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Annual Report 2011

Supporting the Preservation, Improvement and Enhancement of the Environment

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“The landscape architecture profession—whether public, private or academic—needs an unbiased voice to give us a neutral, clear vision of what’s important. LAF is that voice: multilateral, inclusive, listening, and effective at developing effective messages, accessible tools and products that support our practice.” — Joseph Brown, FASLA, AECOM


Mission The mission of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is to support the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment. LAF invests in research and scholarship to increase our collective capacity to achieve sustainability. Founded nearly 50 years ago, the Landscape Architecture Foundation has been the nexus of inquiry and innovation for the profession. Today, our mission to support the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment has never been more relevant.

Research. Facilitating the creation and dissemination of

Through its philanthropic activities, LAF advances the profession’s influence through:

Leadership. Strengthening the profession to meet the

knowledge about sustainable landscape solutions.

Scholarship. Supporting outstanding students to cultivate the next generation of sustainability leaders.

challenges of tomorrow.

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Letter From LAF President Kathleen A. Garcia, FASLA What a pleasure it has been to serve as President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation this past year. LAF experienced a monumental change in the organization, experiencing back-to-back years of budget growth of over 15%. An already great Foundation was transformed into something spectacular! Through the leadership of the Board of Directors and the tireless efforts of the staff, the Landscape Performance Series (LPS) has taken off and is on its way to becoming a critical part of the practice of landscape architecture. LPS has been a tremendous resource. I know I have used its quantifiable data to inform my practice at the City of Del Mar. LPS has the facts and figures landscape architects need for truly sustainable design. Kathleen A. Garcia, FASLA President

In addition to the extraordinary research initiative the Foundation is garnering for the profession, LAF is fostering the next generation of landscape architects. As the leading source of scholarships in the profession as well as through the funding of the Case Study Investigation (CSI) initiative, which allows students, professors, and practitioners to work together to document the performance of various landscapes, LAF is investing in the future minds that are really going to make a difference in our world. It has been a delight to hear from the future leaders of our profession as these students explore their interests and produce wonderful research documents that are advancing our practice. 2011 has been a success for LAF, and we could not have done it without the support of our many donors, volunteers, and partners. LAF’s growth over the past few years is attributable to the relevance of its mission, its leadership, and the many loyal donors and supporters in the profession. LAF is a meaningful organization, and I am honored to be a part of it. Please join me in welcoming our new Board President, Lucinda Reed Sanders, CEO & Partner of OLIN. Lucinda’s outstanding vision and leadership will continue to strengthen the Foundation, building on recent successes and reaching new heights. Thank you all for an amazing year, let’s move forward together! Sincerely,

Kathleen A. Garcia, FASLA, LEED AP

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Message

From LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch, ASLA Since its founding in 1966, the Landscape Architecture Foundation has been championed through a network of partners and supporters, which have been critical to the health and success that the Foundation enjoys today. Over the past two years, LAF has grown to meet the urgent needs in the marketplace. With the mission to increase our capacity to protect, improve, and enhance the environment through landscape solutions, LAF made a huge impact in 2011. I invite you to build on these successes and help achieve the following 2012 priorities.

2011 Achievements ƒƒ Awarded a record-breaking $100,000 to students. ƒƒ Recognized 40 new Olmsted Scholars and offered $1,000 awards to five finalists and a $25,000 award to the winner. Barbara Deutsch, ASLA Executive Director

ƒƒ Provided unique collaborative research opportunities for 10 faculty, student and practitioner teams through the Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. Students were granted stipends averaging $3,500 for their research. ƒƒ Added significant content to the Landscape Performance Series (LPS), including 20 new case studies, 10 calculators, and 40 Fast Facts. ƒƒ Met with over 1,500 professionals to increase awareness about the innovative resources in the LPS to help make the case for more sustainable landscape solutions.

2012 Priorities ƒƒ Continue to provide much needed financial assistance and research opportunities for students. ƒƒ Offer Case Study Investigation (CSI) as an ongoing strategic program, supporting 10 faculty-student-practitioner teams annually. ƒƒ Expand program and secure funding to offer a separate $15,000 award for undergraduate students as part of the Olmsted Scholars Program, starting in 2013. ƒƒ Continue to provide intergenerational mentoring opportunities. ƒƒ Develop a strategy to integrate landscape performance into design education. ƒƒ Build global content and dialogue about landscape performance.

Thank you for helping make a difference through LAF. I look forward to working with the Foundation’s stellar Board of Directors, talented staff, and all of the generous supporters and partners who allow us to achieve our mission for years to come. Sincerely,

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Research Research is a key part LAF’s strategy to increase our collective capacity to achieve sustainability through landscape architecture. Since 1986, LAF has invested nearly $700,000 in research initiatives.

Landscape Performance Series The Landscape Performance Series (LPS) is an online interactive set of resources that provides tools and information for designers, agencies and advocates to show value, quantify benefits, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions. The LPS is designed to grow over time with user participation and to become a hub for dialogue on landscape performance. The LPS was launched in September 2010 with a base set of resources to demonstrate its powerful search and interactive functionality. For 2011, LAF focused on growing the number of resources in the series and making the landscape architecture profession aware of this new resource. With help from student research assistants from the University of Virginia and Texas A&M University, LAF grew the number of Fast Facts to 75 and Tools to 30. Several new Scholarly Works were added in response to a call to universities. Through the new Case Study Investigation (CSI) initiative [see page 8], the number of Case Study Briefs doubled to 38, with new projects from Seattle to Philadelphia to China.

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LAF also conducted extensive outreach, presenting the LPS in person or via webinar to over 2,000 people at 50 venues since launch, including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting, GreenBuild, Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Conference, LABash, several ASLA chapter conferences, and dozens of visits to design firms, universities, and nonprofit organizations. In April, the Landscape Performance Series was recognized with a 2011 Honor Award for Communications from the Potomac and Maryland Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2011. The LPS resources received 72,000 page views from 116 different countries, with average monthly traffic more than doubling in the latter half of the year as the new case studies were released. The Landscape Performance Series is made possible with support from Founding Partner: JJR|Roy Fund; Annual Sponsors: AECOM, American Society of Landscape Architects, CLASS Fund/Ralph Hudson Environmental Fellowship, AILA/Yamagami/Hope Fellowship


LPS Components Case Study Briefs Database of projects with quantified landscape benefits. Benefits Toolkit Calculators and tools to estimate landscape performance. Fast Fact Library A searchable collection of landscape benefits from published research. Scholarly Works Top student theses and dissertations related to landscape performance.

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Case Study: Uptown Redevelopment Plan—Before and After

New LPS Case Study Briefs AECOM—Westerly Creek at Stapleton, Denver, CO AECOM—Snoqualmie Falls Upper Park

Design Workshop — High Desert Community, Albuquerque, NM

SeoAhn Total Landscape—Cheonggycheon Stream Restoration Project, Seoul, South Korea

Andropogon Associates—Avalon Park and Preserve, Stony Brook, NY

Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects—Gary Comer Youth Center, Chicago, IL

Stivers & Associates—Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit, Los Angeles, CA

Andropogon Associates—Cusano Environmental Education Center, Philadelphia, PA

Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects — Uptown Normal Circle and Streetscape, Normal, IL

Turenscape — Shanghai Houtan Park, Shanghai, China

Andropogon Associates—Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, Philadelphia, PA

JJR—Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, Portage, IN

Turenscape — Tianjin Qiaoyuan Park: The Adaptation Palettes, Tianjin, China

Andropogon Associates—Thomas Jefferson University Lubert Plaza, Philadelphia, PA Conservation Design Forum—Kresge Foundation Headquarters, Troy, MI Design Workshop—Daybreak Community [Update], South Jordan, UT

JJR — Ravinia Festival South Parking Lot, Highland Park, IL Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates—Teardrop Park, New York, NY

Winterbottom Design—Seattle Children's PlayGarden, Seattle, WA WRT—Richmond Canal Walk, Richmond, VA

Millennium Park, Inc.—Millennium Park, Chicago, IL Sasaki Associates—Port of Los Angeles Wilmington Waterfront Park, Wilmington, CA

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Case Study Investigation (CSI) To support design firms in assessing and documenting the performance of exemplary landscape projects, LAF conceived of a paid student internship program. In 2001, this idea evolved to include faculty researchers who could provide academic rigor and lend their expertise in developing methods to quantify benefits. And so the Case Study Investigation (CSI) initiative was born…

dozens of detailed, replicable methods to quantify landscape benefits, and new insights on existing research, tools and calculators. In addition to generating compelling evidence that demonstrates the critical role landscape solutions play in sustainable design, the CSI model provided students with much-needed research and professional development opportunities.

CSI is a unique research collaboration that matches faculty-student research teams with leading practitioners to quantify the environmental, economic and social benefits of landscape projects and produce LPS Case Study Briefs. Faculty leaders are selected as LAF Research Fellows through a competitive application process, and LAF pays a stipend to support a student research assistant for each.

Based on the success of this pilot, LAF will offer CSI as regular summer program starting in 2012. By investing in this research, LAF hopes that CSI can be a key impetus in moving the landscape architecture profession toward routinely setting and designing for specific performance objectives, collecting performance data, and documenting work.

The pilot CSI program ran for 10 weeks in the Summer 2011, with 10 faculty-student research teams and 15 participating design firms. The program delivered 20 new Case Study Briefs,

“The greatest strength of CSI is its potential to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world. Educating about landscape performance is a critical component of good landscape architecture curriculum, because that is ultimately what we want to achieve as designers.”  — 2011 CSI Participant

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A classroom version of CSI was piloted in a graduate-level seminar course at the University of Washington during the 2011 Autumn Term. Associate Professor Nancy Rottle and LAFsupported Research Assistants Pam Emerson and Delia Lacson led 15 students through the process of documenting the performance of a dozen projects, many of which will be expanded on and published as LPS Case Study Briefs in 2012. The Fall CSI seminar marks LAF’s first coordinated effort to bring the concept of landscape performance into the classroom and enhance design education so that students have the skills and knowledge to quantify and communicate the value of landscape solutions in this increasingly evidence-based market.

Research Assistant Myvonwynn Hopton from the University of Southern California measures tree diameter to determine carbon and air quality benefits.

2011 Research Fellows Jessica Canfield, Kansas State University Dennis Jerke, Texas A&M University Mary Myers, PhD, Temple University Bo Yang, PhD, Utah State University Chris Ellis, PhD, University of Michigan Byoung-Suk Kweon, PhD, University of Michigan Alexander Robinson, University of Southern California Kristina Hill, PhD, University of Virginia Nancy Rottle, University of Washington Ken Yocom, PhD, University of Washington


Landscape Performance Series Case Study Locations

Locations of projects documented as LPS Case Study Briefs. (International projects not shown.)


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Scholarship LAF is the leading source of national scholarships for landscape architecture students. Since 1986, LAF has awarded nearly $850,000 in scholarships and fellowships to over 450 students. These awards support new generations of landscape architects by recognizing leadership, rewarding superior student performance, encouraging diversity, supporting original research, and assisting students with unmet financial need.

Leadership in Landscape Scholarships & Fellowships LAF’s Leadership in Landscape Scholarship Program supports future landscape leaders through named, endowed awards ranging from $2,000-$5,000. Since 2009, LAF has awarded $39,500 annually through nine different scholarships and fellowships.

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Eligible candidates are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional requirements vary by scholarship/fellowship. Winners are chosen through a competitive process by leading academics and practitioners in landscape architecture.


Thank you to our 2011 Jurors Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design Jury Joan Hirschman Woodward, FASLA Professor and Graduate Coordinator Department of Landscape Architecture California State Polytechnic University Pomona Stephanie Rolley, FASLA, AICP Professor and Department Head Department of Landscape Architecture Kansas State University Michael Vergason, FASLA, FAAR Founding Principal Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd.

Landscape Forms Design for People / Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarships Jury Patsy Eubanks Owens, ASLA Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture University of California, Davis Jena Ponti, ASLA, RLA, LEED AP Senior Landscape Architect Bruce Boody Landscape Architect, Inc. Daniel Winterbottom, FASLA, RLA Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture University of Washington

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Olmsted Scholars Program LAF’s Olmsted Scholars Program and $25,000 prize is the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students. The program recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits. Each university in the U.S. and Canada with an accredited landscape architecture program may nominate one outstanding student to be the school’s University Olmsted Scholar and compete for the national award. Kate Tooke, a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was selected as the 2011 National Olmsted Scholar and recipient of the $25,000 award. Kate received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree in May and is using the award to build on her thesis work studying the ecological impacts of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative by developing a design toolkit for urban ecological schoolyard transformation. Also honored were five national finalists: Charles Hamilton, State University of New York; Sarah Primeau, University of British Columbia; Alison Hirsch, University of Pennsylvania; Andrew Zientek, Harvard University and Abigail Shemoel, an undergraduate student at Ball State University. For the first time in the history of the program, LAF was able to offer a $1,000 financial award to each of the finalists. An independent jury of leaders in the landscape architecture profession selected the award winner and finalists from a group of 40

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2011 Olmsted Scholar Finalists Charles Hamilton, State University of New York Sarah Primeau, University of British Columbia Alison Hirsch, University of Pennsylvania Andrew Zientek, Harvard University Abigail Shemoel, Ball State University

2011 Olmsted Scholars Jury Kathy Garcia, FASLA, LEED AP President, LAF Board, Director of Planning City of Del Mar, CA 2011 National Olmsted Scholar Kate Tooke receives the $25,000 award from LAF Board Member Mark Dawson, FASLA.

graduate and undergraduate students, who are all recognized as 2011 University Olmsted Scholars. In October, 14 of the scholars attended a series of events in San Diego, including a luncheon, planning session, and LAF’s 26th Annual Benefit where they were honored during a special ceremony. Participation in the Olmsted Scholars Program has grown steadily from 24 universities in 2008, the program’s inaugural year, and now represents a 60% participation rate from the 71 universities with accredited programs. These future leaders of the profession join a growing community of 130 past and present Olmsted Scholars.

Charles Waldheim, FAAR, Affiliate ASLA Professor and Chair Department of Landscape Architecture Harvard University Teresa Durkin, RLA, AICP, CEP, LEED AP Vice President and Senior Landscape Architect HOK Skip Graffam, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP Partner/Director of Research OLIN Susan Hatchell, FASLA, LEED AP ASLA President-Elect President Susan Hatchell Landscape Architects, PLLC Susan Szenasy, Hon. ASLA Editor-in-Chief Metropolis Magazine Emily Vogler 2010 National Olmsted Scholar


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Leadership Since its founding in 1966 by Ian McHarg and leading landscape architects of the day, LAF has worked to strengthen the profession and collaborate with leaders in practice, academia, and industry to provide thought leadership in designing sustainable landscape solutions. LAF also supports the development of emerging student leaders and young professionals.

Xtreme LA

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Xtreme LA is a creative challenge for the design leaders of tomorrow. This unique professional development program teams select young professionals and students with prominent landscape architects for an intense 2-day charrette, in which participants develop design solutions for urban initiatives in a host city.

divided into two teams and worked under distinguished team leaders with extensive experience in urban revitalization and transportation projects: Monte Wilson, RLA, ASLA, a Senior Vice President and Director of the HOK Planning Group, and Trevor McIntyre, a Director at the IBI Group.

The fourth Xtreme LA event was hosted on October by the University of Arizona in Tucson. Thirteen young professionals (under 35 years old), who were identified by their firms as rising leaders, came from around the country to work with 13 University of Arizona landscape architecture students on pressing transportation issues. Participants were

Xtreme LA was sponsored by Landscape Forms in partnership with LAF. In addition to fostering critical thinking, team building, and creative expression, the program provides a unique opportunity for intergenerational professional development, which is increasingly absent due to the economic downsizing and the resultant gap in mentoring resources in many firms.


Monte Wilson, of the HOK Planning Group, leads a team of students and young professionals in developing recommendations for siting and designing Tucson’s streetcar stops. 2011 Annual Report  |  15


Leaders Roundtable Each year, LAF and Landscape Forms co-host a Leaders Roundtable to foster dialogue among distinguished design professionals about emerging trends in design and professional practice. In May, a group of 19 landscape architects, architects and interior designers, representing large and small firms, met in San Francisco to discuss integration and the multidisciplinary design process: how it works, why it sometimes

falls short, and what design practitioners can do to make it better. The conversation was moderated by Joe Brown, Chief Innovation Officer at AECOM. Participants emphasized the need for common language among the design disciplines, shared values, and cross-disciplinary opportunities at the university-level. A full summary of the conversation is available as a “Roundtable Report on Multidisciplinary Process.”

“We’re the artistic side of the process and we find ourselves fighting to preserve the purity of the construct. In fact, given our training as synthesizers and our place in the in-between zone of the different design professions, we should have confidence in our ability to re-invent the aesthetic construct as we move through the process and get inputs from our allied professionals.” — Jim Stickley, ASLA, LEED AP, Wallace Roberts & Todd

2011 Leaders Roundtable Participants Mark Adams, IIDA SmithGroup, Phoenix, AZ David Anttila Reel Grobman, San Jose, CA Tary Arterburn, ASLA studioOutside, Dallas, TX Dana Brown, ASLA Brown+Danos landdesign, inc., Baton Rouge, LA Joe Brown, FASLA AECOM, San Francisco, CA Bill Callaway, FASLA SWA Group, Sausalito, CA Andrea Cochran, FASLA Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, CA

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Barbara Deutsch, ASLA Landscape Architecture Foundation, Washington, DC Bruce Hemstock, CSLA, LEED AP PWL Partnership, Vancouver, BC Brian Jencek, ASLA Hargreaves Associates, San Francisco, CA Christopher Kent, ASLA PGA Design, Oakland, CA Todd Kohli, RLA AECOM, San Francisco, CA Julie Koning Koning Eizenberg, Santa Monica, CA Kristen Lundquist Brumbaugh Associates, Seattle, WA

Don Raines, ASLA Wallace Roberts & Todd, Dallas, TX Dennis Rubba, ASLA StudioINSITE, Denver, CO Carol Sandman, LEED AP AP + I Design, Inc., Mountainview, CA Lee Steinmetz, ASLA Bellinger Foster Steinmetz, Monterey, CA Jim Stickley, ASLA, LEED AP Wallace Roberts & Todd, San Francisco, CA Peter Walker, FASLA Peter Walker & Partners, Berkeley, CA


LAF Director of Programs & Communications Heather Whitlow discusses landscape performance with National Landscape Architect Bob Snieckus, FASLA of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2011 Annual Report  |  17


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Events LAF’s 26th Annual Benefit was held on October 30, 2011 on the Andaz Hotel’s Ivy Rooftop in San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. This tremendously successful event raised over $140,000 to support LAF’s research and scholarhip programs.

LAF 26th Annual Benefit: The Sky’s the Limit The evening’s program included an update on the Landscape Performance Series, recognition of the CSI Research Fellows, and the certificate presentation ceremony for the 2011 Olmsted Scholars. LAF was honored to have John Deere Landscapes as the Annual Benefit’s Lead Sponsor, along with the 25 other sponsors (a new record!) whose financial and in-kind support made the event so successful. Thank you to all who attended!

LAF supporters enjoying a night out with friends at the Annual Benefit in San Diego.

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The roof was brimming with LAF supporters and guests who enjoyed the fabulous Southern California weather, sunset cocktails, and mingling with friends and colleagues, new and old. 2011 Annual Report  |  19


Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes LAF’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes raised over $12,000 to support LAF’s research and scholarship programs. Special thanks to EDSA and OLIN for generously providing the two prize packages. Cara Smith of Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects in Alexandria, Virginia won the all-expense-paid, week-long trip for two to EDSA’s Crosswaters Ecolodge & Spa in the Nankun Mountain Reserve in Guangdong Province, China. This award-winning resort is one of the first ecotourism destinations in China. Keith Wagner of H. Keith Wagner Partnership in Burlington, Vermont won the long-weekend for two at OLIN’s Carneros Inn, located between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys in California. This vineyard oasis is nestled among 27 acres of seemingly endless rows of grape vines and scenic apple orchards. It offers private gardens, spa treatments, and dining using the region’s best artisanal ingredients.

“We so enjoyed our trip to the Philippines! We were fortunate to have the opportunity to fly on a world class air carrier, stay in a top-notch hotel in Manila, and experience the lovely Anvaya Cove resort. As owners of a firm that stresses ecological design and green building principals, we enjoyed the eco aspects of Anvaya Cove, which included recycling, non-potable water in our bathroom, advanced stormwater management, permeable parking, and energy efficient guest units."  — Matt Spidell, 2010 Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes Winner

Matt Spidell, pictured above with his wife, Michelle, was the winner of the 2010 Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes and spent the last week of September in the Philippines at AECOM/Ayala Land’s Anvaya Cove resort.

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2011 Sweepstakes Destination: Carneros Inn is a vineyard oasis located between California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys. 20  |  Landscape Architecture Foundation


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2011 Sweepstakes Destination: Crosswaters Ecolodge & Spa is one of the first ecotourist destinations in China. 2011 Annual Report  |  21


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Finances & Development LAF has grown significantly over the past four years, experiencing an average of 5% growth. This is attributable to the relevance of the LAF mission, its leadership, the many loyal donors in the profession, and LAF’s prudent investment strategies, which have demonstrated the ability to sidestep the largest part of the risk of the markets during these volatile times. Net Assets Over the Last Four Years (in millions)


Summary of Activities & Changes in Net Assets For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011

Revenues

$

%

Contributions & Sponsorships

$413,408

61%

In-kind Contributions

$155,771

23%

Investment Income

$90,965

13%

Other Revenue

$20,943

3%

$681,078

100%

$

%

$218,158

24%

$88,182

10%

$185,535

21%

Management

$142,809

16%

Development

$264,999

29%

Total Expenses

$899,683

100%

Total Revenues Expenses

Revenue

Program Services:

Research Scholarship Communications & Outreach Supporting Services:

Total Change in Net Assets

$(218,605)*

Net Assets, Beginning of Year

$3,978,950

Net Assets, End of Year

$3,760,345

Expenses

*Net assets in 2010 reflect a partial bequest of $358,485 from the Clarence and Ruth Roy estate.

The Landscape Architecture Foundation is nonprofit charitable organization as qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Codes.

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2011 Donors The Landscape Architecture Foundation is grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their gifts which provide the critical support for the Foundation’s research and scholarship programs. These donors include gifts to the Annual Fund as well as program and event sponsorships received between January 1 and December 31, 2011.

Thank You, Supporters! $100,000+

$20,000—$29,999

$10,000—$19,999

American Society of Landscape Architects * JJR | Roy Fund

AECOM HNTB HOK Planning Group Ironsmith John Deere Landscapes Landscape Architect and Specifier News *

Cold Spring Granite Edith Harrison Henderson Fund EDSA Harriet Barnhardt Wimmer Fund | Wimmer Yamada and Caughey Landscape Structures Peridian International Venable LLP *

Jennifer Guthrie Hunter Industries James Corner Field Operations Kornegay Design, LLC Bill Main Jacinta McCann Virginia L. Murphy OLIN PWP Landscape Architecture

Rain Bird Corporation Lucinda Reed Sanders Sasaki Associates Sally Schauman SWA Group T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc The Toro Company ValleyCrest Landscape Companies

$40,000—$49,999 Landscape Forms

$5,000—$9,999 AILA/Yamagami/Hope Fellowship Aquatic Design & Engineering Burton Landscape Architecture Studio Nathaniel Cormier Chip Crawford Thomas C. Donnelly Kathleen A. Garcia Graham Landscape Architecture

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$2,500—$4,999 AHBE Landscape Architects Autodesk B-K Lighting The Brickman Group

James Burnett The CLASS Fund/Ralph Hudson Environmental Fellowship Environmental Design Ewing Irrigation

Debra D. Guenther L.M. Scofield Company MIG Mithun

Ruppert Landscape Sitecraft Gregg Sutton Glenn Walters

Mark Dawson Barbara Deutsch The Ewing York Foundation Barbara Faga Greenfields Outdoor Fitness

Gary R. Hilderbrand Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Ken Smith Landscape Architect M. E. O’Brien & Sons, Inc. Debra L. Mitchell

Forster O. Ndubisi Patrick L. Phillips Thomas C. Succop Sam & Diana Wilson

Robert M. Dugan Kristina Hill

Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architect Design P.C.

Peter Jacobs Scott Sebastian

F. Christopher Dimond Divney Tung Schwalbe, LLP Estrada Land Planning Elizabeth E. Fischer Larry R. Hensley Ilze Jones

The LaurelRock Company Joy Lyndes Miyabara Associates Baker H. Morrow Jeffrey K. Olson Pamela Burton & Company

Nancy A. Prine John T. Shields Frederick R. Steiner Barbara A. Swift Suzanne L. Turner

Hallie T. Boyce Bill Browning James J. Chaffin, Jr. Arthur B. Chard, Jr. Po-Sun Chen Clark & Green Associates William L. Clarke Sandra Y. Clinton Kathryn S. Cochrane T. Allan Comp Charles D. Coolman Lisa Cowan

Zachary T. Crawford George W. Curry Curtis+Rogers Design Studio, Inc. CYLA Design Associates, Inc Dennis J. Day Terrence J. DeWan Didona Associates Landscape Architects James C. Differding Matthew Reed Dillingham Harry L. Dodson Ed Castro Landscape, Inc.

E.P. Edinger, Jr. Edwina von Gal & Co., Ltd. Barry Esslinger Lila Fendrick Jim Fetterman Heinrich W. Fischer Florence Everts Associates Louis C. Fusco Jeffrey F. Gamboni Cynthia L. Girling William A. Green Halvorson Design Partnership

$1,000—$2,499 Frank Arentowicz & Sara Nichols Linda Ashby * Earl Broussard Dennis B. Carmichael Robert G. Chipman

$500—$999 Theodore W. Brickman

$250—$499 James Ballantyne Steve Benz Frederick R. Bonci Broadreach Planning & Design David E. Clark David Y. Tamura Associates, Inc.

$100—$249 James M. Ackley Jack Ahern Joel Albizo Peter F. Alexander Amereq, Inc. Kent H. Anderson William H. Baker David C. Baldwin Guy M. Ballard William A. Behnke Bruce H. Boody Jestena C. Boughton

* In-kind Contributions

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$100—$249 (continued) Robert Harris Margarete R. Harvey Richard S. Hawks Bruce Hazzard Hills and Forrest International Howell & Vancuren, Inc. Mark Thomas Inglert Jeffrey K. Carbo Landscape Architects Linda Lee Jewell John R. Cook Associates Hugh F. Johnson Dale A. Johnston Gary B. Kesler Anita T. Lager Stephanie V. Landregan David L. Lehmer

Peter MacDonagh Randall A. Machelski Douglas Mann Michael P. McBride Edward T. McMahon Rodger Mellick Barry Miller Patrick A. Miller, PhD Patrick C. Moore Thomas L. Mroz, Jr. John K. Murphy Gregory L. Nowell Emily M. O’Mahoney Janice Parker Stephen Pierpoint Sheryl M. Reinholt

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Kenneth J. Remenschneider Rene J. L. Fransen Jon E. Rodiek Ryan Associates, Inc. Terry W. Savage Andrew J. G. Schwartz Patrick Sinnott Leslie H. Smith Bob Snieckus Matt Spidell Carolann R. Stoney Biff Sturgess Talley Associates, Inc Alexandra Tarnopolsky Thomas Wirth Associates, Inc. Lissa Thompson

James K. Tiller III Cynthia C. Toporek Truitt Rabun Associates, Inc. James R. Urban Brian Vavrina Emily Vogler Keith Wagner Lee Weintraub James F. Wellington Allen J. Wheeler Henry M. White Rolla J. Wilhite Joshua Winter Thomas Starr Witten Bo Yang Mihaela Zaharescu


Up to $99 Matthew Alcide Jack G. Anderson Thomas T. Balk Kenneth E. Bassett Mark H. Bayer Glenn E. Bayfield Anne S. Beavers Mirka Benes Peter Biegel Tom Blemk Barbara A. Brem Robin L. Burke Henry L. Byma Martha Patricia Camacho Bryan D. Carlson Casendino & Company Jeff A. Charlesworth Scott M. Chism Kathleen Clark - Benedict Roger D. Clemence Halten Garden Club Dan Collins Marc Steven Cooper Nancy Coulter Cassaundra Dawes Tamara Delaplane William Cleland Dowler, Jr. Matt Drury Angela D. Dye Edward Pinckney/Associates Ltd. Robert D. Espeseth Julius G. Fabos Michael S. Facon Aaron L. Fargo Craig D. Farnsworth Sherry A. Frear

Polly A. Furr Cathy Garrett Lynn M. Garrity Lawrence R. Gersh Richard W. Gibney Jennifer S. Gilbert Ilisa M. Goldman GoodSearch Walter C. Graeber James P. Graham Margaret E. Graham Heather Greenaway Douglas H. Greiner Grissim, Metz, Andriese Associates Ally Hangartner Hillary A. Hanzel Stephanie M. Hatton William H. Havens Craig R.T. Heckman Kristin Heggem Kenneth I. Helphand Barth D. Hendrickson Emily M. Henning Sarah E. Hermes William Hibbs Gregory G. Hoer Dan Howse Joseph Hudak Charles D. Hyams Dirk C. Jongejan Katherine Field & Associates, Inc. Kristian Kelley Susan C. Kenzle Kelly Kirk Kristen Koehrn Mark Kramer

Sarah Kuehl Nicholas A. Kusner Gordon Lemmel Matt M. Lincolnhol Andrea Lind Paul M. Loechl Kim Lonigro Michael J. Maierle Frank Maraviglia Geoffrey C. Martin Jean Mazabras Charles M. McCulloch Richard J. Meyers Nick J. Miklinski Joel S. Minkoff Melanie Moser Jessica Neafsey Nancy Q. O’Donnell Leslie P. Olson Pamela Palmer Sylvia T. Palms Krista L. Peace Carolyn M. Pendelton-Parker Kenneth W. Peregon Kenneth Petrocca Lee Pouliot Sean R. Pratt Paul N. Procopio John P. Pruyn Kevin Quach David M. Quinn Lindsay Reul Alexander Robinson Marisabel Rodriguez Pia Rosado Virginia L. Russell

Neal C. Schafers Timothy S. Schmalenberger Deborah A. Sharpe Elaine Shaw Bill Shinkle Bennett J. Shoop Vivian Shu Siska Aurand Landscape Architects, Inc. Cara L. Smith Katelyn R. Smith A. Graham Sones Michael Spitzer Eric Stanley Zakery Steele Ron A. Stewart Mark A. Steyaert, Jr. Martha D. Straus Hal E. Stringer David T. Swanson Whitney A. Talcott Deron Thompson Kimberly J. True Anthony Tyznik Meredith C. Upchurch Verdone Landscape Architects Mari Bendinsky Vitro Linda Walczak Kate A. Walker Phyllis S. Wallenmeyer Leah M. Whitcroft Denisha Williams Daniel Wojcik Marjorie Woodbury

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Board & Staff LAF’s work would not be possible without the vision, talent, and commitment of the Board of Directors and staff. The 2011 Board, consisting of experienced and new members from practice, academia, and industry, took the reins on September 10, 2010 and served through October 30, 2011.

2011 LAF Board of Directors President

Immediate Past President

President Elect

Kathleen A. Garcia, FASLA Director of Planning City of Del Mar San Diego, CA

Chip Crawford, FASLA Senior Vice President & Director HOK Planning Group St. Louis, MO

Lucinda R. Sanders, FASLA CEO and Partner Olin Partnership Philadelphia, PA

Vice President, Finance

Vice President, Communication

Vice President, Education

Lucinda R. Sanders, FASLA CEO and Partner Olin Partnership Philadelphia, PA

Vice President, Development Tom Donnelly, ASLA President ValleyCrest Landscape Development Calabasas, CA

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Bill Main, Hon. ASLA President & CEO Landscape Forms Kalamazoo, MI

Vice President, Research/Information Forster Ndubisi, PhD, ASLA Professor and Department Head Texas A & M University College Station, Texas

Debra Guenther, ASLA Principal Mithun Seattle, WA


Directors Kinder Baumgardner, ASLA, CSLA Managing Principal SWA Group Houston, TX Nate Cormier, ASLA, LEED AP Senior Landscape Architect SvR Design Company Seattle, WA Mark Dawson, FASLA Principal Sasaki Associates Watertown, MA Jennifer Guthrie, ASLA Partner Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Seattle, WA

ASLA Representatives Kristina Hill, PhD, Affiliate ASLA Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA

Ginger Murphy, ASLA Associate Chief USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Washington, DC

Mia Lehrer, FASLA Founding Principal Mia Lehrer + Associates Los Angeles, CA

Patrick Phillips CEO ULI Washington, DC

Jacinta McCann, FAILA, LEED AP Executive Vice President Design, Planning + Economics, Global AECOM San Francisco, CA

Gregg Sutton, ASLA Principal, COO EDSA Fort Lauderdale

Deb Mitchell, FASLA, LEED AP Senior Vice President JJR Chicago, IL

Gary D. Scott, FASLA ASLA Past-President West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Des Moines, IA Nancy C. Somerville, Hon. ASLA Executive Vice President / CEO American Society of Landscape Architects Washington, DC

Glenn Walters, ASLA Principal Design Workshop Asheville, NC

LAF Staff Barbara Deutsch, ASLA Executive Director

Amanda Shull 2011 Scholarships Coordinator

Heather Whitlow Director of Programs and Communications

Matthew Alcide Development Manager

Linda Ashby, ASLA Program Manager

Emily DeDad Office Manager

Special thanks to AECOM for design of this Annual Report.

LAF Staff: Matthew Alcide, Linda Ashby, Barbara Deutsch, Emily DeDad, and Heather Whitlow.

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