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2018 LAF Awards Dinner

The awards dinner recognized 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.


Thursday, May 17, 7:00-9:30pm
Washington Harbour - Sequoia
3000 K Street, NW
Georgetown Waterfront, Washington, DC       

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carol-franklin-226w2018 LAF Medal

Carol Franklin, FASLA, PLA

The LAF Medal is conveyed to a landscape architect for distinguished work over a career in applying the principles of sustainability to landscapes.

“Carol Franklin exemplifies career-long passion and leadership in promoting ecological awareness and sustainability. In addition to her award-winning work as a founding member of Andropogon, she taught at PennDesign for over 30 years, seeding the next generation with those values,” said Awards Committee Chair Dennis Carmichael, FASLA.

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tpl-logo-226x2302018 LAF Founders’ Award

The Trust for Public Land

The LAF Founders’ Award is conveyed to a firm, agency, or organization that demonstrates a significant commitment to preserving, creating, or enhancing landscapes over a sustained period of time.

“For over 45 years, the Trust for Public Land has worked to protect land for people, emphasizing the value of designed and natural spaces for our increasingly urban population. TPL’s mission and values align closely with those of landscape architects, and their efforts have had positive impacts for tens of millions of Americans,” said Awards Committee Chair Dennis Carmichael, FASLA.

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