Claire Agre to Speak at the 2017 New Jersey Chapter ASLA Conference
10-03-2017

On Monday March 13, West 8 New York's Principal Claire Agre will deliver a lecture entitled “West 8 in the New World,” about the firm’s recent works, at the 2017 New Jersey Chapter ASLA Conference.

West 8 has led the vanguard of landscape design and urbanism for three decades. As landscape architects and urban designers, the North American West 8 team consistently finds optimistic and innovative ways to weave contemporary culture, narrative, and joy into forgotten urban places, consistently marrying West 8’s Dutch DNA with an American outlook and understanding of landscape. Under the heading “West 8 in the New World,” Agre will highlight some of West 8’s North American portfolio, from the renaissance of an abandoned urban island to the leveraging of waste to rebuild eroding coastlines.

Claire Agre is a Principal and Senior Landscape Architect at West 8 New York. With a background in field ecology and the fine arts, she brings a broad skill set and conceptual clarity to projects of all scales and typologies. As one of the founding designers of West 8’s New York office, Claire has led design for a diverse portfolio, including Miami Beach Soundscape, the Master Plan and Hills phase of Governors Island Park and Public Spaces, the 1000-acre, 40-year Master Plan for Longwood Gardens, and the winning entry for Changing Course—an interdisciplinary, international design competition seeking solutions for the disappearing Lower Mississippi Delta.

The lecture is Session 8 on the conference schedule and will begin at 10:10am on Monday March 13. Visit the Chapter’s website to see the full program schedule and register for the conference.