Below are profiles of our guest speakers for this year at WreckShop! They will all be speaking about the growing scope of landscape architecture, and sharing their expertise. An opening online lecture will be held on Thursday, October 22, from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM followed by the online Keynote Lecture taking place from 2:00PM - 3:20 PM. Invitations to the online presentations will be sent to all meeting registrants in advance of the event.
Phoebe Lickwar, UTSOA
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Phoebe Lickwar is an Associate Professor and the Landscape Architecture Graduate Adviser. She is founding Principal of FORGE Landscape Architecture, an award winning critical practice dedicated to catalyzing positive sociocultural and ecological change through exhibition and built work in the public realm. Professor Lickwar is a registered landscape architect with over 15 years of experience in the design and construction of culturally significant gardens and civic landscapes, including the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington D.C., the Newport Beach Civic Center Park, the Glenstone Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial in New York.
Katie Coyne, AICP
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Katie leads the Urban Ecology Studio at Asakura Robinson where she works to integrate more science into practice. The Urban Ecology Studio’s work spans planning and design disciplines and incorporates resilient design principles, landscape ecology, plant science, health science, climate science, and other bodies of knowledge into work on parks, conservation areas, urban landscapes, neighborhood and small area plans, sustainable tourism strategies, and green infrastructure planning and design. Katie’s traditional training in ecology and her education in planning and design has armed her with the tools to understand how economic, cultural, social, and ecological goals must be balanced across scales for a resilient future.
Mark Smith, RLA
Mark Smith is a Vice President/Principal and practicing Landscape Architect with RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture in Austin, Texas. With four decades of practice, his responsibilities include concept development, firm-wide design oversight, site planning and master planning, strategic marketing, and firm operations. Focus areas of his practice currently include Transportation Aesthetics, Community Design, and Veterans Cemetery Design. A Graduate of Louisiana State University, Mark is a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast region of the US. He has worked with design offices in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Austin during his career and has practiced throughout the U.S., as well as internationally in Canada and the Caribbean. Mark is a Registered Landscape Architect in Texas and other states. He is also an ISA-Certified Arborist and a trained Public Involvement Specialist.