The Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering Workshop Series: Elements of Sustainable Site Design

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:00pm

With issues of sustainability still at the forefront, The Penn State Center is offering a series of educational workshops focusing on the elements of sustainable site design starting in May. Our first series will concentrate on soils, vegetation, and stormwater. Each session will equate to three (3) Professional Development Hours (PDH). Please join us to learn from Penn State experts on the following topics:


Wednesday, May 15:  Shades of Green and Brown: Vegetation and Site Design

Presenter: Robert D. Berghage, PhD, Associate Professor of Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University

Vegetation is integral to the provision of ecosystem services. Understand how appropriately selected vegetation can reduce the heat island effect; mitigate stormwater runoff; prevent erosion; filter water for improved water quality; improve air quality; and increase aesthetic appeal.


Thursday June 13: Sustainable While Artful Stormwater Design

Presenter: Stuart Echols, PhD, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University

Integration of water, soils and vegetation is elemental to sustainable site design. Discover creative ways to manage, protect and restore water utilizing sustainable stormwater design practices.


Tuesday, July 23: Building From the Ground Up: Focusing on Foundation-Soils

Presenter: Jack Watson, PhD, Professor of Soil Physics and Biogeochemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

Soils play the greatest role in ecosystem health. In any sustainable site development soil management is key. Learn practical approaches to understand existing site soils; how to preserve and amend soil conditions for sustainable site design.


Contact Mary Ann at 412-263-1000 or

$95 per program (or $250 for all 3)
$50 for students (or $120 for all 3)

Penn State Extension of Allegheny County
400 North Lexington Street
Pittsburgh PA 15208
Free parking is available

(3) Profession development hours per workshop for engineers, landscape architects, and architects