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LAF at the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting

If you’ll be in Los Angles for the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, we hope you’ll join us for these fun and thought-provoking events. LAF will participate in three education sessions, host our popular Annual Benefit at the historic Union Station, and launch a new book featuring the “Declarations” and discussion from our landmark Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. We hope to see you!

Endless Questions: The Heart of Research (FRI-A08)
Fri, Oct 20, 8:30-10am
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503
This Education Session with Cynthia Dehlavi of the Office of James Burnett, Josiah Cain of Sherwood Design Engineers, and Jason Long of OMA, and LAF’s Heather Whitlow features presentations and discussion on the what, why, and how of forming and running a research entity within a professional design practice.

In Pursuit of Big Ideas: Time-out for Research, Innovation, and Thought Leadership (FRI-B10)
Fri, Oct 20, 10:30am-12pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503
In this Education Session, LAF’s Jennifer Low, Mark Robbins of the American Academy in Rome, John Peterson of Harvard GSD’s Loeb Fellowship, and Anatole Tchikine of Dumbarton Oaks discuss research and fellowship opportunities that allow landscape architects to develop and explore new ideas and research that can inform design practice.

LAF 32nd Annual Benefit 2017-annual-benefit-250x220
Fri, Oct 20, 7:00-10:30pm
Union Station - Historic Ticket Concourse (*Registration Required)

Join top designers and leaders from practice, academia, and industry for a lively evening with great food and drink in this iconic venue. Proceeds support LAF’s research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives.

LAF Booth in ASLA Expo Hall (#1663) 
Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22, 9:00am-6:00pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
Stop by our booth for book release festivities, including giveaways and author receptions 4:30-6pm both days.

The New Landscape Declaration at ASLA Bookstore nld-book-250x220
Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22, 9:00am-6:00pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
The New Landscape Declaration: A 21st Century Call to Action features 32 essays and reflections from LAF’s unprecedented 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. The book launches at the ASLA bookstore, and LAF CEO Barbara Deutsch and Past-President Kona Gray will be on-hand to discuss on Sunday 9:30-11am.

Alt-Practice Outside the LA Studio: Exploring the Breadth of the Profession (MON-C07)
Mon, Oct 23, 1:30-3:30pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 152
In this Education Session, LAF’s Barbara Deutsch, Betsy Anderson of the National Park Service, Sean Batty of Portland’s TriMet, and Pamela Galera of the City of Anaheim discuss careers beyond the private design firm where landscape architects can have powerful impact.

Upcoming Webinar to Highlight Landscape Architecture Careers in the Federal Government

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Have you ever considered a career in the federal government? Agencies like the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and General Services Administration influence what happens on millions of acres of land. From designing national parks and government facilities to shaping national policy, these agencies benefit from the unique perspective and expertise of landscape architects.

On Sept 15, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) are hosting a free webinar highlighting the exciting opportunities for landscape architects to work in the federal government.

Landscape Architects in Federal Service
Thurs, Sept 15, 2:00-3:15pm ET
Register Now

The webinar is geared toward landscape architecture students and recent graduates. Landscape architects working in the U.S. Forest Service and the Smithsonian Institution will provide an overview of their day-to-day work, including their leadership roles and the range of projects and policies they work on. The speakers will also discuss pathways to entering a career in federal service.

Speakers:

  • Matt Arnn, ASLA, Chief Landscape Architect, U.S. Forest Service
  • Jennifer Daniels, ASLA, Senior Landscape Architect, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  • Jesse English, ASLA, Regional Landscape Architect/Recreation Planner, U.S. Forest Service
  • Logan Free, ASLA, Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Forest Service
  • Emily Lauderdale, ASLA, Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Forest Service