Past-Present-Prospects: 2017 APLD International Conference

2017 APLD International Design Conference – Boston

Ronny and I were fortunate to spend a couple of days with design colleagues in downtown Boston at the 2017 APLD International Conference. This annual event was just what we needed to refresh and re-focus.

2017 APLD International Design Conference - Boston
The Greenway tour gets off to a rainy start

Excellent speakers and seminars help us stay sharp and current with design trends. The most common thread throughout the conference was the championing of native plants. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy tour might have been the highlight of the trip. Very impressive gardens assembled and expressed in a relatively short period of time. I was particularly impressed with the diversity of native plants that were thriving in the urban space of downtown Boston! And, all gardens are maintained organically!

2017 APLD International Design Conference - Boston
Edible garden at Dewey Square
2017 APLD International Design Conference - Boston
Walking path at Dewey Square



 

 

 

In addition to the Greenway’s plant contribution to the urban landscape, it dazzled us with its sculptural elements as well.

 

2017 APLD International Design Conference - Boston
The Meeting House by Mark Reigelman
2017 APLD International Design Conference - Boston
Harbor Fog by Ross Miller

 

 

 

 

 

2017 APLD International Design Conference - Boston
Abstract Sculpture
2017 APLD International Design Conference - Boston
The Labyrinth

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you all next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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