QLD QFresh Conversations - Positive Impacts

QLD QFresh Conversations - Positive Impacts

We’re joining Aurecon to learn all about their workplace and hear about the positive impact landscape can have within a range of projects. Followed by a panel discussion around sustainability and the future of landscape architecture.

The evening will include a presentation from David Uhlmann (Principal Design Integrator at Aurecon and AILA QLD Vice-President) sharing all the secrets on how they are doing Landscape Architecture differently, and how Landscape Architects can be providing strategic advice right at the forefront of the design process. Following David's presentation will be a panel discussion on the positive impact of landscape architecture and sustainability. David will be joined by Espe Kelly, AILA Queensland Secretary and Sasha Paterson from Lat27 and the QFresh Committee - so bring your questions for the panel. If you’re a student looking for inspiration as you start off semester two… or a graduate looking to learn more about innovation and sustainability in practice… this is the event for you. 

Places are limited and available to AILA student and graduate members, so be sure to register quickly.

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. If you're keen to kick on afterwards, an area in a nearby bar will be reserved. 

*Unfortunately Shaun from Eureka Landscapes has had to pull out of the discussion, so instead we will be having a panel discussion with David, Espe Kelly and Sasha Paterson





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David Uhlmann

Principal Design Integrator at Aurecon and AILA QLD Vice President

David is an AILA Registered Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with over 28 years experience. David has practiced predominantly in Queensland and New South Wales and has extensive experience in large and small scale landscape design, urban design, and master planning projects including the $2 Billion Gold Coast University Hospital precinct, Northshore Hamilton Riverside Park, Fitzgibbon Chase, and Arise at Rochedale. He has a strong background in precinct sustainability, having been a Green Star accredited professional since 2004. He has provided sustainability advise to a variety of projects from individual buildings through to residential estates, and he is retained as a technical expert for Green Star Communities by the Green Building Council of Australia. 
David is co-founder of YIMBY Queensland, a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting good development outcomes.

Espe Kelly

Landscape Architect and AILA Queensland Secretary

Espe is an internationally qualified and experienced Landscape Architect with over 35 years of experience. She is a registered Landscape Architect in Australia and in the State of Florida. She is experienced in the coordination of large-scale projects from design through to construction administration. She has participated in many public meetings and been a part of consensus building teams. As a LEED accredited professional, with extensive experience in landscape construction, Espe thoroughly understands the issues of construction, functionality, and cost as well as sustainability through integrated design. She has worked on many sustainable design projects in Australia and the United States gaining experience in recycling stormwater into waterway corridors, the use of bio swales, incorporating the use of water tanks for irrigation and extensive design without the use of irrigation. During her original time in Brisbane, she worked on Mossvale on Manly delivering all the parks, streetscapes and the residences. This community incorporated water sensitive urban design in the streetscapes and in the Waterway Corridor which is the regional park for the neighborhood.
During her career Espe managed numerous types of projects including parks, transportation, streetscapes, marinas, aviation, schools, commercial, and hi-rise residential. Some of the most iconic projects in Dade County, Florida that she worked on include:
• Bayfront Park
• American Airlines Marina
• Lummus Park
• Zoo Miami
• Tree Succession Master Plan and Implementation for the City of Coral Gables



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Wednesday, 24 August 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free for students and grads
25 King St
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
2 CPD Points