Special Lecture : Kevin Robert Perry 6/16/10

June 16

9:00 am

Burns Auditorium, NCSU

Kevin Robert Perry is a recognized leader in successfully integrating
stormwater management with high-quality urban design. He has designed,
managed the construction, and provided post-construction site monitoring
on over 30 green street and rain garden demonstration projects within the
United States. Kevin’s innovative stormwater projects meld the concepts of
art, education, and ecological function. Kevin has extensive experience in
the entire process for sustainable stormwater design and implementation,
including opportunities and constraints analysis, education and outreach
for the client and general public, interagency coordination, technical
design, construction administration, and operations and maintenance plan
development. His work experience has helped policy makers develop a
“toolbox” of design strategies and guidelines for agencies across the
United States.

While working for the City of Portland’s Sustainable Stormwater Management
Program, he received National American Society of Landscape Architects
Awards of Honor for the Mt. Tabor Middle School Rain Garden, NE Siskiyou
Green Street, and SW 12th Avenue Green Street. He has also received Oregon
ASLA Visionary Honor Awards for the NE Siskiyou Green Street and SW 12th
Avenue Green Street. Recently, Kevin completed the San Mateo County
Sustainable Green Streets and Parking Lots Design Guidebook which received
the 2009 California American Planning Association’s Outstanding Planning
Award for “Innovation in Green Community Planning”. Kevin is also
currently assisting the City of Portland in the completion of the
Southwest Montgomery Green Street and the Southeast Division Green
Street/Main Street. In addition, Kevin is currently working with the
United States Environmental Protection Agency in developing the “United
States Green Capitols Program.”  Kevin is a landscape architect at the
Portland-based design firm Nevue Ngan Associates.