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2022 ASLA Mentor Legacy Project

Each year the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) organizes a Legacy Project as a gift to the host city of the annual Conference on Landscape Architecture. The site for this year’s project is the Golden Gate Greenway in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.

The ASLA Northern California Chapter, led by co-chairs Lauren Ewald, ASLA, PLA, of Fletcher Studio and Sarka Volejnikova, ASLA, of BASE Landscape Architecture, will mentor Bay Area students during a two-day design charette. Participants, which include high school students from ACE Mentor Program (an award-winning Architecture, Construction, and Engineering career exploration program), will contribute to masterplan concepts by designing parklets, play areas, furniture prototypes, and ground surfacing patterns. The first phase of the project is to be completed in Fall 2022.

Manny Gonzalez, ASLA Director of Communications & Marketing, says, “This year’s ASLA Legacy Project, which will be presented at our Conference in San Francisco, is unique in that it will impact one of the city’s core neighborhoods, the Tenderloin District. While a very ethnically diverse neighborhood, it has often been neglected. ASLA’s Northern California Chapter has assembled a project team that includes high school students, landscape architecture students from the University of California, Davis, and landscape architects from various firms in the Bay Area.”

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