stationed around the pavilion for the review.  Students will approach professionals for critique.  A time limit will be announced for each round of review.


Please navigate to the WreckShop 2021 Team and join the meeting for an introduction from Mark Smith concerning portfolios and critique. Channels (breakout rooms) have been created for each firm that would like to participate in the portfolio review. After the introduction, professionals will enter their firm channel and select the camera icon to start the meetings. Students will then select a firm name and join the meeting. Students will share their screen with the breakout room to begin the review process. At the end of the 20 minute period, students will be asked to return to the main meeting room and select another firm to critique. At the end of the allotted time, we will reconvene in the main meeting room for a debriefing.


Students are expected to come prepared with a digital format of their portfolio that they can share online. It is recommended that student be prepared to take notes during their critiques. Students not presenting portfolios are welcome to listen in to students that are presenting by simply joining their channel.


If you are further interested in a student for an interview concerning an open internship or entry level opportunity, please exchange cards to do so.



5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Face to Face & Online

Join us to wrap up the events!


This final session will wrap up the events allow the student organization officers to thank everyone that participated and say goodbye to new contacts!


Session Information

Each registered WreckShop 2021 registrant will receive an invitation to this event.






Face to Face Only

Provided time to interview students for entry level or internship opportunities.

Join us at the SASLA Tailgate starting 4 hours prior to kickoff against KU!  Food and drinks will be provided.  This is a great final opportunity to network with students in an informal setting!