Annette P. Wilkus, ASLA
Vice President,Professional Practice
American Society of Landscape Architects
Ms. Wilkus is a Licensed Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with over 30 years of experience in design, construction documentation and construction management.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture; the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Landscape Architecture and holds a certificate in Construction Management from New York University. Throughout her career she has been interested in the technical aspects of Landscape Architecture including the construction of landscapes. Wilkus started her firm, SiteWorks in 2005, after recognizing the need for a knowledge base that encompasses both site and landscape implementation expertise on construction sites. Wilkus’ unique perspective can allow ASLA’s body of knowledge to expand to assist members in this critical area of the profession. Since 2005, the firm has grown to 8 professionals, guiding landscape architects and their projects through construction. Her portfolio includes such esteemed projects as the High Line, Teardrop Park and Queens Plaza Pedestrian and Bikeway.
Annette has been a supporter of the profession throughout her career by serving on the New York Chapter of ASLA Board and as President and Trustee, participating in grading the LARE exam for 6 years, the Nominating Committee, Educational Committee and Chairing the National Leadership Committee. Wilkus is currently serving on the Annual Meeting Education Advisory Committee and LAM Editorial Committee. Her passion for the profession and the need for landscape architects to understand construction has led her to write several articles published in LAM. She has presented at ASLA annual meetings and NJASLA conferences on subjects ranging from multimodal design, all aspects of soils and construction management.
Wilkus has won multiple awards from both state and national ASLA, the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Projects which have won these awards include Teardrop Park (ASLA and CMAA); the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Hudson River Park Segment 3 (NYASLA); Racine Wisconsin Public Open Space (WIASLA) and The High Line (ASLA, ASCE). Additionally she has been recognized by the National Association of Professional Women and the Women Builders Council of New York.