Solange Serquis speaking at IFLA conference, Columbia
Serquis is an engaging public speaker who enjoys inspiring professionals, enthusiasts and students alike. She lectures in Spanish or English. Past speaking engagements include:
  • aia

    AIA 5×5, Santa Fe, NM 2016

    Lecture: Healing Gardens
  • univeridad_costa_rica

    Universidad de Costa Rica

    Potencial Educativo De Los Paisajes, April 2013
  • santa_fe_mst_garden

    Santa Fe Master Gardeners

    2013 Symposium Landscape Design for Our Changing Environment
    Uniting Nature and Man-made Elements in Landscape Design Solange presented tools to assist us in relating to and organizing space in ways that combine human needs with landscape and plant material.
  • paisejes

    IFLA international conference for IFLA Las Americas 2012 – Medellin, Colombia

    Landescapes on the Alert
  • aia

    AIA, Santa Fe, NM 2010

Please contact Solange at contact@serquis.com to make arrangements.

Sample Lecture Topics:

Educational and Healing Gardens

  • child play and learning from nature
  • all age spaces, public realm in planning for educational outdoor spaces
  • space, layout and specimen that engage and stimulate children through their senses
  • sustainability in outdoor living spaces

Affordable housing

  • healthy communities, open, public, semi-public, walkable linked outdoor spaces
  • sense of place
  • differentiate layouts and spaces that calm, relax or stimulate the senses
  • colors and plants that heal the body through sight, smell, and touch
  • changing reality: plants, climate, water, technology

Water Harvesting: Think Globally, Act Locally

  • collection and reuse from building structures and the landscape
  • swales: collection, conveyance and filtration
  • cost efficiency & environmental advantages
  • plan hardscape: attractive features that repair landscapes while beautifying places

Xeric to Zen Gardens in the Southwest

  • strategic and minimal planting eco natural and native: re-create environments
  • rock gardens with strategic planting inspired by Zen gardens
  • hardscape, native, diverse and edible landscapes

Planning for the Seasons

  • how to plan for seasonal color, harvesting and foliage
  • enjoy outdoor living spaces all year round

Site Analysis, Grading, & Drainage

  • prepare site to maximize water harvesting
  • site appropriate planting schemes, vegetable gardens, orchards
  • light and shade