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Yvonne English

Course Title: Designing Outdoor Rooms

Presented by Yvonne English, Landscape Architect (CA 5482), LEED AP


Yvonne English, registered landscape architect, landscape contractor, and LEED AP, is the founding principle of Legends Design Studio. Her multiple roles grant her hands-on experience in all facets of landscape design project development, including preliminary design, site planning, planting, irrigation, lighting and water feature design, construction drawings and specifications, construction support and LEED-sensitive design.

In 1995, Yvonne began training as a lighting designer with Bill Locklin, the inventor of landscape lighting founder of Nightscaping. Her abilities expanded as she attended several workshops presented by Janet Moyer, the renowned expert of landscape lighting. Yvonne never forgot the knowledge gained from Janet's wisdom and attended Janet's 5-day professional Landscape Lighting Institute in New York. Legends in Landscape has designed and installed lighting systems for the past 14 years.

Yvonne started her professional career as a software engineer. Engineering has a powerful influence on her design final solutions. She imagines how to light a space, and then performs the multiple calculations required to make the system perform as designed.

Course Title: Designing Outdoor Rooms

Course Description:

What is an outdoor room? It is an outside extension of the property's living area. An outdoor room is a space, with or without walls, used for a purpose, such as a kitchen, family room, or just a retreat. Yvonne will present her process for defining outdoor rooms, how she creates the ceilings, walls and floors of those rooms and how they can be furnished.

Schedule subject to change

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