Visualizing the interface between infrastructure, ecology, and culture

Infrascape Design is the research and teaching blog of Barry @ Tongva Park, Santa Monica, CABarry Lehrman ASLA, associate professor of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona. Barry is a registered Landscape Architect (MN License #47285), who teaches the design of large-scale landscapes, advanced design methods, urban design, green infrastructure, climate adaptation and sustainability. His research focus is on visualizing the interface between infrastructure, ecology, and culture to make a more resilient and beautiful world.

A landscape futurist, Lehrman utilizes emerging design methods and technology to poetically visualize the dynamic connections between water, energy, ecology, and culture. His work and advanced courses embrace prototyping environmental sensors that measure and visualize the hidden world around us, to using parametric design tools to envision multifunctional infrastructure that integrates ecosystem services, cultural meaning, and technical criteria.

Lehrman was awarded a sabbatical in fall 2017 to research and develop an innovative water meter: InfraDRIP: Infrastructural Display of Real-time Information for Persuasion.

Building on 15+ years of mapping California’s water infrastructure, including the Aqueduct Futures Project (exhibited at LA City Hall in 2013 and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in 2015), his Recharge City proposal for integrating water recycling into the urban fabric of Southern California, placed 3rd in the 2015 Dry Futures Competition.

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