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Xtreme LA - Water Water Everywhere

Washington University

An Xtreme LA Challenge

On November 6 - 8 2017, Landscape Forms, North America's leading designer and manufacturer of high design site furniture and advanced LED lighting, sponsored its ninth Extre​me Landscape Architecture(Xtreme LA) event at Washington University in St. Louis.

As in previous Xtreme LA events, the challenge for this fast-paced charrette focused on an issue in landscape and the built environment critical to the local community. Xtreme LA was funded by Landscape Forms and co-hosted by Kirt Martin, Landscape Forms Vice President of Design and Marketing; Rod Barnett, Chair, Landscape Architecture at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University; and Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

The Challenge

Xtreme LA participants were charged with developing visionary designs and an actionable plan for a resilient green infrastructure system that meets Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) mandates for flood mitigation; addresses biodiversity, habitat, public health, and quality of life for residents; and engages the community in the process.

The 36-hour event included fifteen young design professionals identified by their firms as potential leaders and a like number of students from Washington University’s landscape architecture master’s program. The group was guided by two distinguished landscape architects: Chip Crawford, Senior Principal, Forum Studio; and Keith Bowers, Founder and President, Biohabitats.

More Xtreme LA Challenges

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Xtreme LA: A New Vision

Xtreme LA: Teamwork in Tucson

Xtreme LA: The Art Coast of Michigan

Xtreme LA: Envisioning Life on the Edge ​

Xtreme LA: Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay

Xtreme LA: Towers and Trails...Bridges and Bats

Xtreme LA: A University. A Town. A Place to Call Home.