The Art of Designing Outdoor Rooms

by Yvonne English | TLE Seminar


Seminar Dates: September 20, 2023 2:00 PM

Seminar Cost: $45 Register for Seminar

Seminar Description:
This seminar will discuss using basic design principles to create outdoor rooms such as kitchens, family rooms, retreats, etc. It will review safety, circulation, sizing, elements, such as seating and lighting, views and connections. Defining the outdoor space using floors, ceilings and walls of various types. Then there will be an overview of designing outdoor kitchens.

Learning Objectives:
Learn design principles to create successful outdoor rooms that consider fundamentals such as safety, circulation, sizing, elements, seating, lighting, views and connections.
Explore important techniques to determine the client's outdoor goals and translate them into successful outdoor room designs
Identify constraints that impact the design of outdoor rooms: governmental regulations, existing utilities, climate and site considerations
Understand how to identify and avoid the most common design mistakes.

Yvonne English

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. Her construction company, Legends in Landscape, has designed and had installed lighting systems for 18 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.