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Kathleen Bogaski, Marie M. Bickham Endowed Chair Lecture
November 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kathleen Bogaski, LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture’s 2015–16 Marie M. Bickham Endowed Chair, will lecture in the LSU Design Building Auditorium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
Bogaski comes to LSU from Cal Poly Pomona, where she recently taught the site engineering course, Introduction to Earthwork. Her research and design practice, Bogaski Design Studios, focuses on site designs using low-water-consumption plantings and sustainable materials, landscape renovation and redesign, and creative surface-water management and reuse techniques. Her clients include the Watershed Conservation Authority in Los Angeles, where she assisted with the development of a master plan process for the Gateway Cities and Rivers Urban Greening Plan. The study area comprises approximately 227 square miles, which includes the watersheds of the lower Los Angeles, lower San Gabriel, and Rio Hondo rivers. The greening plan will be based on research and needs-based analysis, public outreach, and agency collaboration that will set the groundwork for a network of green connections between the Gateway Cities’ diverse natural areas and the cities’ various cultural, historic, and recreational resources and local population centers.
Bogaski holds a Bachelor of Science in horticulture and landscape architecture and a Master of Arts in education from Michigan State University and a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan. Her master’s thesis focused on creative strategies for surface-water management and reuse in semi-arid and arid environments. She also has advanced training and certificates in healthcare garden design, fire-wise design, and quality management. She served for many years as a grader for the CLARB (Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards) exam for licensure as a professional landscape architect—required in all 50 states, British Columbia, Ontario, and Puerto Rico—and has assisted with licensing exam development and as an occupational analyst for the State of California Registration Board. Her research interests are in therapeutic gardens serving wounded veterans and children with autism; creative, sustainable landscape materials; and the use of surface water runoff as a resource in all environments.
Bogaski has more than 25 years of professional experience working at exceptional design firms including Design Workshop, Inc., EDAW/AECOM, and LDR (Land Design Research). Her professional project experience is in the design, documentation, and implementation of corporate and institutional campuses, public parks and zoos, urban streetscapes, resort and estate gardens, and in environmental and historic restoration. As the director of quality for the EDAW/AECOM Design, Planning + Economics group, Bogaski led the development of the quality management system, training program, and guidelines, achieving ISO 9001: 2008 certification for the EDAW offices worldwide. As part of this effort, Bogaski was responsible for the development of the project management, quality assurance, and risk management procedures and forms for all landscape architecture and planning projects.