Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Allen Compton
Founder and President, SALT Landscape Architects
Thursday, November 15, 2018
The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm in the Forum, Academic Wing, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045.
The lecture and parking are free and open to the public. Call 310.665.6867 or email ArchitectureLandscapeInteriors@otis.edu for more information.
Allen Compton - SALT Landscape Architects
SALT Landscape Architects is a Los Angeles-based design studio that creates enduring, engaging, and innovative landscapes at a range of scales.The firm’s name, derived from “salt of the earth,” reflects the grounding and site-specific nature that we strive for in all of our projects. We believe well designed landscapes should be poetic, dynamic, and evolving, as well as ecologically sensitive. Our designs are rooted in the unique character of a site’s individual spatial qualities, environment, history and context. Our spaces express the specific enduring qualities of their distinctive location, serves the needs of the users, and connect visitors to the land and environment.
We believe collaboration produces better projects. We work closely with clients and communities to fully understand their objectives and desires for the project, carefully studying the existing environmental conditions such as microclimates, soil, topography, wind, and sun patterns that inform the final design. Through this collaboration, the innovative use of materials, the integration of sustainable strategies, and a sensitivity to the specific site, we create meaningful and memorable spaces.
SALT has worked on a wide range of project types and scales. Our client list includes the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Unified School District, the County of Los Angeles, California Institute of the Arts, the Trust for Public Land, East Valley Water District, Snapchat, and the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia. SALT is also part of the team re-desiging Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
Allen Compton is a member of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and has served as the vice-chair of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Council District 14 Median Advisory Committee, where he is helping to develop a sustainable, low-water, and low-maintenance planting strategy for medians in the district. Allen is also the co-founder of Los Angeles Landscape Architects (LALA), a programming and networking group focused on landscape issues.
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design offers a synthetic curriculum of the spatial design fields. For information about the department call 310.665.6867, email ArchitectureLandscapeInteriors@otis.edu, or visit http://www.otis.edu/ali. SEE and LIKE Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design on Facebook!
Founded in Los Angeles in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares students of art and design to enrich the world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. The College offers an interdisciplinary education for 1200+ full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres, and Toy Design; and MFA degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing. Otis Extension offers certificate programs as well as personal and professional development courses. Additional information is available at http://www.otis.edu
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