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Robert Lingenfelter speaks at the ASLA PA/DE Annual Meeting

Robert Lingenfelter, ASLAApril 2013, State College, PA — Landscape Architect Robert Lingenfelter, of Weber Murphy Fox (WMF), presented at the American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania – Delaware Chapter Annual Meeting on April 19th in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The conference provides an opportunity for industry leaders to share their professional experiences as the increasing demand for green initiatives challenges the profession to be forward thinking.

 

This year, Robert served as a co-speaker with Tracey Coulter, Agroforestry Coordinator with the Bureau of Forestry, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, on the subject of open-space assets. The presentation introduced attendees to the benefits of physical contact with nature. During the presentation, an example of one Montessori School’s effort to encourage children to create their own nature experiences was discussed. Illustrations of project opportunities for physical contact with nature were presented including the use of natural elements and native edible plants to enhance outdoor play spaces.

 

Robert Lingenfelter obtained his Masters of Landscape Architecture from SUNY – College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a Board Member of the PA Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, a LEED Accredited Professional and Senior Associate with WMF. Robert is particularly interested in the potential of native plant materials to enhance ecosystem services provided by built landscapes.