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Thank You to Our 2016 Scholarship Jurors

Throughout its 50-year history, the Landscape Architecture Foundation has awarded scholarships to deserving students. This year, the total amount available increased significantly with the establishment of two new awards — the $20,000 LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA and the $5,000 ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship. The now 11 different scholarships and fellowships were established and made possible by their respective sponsors.

Scholarship winners are chosen through a competitive application and selection process. LAF convenes juries to decide the winners of four awards. We would like to extend a special thank you to this year’s jurors — we appreciate your commitment to supporting the next generation of designers!

LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA Jury

Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, LEED AP
Principal
ParkerRodriguez, Inc

Lucinda R. Sanders, FASLA
CEO and Partner
OLIN

Martha Schwartz, DSc, FASLA, Hon FRIBA, Hon RDI, RAAR
Principal
Martha Schwartz Partners

Gregg Sutton, PLA, ASLA
Principal
EDSA

Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden and Design Jury

Virginia L. Russell, FASLA, PLA, LEED AP, GRP
Associate Professor of Architecture, Horticulture Program Director
University of Cincinnati

Randall W. Mardis, ASLA, PLA
President / Landscape Architect
Landscape Technologies
 
Susan Olmsted, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP
Associate Principal
Mithun

Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship Jury

Lisa Horne, PLA, LEED AP, ASLA
Project Manager
RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture

Kate Tooke, ASLA
Associate
Sasaki Associates

David Watts, PLA
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Landscape Forms Design for People Scholarship Jury

James Burnett, FASLA
President
The Office of James Burnett

Dan Herman, ASLA
Principal
Rabben/Herman design office

Scott Rykiel, FASLA, LEED AP
Executive Vice President
Mahan Rykiel Associates

Extraordinary Gift Launches New $20,000 Honor Scholarship

A generous gift from Jeanne Dawson-Lalli has created the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA. This new $20,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student pursuing a Master’s degree in landscape architecture at an accredited university in the U.S. or Canada.

The scholarship was established in memory of Joseph J. Lalli, FASLA (1943-2014) and his 46-year career as a landscape architect, artist, philanthropist, mentor, and teacher. Joe was the chairman and former president of the firm EDSA and had more than 500 projects to his credit in 40 countries. He was a persuasive leader, well-known and admired for his modesty and generosity. Joe experienced great value in his Master’s degree and wanted to help make the opportunity for graduate education accessible to others.

jeanne-and-joeJeanne Dawson-Lalli and Joe Lalli (both huge Miami Heat fans)

“We are honored to be able to offer such a significant award that serves as part of Joe’s wonderful legacy.” said LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch, FASLA. “Joe exemplified ‘giving back’ and did much to support students and foster the development of the next generation of leaders in landscape architecture. This scholarship will help and inspire students for years to come.”

Candidates for the new scholarship must show commitment to some of the areas that Joe Lalli dedicated himself to, including drawing, artistic pursuits, the importance of travel, and service to one’s community and profession.

“Joe credited his graduate studies for making him the outstanding designer he was. He also learned so much from drawing, painting and traveling extensively — it influenced his designs and his way of thinking,” said Jeanne Dawson-Lalli, who established the scholarship in memory of her late husband. “Similarly, I hope that this award allows promising students to continue their studies and pursue their passions to feed their creativity.”

The LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA is the largest scholarship offered by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. LAF is now able to offer a total of over $60,000 annually in scholarships and fellowships for students through ten different awards.

Learn more about LAF scholarships at: www.lafoundation.org/scholarships

Thank You to Our 2015 Scholarship Jurors

2015-scholarships-newsletterEach year, the Landscape Architecture Foundation offers $40,000 in awards through nine different scholarships and fellowships, established by generous sponsors. The winners are chosen through a competitive application and selection process. LAF convenes juries to decide the winners of three awards. We would like to extend a special thank you to this year’s jurors, who lent their time and insights to the selection process. We appreciate your commitment to supporting the next generation of designers!

Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden and Design Jury

Gale Fulton, ASLA
Associate Professor & Chair, Graduate Landscape Architecture Program
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

David R. Gal, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
Principal
SWA Group

Virginia L. Russell, FASLA, PLA, LEED AP, GRP
Associate Professor of Architecture, Horticulture Program Director
University of Cincinnati

Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship Jury

Susan Herrington, PLA
Professor, Architecture and Landscape Architecture
University of British Columbia

Lisa Horne, PLA, LEED AP, ASLA
Project Manager
RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture

Joy Kuebler, PLA, ASLA
Owner
Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC

Landscape Forms Design for People Scholarship Jury

Brad Collett, PLA, LEED AP, ASLA
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture Program
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joe Geller, FASLA
Vice President
Stantec

Monte Wilson, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
Principal
Jacobs Engineering

ASLA Council of Fellows Adds Third Award to Annual Scholarship

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows has increased the number of awards available through its annual scholarship. Up to three $4,000 awards will now be available each year to promising landscape architecture students. Each recipient also receives a one-year student ASLA membership, general registration fees for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, and a travel stipend to attend the meeting.

cof-networking2013 ASLA Council of Fellows scholarhip recipients enjoy networking at the ASLA Annual Meeting (Credit: Dennis E. Bryers, FASLA, PLA)

“The Council is pleased to expand this opportunity. In addition to the financial award, this scholarship provides the exceptional opportunity to interact with the profession and its leaders by attending the Annual Meeting as a guest of honor,” said Council of Fellows Chair Susan L.B. Jacobson, FASLA.

The ASLA Council of Fellows scholarship fund was established in 2004 to increase the interest and participation of economically disadvantaged and under-represented populations in the study of landscape architecture, enriching the profession through a more diverse population. Upper-level undergraduate students enrolled in Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs are eligible. Full details and application information are available on the ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarships page.

The awards are part of the Leadership in Landscape Scholarship Program managed by LAF, which now offers a total of $43,500 annually through 9 different scholarships and fellowships.