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Inlet Sketch Walk & Tour

  • September 18, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Parkway Street Parking Lot


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Inlet Sketch Walk & Tour

Saturday September 18th
9:30am – 12:30pm | 3 CEC Credits

Early Bird Registration:

$15 for ASLA Members | $25 for non-members through Sept. 10th 

About the Event:

The workshop will examine the integral role that drawings play, on a daily basis, within a professional setting by exploring real-world examples around the Jupiter Inlet. Additionally, it will examine how urban sketching is an essential method/tool for continual professional practice and growth. The workshop tour will focus specifically on the evolution of the Jupiter Inlet from the beginning of development and entitlement processes to what it's become over its 10 year journey. The tour will begin with walking to the Square Grouper and Guanabanas, and move through the Inlet to areas along Love Street, as well as The Pelican Club and Utiki. While on the tour, there will be stopping points to discuss key focal areas of the developments and give time for participants to sketch and practice the techniques discussed at the beginning of the tour.

Participants will meet at Love Street in Jupiter for brief introductions and sketching demonstration before touring the Inlet.  At the end of the tour there will be appetizers and drinks at one of the restaurants and an opportunity for participants to show off their sketches from the walk.  

Special Thank You to Our Sponsor: 

Meet the Speakers:  

Don Hearing

Don Hearing is owner and managing partner of Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Architecture with over thirty years of experience in this discipline. He has been practicing in South Florida since 1982.  Cotleur & Hearing practices Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning in South Florida. The firm maintains a staff of 43 professionals out of their Jupiter office. 

Mr. Hearing also serves as managing partner of Cotleur & Hearing Investments, a real estate development and acquisition company. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Northern Palm Beach CountyChamber of Commerce and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.  Additionally, Mr. Hearing is a Director for the PGA Corridor Association and The Lighthouse Center for the Arts as well as a Board member for MyClinic of Jupiter. In conjunction with his business interests, Mr. Hearing is actively involved in numerous charitable organizations which include Christ Fellowship Church, Palm Beach Community Church, Jupiter Christian School, The Place of Hope and the West Jupiter Tutorial Center to name a few.   Mr. Hearing was raised in South Florida. He is a State of Florida Registered Landscape Architect and honor graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and is a certified LEED Accredited Professional.  In 2011, the American Institute of Architects recognized Mr. Hearing as Landscape Architect of the Year for Palm Beach County.  In 2012, he was the recipient of the Community Leader of the Year Award presented by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.  

Aaron Elswick

Aaron is Urban and Landscape Architectural Designer who at the age of 28 was identified by the Landscape Architecture Foundation as an under 35-year-old emerging leader within the profession. A Kentucky native, he brings a core appreciation for mid-American style and culture, combining this with his passion for connecting the diverse but related fields of science, art, and design. 

He has a natural sense of how all aspects of a site can work together, and believes every public space, whether dense and urban, or vast and natural, should be filled with life. He works with clients to create outdoor programming, distinct visual places with a cultural vibe, with high integration into sustainable green infrastructure systems. 

Outside of the studio, Aaron has served as a guest critique and professional studio advisor for both graduate and undergraduate architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design studios at the Savannah College of Design, University of Kentucky, School of the Art Institute Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. His nationally accredited (LA CES/HSW) drawing lectures and workshops have been hosted across the nation by multiple universities, ASLA and AIA state chapters, and at the ASLA national convention. His passion for art and inspiring others led him to join Urban Sketchers Chicago where he annually teaches hundreds of students at local sketching events and serves as a member of the internationally curated uskChicago Urban Sketching Seminar faculty.

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