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Upcoming Student Events

Students: Join The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) throughout the fall to learn more about some exciting events coming up this academic year and ways to get involved!

Welcome Back Student Townhall
Welcome to another exciting year of landscape architecture school! ASLA invites you to a virtual townhall for all landscape architecture students on Monday, September 18 at 3:00 PM ET. Join ASLA President Emily O’Mahoney, FASLA, student and emerging professional leaders, and your fellow student peers to learn about exciting ASLA initiatives you can get involved with over the next year. All landscape architecture students are welcome, whether you’re an ASLA member or not.

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Spark Talks
Quick Chats with Landscape Architecture Professionals
ASLA invites landscape architecture students to a 6-week webinar series "Spark Talks: Quick Chats with Landscape Architecture Professionals". Specifically geared toward students, these short conversations introduce students to landscape architecture professionals with diverse career paths.

Starting on September 28, each Thursday during lunchtime, this 45-minute webinar will highlight three speakers who will share their professional experiences. The themes for each of the six weeks are 1) large interdisciplinary firms (more than 200 employees), 2) mid-sized LA firms (50-200 employees), 3) residential designs and gardens, 4) small LA firms (less than 50 employees), 5) public sector and non-profit, and 6) academia. Join us to connect with these professionals, ask any questions you might have for them, and get to meet some of your fellow students from landscape architecture programs across the country!

Spark Talk: Large Interdisciplinary Firms
Thursday, September 28 at 12pm ET


  • Paige Bernhardt, PLA, ASLA, Ayres Associates, Eau Claire, WI
  • Hillary Huang, HOK, Los Angeles, CA
  • Gregory Gonzalez, PLA, ASLA, Kimley-Horn, Miami, FL


Spark Talk: Mid-Sized LA Firms
Thursday, October 5 at 1pm ET

  • Jordan Chiang, Associate ASLA, EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Emily Pixberg, Associate ASLA, Design Workshop, Aspen, CO
  • Liz Browning, PLA, ASLA, Osborn Consulting, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Lauren Iversen, Associate ASLA, Osborn Consulting, Inc., Seattle, WA

Spark Talk: Residential Design
Thursday, October 12 at 2pm ET

  • Tara Vinceta, PLA, Artemis Landscape Architects, Inc. Sandy Hook, CT
  • Vanessa Alvarado, Raymond Jungles, Miami, FL
  • Nahal Sohbati, Topophyla, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Eric Arneson, ASLA, Topophyla, Santa Barbara, CA

Spark Talk: Small LA Firms
Thursday, October 19 at 3pm ET

  • Patricia Matamoros Araujo, SITES AP, ASLA, Savino & Miller Design Studio, Miami, FL
  • Olivia Bussey, Associate ASLA, Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, Miami, FL
  • Dominique Raymond, Superbloom, Denver, CO
  • Caleb Austin, Student ASLA, GroundSmith Collective, Hyattsville, MD

Spark Talk: Public Sector and Non-Profit
Thursday, November 2 at 1pm ET

  • Anjelyque Easley-DeLuca, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Emily Patterson, The Trust for Public Land, Denver CO

Spark Talk: Academia/Faculty
Thursday, November 9 at 2pm ET

  • Monique Bassey, ASLA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Daniella Hirschfeld, Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Sohyun Park, Ph.D., SITES AP, ASLA, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Yujia Wang, ASLA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Can’t attend?
No worries, we’ll record all sessions and share them following the presentations. Don’t wait, sign up for FREE ASLA Student Membership now!


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