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While the 2020 Design Tour has been postponed, the ILCA and Millennium Park Foundation are eager to provide a sneak peek into ongoing projects that you will be able to tour when the Design Tour reconvenes in June 2021. This series will take every level of architect and designer through the process, while discussing critical components when working in public spaces.

*This program has been approved by LA CES for 3 CEU’S*


All webinars begin at 3:00pm


Episode 1 — Artful, Ecological, and Resilient Landscapes for Public Spaces (July 9, 2020)

In this introduction to the series, attendees will be provided a brief overview of Millennium Park and introduction to the North Gardens. Throughout the presentation, attendees will learn how to engage with your client to discuss the purpose, needs, and limitation of the project. The audience will also examine how to pitch your design to the client, understand and revise the scope of the project based upon client feedback and help clients invest in ongoing maintenance.


Episode 2 — Expecting the Unexpected in Building and Planting in Public Spaces (July 16, 2020)

In the second episode of the series, attendees will discuss building your team, communicating with them and handling the unknown that you will inevitably dig up. From initial design to plants in the ground, attendees will understand how to navigate unforeseen challenges in all stages of the project.


Episode 3 — Conquering the Complexity of Maintaining Public Landscapes (July 23, 2020)

In the finale, attendees will understand the various levels of maintenance required in complex public spaces. They will be able to comprehend the critical connection between the designer and maintenance teams and how to curate the design as the gardens evolve.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][button size=”big_large_full_width” target=”_self” hover_type=”default” text=”Register for Episode 1″ link=”https://ilca.net/professional/education/#!event/2020/7/9/2020-design-webinar-series-episode-1″][vc_empty_space][button size=”big_large_full_width” target=”_self” hover_type=”default” text=”Register for Episode 2″ link=”https://ilca.net/professional/education/#!event/2020/7/16/in-the-field-design-tour-2017″][vc_empty_space][button size=”big_large_full_width” target=”_self” hover_type=”default” text=”Register for Episode 3″ link=”https://ilca.net/professional/education/#!event/2020/7/23/in-the-field-design-tour-2017″][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”25″ down=”0″][vc_column_text]

Want to learn more? Contact AnneMarie Drufke ([email protected]) for further information.


Webinar Hosts

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Scott Stewart, PhD, Millennium Park Foundation
Dr. Scott Stewart is the Executive Director of Millennium Park Foundation. He views his role with the Foundation as stewarding the uncompromising standards, collaborations, partnerships, and friendships that have made the Park a world icon. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, and English from Illinois College.  

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Austin Eischied, Austin Eischied Garden Design
Austin Eischeid is the owner and head designer of Chicago-based Austin Eischeid Garden Design. He specializes in designing dynamic naturalistic plantings using strong perennials and grasses with all season interest. One of Austin’s current commissions is the redesign of Millennium Park’s landscape master plan.