SPRING 2018 GUEST LECTURE SERIES: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Room 2005, College of Architecture and Planning, CU Denver Building, 1250 14th Street, Denver
Reception: 5pm Lecture: 5.30pm
“Design in the American West”
David Carpenter, Principal, DHM Design
Inaugural Landscape Architecture Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Dave Carpenter, ASLA, AIA (MLA 1987), Principal DHM Design, will discuss Landscape Architecture in the American West – the challenges and opportunities that we encounter as designers in a place with its own sense of space and time and culture. The American West is a place of extremes. The rugged topography and severe climates encountered across its deserts and mountains shape its inhabitants and influence the cadence of communities. From the big cities to isolated ranches, the West inspires a sense of humility and an appreciation for the pragmatic. It requires an understanding of place. Dedicated to the art of observation, Dave has spent his career learning how to understand place. He will share stories and lessons in landscape with a special focus on the unique responsibilities of designers in the West.
Being a landscape architect, urban designer and registered architect, Dave takes a holistic approach to planning and design. His philosophy revolves around understanding the built environment as a response to natural and cultural conditions. During his career, he has been involved with numerous, award-winning, planning and design projects throughout North America. His projects have been adopted, built, and become a source of pride in their communities. Dave’s passion lies in developing creative thought and encouraging all who he works with to find the hidden possibilities in the midst of practical challenges. He received his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Colorado Denver in 1987, and BArch and BS of Environmental Design from Ball State University in 1981.