PLACE + MAKING
Practicing landscape architecture as a creative and generative process that enriches communities and enhances [reveals] the sets of relationships between land, ecological systems and cultural patterns of a given site within its larger context.
Promoting landscapes as resilient environments that foster health, well-being, and ecological diversity.
When engaging with a site, we recognize the degrees of transformations and operations applied to such site: re-establishing negotiations between human settlements and natural communities as sets of shared territories.
Ground is the [landscape architecture] medium on which we operate to create dynamic environments – 3Dimensional fields that are transformative and engaging.
Creating threads across the landscape; to design is to celebrate social and cultural ‘memories’ of the site; weaving communities and spaces to unique histories.
Environments of focus include urban public realm, public gardens, housing projects, health facilities, and historically modified urban waterways and drainages.
Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), member
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), member
American Public Garden Association, member
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE
2014 LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden Design Workshop. “Tree House Project as Tool for Reforestation and Community Building.” Authored and presented for public event, with garden director Dr. Kuehny.
2014 The Arboretum at Penn State. “Children’s Garden as Tool for Education”
2012 American Public Garden Association. “Haiti National Botanic Garden.” In collaboration with William Cinea, author and director.
2011 Haiti National Botanic Garden International Conference. “Design Process as Community Building.” Authored and presented in Haiti, with Dr. Peter Jackson of Missouri Botanic Gardens, Dr. Don Rakow of The Cornell Plantations, Dr. Sarada Krishnan of Denver Botanic Gardens.
Didier, Emmanuel, “My Lines.” ROOT v6 Representation, October 2014
Didier, Emmanuel, “Curator’s Comments.” Warren T. Byrd, Jr – … a dot or a line, will be alive. Exhibition at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver, October 2013
Most Recent Courses
LA 6607/08 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Land Art Generator Initiative 2014 Design Competition, Copenhagen
LA 5503 - Landscape Architectural Design Studio 3: Transects, Placemaking and Urban Drainage: Weir Gulch, Denver
LA 6711 - Advanced Graphics
LA 6607/08 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Castle Pinckney International Design Competition, ACSA, Charleston, SC
LA 5503 - Landscape Architectural Design Studio 3: Green Streets, Infrastructure and Placemaking; Konza Tech City project, Kenya
LA 6607/08 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Haiti Botanic Garden as Tool for Reforestation and Community Building
LA 5503 - Landscape Architectural Design Studio 3: Transects
LA 6607/08 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Haiti Ideas Challenge, ACSA International Design Competition