Below are profiles of our guest speakers for this year at Wreckshop! They will all be speaking about innovation in landscape architecture, and sharing their expertise. An opening lecture will be held on Thursday, October 3, from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM followed by the Keynote Lecture taking place from 3:30PM - 4:30 PM.
Barbara Deutsch, FASLA
Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, is the CEO of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in Washington, DC. Barbara has a diverse background in both the private and not-for-profit sector. She brings ten years of award-winning marketing experience from IBM before making a career change to become a landscape architect. This experience was influential in the development of LAF’s Landscape Performance Series strategic research initiative. Prior to LAF, Barbara worked on re-greening cities from Hong Kong to Washington, DC. She served most recently as an Associate Director for BioRegional’s OnePlanet Communities program in Washington, DC to deliver Zero Carbon, Zero Waste, Livable communities. In addition, she served as Senior Director of Casey Trees where she led the 2002 Street Tree Inventory, Citizen Forester Program, and 1425 K Street Green Roof Demonstration Project. She was principal investigator for the award-winning EPA Grant “The Green Build-out Model: Quantifying the Stormwater Management Benefits of Trees and Green Roofs in Washington, DC”, which has helped inform EPA’s proposed new stormwater ruling and the District of Columbia’s stormwater planning and programs. Barbara earned a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.