LAF eNewsletter
January 2014
In This Issue
2014 Scholarship Deadlines
Olmsted Scholar Nominations
ASLA CoF Adds Scholarship
What's Next for #landarch?
Ecology in Design Education
LAF Reception at the LA Expo
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Deadlines are approaching for the over $40,000 in awards available through 9 different scholarships and fellowships. Applications due Feb 1 and Feb 15. More
This premier award program recognizes one outstanding student from each accredited program in the U.S. and Canada. Nominations from faculty due Feb 15. More
Landscape Performance Series

Yuma East Wetlands

Yuma, Arizona

This community-driven effort has now restored 350 acres of riparian ecosystems, providing habitat and reconnecting the people of Yuma with the river.

See Case Study Brief


Fast Fact Library

In a seminal study, recovering surgery patients with window views of trees had 10% shorter hospital stays, took fewer strong pain medications, and had fewer negative notes from attending nurses than patients with views of a brick wall.

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LPS on the Road


LA Expo

Long Beach, CA

Feb 13-14 


Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Baltimore, MD

Mar 26-29

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Civitas, an urban design, planning, and landscape architecture firm based in Denver, Colorado. Civitas was a leading supporter of LAF's Second Century Campaign and has recently made a significant investment in the Foundation's research and scholarship programs.

"We are at a wonderful point in history. Students have so many options before them, so many ways where landscape architects can be influential." 

-- Kathleen Garcia, FASLA

It's that time of year when our focus turn to students. This year, LAF has $90,000 in scholarships and awards available to recognize leadership, encourage diversity, support original research, and assist students with unmet financial need. And scholarships are just one of the many ways that we're supporting the future of landscape architecture, integrated thinking, and the next generation of leaders. Read on to learn more.

Barbara Deutsch

Executive Director

ASLA Council of Fellows Adds Third Scholarship
Up to Three $4,000 Awards Available Each Year
The ASLA Council of Fellows has added a third award to its annual scholarship, administered by LAF. In addition to the $4,000 scholarship, each recipient also receives a one-year student ASLA membership, general registration fees for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, and a travel stipend to attend the meeting. The ASLA Council of Fellows scholarship fund was established in 2004 to increase the interest and participation of economically disadvantaged and under-represented populations in the study of landscape architecture, enriching the profession through a more diverse population. Applications are due Feb 15.
What's Next for Landscape Architecture?
We Asked, You Responded
What's next for Landscape Architecture? LAF asked this question to attendees at the ASLA Annual Meeting EXPO in Boston. From the serious to the silly to the provocative, we got a great mix of responses from leading practitioners, faculty, students, and others in the field.
"I loved so many faces, some of which I recognize, with their passionate statements about their/our work. Makes me feel a part of a larger passionate community, composed of each of us seeing things just a bit differently. So glad there are so many out there, who, like me, are working from their hearts and trying to be honest, clear, brave and active."  -- Polly Furr, Design Principal, Venice Studio
Should Design Education include Ecology?
LAF in Nature of Cities Global Roundtable
By definition, landscape architects design for natural processes, natural resources, and people so a thorough understanding of ecological sciences is essential. All professionals contributing to sustainable design projects should have an understanding of the importance of ecology and its basic principles to achieve optimal results. Landscape architects...are well-positioned to "translate" - or facilitate a greater understanding of ecology among a full design team by integrating and applying the sciences with the design process. Landscape architects should also have enough knowledge of ecology to "know what they don't know," and know when to engage a botanist, soil scientist, ecologist or other specialist.
LA Expo Leaders' Reception
Proceeds Support LAF Research and Scholarships
Join us in Long Beach, California on Thurs, Feb 13 for a special Leaders' Reception at Parker's Lighthouse overlooking Long Beach Harbor. The event begins at 6pm and is part of the LA Expo, a two-day trade show and educational conference. The evening will include a panel discussion with leaders in landscape architecture led by Mia Lehrer, FASLA and Stephanie Landregan, FASLA. All proceeds from the reception support LAF research and scholarship programs. The conference also features LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch, FASLA presenting the Landscape Performance Series on Feb 13, 10-11am as one of the Complimentary Learning Labs.

LAF is 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1966 with the mission to protect, improve, and enhance the environment by increasing our collective capacity to achieve sustainability through landscape architecture.


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