From the Rooftops is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.
Monday July 27, 2020
Keith VanDerSys, Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture
"Locally Remote: Preliminary Notes on Cultivating Gardeners"
Keith VanDerSys is co-founder of PEG office of landscape + architecture, an award-winning design and research practice based in Philadelphia. Using new media and fabrication technologies, PEG's work explores methods of systemic patterning to expand landscape's expressive agency in the shaping of the public realm.
The firm has been published extensively and won numerous design awards, which include: an Honorable Mention for their entry into the Buzzard's Bay Bridge: Park international design competition; the 2010 Emerging New York Architects prize; the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers sponsored by the Architectural League of New York; a Boston Society of Architects Research Grant; Metropolis Magazine’s “The Select Ten;” a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and were short-listed for the Movement on Main two-stage competition. Most recently, PEG, as part of a University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design team (with Bionic) was selected as 1 of 10 teams in the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bay Area: Resilient by Design.