Whole Systems Design, LLC
Productive Centers in the Larger Landscape: Re-Inhabiting & Redeveloping former Town Commons
March 19, 2010
The University of Vermont
Plant & Soil Science 2010 Seminar Series
Ben Falk, M.A.L.D: Design Director
Ben developed Whole Systems Design, LLC as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and backcountry traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing landscapes and buildings. His home landscape and the WSD studio site in Vermont's Mad River Valley serve as a proving ground for the innovative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design. Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds a master’s degree in land-use planning and design. He has taught design courses at the University of Vermont and Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum as well as on permaculture design, microclimate design, and design for climate change. He serves on the Board of Directors and Faculty at the Yestermorrow Design-Build School.
For more information see uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=pssdeptweb/seminar.htm or wholesystemsdesign.com/