Become a Landscape Architect

2023-2025 Women of Color Licensure Advancement Program

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Patricia Matamoros Araujo, ASLA

Senior Associate, Savino & Miller Design Studio
Miami, Florida
"I applied because I am committed to using my voice to advocate for diversity and inclusion in the landscape architecture field, and I believe this program is an important step towards creating a more equitable profession."

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Shaunta Butler

Adjunct Instructor, Boston Architectural College; Lecturer, University of Washington; Designer and Partner, 6B Workshop
Seattle, WA
"The structure, resources, and accountability this program provides will keep me motivated toward a concrete goal of licensure by December 2025."

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Elizabeth Luc Clowes, ASLA

Principal, Luc Clowes Landscape Design
Boston, MA
"Licensure is important because I want other people like me to enter the profession and help solve our most pressing issues."

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Patricia Fonseca Flores, ASLA

Owner and Founder
San Francisco, CA
"Upon realizing the alarmingly low numbers of licensed Latinx landscape architects, licensure became a priority to me. It will not only fuel my professional growth but will also serve as an example for fellow aspiring Latinx landscape architects."

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Kendra Hyson, ASLA

Associate Urban Designer and Planner, SmithGroup
Washington D.C.
"Licensure is important to me because it serves as an opportunity, specifically for women of color in the profession, to be empowered with recognition, credibility, and a platform to contribute diverse perspectives that can shape more inclusive and culturally reflective built environments."

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Clementine Jang

Co-founder, SOFT STUDIO
Oakland, CA
"Connecting and sharing resources with other wonderful fellow women of color who embody determination and empathy will be an empowering experience."

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Miloni Mody, ASLA

Job Captain, Gates + Associates
Fremont, CA
"Being a licensed landscape architect will validate my knowledge for my employers, clients, and colleagues. It will boost my confidence and allow me to boldly speak about my designs and issues I am passionate about to make the outdoor world a better place."

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Kontessa Roebuck

Landscape Designer, Rodgers Consulting
Baltimore, MD
"I believe licensure is one of the first steps in building autonomy over my professional goals. It will expand my knowledge, skills, and credibility in the field."

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Fatema Ali Tushi, ASLA

Civil Designer, Civilitude Engineers & Planners
San Antonio, TX
"My journey as a Muslim woman and a single mother in pursuit of becoming a professional landscape architect has been filled with unique challenges. By sharing my experiences and offering support and love, I can inspire and empower other women to believe in their own capabilities and strive for professional success."

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Allyssa Williams, ASLA

Designer, DHM Design
Durango, CO
"I applied to this program to discover new facets of how this profession may serve communities. I look forward to learning from the wisdom of this program."



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