Letter from the President

    Beyond Boundaries: Design Leadership & Community


    Susan Hatchell, FASLA

    Annual Meeting Education Advisory Committee
    James Burnett, FASLA
    Warren Byrd, FASLA
    Todd Hill, ASLA
    Mark Klopfer, ASLA
    Mia Lehrer, FASLA
    Mario Nievera, ASLA
    Janet Rosenberg, FASLA
    Thomas R. Ryan, FASLA
    Jim Schuessler, ASLA
    Robin Shifflet, ASLA
    James Sipes, ASLA
    Annette Wilkus, ASLA
    David Yocca, FASLA
    Christian Zimmerman, FASLA

    San Diego Host Chapter Leaders
    Dean Chambers, ASLA,
    and Jim Coffman, ASLA,
    Host Chapter Co-Chairs

    Duane Blossom, ASLA,
    and Kenneth Brooks, FASLA, Field Sessions Co-Chairs

    Michael Buschbacher, ASLA, Legacy Project Chair

    Valerie Ahyong, Assoc. ASLA, and Lora Martens, Assoc. ASLA, Host Chapter Booth Co-Chairs

    In this rapidly changing world, we must look beyond our normal way of seeing things and doing business. Pressing beyond our customary boundaries will help us grow into new practice areas, develop new tools, and meet new challenges. Through our designs, we change our physical world to make it function better and to be more valuable, more sustainable, more useful, and more beautiful. Through our leadership, we forge a network of relationships with citizens, civic leaders, and allied professionals to foster collaboration and to share ideas. Our communities are strengthened when we improve our built environment and preserve and protect our natural environment.

    This year’s event offers the opportunity to earn up to 21 professional development hours through more than 135 extraordinary education sessions, field sessions, workshops, and general sessions. We have recruited over 300 experts from the United States and abroad to serve on our faculty. The ASLA EXPO—the largest product display in the industry—will feature more than 450 exhibitors and a dozen Learning Labs to explore the most innovative products and services available to our profession. We’ll recognize current and future leaders in landscape architecture with honors and awards. We’ll share fellowship with our colleagues from across the country and around the world at special events throughout the weekend. And as our legacy to Phoenix, we’ll work with the ACE Mentor Program to upgrade the horticulture program greenhouse and build a courtyard garden at Metro Tech High School.

    I find it symbolic that as we emerge from the recession our meeting destination is Phoenix, a city named after an emblem of reborn idealism and hope. Join us in Phoenix as we push beyond existing boundaries in design, leadership, and community and prepare for a bold new future for our profession.

    See you there!

    Susan Hatchell, FASLA
    ASLA President

     

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