Media Advisory: ASLA to Host Security Design Panel on Facebook Live

August 31, 2017 3 PM Eastern Daylight Time


The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will host an Aug. 31 panel of landscape architects via Facebook Live to discuss the security design of public places. In view of recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Barcelona and London, the panel will examine the urgent need to ensure the public’s safety on public, government and institutional properties. Key design goals and challenges will also be addressed from various angles, with a special focus on how to provide an adequate balance between addressing threats and the beauty of the public realm.

Virtual Security Design Panel

From left: Bernie Alonzo, ASLA, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Leonard Hopper, FASLA, Weintraub Diaz, LLC, Richard Roark, ASLA, OLIN, and Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architects. 


ASLA Virtual Panel on Security Design


Moderator: Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, Executive Vice President and CEO, American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington, D.C.


Bernie Alonzo, ASLA, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Seattle

Leonard Hopper, FASLA, Weintraub Diaz, LLC, Nyack, N.Y.

Richard Roark, ASLA, OLIN, Philadelphia


Thursday, August 31, 2017

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


To view livestream, visit ASLA on Facebook at:  

About ASLA

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.


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