ASLA INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS FOR 2007
California Firm Principal to Lead Society
|Pat Caughey, FASLA|
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2006– The American Society of
Landscape Architects (ASLA) has inducted five new officers
for the 2007 calendar year. Patrick W. Caughey, FASLA, will
serve as president, Perry Howard, FASLA, as president-elect,
Todd Wichman, ASLA, as vice president of information and practice, Gary
Scott, ASLA, as vice president of finance, and Susan Hatchell,
FASLA, as vice president of membership.
For over twenty years, Caughey has successfully balanced
his practice of landscape architecture with his leadership
of ASLA at the college, chapter, and national levels. Caughey
oversees the daily practice of Wimmer Yamada and Caughey in
San Diego. In 1984, Caughey co-founded the ASLA student chapter
at Arizona State University. He has served as chapter vice
president and president for the San Diego Chapter and as a
member of the Board of Trustees. He was elected ASLA national
vice president for professional practice in 1998 and was inducted
into the Society’s Council of Fellows in 2004.
In addition to his ASLA service, Caughey is a member of the
national board of directors of the ACE (Architecture, Construction,
and Engineering) Mentor program. He has made recruiting young
people to the profession of landscape architecture a key initiative
for ASLA in the coming year.
”In the coming months, ASLA will focus on three major
themes: stewardship, leadership, and promotion of the profession,”
said Caughey in his first speech as president. “ASLA’s
work in establishing standards for sustainable sites will
provide much-needed guidelines to protect and improve our
natural and built environments. We encourage landscape architects
to speak out at public hearings, to the media, and in other
forums to share our knowledge and lead our communities to
make good design decisions. And we will reach out to students
and young adults to invite them to consider becoming landscape
architects and joining the fastest growing profession among
all the design disciplines.”
Caughey’s successor in 2008 will be Perry Howard, FASLA,
program coordinator for the landscape architecture department
at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
He received his BLA from Louisiana State University and his
MLA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
He has served as secretary of the ASLA Florida Chapter, the
ASLA North Carolina Chapter national trustee, and most recently
as president of the ASLA North Carolina Chapter. Howard has
chaired the Council on Education for ASLA, the Council of
Educators in Landscape Architecture regional director, and
is a past member and vice chair of the North Carolina Board
of Landscape Architects.
Todd Wichman, ASLA, is the Society’s new vice president
of information and practice, and principal of Todd Wichman
Landscape Architecture, LLC, in St. Paul, Minn.
Gary Scott, ASLA, is the new vice president of finance. He
is the director of parks and recreation for the City of West
Des Moines, Iowa.
Susan M. Hatchell, FASLA, is the new vice president membership.
She practices in North and South Carolina through her firm,
Susan Hatchell Landscape Architecture, PLLC, and teaches as
an associate adjunct professor at the Department of Landscape
Architecture at North Carolina State University.
The new vice presidents will serve 2-year terms. Continuing
service on the ASLA executive committee are: Gary B. Kesler,
FASLA, vice president of education and associate head and
BLA program coordinator for the Department of Landscape Architecture
at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign; Angela D.
Dye, ASLA, vice president of government affairs and founder
of A DYE DESIGN, INC., in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Judy Byrd Brittenum,
FASLA, vice president of communication and associate professor
of landscape architecture at the University of Arkansas in
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association
for landscape architects, representing more than 16,600 members
in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. 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. Members of the Society use their “ASLA”
suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment
to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn
more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.
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