June 04, 2015
Breaking the Mold and Bridging the Gap: OJB to Host Education Sessions at ASLA Chicago
The Office of James Burnett will be hosting two Education Sessions and one Field Session at the upcoming ASLA Annual Meeting and expo in Chicago this November.
“Breaking the Mold: The inspirational Workspace” will focus on new strategies for the office environment, one which describes and embodies and company’s values, aspirations and goals. OJB President Jim Burnett, Gensler’s David Epstein and Jennifer Guthrie of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol will host the session.
“Bridging the Gap” will focus on Klyde Warren Park and its contribution to the revitalization of central Dallas. Opened in 2012 and winner of the 2014 ULI Urban Open Space Award, the deck park Klyde Warren Park has been credited as the key element in the re-union of two key downtown districts, formerly cut off by the Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Tara Green, President of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, Willis C Winters, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Dallas, and OJB Park Designers Jim Burnett, President and Nathan Elliott, Principal will present this session.
Finally, OJB principal Chip Trageser will be leading the Field Session “Between Loop and Lake: Great Downtown Chicago Landscapes” alongside Cameron Barrendale of SOM, Matthew Urbanski of MVVA, Terry Guen of TGDA and Robert Sit of Site Design Group. Chip will be sharing the design and development story of OJB’s Park at Lakeshore East.