Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, is a licensed landscape architect who received his degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. His work incorporates narrative landscape strategies to connect people to place for projects ranging from small gardens to urban parks to new communities. He is interested in creating places that reveal their unique qualities of history, culture, and ecology.
Over the past 25 years, he has been a design leader at EDAW, creating dozens of implemented works around the country. Noteworthy projects under his direction include Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta; Sallie Mae Headquarters in Reston; West Main Street Arts District in Louisville; Celebration new community in Florida; and Ross's Landing in Chattanooga. These works and others have been published in Landscape Architecture, Architectural Record, Southern Living, and Process Architecture. He has been the recipient of twelve ASLA awards and dozens more from AIA, APA, ULI, and AAN.
He has served ASLA in many capacities: as Potomac Chapter president and trustee; ASLA vice president for information and practice; host chair for the annual meeting in 1992; and as a member of the Centennial Celebration Committee, the Public Relations Advisory Committee, several CAT projects, and the Green Roof Task Force. He was made a Fellow of ASLA in 1999.