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American Society of Landscape Architects



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Attend the Spring Conference!

WHEN: Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th

WHERE: UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Milwaukee



DAY ONE: Thursday

6:30-8:00 AM - EXPO Set Up

7:00-8:00 AM - Registration / Light Breakfast

8:00-8:30 AM - Welcome / Opening Remarks

8:30-9:30 AM - General Session A

9:30-11:00 AM - Break / EXPO

11:00-12:00 PM - Breakout Session 1

12:00-1:30 PM - Lunch / EXPO

1:30-4:50 PM - Breakout Session 2, 3, 4 

6:00-9:00 PM - 3rd St Market Hall Social

DAY TWO: Friday

7:00-8:00 AM - Breakfast

8:00-10:10 AM - General Session B, C

10:30-12:30 PM - Ethics Session

1:30-2:30 PM - Optional Tour

REGISTRATION: Closes April 10th

This is a license registration renewal year and we will be offering 2 ethics credits! You can check your current LA CES credits here. Remember to bring your ASLA number to get credit for courses at the spring conference.

EXIBITORS: Looking to be an exhibitor? Exhibiting at the Spring Conference is reserved for our esteemed sponsors. Click here to download a copy of our 2024 sponsorship package. Click here to join as a sponsor. Reach out to with any questions. 



Join us for an exclusive tour at UW Milwaukee's New Chemistry Building active construction site. Participants will be required to provide proper PPE (footwear, pants, hard hats, hi vis vest, safety glasses) and a signed waiver. We’ll convene at registration and proceed on foot to the site. Limited to 20 conference participants, secure your spot for this unique opportunity to witness campus development firsthand.


Join us for the Jensen Longenecker and WI ASLA Chapter Awards Reception

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 19th, 2024 at the Pyle Center Alumni Lounge 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

Tickets and Registration

Register by April 9th

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

Sponsor a Student - $35

What is a Landscape Architect?

This video describes what a Landscape Architect does and highlights some of the projects created by Landscape Architects in Wisconsin. Created in February 2020 by WI ASLA and Adisi Imagery. 

Terrace Town

Terrace Town is an amazing program organized by the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Over the course of a few months, planning and design professionals visit elementary schools across Dane County to teach students about cities and how to participate in their community. WI ASLA had an opportunity to participate in the Open House event. Throughout the day, we encouraged kids to think like a landscape architect as they imagined their park design in the form of a collage. After seeing the thoughtful selection of images and creative solutions to the activity, there were some potential future landscape architects in attendance!

Annual Meeting & Mentorship Kickoff Event

Conversation filled the room as we kicked off the new Mentorship Program with UW-Madison students at our Annual Meeting. The Event was held at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison. We came together with membership for a nice dinner to share our Chapter success from the past year and look forward to what is to come in 2024! We also took this time to honor our Recognition Award recipients for this year.

Congratulations to the Recognition Award Recipients!


Joe Pepitone
Lifetime Achievement Award


Tom Mortenson
Visibility Award


Gary A. Brown, FASLA
Lifetime Achievement Award

City of Madison
Visibility Award


Stephanie Wilson
Chapter Service Award


Shane Bernau
Public Service Award


Groundwork Milwaukee
Environmental Enhancement Award

Student Scholarship Winner

We are excited to announce the winner of this year's Student Scholarship based on an exceptional submission to our "Sketch Your Future Challenge." We congratulate Dhruv Lokhande for their outstanding creativity and dedication to ASLA's "Parks & Recreation" Mission Area. $2000 will be directed to UW-Madison to further Dhruv's academic journey in the Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture.

Congratulations Dhruv!

Recent Board of Directors News

Congratulations to our recently elected Board members. They will begin their new terms following the Conference on Landscape Architecture in Minneapolis this October. We thank them for their continued service to our Chapter. 


Stephanie Wilson
City of Wauwatosa

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Abbie Moilien
Saiki Design, Inc


Tiara Wuethrich
Ayres Associates

Thank you to Jodi Refsland of Damon Farber for stepping into an open Member-at-Large position on our Board of Directors. Jodi will begin her service immediately and fulfill the rest of the term through fall of 2024. 

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Jodi Refsland
Damon Farber


ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

Our Chapter has an impressive turnout at the National Conference on Landscape Architecture in Minneapolis this year. The LABash Block Party provided an opportunity for our members to connect with University of Wisconsin-Madison students and alumni. 

Milwaukee Fall Field Session

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2023 Fall Field Session in Milwaukee. We had the opportunity to tour Wagner in the morning, followed by stops at Green Bay Playfield, Lakeshore State Park, the Discovery World E-Cacia Tree, and Northwestern Mutual Community Park Playground. Despite a little rain, we learned a lot about local projects in Milwaukee!

Thanks to our Happy Hour Sponsor!


Thanks to our Sponsors!


2023 Park(ing) Day at UW-Madison Campus

Park(ing) Day was a blast! The WI ASLA Emerging Professionals hosted the event on the UW-Madison campus near Memorial Union. This years theme was "Pollinator Places" so the group spent the day educating the public about pollinator communities, their habitats and how to assist in creating thriving ecosystems for them through landscape architecture and our everyday lives. Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting this effort by providing materials and financial assistance to make the event a success! 

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Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet

Thank you to all applicants that submitted entries for the 2023 Professional Awards. Award winners were announced at the Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 24, 2023. It was great to come together for this awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. Thanks to the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA) for their partnership in this event.

Professional Awards

Student Awards

Congratulations to our 2023 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- Lydia DeBauche

Merit Award- Alexis Paus

Finalist Award- Ashley Fritz

Finalist Award- Will Kegel

Spring Conference in Madison

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!





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

We greatly value your sponsorship-it is critical to our operations. Please reach out to let us know how we can provide value to you. We hope you decide to be a part of our sponsorship program.

Check out our new and improved sponsorship menu for more information, including new firm sponsorship opportunities! 

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

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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