Reunite with your alma mater
From the UW’s very first day of classes in 1849, Badgers have shared a special bond with the university and each other. Founders’ Day celebrates these connections … and helps bring you back to your own days on campus!
So, attend this year’s Founders’ Day to mark the UW’s birthday, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Badgers in your community and continue your pursuit of knowledge.Thursday, May 9, 2013
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m.
Quarles & Brady LLP
300 N. LaSalle St., Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60654Renovating the Chicago River
Join area alumni for an interesting panel discussion featuring renowned landscape architects — who are also proud UW alums — involved in the transformation of the Chicago Riverfront.About Your Speakers:
Scott Freres ’86, RLA
— President of The Lakota Group
Scott Freres, co-founder and principal of The Lakota Group, focuses his creative touch in the areas of urban design, land planning, landscape architecture and wayfinding/signage design. Scott's talents as a designer have solidified Lakota's reputation for producing realistic, on-budget plans and designs that result in great places and great spaces.
His work has involved a wide range of project types, including new towns, new and old neighborhoods, commercial districts, downtowns, main streets, road corridors, transit-oriented and mixed-use developments, office and industrial parks, waterfronts, greenways/trails, parks and plazas.
Scott has been a speaker and panelist at planning and design conferences and workshops throughout the years. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association and Urban Land Institute. He is also a former member of the Plan Commission and Appearance Review Commission for Winnetka, Illinois.
He has a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Stephen Friedman MS’71, CRE, AICP
— President of SB Friedman Development Advisors
Steve brings more than 40 years of experience in real estate and development advisory services. He has authored several articles, spoken at many state and national association conferences, and served on several community assistance panels. In 1994, he served as series chairman for the Urban Land Institute Chicago District Council's "An Agenda for Growth of the Chicago Region," and served as chair of the ULI Chicago District Council from 1998 to 2000. He is a member of the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, holds the AICP designation as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and is a full member of the Urban Land Institute. His civic affiliations include the Civic Federation, University of Illinois at Chicago Real Estate Program Advisory Board and the ULI Urban Development Mixed-Use Council - Purple (Chair). Steve holds a B.A. from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT and an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Daniel Grove ’98, RLA, LEED AP
— Associate Principal, The Lakota Group
Daniel Grove is an urban designer and landscape architect who has worked on a wide variety of large and small planning and design projects. His experience includes: land planning and design for downtowns, transit-oriented developments, mixed-use developments, residential subdivisions, park design, computer modeling, streetscape and signage design and project management.
Daniel coordinates team resources and overall project scheduling for Lakota. He is particularly skilled at quality control and "value engineering" projects to balance planning/design goals with budget targets and funding.
In addition to being a registered landscape architect, he is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional through the U.S. Green building Council and member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Urban Land Institute.
Daniel has a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
To RSVP online and pay by credit card, click here.
Registration deadline is Thursday, May 2, 2013.
To register by phone, call WAA’s Nancy Powell at (608) 262-7427.
For questions regarding location, parking, accessibility and other event details, contact Rebecca Eckhart at email@example.com
Cost is $40 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres and hosted beer, wine and soft drinks.