United Designers 2018 Summits and Workshops
Advanced Permaculture and Ecological Design
A 5-day course
A 5-day course
It’s time to get the combined efforts and skills of the many excellent designers and practitioners working as teams. This planet’s people need us and the influence of our expertise to extend far beyond our own watersheds and political boundaries. We need to work together with not only a common goal, but a mutually supported mission, language, and process. Working together we can accelerate our development as the key designers at home and across the world.
United Designers 2018 summits are a gathering of
designers/practitioners wishing to extend their skills and experience
into higher professional practice. Attendees will develop a consistent
process to complete designs with high quality presentation, confidence,
and efficiency. This summit is for current and prospective members of
our supporting organizations and those wishing to join the United
Designers Co-op. Attendees completing the summit workshops will join
the cohesive teams of designers working on projects throughout the
Summit Attendee Resources:
Complete Design Process Binders in and after classes Access to all design process files and documentation Access to the UD Dropbox for working design files, templates, and symbols. Site assessment documents, tables, and resource libraries One-year subscription to the Natural Capital Plant Database All paper, drawing kits, and design materials supplied (may be purchased). Exercises and practice sheets to develop design speed and experience.
Summit Attendee Outcomes:Hands on experience with professional design practices and process Hands on experience with design drawing, software, and data mining. Complete documentation for professional practices. Forms for proposals, billing, and project management. Deep learning of all aspects of design drivers and elements. Continuing education and support via the UD on-line modules before and after the summit. Team building with fellow designers from all aspects of permaculture and ecological design.
Times and Dates:
Advanced Permaculture, October 19-23, 2018
Professional Practices, October 25-29, 2018 Register below for any course.
WAGENINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS
Advanced Permaculture, November 5 – 9, 2018
Professional Practices, November 11 – 15, 2018 Go to: THE PLANT to register
Advanced Permaculture, December February 18 – 23, 2018
Professional Practices, December February 25 – March 1, 2018
Advanced Permaculture, April 1 – 5, 2019
Professional Practices, April 8 – 12, 2019
Advanced Permaculture Design is a 7day course.
The day will begin at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM, after this there will be an additional hour for general questions and answers with the instructors, this is for your benefit but is not mandatory. There is a very full plan for each of the days, but they include many types of activity, indoor/outdoor sessions, and time for refreshments. Time between modules is when we expect you will be busy with your design and projects.
Professional Practices and the Complete Design Process is a 5-day course. This course begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM. It has a concentration on professional practices and skill development. Although we will discuss client relationships, marketing, and accounting practices, we will emphasize each student developing a professional design process and presentation style. The class will assess a client site and create a professional design and the accompanying narratives as a group. Working in parallel, each student will be assigned various tasks and present their findings to the class as the process unfolds. Additional work will be required after the course for completing the final design and the documentation. Students will use on-line document access during and after the course.
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