Welcome; WreckShop 2022 returns to Department of Landscape Architecture
By: Norman Martin
More than two dozen landscape architecture firms from across Texas and beyond will be on the Texas Tech campus this month to take part in the Department of Landscape Architecture WreckShop 2022. The three-day conference (Oct. 27-29) encompasses a series of networking, professional development, and collaborative opportunities, as well as a student portfolio review.
"WreckShop gives students a chance to network and collaborate with industry leaders while learning about opportunities for future internships and jobs,” said Jared Horsford, SASLA Advisor and a Lecturer within Tech's Department of Landscape Architecture. “Students will gain the opportunity to meet professionals from firms that are located outside of the region.”
In addition, he said, the department will be able to show the recent $1.7 million renovation of the Ag Pavilion that houses student design space. The overhaul created accessible spaces, updated lighting, and the incorporated a new teaching and gallery space.
The WreckShop 2022 program rolls out Thursday afternoon (Oct. 27) with an opening lecture series featuring Eric Schultz, ASLA, principal of award-winning landscape architecture studio, dwg., and Kona Gray, FASLA, principal of international landscape architecture and planning firm, EDSA. The lecture series takes place from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Tech's Escondido Theatre. The day ends with a Welcome Reception from 6-8 p.m. in the historic Agricultural Pavilion.
Friday (Oct. 28) is highlighted by a Firm Expo from 9-11 a.m. and portfolio review session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Following lunch, students and professionals will participate in a design charrette, a collaborative session in which a group of designers draft a solution to a design problem, from 2-5 p.m. at the CASNR Annex.
The final day of the program (Oct. 29) calls for a Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) Tailgate at the Davis College Annex. The football game features the Red Raiders and Baylor.
Tech's Department of Landscape Architecture is housed in the university's Davis College of Agricultural Sciences &Natural Resources. The latest official enrollment numbers released this semester indicate the department is home to over 80 undergraduate and graduate students. The program specializes in semi-arid landscapes, while engaging design and planning issues critical to a sustainable, resilient, adaptable earth and its growing urban populations. Its professional B.L.A. and M.L.A. degrees are accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.
CONTACT: Jared Horsford, Lecturer, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-8474 or email@example.com
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