Alexis Canter speaks at ASLA, AIA, and APA meeting in Iowa
At the Iowa ASLA, AIA, and APA spring conference on April 10, Sasaki landscape designer Alexis Canter presented on a panel titled The Water Story: A Panel Discussion Des Moines Waterworks Parkitecture Competition.
Alexis spoke about the Sasaki team's winning concept for the Water Works Parkitecture competition, which focused on integrating innovative programming and ecological restoration into the site's working water infrastructure. She also discussed the competition entry's innovative approach: telling the story through an accessible and graphic park guidebook. For more information, visit the project website here.
Alexis also addressed the role of competitions within Sasaki's Urban Studio practice and the positive benefits achieved through participating in the process.
The panel represents an exciting continuation of Sasaki's partnership with Des Moines Water Works and Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture. Other panel participants included Mike Bell (RDG Planning and Design), Ted Corrigan (Director of Water Distribution for Des Moines Water Works), Matthew Gordy (Assistant Professor at Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture), and Carl Rogers (Associate Professor at Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture).
Water Works Park is composed of 1,500 acres bisected by the Raccoon River and a 3-mile-long infiltration gallery, which is a major source of drinking water for Des Moines. Des Moines Water Works, working...