Q2 Event 2018 - Registration
Q2-CREATIVE DESIGN FOR PLAY SPACES
CURRENT TRENDS IN PLAY SPACE DESIGN - INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION - BRINGING PLAY INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS
Join us for the NMASLA Q2 event featuring educations sessions in the morning and an exciting hands-on learning activity in the afternoon all focused on Creative Design for Play Spaces.
MORNING EDUCATION SESSIONS (PROVIDED BY LANDSCAPE STRUCTURES):
DESIGN EXCELLENCE IN PLAY (CEU/PDH: 1.5 HSW PDH)
What role does good design play in society? How do you know it when you see it? What goes into creating it? Is excellence ever easy? Through these questions and examples from around the world, we will examine global trends and their impacts on designing impactful playground environments today. Discussions will also focus on the opportunities for stronger collaboration between playground designers and park planners.
- How great design in everyday life directly impacts playground environment design and maximizes community participation.
- How great design influences great playground design—from new ideas to new materials, bringing design aesthetic to great collaboration to play environments.
- Global design trends and how to integrate them into play environments.
tRENDS IN PLAY SPACE DESIGN (CEU/PDH: 1.5 HSW PDH)
Parks today face the challenge of providing environments that will attract children and families to engage, play and stay. To compete with indoor, more sedentary activities. In this session, we will examine playground trends that create kid magnets, facilitate multi-generational interaction and signature playgrounds that tell a community story. Discussions will also focus on the opportunities for stronger collaboration between playground designers and park planners.
- Leading trends in play space design and the external influences driving these trends.
- Innovative concepts that can be applied to play space design.
- How to specify new concepts and material choices.
INTEGRATING PLAY INTO THE DESIGN PROCESS
In the afternoon Amy Bell, Principal Landscape Architect at GroundworkStudio, will present on the approaches and benefits of integrating play into the design process. Then Amy and her staff will lead three hands-on activities around the park examining creative community and stakeholder engagement.
There will be a $20 charge for non-ASLA members. Lunch will be provided by our sponsor Exerplay, Inc!