Leadership

Conversations with Leaders in Landscape

From Ian McHarg and the LAF Founders to our current Board members, program participants, supporters, and scholarship winners, LAF continues to bring together the thought leadership of established and emerging leaders in landscape architecture and allied professions.

Their knowledge, energy, and inspiration are invaluable for the profession and LAF’s mission of advancing sustainable design. Our Conversations with Leaders in Landscape initiative offers a platform to share some of these insights.

  • 5 Questions with Gary Strang

    5 Questions with Gary Strang

    The founder of GLS talks density, multidisciplinary skills, and the need to articulate the economic benefits of superbly designed landscapes.

  • 5 Questions with Barbara Swift

    5 Questions with Barbara Swift

    The founder of Swift Company LLC reflects on the power of openness and collaborative leadership, and stresses the need for urgency.

  • 5 Questions with Dan Herman

    5 Questions with Dan Herman

    A principal at Rabben/Herman design office shares insights about lagoons in Dubai, beguiling graphics, and thinking slow (but big).

  • 5 Questions with Steven Spears

    5 Questions with Steven Spears

    A principal with Design Workshop discusses the ASLA Chinatown Green Street project, Jens Jensen, and the human senses-memory link.

  • 5 Questions: Marieke Lacasse

    5 Questions: Marieke Lacasse

    A principal and Landscape Team co-leader at GGLO reflects on books, EcoDistricts, Revit, and walking the talk.

  • 5 Questions with Peter Hummel

    5 Questions with Peter Hummel

    A principal at Anchor QEA talks projects, sea level rise, and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • 5 Questions with Sheila Condon

    5 Questions with Sheila Condon

    The co-founder and president of Clark Condon Associates discusses native plants, the design delivery system, and the Texas Hill Country.

  • 5 Questions with Jim Manskey

    5 Questions with Jim Manskey

    The President of TBG Partners discusses economic impact data, forging partnerships, and Starting with Why.