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2019 LAF Symposium and Awards Dinner

Speaker and audience at the sold-out 2018 symposium

 

Join us for one or both of these events to showcase and celebrate leading-edge thinking and achievements in landscape architecture and sustainability.

When

Thursday, June 13, 2019
LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium, 4:00-6:30pm, followed by cocktail reception
LAF Awards Dinner, 7:00-9:30pm

Where

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
Kogod Theater
1101 Sixth Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Tickets

Symposium and Awards Dinner
Early Bird (by May 17): $175
Regular: $195

Symposium only
Regular: $20
Students & emerging professionals (up to 3 years): $10

Awards Dinner only
Early Bird (by May 17): $165
Regular: $185

Register

LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium

In what promises to be a powerful event, the seven 2018-2019 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership recipients will present their projects on public housing landscapes, legislative frameworks for resilient urban waterfronts, a landscape carbon calculator, immersive technologies, remediating coal ash ponds, cultural diversity and landscape interpretation, and environmental justice through community engagement and education.

The symposium is the culmination of the year-long LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership, a unique program and $25,000 award that supports mid-career, senior-level, and emerging professionals as they develop and test new ideas that will drive the future of the landscape architecture discipline.

Photo: LAF Fellow Alpa Nawre presents at the 2018 symposium.

Alpa Nawre presents her Fellowship findings at the LAF Symposium for Innovation + Leadership

This powerful event showcases leading-edge thinking in landscape architecture to address a breadth of pressing issues.

The symposium is the culmination of the year-long LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership, a unique program and $25,000 award that supports mid-career, senior-level, and emerging professionals as they develop and test new ideas that will drive the future of the landscape architecture discipline.

This symposium is approved for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). Presentations will be followed by a cocktail reception where guests can mingle and meet the Fellows.

Symposium Schedule

3:30pm    Doors Open
4:00pm    Welcome + Opening Remarks
4:05pm    Presentations
                   Moderated Audience Q&A
5:05pm    Presentations
                   Moderated Audience Q&A               
6:00pm    Closing Remarks
6:05pm    Symposium Reception
6:30pm    Event Ends

2019 LAF Awards Dinner and Presentation

Immediately following the symposium, LAF will host an awards dinner to recognize the 2019 recipients of the LAF Medal and Founders’ Award, our highest honors for individuals and organizations that have made a significant and sustained contribution to the LAF mission of supporting the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment.

Joseph E. Brown, FASLA, former CEO of EDAW, will be presented with the 2019 LAF Medal. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will receive the 2019 Founders’ Award.

Photo: Diane Regas accepts the 2018 LAF Founders' Award on behalf of the Trust for Public Land.

Diane Regas accepts the LAF Founders' Award on behalf of the Trust for Public Land

The LAF Awards Dinner will recognize the 2019 recipients of the LAF Medal and Founders’ Award.

These awards are LAF's highest honors for individuals and organizations that have made a significant and sustained contribution to the LAF mission of supporting the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment.

In addition to hearing from the awardees, the dinner will be an opportunity to continue conversations with the 2018-2019 Fellows, meet the 2019-2020 Fellowship cohort, and mingle with the LAF Board of Directors and other invited guests.

Honorees

2019 LAF Medal

The LAF Medal is conveyed to a landscape architect for distinguished work over a career in applying the principles of sustainability to landscapes. 

Joe Brown, FASLA

Joseph E. Brown, FASLA

As CEO of EDAW, Joe Brown guided the firm to international prominence and brought landscape architecture to global audiences and scales. As a writer and thought leader, Brown has encouraged the profession to think big and take a leadership role on built environment projects, no matter how large or complex. 

 

2019 LAF Founders' Award

The LAF Founders’ Award is conveyed to a firm, agency, or organization that demonstrates a significant commitment to preserving, creating, or enhancing landscapes over a sustained period of time.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center logo

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

With a long-standing commitment to sustainable landscape design, conservation, and restoration, the Center shares its accumulated knowledge with everyone from visitors to design professionals. The Center took a driving role in developing SITES®, the most comprehensive rating system for creating sustainable and resilient land development projects.

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.

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