LA Virtual Sketching Workshop with Daniel Roehr

Date and Time


Via Zoom


University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Virtual Sketching Workshop

Daniel Roehr, Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture at UBC

‘FIRST’ Tablet Design Thinking
Drawing, Diagramming, Mapping, Animating, Photographing + Voice Over…. the Future Normal with 3D BIM Modelling in Landscape Architecture

Associate Professor, Daniel Roehr teaches Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia.  His research has focused for nearly three decades on international living roof design, construction, and specifically on low impact development (LID) as part of holistic stormwater management. This work is documented in his co-authored book Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems (Routledge 2015). He is director of greenskinslab.  Since 2013 he has been exploring to visualize the complexity of LID with animated hand drawn videos on tablets, to make LID accessible and acceptable to the public, and also co-developed a LID calculator. In the last years Daniel’s research has expanded how to teach multi-sensorial literacy and design, and his second book (a text book) Sense…ible Design: Interacting with the Landscape for Designers will be published in 2021 by Routledge.  Daniel is also interested in the role of architectural hand drawing as a research tool to see the environment and to guide design iterations, see Daniel Roehr’s Blog and how he communicates his drawings on Instagram. He has practiced in Europe, North America & Asia. In 2013 he was a UBC Sustainability Research Fellow, 2016 a Killam Teaching Prize winner.
Research Interest:
Low Impact Development (LID), Living Roof Stormwater Management, LID Public Engagement;
LID Policy, LID Education. LID Visualization, Multi-Sensorial Literacy and Design.
Hand sketch of landscape with trees and hillsSketch by Daniel Roehr.

Workshop supported by the Ontario Agricultural College Learning Trust.

All LA students welcome to attend.  Participants are asked to have paper, black felt-tip markers (pens), trace paper, and if possible to download the Sketchbook App on a tablet if possible.

Contacts:  Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Coordinator:  
Nadia Amoroso, Assistant Professor; Shayla Spalding, student guest lecture assistant.

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