Today, LAB hosted a visit by eight Master of Urban Design students and their faculty member, Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track, Lori Catalano from University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning, Department of Landscape Architecture.
The visit was part of an annual tour arranged by the University each year. This year’s tour was staged in and around the Greater Washington Metropolitan area. Specifically, it focused on commercial properties within the Beltway, including the Ballston corridor in Arlington, VA. In selecting to have her students spend time with LAB, Lori Catalano mentioned the desire to have them visit local urban design/landscape architecture firms to better understand urban design issues in Washington DC. LAB’s waterfront park project at The Wharf — recently dedicated to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton — and LAB’s work for the Ballston Quarter Complex Redevelopment were of special interest, with Lori Catalano citing how “The LAB article addresses emerging trends related to landscape architecture, especially in regards to landscapes that are ‘on structure.'”
LAB Principal Jonathan Fitch, ASLA, met with the group, and included in his discussion points, an overview of the streetscapes workshop in which he participated for the DC Design Forum. We wish our new extended family of “LABites” safe travels with the hope of meeting (and working) together in the future.