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LAEP Lecture: Research to Reality- A playful process. 10.5.22

LAEP Lecture Series: Meghan Talarowski, Executive Director of Studio Ludo

Viewing party in Bauer Wurster East Courtyard
This semester the LAEP Lecture Series is focusing on the process of turning conceptual dreams into reality. The first lecture will feature Meghan Talarowski, executive director of Studio Ludo, presenting Arches Playground at the Omaha Riverfront.

This project is an excellent example of how applied research can transform our built environment in game-changing ways. As the director of the London Study on Playgrounds and the National Study on Playgrounds, Meghan’s experience will inspire students that are beginning their final year thesis journey.

Meghan Talarowski sitting on playground
Meghan is the founder and executive director of Studio Ludo. She has degrees in architecture and landscape architecture, more than 20 years of experience in the design field, and is a certified playground safety inspector.

Her research focuses on how the design of play environments impacts physical health and social behavior, and has been presented at conferences worldwide. Her work has been featured by The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, Curbed, Dwell, Popular Science, Next City, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and World Landscape Architecture Magazine.