6 September 2017
2:30PM — LAR Studio, Collegiate Square

Chuck Ware, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer

A Search for Meaning: Working the Deep

The talk will explore an approach to planning and design that yields meaningful and enduring outcomes. The discussion will focus, in part, on potential synergies between economic development, community development, environmental health and access to art and culture. Chuck believes that such synergies result in the most lasting and comprehensively successful work.

Chuck Ware (Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design, Virginia Tech, 1987), a former long-time Principal with Design Workshop in Denver, Park City, Los Angeles and Dubai, is currently practicing as a consultant. Chuck is educated and practices across allied disciplines: planning, urban design, landscape architecture and architecture. This work includes new towns, community master plans, urban design plans, design guidelines, transportation-oriented development, site planning and public space design.

He has been sought to lead some of the industry’s most challenging projects. This work has brought him to Africa, China, South America, India, the Middle East and extensively across the United States. Recently he served as Principal Urban Designer for eleven new communities in Saudi Arabia, and also led the development of public space plans for a newly planned coastal city in Lagos, Nigeria known as Eko Atlantic.

Chuck recently published a textbook titled Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices. The book received the ASLA National Honor Award. He is currently preparing to write a book on synergies in planning and design.