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American Society of Landscape Architects



Congratulations to our Professional Award Winners! 

Thank you to all applicants that submitted entries for the 2024 Professional Awards. Award winners were announced at the Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Reception at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 19, 2024. 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 2024 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- Jay Sullivan

Merit Award- Bri Stevens

Finalist Award- Keegan Ripley

Finalist Award- Hannah Boer


Spring Conference

We had a great conference in Milwaukee! There was so much to learn from a fantastic lineup of speakers covering topics from the perceptions of our profession to community engagement and local project examples. Plus, the informative vendor expo, lively social at the Third Street Market Hall and the construction tour on the UW-Milwaukee campus all added to the experience. Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors, and volunteers that make this event such a success every year! 

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!

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. 


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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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