Madoo Winter Lectures

$50.00$65.00

The Madoo Conservancy is pleased to announce a series of three lectures exploring landscape architecture and our waterways. The talks will be led by leading landscape architects who will discuss current projects and their experiences working in our delicate environment. With bays, ponds and the ocean the East End of Long Island is a unique environment that development has degraded. However, landscape architecture can lead the way to improving our water quality issues with good design.
Each Landscape Architect will be joined by Rachel Gruzen, MEM, LEED AP an environmental planning consultant and educator for a lively discussion on landscape design and the environment within the regional context of a changing East End. Ms. Gruzen most recently coordinated The Peconic Estuary Protection Committee, an alliance of eastern Long Island municipalities and agencies addressing water quality in the Peconic Estuary. We’ll discuss design solutions and good practices to alleviate the stressors on our local ecosystems that can be put in place by residents and designers.

The talks will take place in our recently restored 1740 barn and be followed by a reception in the adjacent summerhouse.
Tickets $20 members, $25 non-members. Three lectures for $50 members, $65 non members

 

Dates: February 11, February 18, March 11
Time: 12 noon
Fee for all three lectures: $50.00 Members, $65 Non-Members

Image: Robert Dash, Untitled,  1962, Oil on Linen
Photo: Gary Mamay

 

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Lecture with Stacy Paetzel, RLA

$20.00$25.00

Marshall Paetzel Landscape Architecture
Stacy Paetzel is a Founder and Principal of Marshall Paetzel Landscape Architecture based in Mattituck. Founded on a deep love for the natural environment, MPLA takes great pride in recreating and enhancing the natural beauty of every site and strive to incorporate habitat creation and native plantings in every project, from small private gardens to large-scale streetscape plantings. She is an active member of the design community and has organized review sessions and taught courses to assist up-and-coming landscape architects obtain licensure. Ms. Paetzel was appointed to the ASLA National Licensure Committee for her continuing work to promote the profession. Before forming MPLA, Ms. Paetzel worked for Land Marks, a land planning and conservation firm based in East Hampton, New York.

Date: February 11, 2018
Time: 12 noon
Fee: $20.00 Members, $25 Non-Members

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Lecture with Beka Sturges, ASLA, LEED AP

$20.00$25.00

Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture
Beka Sturges is an Associate Principal of Reed Hilderbrand and leads the firm’s office in New Haven. Always working to achieve spatial power by shaping the land, she aims to demonstrate the cultural and environmental value of landscape. Since opening the office in New Haven, she has led projects for Yale and Brown Universities. Work with the City of New Haven includes a Framework Plan for the Mill River Trail. She served as project landscape architect and manager for the award-winning expansion of The Clark Art Institute. A Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Connecticut College, she also teaches as a guest critic Yale School of Architecture.

Date: February 18, 2018
Time: 12 noon
Fee: $20.00 Members, $25 Non-Members

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Lecture with Christopher LaGuardia, RLA, FASLA

$20.00$25.00

LaGuardia Design Landscape Architecture PC
Christopher LaGuardia is a Founder and Principal of Laguardia Design Landscape Architecture based in Water Mill. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects which is the highest honor the society bestows on its members. Chris also serves on the Stewardship Council of the Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington D.C. and is a director of the Lake George Land Conservancy in Bolton Landing, N.Y. The LaGuardia Design Group was founded in 1993 and has received numerous awards and accolades including the ASLA Award of Excellence in Residential Design, The ASLA Honor Award, Several NYASLA Merit Awards, HC&G Innovation in Design awards and The Boston AIA Merit award.

Date: March 11, 2018
Time: 12 noon
Fee: $20.00 Members, $25 Non-Members

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Rachel Gruzen, MEM | LEED AP is an environmental planning consultant and educator. She has contributed to the master planning, ecological restoration and conservation of coastal lands in the New York-Long Island region for fifteen years. Ms. Gruzen most recently coordinated The Peconic Estuary Protection Committee, an alliance of eastern Long Island municipalities and agencies addressing water quality in the Peconic Estuary. Previously Ms. Gruzen practiced environmental design and served as sustainability expert with New York City design firms including Great Ecology, Balmori Associates, Gruzen Samton Architects, Transsolar Engineers and MB Architecture. Rachel brings to projects a technical understanding of ecological processes, regional stakeholder interests, urban design principles, developmental forces, regulations and infrastructure.

Ms. Gruzen is also an environmental sciences and planning educator at high school, college and graduate level. She has held faculty positions at Yale School of Architecture and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and most recently taught marine science, with a focus on Long Island ecosystems, at The Ross School. She has served as a guest critic of student work at Columbia University School of Continuing Education, Parsons New School Continuing Design Education, and CITYTerm.