-- The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) today announced the resignation of ASLA Publisher Todd Steadman, ASLA, after almost two years of service in which he oversaw the editorial, production, circulation and advertising aspects of the organization’s publishing ventures, including Landscape Architecture magazine (LAM) and the annual Product Profiles and Directory.
To lead the interim management team for the magazine, longtime LAM staffer Bill Thompson, FASLA, has been promoted to editor of the magazine while Kim O’Connell will continue to serve as managing editor.
ASLA President Janice C. Schach, FASLA, said that the society’s leadership is taking this opportunity to fully consider how best to integrate the position of publisher with the society’s new executive director, once he or she is hired. She indicated that ASLA is firmly committed to maintaining the magazine’s high level of quality and its existing level of funding and staff support.
“We will miss Todd. He gave a lot to LAM and the society in general, including a number of substantial accomplishments such as enhancing the magazine’s editorial content to include more technical information of help to landscape architects. He remains a valued member of the profession and ASLA. We all wish him well,” said Schach.
The American Society of Landscape Architects, founded in 1899, represents more than 13,000 members nationwide. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation. Typical projects include site design and planning, town and urban planning, regional planning, preparation of environmental impact plans, garden design, historic preservation, and parks/recreation design and planning. Landscape architects hold undergraduate or graduate degrees. They are licensed to practice in 47 states and are required to pass a rigorous national three-day examination.