Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
The demand and appreciation for outdoor amenity spaces to be included or expanded in the urban living and multi-family realm has increased. Designing the paving for outdoor amenity spaces to attract users requires a balance of aesthetics, function and comfort. Reflecting on projects featuring traditional and permeable concrete paving and providing an overview into recent trends, this presentation provides Architects, Landscape Architects and other design professionals insight for attracting users. The paving surface – an underused blank canvas for communicating the desired project tone.
This course is part of the Landscape Architecture Webinar Symposium. Exteriors have become more important to the overall site designs as our lives become more engaged with the outdoors and public spaces have become so important. Landscape Architecture is an important aspect of the design process and we are gathering experts to share their knowledge and best practices as it relates to this design area.
- Examine projects that have successfully implemented decorative concrete paving as the foundation for attracting users.
- Describe recent trends and uses in outdoor amenity spaces and the opportunities for insuring their longevity over the next several decades.
- Discuss the symbiotic relationship between aesthetics and application including structural performance and quality to understand the importance of selecting appropriate materials.
- Explain how concrete pavers can help achieve sustainability goals – from permeability to solar reflectance.