August 31, 2018

Join your peers for creative inspiration, education and networking!

This annual Lecture Series is a gathering of landscape designers, architects, contractors, and other professionals.

This special event is an excellent platform for sharing information and exchanging ideas.

Come for light refreshments and lecture from a landscape contractor and a landscape architect.


Early Bird Registration*
until December 20
$15 per ticket

after December 20
$25 per ticket
Register here
Includes lectures and light refreshments.
*Early bird registrants will receive a complimentary Congress Trade Show Pass.


1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Registration and Exhibits
1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Lisa Rapoport, BES, BArch, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP | PLANT Architect Inc.
Building communities, one public space at a time - Using examples from the tiniest of parklets to the most prominent public spaces drawn from PLANT’s work, this seminar will explore how we think about social, cultural, ritual, and ecological experiences as the basis for the development of the public realm, and how these social spaces help build strong and cohesive communities.
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Break & Exhibits
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Darren Bosch | The Landmark Group
4:00 p.m. Program concludes


Darren Bosch Darren Bosch
The Landmark Group

As Design and Client Services Manager, Darren Bosch is an experienced designer who manages the design process, providing vision and delivering on clients’ expectations. Educated and experienced in various design disciplines, Darren is well versed in a rich tapestry of styles and foundations, bringing a refreshing eye to the table. He is always looking for innovative, yet simple solutions for clients. Given an uncanny balance of right and left-brain, he is able to keep his sights on the macro and micro simultaneously. Because he is not necessarily the actual head designer on the project, the customer can rest assured that the design process is client-centered and the big picture remains in tact. Darren’s core strengths are his love for relationships, design and architecture, challenging the status quo and sweating the details. For him, life is to be lived curiously, deliberately and artfully.
Lisa Rapoport Lisa Rapoport, BES, BArch, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP
PLANT Architects Inc.

Lisa Rapoport is a founding partner of PLANT Architect Inc. with 30 years of experience. She is widely known for her strong conceptual vision and rigorous approach to the practice of institutional and residential architecture and urban design, and for her work in exploring the relationship between architecture, landscape, and the public realm. Born and raised in Montreal, she graduated in 1988 from the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture. She co-founded PLANT in 1995, and has led many of the studio’s award-winning projects, including the Dublin Grounds of Remembrance (which received an EDRA Great Places Award and a CSLA National Honour Award), the Forest Hill Village North Gateway, and Liza’s Garden at the Royal Ontario Museum. Lisa was PLANT’s partner-in-charge on Ground Plane design and the document production phase of the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture-winning Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization. Recently she was PLANT’s partner-in-charge on the Woven Stories permanent installation at Sheridan College’s Davis Campus, and she heads the design team for With Words as their Actions, a public artwork for Lyon Station, on Ottawa’s new Confederation Line LRT transit corridor. Lisa presently teaches at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, and served as adjunct professor for 10 years at the Waterloo School of Architecture.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available. Download the Sponsorship Package for more details.

An initiative of the Landscape Contractor Sector Group of:

Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association