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.
A long-time educator and active citizen shares wisdom on advocacy, service, and the politics of design
The founder and creative director of O|CB studio in San Francisco talks design science, soil, and making an impact on the Global Commons.
The founder of GLS talks density, multidisciplinary skills, and the need to articulate the economic benefits of superbly designed landscapes.
The founder of Swift Company LLC reflects on the power of openness and collaborative leadership, and stresses the need for urgency.
A principal at Rabben/Herman design office shares insights about lagoons in Dubai, beguiling graphics, and thinking slow (but big).
A principal with Design Workshop discusses the ASLA Chinatown Green Street project, Jens Jensen, and the human senses-memory link.
A principal and Landscape Team co-leader at GGLO reflects on books, EcoDistricts, Revit, and walking the talk.
A principal at Anchor QEA talks projects, sea level rise, and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.
The co-founder and president of Clark Condon Associates discusses native plants, the design delivery system, and the Texas Hill Country.
The President of TBG Partners discusses economic impact data, forging partnerships, and Starting with Why.
The President of NUVIS shares her unique perspective as a corporate leader and 40-year veteran in landscape architecture.
A Design Principal at Hamilton Anderson Associates talks about Detroit Future City, professionalizing the profession, and fly fishing.
A founding principal at Mathews Nielsen shares her thoughts on inspiration, re-envisioning shorelines, and design vigilance.
The only landscape architect on a staff of 400 discusses her role in inspiring people to care about nature
A Vice President at Liberty Property Trust shares how he applies his landscape architecture training
LAF Research Fellows discuss how CSI bridges academia and practice, and shapes the profession’s future
2011 National Olmsted Scholar discusses the evolution of her research and life over the last year
Ginger Murphy, ASLA, spoke about her work as Deputy Coordinator of Intergovernmental Provincial Affairs
2008 National Olmsted Scholar shares her experiences since graduating in May 2009
Deb Mitchell, Sr Vice President at JJR, shares insights about the Roys and their unprecedented bequest to LAF
Featuring leaders from: AECOM, JJR, LAF, Landscape Forms, OLIN, and Texas A&M University
Featuring leaders from: AECOM, EDSA, LAF, OLIN, Sasaki, SvR, and Wolff Landscape Architecture
Featuring: AHBE, Foster Conant, Hoerr Schaudt, JJR, Landscape Forms, Mesa, Mithun, and more
Featuring: AECOM, EDSA, Hoerr Schaudt, HOK, Mithun, OLIN, Sasaki, SvR, Ten Eyck, ValleyCrest and more
Featuring leaders from: AECOM, AHBE, JJR, Mithun, OLIN, and SvR
Featuring: AHBE, EDSA, Foster Conant, HOK, JJR, Millenium Park, Ten Eyck, USDA, ValleyCrest and more
2009 National Olmsted Scholar discusses award, future plans
2010 GCA/Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship winner begins urban garden research