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Contact: Jeff Lofton
American Society of Landscape Architects
ASLA Inducts 2004 President
WASHINGTON, DC, December 1, 2003—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has inducted Susan L.B. Jacobson, FASLA, as its president for 2004.
Jacobson is the founder and owner of Bartells/Jacobson Design, a private design firm located in Glen Ellyn, IL, a suburb of Chicago. A successful landscape architect in private and public practice since 1978, she opened her own firm in 1990, specializing in public works, parks and recreation, and commercial landscape architecture projects.
She earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana Campus. An active member of ASLA since 1982, Jacobson was elected to the ASLA Council of Fellows in 1995 and has held numerous offices at both the state and national levels. In addition to her volunteer work with the Society, she has presented lectures for the Garden Clubs of Illinois, the University of Illinois, the Chicago Chapter of Women in Architecture, and area schools. She has served on the jury for the Indiana, Texas, and Vermont ASLA Chapters and for the University of Illinois student awards program.
ASLA also inducted Patrick A. Miller, Ph.D., FASLA, as president-elect for 2004 and three vice presidents to two-year terms: Karen C. Hanna, FASLA, vice president of education; John H. Nicolaus, ASLA, vice president of communication; and Amy L. Schneckenburger, FASLA, vice president of public affairs. Continuing service on the ASLA Executive Committee are: Paul F. Morris, FASLA, immediate past president; C. Edward Curtin, ASLA, vice president of finance; Don H. Brigham, Jr., ASLA, vice president of information and practice; and Sadik C. Artunc, FASLA, vice president of membership.
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape
architects representing 13,600 members of the profession. Landscape architecture
is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management,
preservation, and rehabilitation. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture
profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication,