Author: ROBERT GUNDERSON

Design With Nature Now Conference

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the Design With Nature Now conference, held on 21-22 June 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. This international conference marked the 50th anniversary of Ian L. McHarg’s landmark book Design with Nature. Bob was a student of McHarg at UPenn and fondly (sometimes not) remembers his daily interactions…
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June 2019 CLARB Board Meeting

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the June 2019 CLARB Board of Directors Meeting, held on 7-8 June, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Robert was elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) in 2018, and will serve through the Annual Meeting in 2020. About CLARB:  Founded in 1970, CLARB…
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Engagement Training

Mr. Gunderson recently attended a symposium entitled ‘Exceptional Boards: Strengthening the Governance Team.’ This was a program sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), held on May 16-17, 2019, at the La Costa Resort and Spa, located in Carlsbad, CA. Bob attended, as part of his duties of serving on the executive committee…
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6th Fabos Conference

Graham Sones (pictured center-brown coat) and Robert Gunderson attended and participated in the 6th Fabos Conference on Landscapes and Greenway Planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and selected locations in metropolitan Boston, MA, on March 29-31, 2019. The title of the international conference was ‘Adapting to Expanding & Contracting Cities’. The conference is held…
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Guest Critics

Partners Graham Sones and Robert Gunderson were invited guest critics for a park planning studio at the Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, UMass-Amherst, on March 27, 2019. The 2nd year studio mid-term review focused on the influence of the Connecticut River Valley system, in determining growth patterns in western Massachusetts, in particular on…
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March 2019 CLARB Board Meeting

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the March 2019 CLARB Board of Directors Meeting, held on 8-9 MAR, in San Antonio, TX.  Robert was elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) in 2018, and will serve through the Annual Meeting in 2020. About CLARB:  Founded in 1970, CLARB…
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2019 Professional Practice Course Presentation

On February 21, 2019, Mr. Gunderson was asked back to give a presentation for the Professional Practice course, in the Dept. of Landscape Architecture, at the University of Minnesota.  His presentation covered:  an introduction to the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID), and a introduction to the…
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December 2018 CLARB Board Meeting

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the December CLARB Board of Directors Meeting, held on 7-8 DEC, in Reston, VA.  Robert was elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) in 2018, and will serve through the Annual Meeting in 2020. About CLARB:  Founded in 1970, CLARB is an…
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2018 ASLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

SGA Group was represented at the 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  From October 19-22, 2018, Graham Sones and Robert Gunderson (center, above) attended Educational Sessions, Field Sessions, and catching up with old friends.  They also contributed to the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (LAF) 33rd Annual Benefit event, held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the…
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Historic House and Grounds Tour

SGA Group partner Graham Sones organized a tour of the Theodore Wirth House on September 29, 2018.  The tour was led by Joan Berthiaume, co-founder of the Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society.  The house, a striking and historically significant home, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Minneapolis Park Commissioners built Theodore Wirth’s…
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