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American Society of Landscape Architects



2023 WI ASLA Spring Conference

Thanks to all who attended the Spring Conference at Union South in Madison! It was a fantastic event full of a diverse range of education sessions, a lively vendor expo, and great opportunities for networking with connections new and old. The event began with an inspiring keynote from TEN X TEN. Other education session highlights include inclusive park design, funding outdoor learning environments, measuring landscape performance, preventing plant disease problems, and design that supports mental health. For a full list of sessions, see the button below. We also enjoyed an after hours social, complete with bowling and camaraderie. Thanks to all our sponsors that help to make this a successful event every year!





2023 Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Chapter Professional Awards Banquet

The WI ASLA Professional Awards will once again be announced at the Jensen-Longenecker Awards Banquet in partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA). The banquet will be on April 14th, 2023 at Memorial Union on the UW-Madison Campus. Plan to join us and celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. 

5:30 Cocktail Hour and Hors d'oeuvres

Gallery featuring senior capstone projects and WI ASLA professional awards

6:30 Dinner and Program

UW-Madison student awards and WI ASLA professional awards

8:15 Music and Mixing 

Tickets and Registration

Faculty, Alumni, WI ASLA Members & Guests - $50

Please consider sponsoring a student's meal for $35. The goal is to provide free attendance for all Landscape Architecture students. Thanks!  

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Green Bay Field Session & Annual Meeting

Thanks to all who joined WI ASLA in Green Bay for our fall Field Session, Annual Meeting, and Recognition Awards celebration. It was fantastic to learn about sites around the region and network with fellow landscape architects. 

The day started out at Neenah Foundry where we learned about the manufacturing process and toured part of their facility. From there, the group made their way up to Green Bay for tours of Bay Beach and the Broadway District. Bay Beach is a city owned amusement park with a rich history and unique plans for beach restoration in the bay. In the Broadway District, we heard about plans for revitalization and strategies for redevelopment. We also discussed the Shipyard Redevelopment Project that is currently under construction in the area. The field session tour ended with a walk through the Titletown District. It was great to learn about the design and programming decisions that were made for this year round destination right outside Lambeau Field. 

The evening concluded with the WI ASLA Annual Meeting where we discussed Chapter business and accomplishments. We also took this opportunity to present recognition awards to members with exemplary achievements and service to the profession.

Thank you to our 2022 Field Session Sponsors








Congratulations to the Recognition Award Recipients!

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Dave Burch
Lifetime Achievement Award


Jonathan Bronk
Chapter Service Award

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Rosheen Styczinski
Lifetime Achievement Award


Sarah McDonald
Chapter Service Award


Shawn Kelly
Lifetime Achievement Award

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Christa Schaefer
President's Award


Paige Bernhardt
Chapter Service Award

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Rhonda James
Chapter Service Award

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Jennifer Current
Public Service Award


Milwaukee Recreation
Visibility Award

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Ayres Associates
Visibility Award


Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet

Thank you to all applicants that submitted entries for the 2022 Professional Awards. Award winners were announced at the Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 22, 2022. It was great to come together for this awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. Thanks to the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison for the invitation to share this evening. 

Professional Awards

Student Awards

Congratulations to our 2022 WI ASLA Student Award recipients! Each year, senior students from the landscape architecture department are nominated by their instructors to present about their academic careers to a jury of professionals from WI ASLA. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors. 

Honor Award- Emma Wenman

Merit Award- Olivia Mayne

Finalist Award- Parker McManaman

Finalist Award- Tiara Wuethrich


Read the latest newsletter for more exciting updates from the Wisconsin Chapter! 


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Thank you for your continued support of WI ASLA!


Shawn Kelly Receives the ASLA Medal

Congratulations to Shawn Kelly, FASLA for being honored with the 2022 ASLA Medal. In the words of the American Society of Landscape Architects:

"The ASLA Medal is the highest honor the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) can bestow upon a landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment."

Shawn continues to leave an incredible impact on the profession in Wisconsin and throughout the nation. Amongst an impressive resume of service and achievements, he has worked to protect licensure in our state and has mentored and inspired countless students as an instructor at UW-Madison. His dedication to landscape architecture and the next generation of practitioners makes him a well-deserving recipient of this prestigious honor.

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The ASLA Climate Action Plan was released with great excitement at the 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco. The document is a product of the hard work of the ASLA Climate Action Plan Task Force. Goals and initiatives provide a framework for climate action through 2040. A Climate Action Field Guild was also released for ASLA members. 

ASLA Launches Climate Action Plan

Immediate Past President, Tom Mroz, FASLA and Chief Executive Officer, Torey Carter-Conneen spoke about the exciting future vision for ASLA at the 2021 National Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville. The inspiring presentation covered all topics from climate action to inclusivity within the organization and the actionable steps it will take to achieve this vision by 2030. 

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ASLA Vision

The 2022-2024 Strategic Plan was released at the 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville. The plan discusses the new mission statement for ASLA and select focus areas that will advance the profession. These areas include: Community, Connection, Innovation, Scale, and Voice. 

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ASLA Strategic Plan

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