ASLA Hosts National Landscape Architecture Week Gala Events April 27 in Washington, DC



Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and nationally renowned landscape architects, including Thomas Balsley,FASLA, of New York, Dennis Otsuji, FASLA, of San Diego and Katherine Emery, FASLA of Glendale, Ariz.



National Landscape Architecture Week Gala Celebrations, April 27, 2002
Annual Professional Design Awards Ceremony and Reception
3:00 p.m. in the Amphitheater

Induction of Fellows and Keynote Address by Bruce Babbitt
8:00 p.m. in the Oculus and Atrium



Saturday, April 27, 2002



Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


WHY: The Gala Celebrations sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects will be the grand closing for National Landscape Architecture Week. National Landscape Architecture Week, April 20-28, 2002, celebrates the legacy of the landscape architecture profession and the role of landscape architects in creating the special places in which we live, work, and play. Throughout the week, landscape architects, ASLA chapters, and partner organizations have participated in a variety of national and local programs - including community environmental projects, student design competitions, and a Congressional Lobby Day - to increase public awareness of and appreciation for the profession and its work. As a grand finale to the 2002 National Landscape Architecture Week, the American Society of Landscape Architects is hosting the two gala events on Saturday, April 27. Information about NLAW activities around the country can be viewed at 

Members of the press are invited to be our quest at the ASLA Professional Design Awards ceremony, April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Reagan Building Amphitheater. This annual event honors beautiful, thoughtful, and environmentally conscious works of landscape architecture. Winning projects include President Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm in Plains, Ga.; the Oklahoma City National Memorial; the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.; and the Los Angeles Civic Center. For complete details about the award winning projects, visit

Members of the press are also welcome to attend the Induction of Fellows and keynote speech presented by Bruce Babbitt at 8 p.m. in the Reagan Building Atrium. You can view the biographies of the incoming Fellows at

CONTACT: You must secure press credentials from ASLA prior to attending the events. complete contact information for the journalist(s) covering the event, on company letterhead and signed by an editor. If you require special access to speakers or events, or have specific technical requirements, please detail these in your letter. Actual credentials will be issued at the event.


Karen T. Grajales
Manager, Public Relations 
tel: 1-202-216-2371