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Media Information

Members of the media may apply for press credentials to attend and cover the ASLA Annual Meeting. Approved media will receive a complimentary meeting registration and access to the ASLA press room. To apply, fill out the registration form and fax to the attention of Ashley Owens, ASLA public relations manager, at 202-898-1187.

 

Interview Opportunities

Members of the media can also arrange for on-site interviews or telephone interviews prior to the meeting with any of the speakers or ASLA members. This includes, but is not limited to:

Catherine Mosbach, International ASLA
The acclaimed French landscape architect will discuss her work, which is noted for fostering a connection between person and location.

Media availability: Speaking at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8; phone or in-person interviews by request

Kongjian Yu, International ASLA
Dr. Yu is the Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Landscape Architecture at Peking University and founder of the award-winning firm, Turenscape. His firm is the first private sector landscape architecture firm in China. He will give a global perspective on the profession and discuss the U.S. impact on China.

Media availability: Speaking at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7; phone or in-person interviews by request

M. Paul Friedberg, FASLA
As part of the Landscape Legends Oral History Initiative of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Friedberg will discuss his local designs, including Peavey Plaza and Loring Greenway.

Media availability: Taped interview and Q&A Session at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6; phone or in-person interviews by request

Martha Schwartz, ASLA
Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with a major interest in urban projects and the exploration of new design expression in the landscape. Schwartz is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including the Cooper-Hewitt Museum National Design Award for her body of work in Landscape Architecture.

Media availability: Speaking at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8; 9:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9; phone or in-person interviews by request

Ken Smith, ASLA
Smith’s award winning projects are primarily in the realm of urban public space. He designed the roof of the Museum of Modern Art and is currently designing the largest park project in the country - the Orange County Great Park. He will accompany Tom Oslund, FASLA, as a speaker in “Inside the LA Studio: Residential Design with Tom Oslund and Ken Smith”.

Media availability: Speaking at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8; phone or in-person interviews by request

Tom Oslund, FASLA
Oslund, a principal of oslund.and.assoc. in Minneapolis, is one of the leading design landscape architects in the country. His work has won numerous awards and he was the recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 1992. He will discuss his extensive portfolio in residential design and will accompany Ken Smith, ASLA, as a speaker in “Inside the LA Studio: Residential Design with Tom Oslund and Ken Smith”.

Media availability: Speaking at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8; phone or in-person interviews by request

Steve Martino, FASLA
Martino is this year’s recipient of the ASLA Design Medal and the Award of Excellence for Residential Design. He will discuss sustainable design in the Southwest and his many award-winning projects.

Media availability: Speaking at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7; phone or in-person interviews by request

Barbara Faga, FASLA
Faga is chair of the board of EDAW and is a landscape architect and urban designer with more than 25 years of experience emphasizing urban projects. Faga is a subject matter expert on developing public consensus among myriad stakeholders for major projects affecting the public realm.

Media availability: Speaking at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8; phone or in-person interviews by request

Dean Hill, ASLA, host of the DIY network’s “Grounds For Improvement”
Hill will be on site to construct - with the aid of local students - a residential demonstration project, entitled “Sustainability With Style”. He will also be on hand in the EXPO hall to answer questions from the general public on Saturday, Oct. 7 (12-5) and Sunday, Oct. 8 (12-5).

Media availability: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 - media tour of project; phone or in-person interviews by request

ASLA President-elect, Pat Caughey, FASLA, & ASLA Exec. VP/CEO, Nancy Somerville
Caughey and Somerville will discuss new survey results on the state of the industry and will provide an update on the green roof demonstration project in Washington, DC at a press briefing. Both will be available to discuss trends in landscape architecture.

Media availability: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 – press briefing; phone or in-person interviews by request

Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA
Van Valkenburgh will speak about his award-winning work and the ASLA green roof project he designed.

Media availability: Phone or in-person interviews by request

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ashley Owens at 202-216-2371 or aowens@asla.org.

 

Also available for interviews:

Pamela Burton, ASLA

William B. Callaway, FASLA

Dennis Carmichael, FASLA

Andrea Cochran, ASLA

Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA

Perry Howard, FASLA

Mia Lehrer, ASLA

Paul Rookwood, ASLA

Peter Lindsay Schaudt, ASLA

 

Key Events for the Media

Saturday, October 7
8:30 a.m. Jean-Michel Cousteau Speaks at ASLA/IFLA Opening General Session

10:30 a.m. Industry Outlook Press Briefing: Update on the state of the industry, the ASLA green roof project, and ASLA’s goals for 2007 (ASLA President-elect Pat Caughey, FASLA, and ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO, Nancy Somerville)

11:30 a.m. Sustainability With Style Project Tour: Dean Hill, ASLA, and host of DIY Network’s “Grounds for Improvement” to host

11:30 a.m. The Global Construction Market Outlook Luncheon: Norbert W. Young, Jr., FAIA, President of McGraw-Hill Construction will share insights into the U.S. and Chinese markets and share his perspective on pressing issues for the construction industry. (Note: Tickets are mandatory – please contact Ashley Owens, 202-216-2371, for a complimentary ticket)

2:15 p.m. Dr. Kongjian Yu Speaks at IFLA 43rd World Congress Plenary Session

Sunday, October 8
8:30 a.m. Catherine Mosbach Speaks at ASLA/IFLA General Session

Monday, October 9
4:00 p.m. The Honorable Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago Speaks at ASLA/IFLA Closing General Session (invited)

 

General Meeting Info

Pre-registered members of the media can bypass registration at the annual meeting and come directly to the press room to receive their registration packets and meeting badges. Members of the media may also register in the press room the day of the event.

The general public can attend the EXPO for free on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Attendance at any other event requires registration (available on site).

Press Room Hours:
Friday (10/6) 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday (10/7) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday (10/8) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday (10/9) 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 


Don’t miss the most important annual event for landscape architects!

Earn continuing education credit in a variety of great educational programs featuring leading experts in the profession.

Explore hundreds of new products at the EXPO—the largest trade show serving the landscape architecture community.

Catch up with colleagues and make new friends at the ASLA Gala, Awards Luncheon, and other fun-filled networking events.

Experience Minneapolis and environs through a variety of professional tours that explore intriguing local projects and attractions.

Receive a complimentary one-year ASLA Membership with non-member registration.

 

 

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