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LAF Symposium and Awards Dinner

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LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium and Awards Dinner


Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:00-6:30pm Symposium
7:00-9:30pm Awards Dinner


Washington Harbour
Georgetown Waterfront
Washington, DC



Thank you to all who attended these events, which were made possible by the many generous contributions to the LAF: 50 & Forward Campaign. Video recordings will be posted in early June.


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Thank you to all who attended these events that showcase and celebrate leading-edge thinking and achievements in landscape architecture and sustainability.


LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium

In this powerful event, the six inaugural LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership recipients presented their projects on homelessness and public space, environmental equity in Los Angeles public schools, resilient water management in India, cultivating future landscape architects, creating multi-purpose highway corridors, and reinventing public spaces in the American south.

The symposium is the culmination of the year-long LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership, a unique program and $25,000 award that supports mid-career, senior-level, and emerging professionals as they develop and test new ideas that will drive the future of the landscape architecture discipline.

This symposium was approved for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). Presentations were followed by a cocktail hour where guests could mingle and meet the Fellows.

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2018 LAF Awards Dinner

Immediately following the symposium, LAF hosted an awards dinner to recognize the 2018 recipients of the LAF Medal and Founders’ Award, our highest honors for individuals and organizations that have made a significant and sustained contribution to the LAF mission of supporting the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment. Carol Franklin, FASLA, PLA, a founding principal of Andropogon Associates, Ltd. was presented with the 2018 LAF Medal. The Trust for Public Land received the 2018 Founders’ Award.

In addition to hearing from the awardees, the LAF Awards Dinner was an opportunity to continue conversations with the 2017-2018 Fellows, meet the 2018-2019 Fellowship cohort, and mingle with the LAF Board of Directors and other invited guests.

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