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GW Landscape Design Symposium: Stormwater Design & Sustainable Landscapes

George Washington University

Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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GW Landscape Design Symposium: Stormwater Design & Sustainable Landscapes


1:00 - 1:30 PM       Registration 

1:30 - 2:30 PM       Keynote: Artful Stormwater Design- Shu-Fang Liu, M.L.A., Associate, OLIN 

Stormwater management does not have to be an engineering nightmare, but can be transformed into a beautiful amenity through landscape design. Shu-Fang Liu will share her experiences working in sustainable and stormwater design, including designs of Washington Canal Park and other assorted projects throughout her thirteen year international landscape architecture career.

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Shu-Fang  Liu (Sophie Liu) joined OLIN between 2004 and 2013 and has more than thirteen years of international landscape architecture experience. She has worked on numerous projects ranging from park designs such as Washington Canal Park in Washington, DC to the developments of prominent university campuses, such as Duke University’s Nicholas School for the Environment and Earth Sciences in Durham, North Carolina, and Harvard University’s Allston Campus Initiative in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Shu-Fang earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture at National Taiwan University and a Master of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. During her academic experience she received honorable recognitions in arts and painting, including an Individual Grant in Painting from Cornell University. Shu-Fang’s artwork has been featured in several galleries across the country, including The Allen Sheppard Gallery in New York and the Arkansas Arts Center Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In order to promote sustainable design around the world, Shu-Fang decided to attend Wharton for an MBA from 2011 to 2013. She is currently a consultant and looking for opportunities to make a significant impact in sustainable design.

2:30 - 3:30 PM        Panel Discussion: Careers in Sustainable Landscape Design 

This panel will feature various professionals who will address emerging industry trends, including new regulatory policies, and share their career experiences in this rapidly adapting field.  


  • Rasma Plato, Landscape Designer, John Shorb Landscaping
  • Jeff Potter, President, J&G Landscape Design 
  • Amanda Rockler, Watershed Restoration Specialist, University of Maryland, Sea Grant Extension


  • Adele Ashkar, director of the GW Landscape Design program

3:30 - 5:00 PM           Networking reception 

Current GW students and alumni of the program will have the opportunity to interact with other local landscape design professionals and potential employers. 

Tony Harvin, Executive Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Professional Studies, will also preview the new portfolio page for GW Landscape Design and Sustainable Landscape alumni.  


Who should attend

Current students and alumni as well as local landscape design professionals are invited to attend.

Employers interested in recruiting GW landscape students/alumni are encouraged to attend as well as individuals interested in learning more about GW landscape design and sustainable landscape programs. 

Getting there 

George Washington University is accessible via the Foggy Bottom Metro stop (Orange line). Upon exiting the metro station walk east on I Street for one block, then make a right onto 22nd Street. Funger Hall will be on your right between G & H Streets. 

Visitors and guests of the Foggy Bottom Campus will be accomodated at the Academic Center Garage (located on I Street between 21st and 22nd Streets), Marvin Center (located on H Street between 21st and 22nd Streets), and G Street Garage (enternances located on 20th and 21st Streets in the alley way between F and G Streets). The G Street Garage is the university's first self-service visitors garage. It only accepts MasterCard and Visa for payment. Additional parking information is available at: http://transportation.gwu.edu/visitors

Have questions about GW Landscape Design Symposium: Stormwater Design & Sustainable Landscapes? Contact George Washington University

When & Where

The George Washington University
2201 G St NW
Funger Hall #103
Washington, DC 20052

Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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