To record and share the stories, intentions, and impacts of emerging and established landscape architects.
What would a school look like if it was designed with mental health in mind? Too many public schools look and feel like prisons, designed out of fear of vandalism and truancy. But we know that nurturing environments are better for learning. Research consistently shows that access to nature, big classroom windows, and open campuses reduce stress, anxiety, disorderly conduct, and crime, and improve academic performance. But too few school designers and decision-makers apply this research to create healthy schools. Schools That Heal details the myriad opportunities—from furniture to classroom improvements to whole campus renovations—to make supportive learning environments for our children and teenagers.
Thierry Kandjee & Sebastien Penfornis
Thierry KANDJEE is a landscape architect, in charge of taktyk Brussels and Chair of Landscape in the Architecture Faculty La Cambre Horta. His practice based research investigated how to design landscape skeletons as a model of/for robust landscapes.
Sébastien PENFORNIS is an architect and urban designer in charge of taktyk Paris office. He also teaches at the ENSAB, Rennes. His practice based research explored the notion of play and serendipity through the landscape design processes and transformations.
Rennie Tang is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. As a professor of landscape architecture at California Polytechnic State University Pomona her teaching methods emphasize one-to-one scale spatial construction, topographic manipulation and material exploration. She is recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Design Studio Teaching Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). Her research interests include human mobility, health and well-being in urban landscapes and intergenerational play; this work has been presented and published locally and internationally at conferences as well as by invitation from museums and art festivals. Her collaborative project ‘Punt.Point’ with artist Sara Wookey was recently purchased by the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Notable designers she has worked with include landscape architect Walter Hood and artist Mary Miss. She has taught at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Woodbury University and University of Southern California and has practiced in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Oakland and Vienna.
Yara Falakha, John-Bingham Hall, and Alexandra Lacroix
Today’s conversation is centered around a post-industrial site on the north-eastern edge of Paris, known as Chapelle Charbon, that is soon to become a new public park for the city of Paris. As a former rail depot, the 6.5 hectare (or 16 acre) site will be developed in several phases over the next decade. As part of this process, the design firm Taktyk was commissioned to design a temporary park called La Parc de 12 Saisons or The 12 Seasons Park, that evolved over a three-year period between 2017 and 2020. Around the same time that Taktyk began their work, two other curious site explorers stepped into the scene, driven by an artistic interest in the sonic qualities of the terrain, giving voice to a historic space that had been essentially forgotten about for decades. The story begins with a serendipitous encounter between three people: Sébastien Perfornis of the landscape design firm Taktyk, John Bingham-Hall from the artistic organization Theatrum Mundi and Alexandra LaCroix, director of the opera company MPDA. We met in person in the office of Theatrum Mundi in the 8th arrondissment of Paris at the beginning of March 2020. Taktyk was represented by landscape architect Yara Falaka.
Voi[e,x,s] Chapelle Charbon #1 (performance 22 and 23 June 2018)
Voi[e,x,s] Chapelle Charbon #2 (performance 5 October 2019)
https://www.ciempda.com/voiexschapellecharbonLe Parc des 12 saisons
Proactive Practice - Live Panel Recording
Larchitect Panel 002 discusses strategies, shared experiences, successes, and challenges of approaching design, activism , and advocacy from a proactive approach.
VIDEO >> https://youtu.be/l0WgPGmCmUQ
Executive Director- National Association of Minority Landscape Architects 501(c)(3)
Founder And Executive Director Of From Lot To Spot
Founder of Greywater Corps
Founder of Swamp Pink Landscape Architecture (SPLA)
Joanna Karaman & Michael Todoran
Antoine Kunsch, Elisa Read Pappaterra, Clark Stevens
To increase wildfire resilience and maintain habitat quality in the Southern California Wildland Urban interface (WUI)
A Low-Brow, Crass Approach to Plant Ecology & Evolution as muttered by a Misanthropic Chicago Italian. Amidst mild profanity and general irreverence, we examine plant life (the base of Earth's food chain) and the nature of the rocks and soil they grow on, as well as the evolutionary adaptations that enable them to do what they do. The goal of "Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't" is to both educate people as well as light the fire of curiosity on their ass, hopefully inspiring them to go outside and observe and question the living world around them. Thanks for reading. Have a great day and go f**k yourself.
Excellent podcast for and about Landscape Architects
Michael Toderan’s podcast is an incredible window into the diversity of landscape architecture practice and thought. The breadth of interview topics and people is amazing. Michael skillfully leads conversations that flow naturally from projects to current issues in design to our role and responsibility as landscape architects to ensure environmental, social, and racial justice.
The Landscape Architecture Podcast is a great resource. Always looking forward to the next episode!
It’s like Leslie Knope and Vox had a baby.
Love the podcast, lose the guitar plz
First of all I love this podcast. I am very glad that landscape architecture has a podcast presence and I appreciate all the work that goes into it.
However, the slow guitar intro and outro on some of the recent episodes is driving me crazy! I don’t think it fits the vibe at all. Every time I hear it I impulsively want to turn it off.
I’m still gonna give five stars because I like the podcast, but please reconsider the music!