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Building Forward






The 50 & Forward Campaign will both expand LAF’s current programs and create new ones for research, scholarship, and leadership.


Expand Current Programs

  • Endow $20,000 in new annual scholarships for students
  • Increase Case Study Investigation (CSI) research assistantship stipends from $6,000 to $9,000
  • Increase Olmsted Scholar finalist awards to $3,000 for undergraduates and $5,000 for graduate students
  • Award an additional $21,000 in stipends to Olmsted Scholars to attend LAF events that promote leadership and fellowship


Create New Programs

  • Create two annual $25,000 grants for long-term research that contributes to new ideas, investigations, and thinking in landscape performance
  • Enhance the Olmsted Scholars Program by creating infrastructure to connect this growing group of 400+ talented young professionals and future leaders
  • Provide $25,000 Fellowship Awards for mid-career and senior level professionals to incubate new research and entrepreneurial innovations in landscape architecture