Blog One: "Based on the ideas in the readings and first class, reflect/blog about how Landscape Architecture can shape the future, the best-case future, and actions we can take today to put us on that trajectory."
Amy Janell Lopez
Amy Lopez is a landscape architect student with a background in art, botany, and a lot of hanging around outside. Her mission in art is guided by the desire to create works that capture attention visually, with or without a story. Botany taught her a new medium. As a practicing landscape architect student, she always designed with the random act of chance in mind. Designing to allow for the best chance at chance encounters with nature will leave an emotional mark ticked in memory when someone experiences a sensory interaction. In the meantime, her designs want to stay as an appealling backdrop to a visitors life while still providing benefits to nature. A painting is 2D but the land is something beyond.
Amy currently works for the Design-Build Division for the Bureau of Street Services located at the Public Works Office in Downtown Los Angeles as a landscape architectural intern associate.
Park Landing Apartments --- Landscape Architect: The Collaborative West --- Modular Green Roof System: LiveRoof --- 8850 La Palma Ave, Buena Park --- 20,000 sq. ft.
The Yuma East Wetlands project in Yuma, Arizona restored the wetlands along the lower Colorado River that was altered by flow regulation, channelization, non-native species takeover, deforestation, and wildfires. Completed in 2010 (Phase 1 (2004-2006) & Phase 2 (2007-2009)), the project cost $9 million (construction + 10 year maintenance) for the total 350 acres.