(Washington, D.C.) – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elected Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, Stephen L. Carter, ASLA, and C. Edward Curtin, ASLA, to oversee information, membership and finance, respectively. The new vice presidents will take office after the Society’s annual meeting in St. Louis on October 28-30, 2000, and will serve two-year terms.
“Our board of trustees elected these long-time ASLA supporters because of their commitment to the Society and their dedication to the practice of landscape architecture,” said ASLA President Janice Cervelli Schach, FASLA. “Through their many years of service, they have earned the respect and admiration of their peers.”
Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, elected vice president of information, has worked at EDAW, a comprehensive service provider in the fields of design and environment, since 1979 and is currently a vice president and design practice leader. Since becoming a principal in 1988, he has spearheaded several signature projects, including Dulles Corner office park in northern Virginia; Ross’s Landing Park in Chattanooga; Louisville Downtown Improvements; Penn State Research Park; Sallie Mae corporate headquarters in Virginia; and Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. His work has been published extensively and has earned more than two dozen awards. Carmichael has been active in ASLA at both the chapter and national level and last year was elected a Fellow in the society in the category of completed works. He has chaired several ASLA committees and most recently served as the Potomac Chapter Trustee. As trustee, he was instrumental in bringing full-time public relations staff to ASLA.
Stephen L. Carter, ASLA, elected vice president of membership, has worked with the Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for 18 years. As a senior landscape architect/planner, he is responsible for study management and investigations of projects pertaining to environmental restoration, flood control and other related water resource studies. His dedication and attention to detail earned him distinguished recognition as USACE’s Landscape Architect of the Year in 1995. Since 1991, Carter has served on numerous committees and task forces and has assisted ASLA with increasing diversity among its members. Under his tenure as a committee chairman, ASLA published the first telephone directory listing African American landscape architects. Also through his efforts, a policy on equal opportunity for African Americans in the profession was written and adopted by ASLA. Carter received a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1975.
C. Edward Curtin, ASLA, elected vice president of finance, has worked in the public and private sector, including design/build, during his 20-year career. Since 1997, he has been Assistant to the Director of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, where he oversees all capital improvement projects, short- and long-term planning and the department budget. Curtin was instrumental in reaching a consensus with engineers on practice act legislation while working with the Indiana Federation of Landscape Architects. As a 16-year ASLA member, he has served on many committees and has held most chapter offices, including his current position of Chapter Trustee. Curtin received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University in 1980.
The American Society of Landscape Architects, founded in 1899, represents more than 13,000 members nationwide. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation. Typical projects include site design and planning, town and urban planning, regional planning, preparation of environmental impact plans, garden design, historic preservation, and parks/recreation design and planning. Landscape architects hold undergraduate or graduate degrees. They are licensed to practice in 47 states and are required to pass a rigorous national three-day examination.