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  • Incorporating Pool and Hardscape into Backyard Design Panel Discussion

    Thursday, October 20, 9:00AM-10:00AM

    Join Skip Phillips, Master CBP and GENESIS Ambassador; Jason Brownlee, ASLA, Master CBP; and Paul John Boulifard, Architect, for this panel discussion.

    The team will discuss how they approach a project to ensure that all needs are met when incorporating a water vessel into an outdoor living experience.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss residential outdoor living spaces incorporating water and design
    • Examine the design process for a customer’s vision
    • Review how you can work with all contractors to create the vision

    Panelists: Jason Brownlee, ASLA, Paul John Boulifard and Skip Phillips, MCBP

    Fee: $85

    Presented By:


    JASON BROWNLEE, ASLA | OWNER, J. Brownlee Design

    Jason is owner of J. Brownlee Design, a firm specializing in custom and creative outdoor living projects for residential and resort environments. He serves as the principal designer and works collaboratively with both homeowners and contractors across the country to develop a complete outdoor lifestyle design for his customers. Jason's passion for design becomes evident in his projects that are diverse in scale, style, and project location, and include the necessary technical, hydraulic, and construction design details to take a project from concept to completion. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architect from Mississippi State University and is a registered landscape architect. His projects have won numerous National Design Awards and have been featured on HGTV and in other print and video publications.


    Paul is a designer and architect with a wide range of professional and academic experiences. He has worked on large-scale projects ranging from skyscrapers, healthcare facilities, and performing arts centers while at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, Connecticut, to small-scale civic buildings at Cherry Huffman Architects in Raleigh, North Carolina. More recently, he has collaborated with Manuel Zeitlin Architects, Van Pond Architect, William C. Johnson Architect, David Kidd Architect, Root ARCH, and Centric Architecture in Nashville, Tennessee. In conjunction with these professional activities, he has taught at the university level on an adjunct basis at such notable institutions as Wesleyan University and Connecticut College, and locally at Watkins College of Art. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from the North Carolina State University College of Design and a Master of Architecture from the Yale University School of Architecture. He also has studied in France and Spain.


    Skip Phillips, former owner of Questar Pools and the firm's current principal designer, is one of the world's most renowned designers and builders of custom swimming pools, spas and other forms of aquatic architecture. In 1993, the Robb Report declared Phillips "the world's most influential swimming pool designer" and since then he has received extensive coverage in trade magazines and on T.V., including multiple HGTV appearances, newspapers and prestigious national publications including Better Homes & Gardens, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He is co-founder of GENESIS and is a charter member of the Society of Watershape Designers. He is widely credited for transforming and uplifting the pool and spa industry. Phillips' body of work includes some of the most beautiful and technically advanced watershapes of the modern era.

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    Grow With Us

    Equip Exposition is the experience of the year for the outdoor living, landscape and power equipment industry. It’s the industry’s proving ground. The one trade show where you can “test before you invest” in new products, innovations and even ideas for your business. Talk to the minds behind the products and tech—then walk outside to the nearly 30 acre Demo Yard to try it out. Add the education sessions, entertainment and networking, it’s basically where you’ll find the future of the business, right in Louisville.

    Education tracks focused on Leadership, Technology, Profitability, Growing Your Team, Pool and Spa, Landscape Lighting, Tree Care, and Hardscaping.

    Register for Equip Exposition,the most comprehensive, immersive and largest outdoor living trade show.

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