IIT Architecture Lecture
Susan K. Weiler:
"Great Thinkers Making Great Places"
March 1, 2010
Susan K. Weiler, FASLA
Partner, OLIN, Philadelphia
Image: Dilworth Plaza, Philadelphia
Susan’s expertise in engineering and advanced construction technologies is the underpinning of her design work, which often involves the restoration or recreation of fragile and threatened components of the American cultural and natural landscape.
She is particularly skilled designing within the opportunities and constraints of the urban realm, and recently co-authored Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Building Over Structure, a comprehensive reference for planning, building and maintaining green roofs in the urban environment.
Recent projects include the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, Johns Hopkins Hospital Entry Courtyard and Garden in Baltimore, and a sustainable mixed-use community called The Point in Lehi, Utah.
Susan and her fellow partners at OLIN received the 2008 Landscape Design Award from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for excellence and innovation in landscape design and dedication to sustainability.
She has regularly taught landscape architecture at Temple University, where she helped develop its landscape engineering and construction curriculum, and has regularly served as studio critic, lecturer and juror at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University and the State University of New York.
She earned her undergraduate degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin, and her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Susan is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
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