President’s Message Healthy by Design, Bringing Life to Communities and Communities to Life, ASLA-MN’s theme this year, speaks to what we do professionally in our communities as well as how we engage and support one another. Our membership includes more than 250 landscape architectural professionals and affiliates. Our events and publications reach a much larger community of over 700 in landscape architecture along with allied and emerging professionals. Our work touches the lives of thousands on a daily basis. ASLA-MN remains a healthy and active member-driven organization.
This edition of _SCAPE celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of our members whose work reaches across the country. We also celebrate the contributions of several individuals in our community who through their foresight, leadership and diligent work have made our communities healthier places to live. Looking toward our future, we recognize the work of four amazing students graduating from the University of Minnesota this year. Enjoy their work on the following pages. Please join me in congratulating all of them and in encouraging all of us to continue achieving more innovative and meaningful work and bringing our communities to life. ASLA-MN has had a busy year between our gathering last year at the Science Museum of Minnesota and this year’s Awards Celebration and Gala at The Marsh. Our Executive Committee has stayed the course by focusing on our membership and what we have heard from you in the past by providing networking and educational activities, community and social activities and just having fun with colleagues.
With all we have been doing, there is still more that we can do together. Many of you have asked what you can do to help and we have many opportunities for you to do so. Please ask me or any of our Executive Committee members how you can help. If you’re not a member, consider joining ASLA - the importance of advocating for our profession is crucial to our community’s success. Thank you again for your leadership in our profession, your engagement in our communities and your commitment to our environment. Without all the things you do we could not be bringing life to communities and communities to life. Thank you, Bryan Carlson, FASLA
President ASLA-MN We couldn’t accomplish all the activities we undertake without great sponsors, volunteers, chapter members, leadership, and the many friends of landscape architecture! I’d like to thank all of you who share your resources and time with us to make us more successful.
Summer 2013 | Issue #17