What is the extent of aesthetic realism portrayed in planning and design proposals, master plans and design guidelines? How can project proposals for new developments, improvements, and urban design scenarios and design guidelines, be communicated through illustrations in a way that informs citizens and encourages participation, but not overly illustrated to suggest or imply an exact appearance post-construction? What is the role of the planner reviewing illustrative proposals and project simulations and interpreting design guidelines and what is the applicant’s responsibility? Speaker: Kurt Culbertson, FASLA, is the Chairman and CEO of Design Workshop. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Culbertson holds a master’s degree in business administration in real estate from Southern Methodist University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate from the Edinburgh College of Art. Kurt joined Design Workshop in 1979. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, participating in the Recreation Development Council, and served as chapter chair of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He has served as a fellow of Dumbarton Oaks, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Institute of Urban Design and received a Fulbright Scholarship to the Wirtschaft Universitat in Vienna, Austria. He also has served as co-chair of the Cultural Landscape Foundation. He is a registered landscape architect in Colorado, Louisiana and South Carolina as well as a LEED®-certified designer and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Speaker: Kurt Culbertson, FASLA – CM Pending