The Challenge of the Suburban Office Landscape: Understanding the Past to Re-envision the Future

Presented by: Ms. Mozingo

Course description

This presentation centers on the historic low-density, single-use, and auto-dependent office parks that house many of California’s most dynamic business enterprises. Here, we will discuss the challenges often met while transforming the suburban office landscape into thriving space. Professor Louise Mozingo tackles the elements of a resource-efficient office landscape and also provide an account beginning from the post WWII era of the suburban office landscape in the US.

The historic account of the evolution of the suburban office landscape in the United States is discussed from its origins with big corporations in the post second world war era until the most recent projects unveiled at the heart of Silicon Valley. The needs for greater density, multi-use, and public transportation as a way to have more resource efficient landscapes provides unique challenges with regard to the suburban large office parks of the post war era. These challenges, influences, and potential solutions are discussed.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will understand the development of suburban office park from a historical design planning perspective.

2. Participants will comprehend the influences and factors that are now affecting the planning of existing and new suburban office parks with respect to resource efficiency and the need for thriving spaces.

3. Participants will comprehend how current case studies are addressing the design and planning issues of the suburban/urban edge.


General Course Information

Credits1.5 CEU/CE/PDH/CH for all states except 1.0 credits for NC and NJ
HSWYes
FormatPre-recorded webinar
PresenterLouise Mozingo


US State Approvals

States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WYYes
North CarolinaYes
New JerseyYes
FloridaYes
GA, MN, and SD
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.
Yes
**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British ColumbiaYes, per reciprocity with LA CES
OntarioYes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Ms. Mozingo
Ms. Mozingo
M.L.A. and Professor of Landscape Architecture

Chair and professor of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Louise Mozingo, talks about in the evolution of the suburban office landscape in the US in this webinar.

Louise presents a detailed imagery of the various trends in in the area of office park planning. She also taps into the origins of suburban office landscape beginning with large corporations in the post-WW2 era up until the recent projects unveiled at the heart of Silicon Valley.

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