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ASLA announces 2020 Professional and Student Award winners

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) last week announced the 2020 Professional and Student Award winners. Chosen from 567 submissions, this year’s 31 Professional Award winners represent the best of landscape architecture in the General Design, Urban Design, Residential Design, Analysis & Planning, Communications, and Research categories.

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BNBuilders achieves construction milestones for UC San Diego campus grand entrance

BNBuilders is making major strides in building a new “front door” for UC San Diego.  With the addition of two Light Rail Transit stations coming to the La Jolla, Calif. campus, a new grand entrance is underway featuring the $41 million Design and Innovation Building and the $50 million Pepper Canyon Amphitheater and Public Realm project. Ricardo Rabines, Founding Partner of Safdie Rabines Architects, says, “The challenge has been to convert a canyon into a park; to create a welcoming place of arrival, a place of gathering and cultural celebration, and to introduce a front door to the campus. The reinvention of Pepper Canyon has been a long journey and it is finally taking shape.”

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DXA studio reimagines the Brooklyn Bridge

DXA studio has reimagined the Brooklyn Bridge to yield an experience that is more accessible, safe, democratic and enjoyable for all.The reimagination of the Brooklyn Bridge is the result of a collaboration with Philip Habib & Associates, Thornton Tomasetti, and Patrick Cullina Horticultural Design + Consulting.

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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announces Torey Carter-Conneen as new chief executive officer

“On behalf of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Landscape Architects, we are thrilled to have Torey join us,” said ASLA President Wendy Miller, FASLA. “Torey brings to ASLA a wealth of experience in organizational management and strategic planning, a fresh outlook, tremendous energy, and a lifetime of committed advocacy for a more just society. From the climate crisis, to racial injustice, to diversity and inclusion – Torey has the strategic vision necessary to tackle the tough issues facing the Society, the profession, and the entire design industry. Torey is, without a doubt, the creative, innovative, committed leader we need at this moment to move the Society and the profession forward.”

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ASLA elevates 19 members to the Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 19 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows and is based on their works, leadership, management, knowledge, and service.

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ASLA on passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act, a bill long supported by ASLA and the landscape architects they represent, would require Congress to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and create the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restorations Fund to help address maintenance backlogs in national parks and public lands.

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ASLA opposes suspension of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced yesterday their opposition to the suspension of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). “For fifty years, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has guarded the environment from harm during the planning and construction of projects,” the statement read. 

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