ASLA INSTALLS NEW PRESIDENT, THREE VICE PRESIDENTS
Virginia Landscape Architect
to Lead Organization in 2006
WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2005– The
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has inducted
Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, as president for 2006. The Society
elected Pat Caughey, FASLA, as president for 2007 and will
also welcome three new vice presidents: Judy Byrd Brittenum,
FASLA, will serve as vice president of communication; Gary
B. Kesler, FASLA, will serve as vice president of education;
and Angela D. Dye, ASLA, will be the new vice president of
Dennis Carmichael, FASLA, is a design leader at EDAW in Alexandria,
Virginia, creating dozens of important works around the country.
His work incorporates narrative landscape strategies to connect
people to place for projects ranging from small gardens to
urban parks to new communities. Noteworthy projects under
his direction have included the Centennial Olympic Park in
Atlanta and Sallie Mae Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. His
work has been published in Landscape Architecture, Architectural
Record, Southern Living, and Process Architecture.
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. Carmichael has been the recipient of
twelve ASLA awards and dozens more from AIA, APA, ULI, and
AAN. In addition, he is a member of the ASLA Council of Fellows.
“Today’s world presents many challenges and exciting
opportunities for landscape architects. I look forward to
working with our members in the upcoming year to help promote
safer, more sustainable environments that are not only functional
but beautiful,” Carmichael said.
Carmichael’s successor will be Pat Caughey, FASLA,
in 2007. Caughey was elected president-elect in June and is
president and principal in charge of Wimmer Yamada and Caughey
in San Diego, California. Caughey served as a member of the
Board of Trustees from 1995 to 1998, and in 1998 was elected
ASLA national vice president for professional practice.
ASLA’s new roster of vice presidents includes Judy
Byrd Brittenum, FASLA, vice president of communication. Brittenum
was inducted into the ASLA Council of Fellows for her service
to the profession in 2001. She has served as Arkansas Chapter
president and has been active with the Boy Scouts of America,
helping to update the landscape architecture merit badge.
Gary Kesler, FASLA, incoming vice president of education,
is associate head and BLA program coordinator for the Department
of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign.
Kesler has been actively engaged in a variety of roles with
ASLA, including chair of the IL/ASLA Education Committee,
chapter secretary and president, and chair of the ASLA Council
As the new vice president of government affairs, Angela Dye,
ASLA, brings more than 25 years of professional experience
to the Society’s executive committee. She is founder
of the landscape architecture firm, A DYE DESIGN, INC., the
immediate past Arizona Chapter ASLA trustee and served as
the chair of the ASLA Government Affairs Advisory Committee
for three years.
The new vice presidents will serve 2-year terms. Continuing
service on the ASLA executive committee are William
T. Eubanks III, ASLA, vice president of membership.
Eubanks is director of urban design at Seamon,
Whiteside and Associates in Mount Pleasant, South
Leary, ASLA, vice president of finance. Leary
is a principal at Land
Design, LLC, in Perrysburg, Ohio; and Robert
B. Tilson, ASLA, vice president of information
and practice. Tilson is president of the Tilson
Group, located in Vienna, Virginia.
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association
for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members.
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,
and fellowship. Learn more about landscape architecture online
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