2013 UD Philadelphia Flower ShowSponsored by: University of Delaware (learn more)
Meet the Student
I enjoy working on the Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit because it gives me an opportunity to work with students through an entire design process. We work on many conceptual designs in studio, but we rarely have a chance to build a design. For the show students have an opportunity to get involved in all parts of the process - from design and construction to plant propagation, estimating and bidding, creating educational materials and working out complicated logistics. Students love that their exhibit is then moved to a community setting so that it lives beyond the 10-day flower show event.
About 2013 UD Philadelphia Flower Show
For students in Organizational and Community Leadership, the Philadelphia Flower Show project provides many opportunities to engage in a real-world, cross-disciplinary creative problem solving. As individuals aspiring to leadership positions in a variety of fields, the capacity to innovate will be a highly valued tool for these students. And, working with students and faculty from art and landscape design greatly enhances students' opportunity to 'see differently' and develop their creativity. Students engaged in this project get to see the full range of the process - from conceptual to prototype to construction to implementation to assessment and iteration - all within a context of collaboration and community impact.
Watch the 2011 UD Philadelphia Flower Show build in progress and a clip from a story about our project on Delaware Online.
Articles about our project in 2011:
- ♣ UD Exhibit Wins Achievement Award at Philadelphia Flower Show
- ♣ UD Professor to Showcase Rainwater Harvesting at Philadelphia Flower Show
The Making of the Philadelphia International Flower Show Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 - 8 pm 120 Smith Hall (corner of Amstel and S. College Ave.), University of Delaware
Join fellow Blue Hens in welcoming Sam Lemheney '91, the director of the Philadelphia International Flower Show, for a presentation of all that goes into turning the 10 acres of the PA Convention Center into the nation's largest indoor flower show. Also present will be UD students who will be designing an educational exhibit for the 2013 show.
Sam Lemheney made his debut as Show Designer for the Philadelphia International Flower Show after working closely with Ed Lindemann (Show Designer from 1980-2004). Sam's life long association with horticulture began with his father and grandfather, both of whom owned and operated flower shops in the region. He began his career at the Walt Disney World Co. as an intern at the Land Horticulture Science Program in 1989, received a B.S. in Plant Science from the University of Delaware in 1991 and began his career at Disney in June of that year, eventually becoming the Area Area Manager of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.Click Here to Register for This Event.
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