CPP Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ON SITE

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Nikole Bouchard, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Noémie Despland-Lichtert, Roundhouse


Saturday @ 3:00pm 

WUHO Gallery: 6518 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028




CPPLA Fall 2018 Lecture Program: 

ON SITE is a lecture series that features female speakers reflecting upon issues, questions and opportunities pertaining to ‘site’. The series highlights the multiplicity of meanings and perceptions of site, as both a physical construct and conceptual idea while being in all cases a politically charged and timely topic. It is a platform for women to share their approach to site research and documentation, perceived realities or misinterpretations of site, site boundaries, how the notion of site has changed over time, direct experiences as a designer on a construction site etc. Working in the expansive field of landscape design and urbanism in a variety of capacities, such as design, construction, professional practice, academia, writing, theory and community activism the speakers will dive deeply into ‘site’ - or ‘cite’ or ‘sight’? - as a rich territory from which to initiate a dialogue. With the current spotlight on equity, diversity and inclusion that reaches across many sectors, ON SITE brings the voices of these women into the foreground at a critical moment in time. 



Nikole Bouchard, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Nikole’s anti-disciplinary research and design work straddles the space between art, architecture and landscape to discover ideas that stimulate ecologically sensitive and culturally relevant design interventions. Nikole engages in projects of all scales and media that explore contextually driven methods of design where experiments embody a unique sense of fantastical pragmatism—are playful, yet intentional, well-informed and environmentally conscious. Nikole is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and a Critic in the School of Architecture at Yale University. She has also taught at Cornell University, Syracuse University, the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Nikole has worked at the offices of Steven Holl Architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Lateral Office. In 2015 Nikole wasa Fellow at The MacDowell Colony and an Artist-in-Residence at Baer Art Center in Hofsós, Iceland. She received an MArch II degree from Princeton University and a BArch degree from Cornell University.


Noémie Despland-Lichtert, Otis School of Art and Design, Woodbury University

is an urban and architectural historian, curator and educator. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and a Post-professional Master of Architecture from McGill. In 2017, she received a Master of Curatorial Practices from the University of Southern California. Her professional experience includes working as an educator for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the University of Southern California, and the Getty Research Institute. In practice, her work focuses on creative explorations of site, spatial and social practices across the fields of art, architecture and urbanism. In 2015 she founded Roundhouse, a curatorial platform for public engagement with post-industrial sites. It aims to investigate urban change by facilitating engagement with site-specific histories through creative site exploration, archival research, publication and exhibition making. Her recent research investigates the relationship between preservation and historiography, focusing particularly on archives of the built environment, industrial history, and post-industrial land.



ON SITE Sponsors:

Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture

Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design

Cal Poly Pomona Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance

Woodbury School of Architecture

Gabrielle Bullock + Rocky Carroll

Barbara Bestor

MIIM Designs


Rennie Tang