2019 Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter ASLA Conference Keynote Speaker: Jeff Grob, RLA

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 Jeffrey Grob is a Senior Associate for Stantec Consulting, an international planning, engineering, architecture design and program management firm.  Based in the firm's New York City office, he serves as the lead landscape architect for many of the firm’s large-scale planning and urban design and transportation projects in the New York/New Jersey Tri-State area as well as in other areas of the United States and Canada.

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Jeff has 30+ years of experience in all types of landscape architectural, transportation and planning projects including urban, suburban and rural park planning and design, urban design, and waterfront development. As an early practitioner of the project development methodology entitled Context Sensitive Solutions/Context Sensitive Design, Jeff is particularly well-versed in large-scaled transportation design and consensus-building projects, including urban streetscapes, architectural aesthetic treatments for new, rehabilitated and historic bridge structures, highway landscape treatments, noise and retaining wall design and the selection of highway appurtenances,.  In his various roles as project manager, technical advisor, and task leader, Jeff has managed and overseen many of Stantec’s most noteworthy and award-winning projects.

 Jeff Grob is a licensed landscape architect in the state of New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University in 1985.  He is an active member and former New Jersey state chapter president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NJASLA).

Thinking Big As A Landscape Architect

October 4 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Museum of Visual Materials
Sponsored by SDSU School of Design

No matter what scale one is working at, this same basic premise is applicable: Good Design is Good Design is Good Design.  Too often, landscape architects self-limit themselves to only work on the kinds of projects that they have done before not realizing that they can contribute positively to other types of large transportation projects as well. During this session, New York City-based landscape architect Jeff Grob will discuss the types of projects that landscape architects have the training and skills with which to participate in and will give examples of where an LA’s input made a positive improvement to the project’s final design.  A case study of a landscape architect’s input for a new bridge that crosses the Missouri River in Pierre, SD will be given along with other examples of large, public work.

 With this session, the attendee will:

  • Learn to recognize how a landscape architect’s inherent design skill can be applied more broadly

  • Learn how to approach a design problem from a uniquely landscape architectural perspective and

  • Learn how to add value to a multi-discipline team on large-scale projects.

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