Board of Directors
Jennifer Guthrie, FASLA is a founding partner of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Jennifer’s design leadership merges a guiding, experiential vision with innovative and precise detailing. Her work ranges broadly, from the neighborhood-scale — such as the new, urban district of green streets and mixed-use housing at the University of Washington — to public squares, gardens, and cultural work such as the Seattle Civic Center campus, the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, and the South Coast Plaza Bridge of Gardens in Costa Mesa, California. Jennifer and her partners are the recipients of The Smithsonian’s 2011 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, and her work has received numerous national and regional Honor Awards from ASLA and AIA. Jennifer lectures internationally and serves on the Landscape Architectural Foundation Board, the ASLA CEO Roundtable, and the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Industry Advisory Panel.
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Adam Greenspan, ASLA is a design partner at PWP, and has been the lead designer on a wide range of projects including estates, public parks, campuses and competitions. Adam’s background in art and sociology, combined with years of horticultural practice allow him to conceive of and develop projects from many angles. One of his main objectives at PWP has been the integration of regenerative and sustainable principles within each project design. Adam has collaborated extensively with architects, artists, community groups and city staff, as well as sub-consultant experts, in the process of realizing exceptional built work. Adam’s recent projects include: Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Transbay Transit Center Park in downtown San Francisco, Glenstone in Potomac, MD, and the Newport Beach City Hall and Park in Newport Beach California. Adam received a Bachelor of Arts, with honors in Sociology and Studio Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
PWP Landscape Architecture
Kona Gray, ASLA has experience in many aspects of planning and landscape architecture, ranging from large scale planning to detailed site design with emphasis on hospitality and campus related projects. Reaching beyond the ordinary is at the heart of every project in which Kona is involved. His strong sense of integrating creativity and regional resources when designing projects results not only in functional environments but surroundings that invigorate the imagination. Kona holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, Boston Architectural College, Savannah College of Art and Design. Kona joined EDSA in 1997.
“No matter what the project size, scale or scope, we must always challenge the status quo. It is our responsibility to have the knowledge necessary to offer solutions that positively impact the environment and continue the advancement of our industry.”
Kona A. Gray
Immediate Past President
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Stephanie Rolley, FASLA, AICP brings her expertise in visualizing possibilities, whether in community designs, scholarship or organizational change, to her work as a faculty member and head of the department of landscape architecture and regional & community planning in Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design. Her leadership includes a long-standing engagement in and reflection upon interdisciplinary community-based collaborations, as well as the first nonbaccalaureate landscape architecture and regional and community planning programs in the country. Her early professional practice was in architecture, planning and urban design offices in Boston, Dallas and San Antonio. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University, a master’s in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and she completed the management development program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Vice President of Education
Professor and Head, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Kansas State University
M. Elen Deming, DDES is a Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds a Doctor of Design degree and an MLA from Harvard Design School, as well as an MA in Art History and BA in Environmental Studies. Formerly, she was Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Since 1993, she has taught history and theory of landscape architecture, as well as foundation and advanced landscape design studios. While at SUNY ESF, Deming served the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) as co-editor of Landscape Journal with James F. Palmer (emeritus, SUNY ESF), from 2002, and she assumed the role of sole editor from 2006 until Fall 2009. Deming believes that the best way to advance the discipline is for landscape architects to reframe practical problems as intellectual opportunities. She is coauthor of the book Landscape Architecture Research: Inquiry, Strategy, Design.
M. Elen Deming
Vice President of Research/Information
Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monte Wilson, ASLA is a Director of Jacobs’ Advance Planning Group, a specialized business unit of the firm’s global design practice. In addition to his leadership role in defining the strategic direction for the practice, Monte serves as a Project Principal and Senior Designer on a range of project types including: new towns, mixed-use, transit oriented development, revitalization studies as well as university, research and corporate campus master plans. Much of his career has focused on issues associated with community building, urban redevelopment, and sustainability and since 2008, Monte has worked to integrate Biomimicry into the practice of community planning and city building. Along with a number of current and former colleagues, he is engaged in educating clients and informing design through a bio-inspired planning framework and a systems based approach based on life’s principles. He has worked on projects throughout the world, including the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Panama, Israel, North Africa, Canada and Mexico.
Vice President of Leadership
Richard. Heriford is President of Landscape Forms, an $85 million company, which is well positioned as the global premium brand of site furniture, lighting and accessories. Richard has a passion for design, company culture and American craft. Richard joined Landscape Forms as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2000 and helped fine-tune the company’s go-to-market strategy, strengthen brand awareness, and expand new product development. Richard Heriford graduated from Kansas State University, College of Architecture and Design and studied Brand Management at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Heriford spent his early career in Architecture in Kansas City and Dallas.
Richard E. Heriford
Vice President of Communication
Mark O. Dawson, FASLA is a landscape architect and principal with Sasaki Associates. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm, landscape practice, and urban public market place within the urban studio. Mark’s specialty is planning and designing award-winning urban landscapes, and he views the cities in which he works as vital and living ecosystems. Mark holds a BLA from Utah State University, is a fellow of ASLA, and serves on the executive committees of the Waterfront Center and Landscape Architectural Foundation. He is on the Board of Directors for the Watertown Boys and Girls Club. In the past he has participated as a board member for Utah State University College of Humanity Arts and Social Sciences Academic Advisor Council, was awarded Distinguish Alumni from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Utah State University, and has lectured widely at colleges and universities.
Mark O. Dawson
Vice President of Finance
Inspired by travel and the exceptional design he encounters, Jim Manskey, ASLA cherishes family, outdoor recreation and exploring new locales, which inform his design sensibilities. His annual ski trips, in particular, enlighten his perspective on designing extraordinary resort destinations. Jim opened TBG’s Dallas office in 1998 and began serving as President in January 2014. He has in-depth design experience and provides invaluable leadership on many complex and high-profile projects. He guides his teams through the creation of sophisticated environments that consistently provide a sense of place, human scale and varieties of interest. Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 1979.
Vice President of Development
Leann Andrews is a licensed landscape architect, a PhD Candidate in the Built Environment Program, and a Lecturer in the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her work focuses on understanding the measurable impacts that landscapes can have on human and ecological health. As Project and Research Manager in the Green Futures Research and Design Lab she leads design/build/research projects such as the UW Green Wall. Her work through the Informal Urban Communities Initiative includes the participatory design and implementation of home gardens for an informal settlement in Lima, Peru and research on their effects to mental and social health of the residents (also her projects as the LAF 2013 National Olmsted Scholar.) Leann is currently conducting research in Iquitos, a city in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, examining how landscapes might address vector-borne diseases (i.e. dengue, malaria) and infectious diseases of poverty (i.e. cholera, diarrheal disease), particularly in the informal floating communities in the city. Leann thrives in an interdisciplinary team setting and is constantly questioning what it means to be a landscape architect in today’s world.
PhD Candidate, Lecturer
Landscape Architecture Department
University of Washington
Gerdo Aquino, FASLA, RLA is firm-wide CEO of SWA, an award-winning global practice operating on the leading edge of landscape architecture, urban design and planning. With 20 years of professional experience, he has had much success in solving a wide range of environmental landscape design problems for projects where open space, urban density, and place-making are key issues. Gerdo’s notable public realm projects include the redesign of the culturally significant San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, and the design of Belgrade Serbia’s Sava Promenada. Gerdo is adjunct associate professor at the University of Southern California and has taught option studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design over the past two years. He has served on the Harvard Design Magazine editorial board, USC academic advisory committee, has lectured at important institutions in around the world and co-authored the award-winning research publication Landscape Infrastructure: Case Studies by SWA (Birkhauser, 2013-14), which examined the future role of infrastructure in balancing ecological systems, economic development and open space needs within dense urban cities.
Los Angeles, California
Gayle Berens was the senior vice president of the Urban Land Institute’s Education & Advisory Group, where she oversaw the professional development, awards, and advisory service programs. Throughout her long tenure at ULI, her responsibilities spanned a variety of institue activities, among them directing the publications program; serving as executive director of the ULI Center for Balanced Development in the West; and directing and developing the ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Berens is the coauthor of several books, including Urban Parks and Open Space, published with the Trust for Public Land; and ULI’s best-selling book, Real Estate Development Principles and Process, first, second, thrid, and fourth editions. Berens has also served as project director for many publications and as written many articles for Urban Land and case studies. She hold an M.S. degree from Georgetown University.
Professor Kofi Boone, ASLA focuses on the changing nature of communities, and developing tools for enhanced community engagement and design. Through scholarship, teaching, and extension service, Professor Boone works in the landscape context of environmental justice, and his research includes the use of new media as a means of increasing community input in design and planning processes. Prior to joining the faculty at NC State University, Kofi was a studio leader at JJR (formerly Johnson, Johnson, and Roy) working on a wide range of interdisciplinary urban design and planning projects. He received his Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from The University of Michigan. He is the recipient of several awards including the Opal Mann Green Engagement Scholarship Award, the Department of Landscape Architecture Professor of the Year, and the Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher.
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Rebecca is Co-Founder and Design Principal of Cadence. Since it’s inception in 2010, she had worked alongside business partner, Gage Couch to direct and manage all the firms day-to-day operations and well as lead projects through the entire design process. Rebecca is responsible for overseeing business development, community engagement, and strategic planning for the firm. She has practiced Landscape Architecture in South Florida for 15 years and is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of Florida and Louisiana. Rebecca is a BLA graduate of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and spent the early years of her career with EDSA. Over the years, Rebecca’s travel and project endeavors have taken her around the globe and across various market sectors including urban redevelopment, hospitality, campus, and healthcare design. She takes great pride in creating meaningful places for people to enjoy.
Co-Founder and Design Principal
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, FASLA is the Americas practice director of landscape architecture at AECOM. He brings 30 years of experience in the planning and design of urban landscapes, new communities, university campuses, waterfronts, urban and resource-based parks and civic spaces in the United States, Asia, and Latin America. He is recognized as a leading proponent of Landscape Urbanism, and his work focuses on the integration of green infrastructure, public art, ecology, community identity, and recreation. Ignacio holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami in Florida, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Loeb Fellowship in Environmental Studies from Harvard University. He has taught advanced design studios at these and other universities and has lectured widely on the practice of landscape architecture.
Landscape Architecture Practice Leader, Americas
Nina Chase is the Senior Project Manager at Riverlife, in Pittsburgh, PA. She works at the intersection of landscape architecture and urban design; positioning landscape architecture as a foundational building block for cities. Formerly an Associate at Sasaki, Nina’s professional experience includes the award winning temporary park, The Lawn on D, Rebuild by Design, and Sea Change: Boston. A graduate of Harvard’s GSD and West Virginia University, Nina’s career is additionally informed by teaching and volunteering. Nina recently served as an adjunct lecturer at Northeastern University and as the Chair of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects Emerging Professional’s Committee.
Senior Project Manager
Po is the Executive Director in charge of BrightView Design Group, the national landscape architecture, planning and pre-development practice of BrightView. His corporate leadership skills and 20+ years’ business and strategic planning experience in the design and construction industry have proven instrumental in the rapid and profitable growth of the country’s top landscape design/build practice. Po holds dual Liberal Arts degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA focused in Organizational Management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He is a member of Critical Mass and a director on several boards including the Orange County Great Park Neighborhoods, the Landscape Architecture Foundation, and Veloce Motors.
BrightView Design Group
Dorothy Faris, ASLA has worked on a variety of public and private projects across the Western United States. Her ability to think across scales — from master planning large sites to specifics of construction details — informs her project work. Her collaborative and conceptual approach makes her a valuable team member. With a background in ceramics and art history, Dorothy was attracted to landscape architecture as an art form that enhances our built environments. Her concept driven approach aims to reveal stories of a place, celebrate ecological function and generate community life through the creation of great civic spaces.
As Partner and Director of Research, Skip Graffam, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP leads design and planning projects as well as research initiatives that support OLIN’s contribution to the practice of landscape architecture, urban design and planning. OLIN’s research initiative is historically grounded in academia and explores how landscape architecture can positively enhance life and the environment in the 21st century. Skip is currently leading OLIN’s landscape design for the Hills at Vallco, a groundbreaking new mixed-use destination and 30-acre green roof in Cupertino, California. Skip holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, where he has served as an invited critic. He is also a frequent lecturer at Temple University, where he previously served as an Assistant Professor. He also teaches regularly at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, Skip was one of three OLIN Partners to lead the first-ever studio on landscape architecture at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles.
Partner, Director of Research
Stephanie Grigsby is a principal, landscape architect and certified planner with Design Workshop. Her ability to help clients navigate complex projects and develop collaborative solutions has resulted in a number of award-winning community, parks and recreation projects. Stephanie has been recognized for her capacity to synthesize and distill comprehensive data and site analysis information into a set of clear and innovative design solutions with measurable outcomes. Her award-winning work with the Nevada Department of Transportation set the national standard for context-sensitive design and addressing both aesthetics and the environment along highway corridors. Stephanie received her Masters of Landscape Architecture from Utah State University and has been practicing landscape architecture in California and Nevada since 2000. She also serves as the president of Valhalla Tahoe, a non-profit organization and caretaker of the Tallac Historic site with the mission to preserve Tahoe heritage through art, music and theatre.
Lake Tahoe, California
Brian Jencek, RLA, ASLA, is located in HOK’s San Francisco office and is co-director of the firm’s global planning practice. His responsibilities include leading multidisciplinary teams through the design process to successfully deliver projects. He builds relationships with clients through creative solutions, responsiveness and understanding their need for triple bottom line results.Brian is active professionally and academically with the ASLA, ULI and the Clinton Climate Initiative. He teaches graduate-level design studios on the topics of climate change and resiliency at the UC Berkeley.
Director of Planning
San Francisco, California
Michael Johnson, ASLA, RLA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist in campus planning, urban design, and landscape architecture. A co-leader of the firm’s Urban Design Practice, he has the ability to distill and understand multifaceted urban challenges and has developed cross-discipline problem-solving skills that supersede market segment and geographic location. Michael has expertise in managing complex projects with multi-office teams and high-profile constituent involvement. Michael’s formal training as a landscape architect and urban designer allow him to fill a unique niche in the industry, both as a professional, and guest lecturer in the Urban Design Program at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Planning. In addition, he has received international recognition as a finalist in four high-profile urban design competitions.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., MLA, ASLA, RLA, has 27-years of experience in professional practice, research, and teaching, focusing on land planning, transportation planning, and large-scale residential and park design projects, as well as community development work. Diane was a tenured professor in Landscape Architecture, at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She also served as a member of the Baltimore City Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel (UDARP). She is currently Principal Landscape Architect with DesignJones LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. On behalf of more than 15,000 members of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), DesignJones LLC was selected to receive the 2016 Community Service Award. Her research and practice is guided by the intersection of environmental justice, identity and sustainability in African-American cultural landscapes, including “Nomadic” responses to “Transit Deserts,” places of increasing transportation demand and limited access, as discuss in her forth coming book.
Diane Jones Allen
Principal Landscape Architect
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mia Lehrer, FASLA is the founder of Mia Lehrer + Associates, known for its design and development of a wide spectrum of ambitious public and private projects that include urban revitalization developments, large urban parks, and complex commercial projects. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Ms. Lehrer earned her Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is internationally recognized for her progressive landscape designs, working with such natural landmarks as parks, lakes, and rivers, coupled with her advocacy for ecology and people-friendly public space. In addition to being published in international journals, popular magazines, and newspapers, her work and that of her firm has been included in several important museum and gallery exhibitions. Ms. Lehrer often lectures on landscape architecture and sustainability, traveling as far as Brazil and China to share her insights and philosophy on landscape design and the public realm.
Mia Lehrer + Associates
Los Angeles, California
Deborah Marton has dedicated her career to urban open space, with a focus on merging natural systems with the built environment. She joined New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in 2011, and has worked since to develop NYRP’s identity as an urban land conservancy working across municipal jurisdictions to increase environmental and social sustainability citywide. Prior to joining NYRP, Deborah served as executive director of the Design Trust for Public Space. She was also Program Manager of New York City Parks Natural Resources Group and later associated with the landscape architecture firm Field Operations, where she collaborated on the winning submission for the Fresh Kills Master Plan. In 2015, she was awarded Green Building & Design’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Award. She received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Design School and also holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
New York Restoration Project
New York, New York
Steve McCarter, PLA, ASLA serves as National Water Efficiency Products Manager for Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply. Steve has more than 30 years of experience as a Landscape Architect and Territory Sales Manager in the irrigation and building materials industry. He has extensive experience in the development and management of wholesale distribution while also developing the “demand” side through specification efforts and contractor training. Over the years, he has provided product training expertise to a wide spectrum of design professionals, university students, contractors and distributor personnel. Steve has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Kansas State University. He is a registered Landscape Architect in Texas and Oklahoma, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and an Irrigation Association Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA).
National Water Efficiency Products Manager
Roberto Rovira is principal of Studio Roberto Rovira, Associate Professor, and former chair of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University. As a professionally Registered Landscape Architect, he combines his knowledge from landscape architecture, engineering, technology, and fine art, to work at various scales and collaborate with interdisciplinary practitioners, community, city, state, and government organizations. His teaching, research and creative work explore the potential of landscape architecture to play a pivotal role in envisioning and shaping public space. Roberto completed a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1990, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1998. Roberto has lived in Latin America, Europe, and Japan and is a former U. S. Naval Officer, having served primarily in Asia and the Persian Gulf from 1990 to 1994. He was recognized by the Architectural League with the 2015 Emerging Voice award.
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design
Florida International University
Jim Stickley, ASLA, LEED AP is a landscape architect and urban designer whose leadership skills and passion for place-making are as valuable to enriching WRT’s office culture as they are to meeting the needs of our clients. His experience on a number of complex projects both domestically and internationally has spanned the full spectrum from large scale planning assignments to detailed design and implementation projects. Jim has extensive experience in developing plans to enhance urban districts and public open space including complex projects involving community interaction. Jim serves as director of WRT’s San Francisco office and oversees landscape architecture and urban design projects in that office.
Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT)
San Francisco, California
Lisa is a principal at James Corner Field Operations, a leading-edge landscape architecture, urban design and public realm practice based in New York City. As the principal-in-charge of many of the practice’s complex public realm projects, Lisa led the design of the High Line in New York, Tongva Park in Santa Monica, and the Race Street Pier in Philadelphia. She also worked on the Navy Yards Central Green in Philadelphia, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, and the Master Plans for Freshkills Park and Seattle’s Central Waterfront. In 2007-2008, Lisa received the Rome Prize and was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. Lisa has a BA in Urban Planning with a focus on Community Development Planning from the University of Illinois, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught graduate level design studios and has lectured at universities, symposiums, foundations and institutions around the world.
Lisa Tziona Switkin
James Corner Field Operations
New York, New York
Richard Weller is the Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He leads a department perceived by many to be the pre-eminent generator of landscape architectural innovation in the last 60 years. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia and former Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre and the design firm Room 4.1.3. He has received a consistent stream of international design competition awards at all scales of landscape architecture and urban design. He has published 4 books and over 80 single-authored papers. His current research concerns regions where rapid urban growth and biodiversity are in direct conflict. He was honored with an Australian National Teaching Award in 2012.
Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture
University of Pennsylvania
Stan Wall, P.E. joined HR&A as a Partner in the Washington D.C. office in August 2015 after holding several senior positions in the mid-Atlantic region. He is focused on advising both public-sector and private-sector entities in all aspects of economic development, real estate development, and revitalization. Prior to HR&A, Stan was the Director of Real Estate and Station Planning at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the second busiest transit system in the United States. Stan is also owner and founder of Wall Development Group, a Washington, D.C. based development firm focused on sustainable development, urban infill, and community-oriented projects. Past experience includes positions with Arup, Jones Lang LaSalle, Deloitte Consulting, and Lend Lease. Stan received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. In 2013, the Washington Business Journal recognized Stan as one of the region’s Minority Business Leader Award winners. Stan is a registered Professional Engineer, a member of the ULI Transit-Oriented Development Council, and a former member of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission.
Nancy C. Somerville, Hon. ASLA is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Since joining the Society in August 2000, Somerville has expanded ASLA’s public relations programs, increased ASLA’s presence on Capitol Hill, and enabled the Society to become a more effective advocate on sustainability, community planning, transportation, and land use issues. Somerville directs the Society’s ongoing green roof education and advocacy programs, as well as ASLA’s participation as a Founding Partner in the Sustainable Sites Initiative. Somerville joined ASLA after 18 years with the American Institute of Architects, where she served as managing director and vice president of program areas including membership, government affairs, chapter relations, community development, and continuing education. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from Stanford University.
Nancy C. Somerville
Executive Vice President and CEO
American Society of Landscape Architects
Chad D. Danos, FASLA is the ASLA Immediate Past President. He serves as Director of Landscape Architecture for the multi-disciplinary firm, Duplantis Design Group, PC, located in Baton Rouge, for its four Louisiana offices as well as a Houston and Atlanta office. Chad previously worked in city government, a mid-size landscape architectural firm, launched a micro-landscape architecture practice that eventually evolved into a partnership practice, and has taught as an adjunct instructor. As an advocate for the advancement of landscape architecture, Chad has served on local committees to strengthen landscape and storm water codes and is currently the landscape architect representative on Louisiana’s licensing board.
Chad D. Danos
Director of Landscape Architecture
Duplantis Design Group
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Dr. Bo Yang, PhD, ASLA is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University (USU). Bo received his master’s of landscape architecture and PhD in Urban and Regional Sciences from Texas A&M University. He also received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture in China. Bo has practiced landscape architecture and urban design/planning in firms like SWA and HNTB in both China and the United States. He has published 37 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of environmental planning, stormwater management, and landscape performance assessment. He has secured more than $285,000 in research funding while at USU (2009-2015). Bo is current working on an NSF project, in which he examines green infrastructure performance in the semi-arid Intermountain West. Bo is the first recipient of the CELA/California Landscape Architectural Student Scholarship (CLASS) Fund award (PI, 2015). Bo also received the CELA Excellence in Research and/or Creative Work Award (Junior Level) in 2016.
Utah State University