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SITES Community Call: Enhancing a Healthy and Resilient Community with the SITES Gold-Certified Kingsbury Commons

February 9, 2022 - 1:00 pm Eastern

Join our first SITES Community Call of 2022 to learn about the first SITES Gold Certified Park in Texas - the newly renovated Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park in Austin. We will hear multiple perspectives from the clients, designer and consultant, and learn about design strategies, performance goals, insights into the certification process, the vision of Pease Park Conservancy and their collaboration with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, which recently updated its Green Building Policy to adopt SITES. Speakers include:

  • Liana Kallivoka, Assistant Director at the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department
  • Stephanie Saulmon, Senior Associate and Landscape Architect at Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
  • Chuck Smith, COO of Pease Park Conservancy
  • Heather Venhaus, Principal at Regenerative Environmental Design



The 22nd Annual Land Ethics Symposium: InSITES & Experiences from the Design of Bartholdi Park

February 17, 2022 

Presented by Darren Damone and Jason Curtis, SITES AP

Nestled on the fringe of Washington, DC’s Capitol District lies the United States Botanic Garden’s Bartholdi Park. In this discussion, Darren and Jason will explore the series of circumstances that brought this park into being, and how the formula of history, place and client vision helped to realize one of the country’s first projects certified by the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) program. Join us as we unpack the successes and challenges of the SITES process at Bartholdi Park.



Upcoming SITES Community Calls

April 13, June 15, September 14 and November 9 -  All take place on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern

Save the dates - Details coming soon!