Landscape Design Case Study Panel

Join us for a discussion by local landscape design professionals who will share their experiences working on award-winning landscape architecture projects around the region and beyond. Panelists will talk about project team collaboration, planning principles, design strategies and value engineering, public engagement, and multi-use urban parks.


  • Ken Ray, PLA, ASLA, urban designer, landscape architect, and Deputy Director of Landscape Architecture at Toole Design Group’s Silver Spring office
  • Stephanie Wolfgang, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP ND, Senior Associate and Senior Landscape Architect at the interdisciplinary design firm of Perkins+Will
  • Adrienne McCray, RLA, ASLA, licensed landscape architect with 18 years of experience with Lee and Associates, Inc. (LAI), a Washington, DC based landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm
  • Michael Vergason, FASLA, FAAR, founder of Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd. with 40 years of experience creating memorable places in both public and private sectors
  • Reid Fellenbaum, AICP landscape and urban designer with AECOM in Arlington, VA and Philadelphia, PA.

Moderated by: Kerri Blackman, ASLA, President-Elect

This program is presented in association with 2019 Professional Awards of the Potomac Chapter, ASLA, on view through August 30, 2019.

Event sponsored by:


Exhibition sponsored by:



After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how small-scale site design is informed by larger planning principles;
  • Explain how multidisciplinary teams work collaboratively to develop high performing streetscapes that function for many users;
  • Describe ways that a transparent design process and public engagement can help prioritize a streetscape redesigned for all users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists;
  • Explore strategies to maintain the integrity of a design story while value engineering impacts a project due to budget challenges; and
  • Demonstrate how to accommodate a dog park, children’s play space, and adult gathering spaces within a small urban park by building vertically.