American Society of Landscape Architects Inducts 2009 Officers

Arizona Trustee and Entrepreneur to Lead Society


Washington, D.C., October 23, 2008 — The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) inducted Angela Dye, FASLA, as the 61st president of the 18,200 member Society during the 2008 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia.

With over 25 years of professional experience, Dye is the founder of the landscape architecture firm A DYE DESIGN, Inc. She specializes in context-sensitive design of transportation, transit, urban design, recreation, and public art-oriented projects. Whether in natural or urban space, her firm works with the public sector to infill existing communities, create a sense of place, and honor natural and cultural systems. She is the immediate past Arizona Chapter ASLA trustee, immediate past ASLA Vice President of Government Affairs, and past chair of ASLA’s Government Affairs Advisory Committee.

In her first speech as ASLA president, Dye encouraged her peers to, “Instill passion, channel energy, and let people at home know how important your work is to solving global issues. Be bold. Be a visionary. Be a landscape architect in the fullest definition of the word—through your stewardship, community activism, and solution based design.”

President-elect is Gary Scott, FASLA, of Iowa. He is the current director of Parks and Recreation for the city of West Des Moines. Scott’s induction as president-elect continues over two decades of leadership within ASLA, including the position as ASLA vice president of finance and chair of the finance and investments committee, as well as president and trustee of the Iowa ASLA chapter. He received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1980.

Along with Dye and Scott, ASLA installed three new vice presidents:

  • Pam Blough, ASLA, is the new vice president of finance and founder of P.M. Blough, Inc in Grand Haven, Mich.
  • Brian Dougherty, FASLA, is the new vice president of membership, and director of the Parks and Public Space Initiative at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
  • Gary Brown, FASLA, is the new vice president of professional practice and director, Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The new vice presidents will serve two-year terms. Continuing service on the ASLA executive committee are:

  • Terry Clements, ASLA, vice president of education.
  • Jonathan Mueller, FASLA, vice president of government affairs.
  • Tom Tavella, FASLA, vice president of communications.

About ASLA
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 18,200 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use their “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture online at



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