The Landscape of Design Practice In A Remote Condition


Tuesday, June 15 | 2:00 PM EST Credits: 1.5 PDH (pending) Instructors: Kona A. Gray | FASLA, PLA – EDSA, Principal Daniel Vasini | WEST 8 NY, Creative Director

Through the pandemic we have all had opportunity to explore new paradigms, many in regard to business methods. This presentation explores the benefits and challenges we are now faced as designers working in a remote condition. We will discuss strategies for maintaining creativity and effectively collaborating with clients and colleagues on design. Join us as we discuss remote team management and strategies to maintain connection.

Learning Objectives: 1. Creative Design Process During the Pandemic 2. Methods of Remote Collaboration 3. Remote Team Management & Strategies

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Daniel Vasini | WEST 8 NY, Creative Director Daniel graduated with a master in architecture from Southern Californian Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and was granted a Fulbright Scholar in 2004 by the Institute of International education IIE. He practices as creative director for West 8, working in close collaboration with founding partner of West 8, Adriaan Geuze. He is focused on conceiving designs and creating landscapes that are unique to its location and establish identity as second nature. He has led internationally recognized projects with a multidisciplinary approach; shifting scales from strategic master plans to transformative park designs followed by iconic public spaces, which accommodate 21st Century infrastructure needs and the challenges of urbanization. Prior to joining West 8, Daniel worked with Phil Enquist at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, urban design and planning studio in Chicago and London. In 2012, Daniel received a Medal Prize for the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta in the category of Best Urban Design Project by the Federation of Mexican Architects (FCARM).

Kona A. Gray | FASLA, PLA – EDSA, Principal Strong leadership and a sense of purpose are part of Kona’s DNA. With experience in 30+ countries, his global management sense has positively shaped the outcomes of many award-winning assignments. He successfully integrates creativity and regional resources into functional environments that invigorate the imagination. With an uncompromising dedication to quality, Kona creates welcoming public places that bring a strong sense of vitality back to neighborhoods. Blending sensitivity with innovative design solutions, he unites a client’s vision with his own vanguard designs to produce programs with purpose and presence. Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia. REGISTER HERE