2016 Annual Meeting

Greenville Roof Gardens Tour

Sponsored by Playground Safety Services

Tour Lead: Clint Rigsby

This tour of five green roofs in Downtown Greenville (Xyz, Certis Bank, Clemson One, Mill Village Farm, SIP) explored similarities and differences between various green roof designs, materials, and intensities of use. Representatives from each project were on hand to discuss technical details and building processes used, and answer any questions.

Clint earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 1997 from Clemson University. He has been an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects for 18 years. His role as a senior designer includes directing High Res Studio, a fine garden design niche within SeamonWhiteside+. He is a past member of the City of Greenville’s Design Review Board and currently serves on the City’s Arts in Public Places Commission.

Sketchwalk Tour

Sponsored by Copper Moon

Tour Lead: Dr. Harry Harritos

This sketch walk explored the beauty, details, and urban fabric of the Downtown Greenville landscape. The walk was be led by Clemson professor, Dr. Harry Harritos, who has taught sketching and drawing to many of the Upstate’s architects, landscape architects, and other designers.

Dr. Harry Harritos earned his M.Arch. from Clemson University, where he is now an Associate Professor. His scholarship and research focus is primarily on the effectiveness of visualization as a design communication tool. His expertise and teaching has afforded him the opportunity to investigate analog and digital visualization in the classroom and the profession. His research focus priority remains centered in the development of visualization tools in the teaching/learning environment and how it impacts the design profession. He has taught several generations of Clemson design students how to see and communicate through drawing and sketching the built environment.

Swamp Rabbit Trail Parks Bicycle Tour

Sponsored by Low Country Paver

Tour Lead: Edward Kinney

Central to Greenville’s success is the 20+ mile long bike trail system centered around the Swamp Rabbit Trail (SRT). Edward Kinney, Senior Landscape Architect for the City of Greenville, hosted a bike tour of the SRT that took riders to key locations including Falls Park, the under-construction Cancer Survivors Park, and the soon-to-be City Park. Riders enjoyed a 2-3 hour tour through the heart of downtown and north along the Swamp Rabbit Trail’s route of development.

Edward is a Senior Landscape Architect for the City of Greenville, a licensed landscape architect and certified arborist. His work encompasses master planning at local and regional scales, urban planning and design, park design and construction, zoo design and construction, streetscape design, resort amenity design, and notably the design and construction of outdoor classrooms for the Denver Public School System for which I won an AmeriCorps Service Award. I am a member of ASLA international, ISA, and AZA, and was recently appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to the SC State Board of Landscape Architectural Examiners.



Presented by Vaughn Rinner, Claudia West, Neil Chambers, Todd Fuller, and Frances Waite.
Panel: Greg Duckworth, Jill Stewart, and John Darrone. Moderated by Frank Hahne.

Thank you to our Annual Meeting Sponsors and Exhibitors!




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