Senior Soil Scientist Olsson, Inc. overland park, Kansas
Soils are foundational to landscape architecture, and meaningful collaborations with soils scientists are instrumental in delivering high-quality parks and public spaces— yet there’s rarely a one-size-fits-all approach. In this panel, hear from a landscape architect and two leading soils scientists on innovative approaches to soils design in the Bay Area and Memphis.
Through the lens of two case studies, develop an understanding of how site conditions suggest specific responses in soil design.
Articulate how soils profile details and specifications are tailored to meet horticultural, drainage, and loading criteria for a given project.
Compare and contrast site soils strategies—such as when to import materials and when to amend existing soils in place—examining cost and quality-control considerations.
Identify pitfalls in soils design and installation, providing an overview of field tests and in-situ site investigations, and examining what they tell us about the health of soils.