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URI Landscape Architecture lecture series continues with Chasing the Computer Revolution

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

KINGSTON, R.I. -- November 10, 2004 -- Lolly Tai, chair of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Temple University, will present a lecture entitled "Chasing the Computer Revolution" on Nov. 18 as part of the URI Community Planning and Landscape Architecture fall lecture series.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Weaver Auditorium at the Coastal Institute on URI’s Kingston campus. It is free and open to the public.

Tai's lecture will focus on the influence technology has had on practice, design, and communication in landscape architecture.

A graduate of Cornell, Harvard and the Edinburgh College of Art, Tai's expertise is in the areas of landscape architecture design, site planning, technology, and computer aided design. A registered landscape architect and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, her work is characterized by a sustainable design approach that minimizes and mitigates impact to the natural landscape.

Since 1989, Tai has maintained a private landscape architecture firm in Greenville, S.C. She has been involved in design projects that incorporate energy efficiency, water conservation, and wildlife preservation, including the design of the Xeriscape Interpretive Garden in Hilton Head Island, S.C.; Ramsey Creek Preserve, a sustainable cemetery in Westminster, S.C.; and the Heritage Gardens in the South Carolina Botanical Garden.

The final speaker in the fall lecture series will be Michael Coutu, president of Sudbury Design Group, who will discuss “Design Build Practice: The Best of Both Worlds?” on Dec. 2.

For more information about the lecture series, call the URI Department of Community Planning and Landscape Architecture at 874-2249, or email Professor Will Green at wagre@uri.edu.