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Thank You to Our 2023 Scholarship Jurors

In 2023, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) awarded $160,000 to students through 16 different scholarships established by generous sponsors. The recipients are chosen through a competitive application and selection process. LAF convenes juries to decide the winners of nine awards.

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who served on a scholarship jury this year. The time and thoughtful review put forth by these jurors reflects their dedication to the profession, hope for the future, and commitment to supporting the next generation of designers!


LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA

Darlene Montgomery
Senior Landscape Architect, Snøhetta
New York, New York

Bill Estes, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP 
Senior Landscape Architect, MIG 
Seattle, Washington

Mark Smith, PLA
Vice President/Managing Principal, RVi
Austin, Texas

Allison Colwell, ASLA, LEED AP
Principal, Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture 
Phoenix, Arizona

Evan Mather, FASLA, SITES AP
Principal, MIG
Los Angeles, California


LAF Honor Scholarship for Inclusive Community Design

Kelly Fleming, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP
Program Director, The Neighborhood Design Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Gonzalo Cruz, ASLA 
Vice President | Design Principal, NYC Landscape Studio 
New York, New York

Kathy Garcia, FASLA 
Adjunct Lecturer, University of California San Diego 
San Diego, California

Abbi Huntzinger, RLA 
Project Specialist, National Park Service 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeff Klein, PLA, ASLA 
Deputy Chief of Landscape Architecture, General Services Dept, City of Detroit
Detroit, Michigan


Landscape Forms Scholarship in Memory of Peter Lindsay Schaudt, FASLA

Kene Okigbo, PLA, ASLA 
Landscape Architect, RDG Planning & Design 
Omaha, Nebraska

Fernando Magallanes, Dr.(h.c.), PLA, ASLA, CELA 
Associate Professor, North Carolina State University 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Scott Reinholt, ASLA
Sales Director, Landscape Forms 
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship

Meghan Talarowski, PLA, ASLA, CPSI 
Founder and Executive Director, Studio Ludo 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anthony Fettes, ASLA, PLA, PDC 
Assistant Professor, University of Mexico 
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lisa Casey, PLA, LEED AP BD-C
Associate, Studio Outside 
Dallas, Texas


Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design

Ryan Moody, ASLA
Founder and Principal, Moody Graham
Washington, DC 

Ray Mims
Partnerships and Sustainability Specialist, US Botanic Garden 
Washington, DC

Jeff Aten
Associate Principal, Nelson Byrd Woltz 
Charlottesville, Virginia


Daniel Zwier/Permaloc Innovation Scholarship

Daniel Zwier, ASLA
Founder, Permaloc Corporation
Holland, Michigan

Daniel Martin, Hon. ASLA, LEED AP
Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, ASLA
Washington, DC


Landscape Forms Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship

Magdalena Aravena, ASLA, PLA
Founder, Studio Siembra 
Denver, Colorado

Melissa Henao-Robledo
Business Development, Landscape Forms
Austin, Texas

Amy Syverson-Shaffer, ASLA, RLA, SITES AP
Business Development Manager, Landscape Forms
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


LandDesign Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship

Brenna Robles 
Designer, Studio Zewde 
New York, New York

Brittany Thompson
Associate Designer, LandDesign 
Orlando, Florida

Nurain Rafee
Associate Designer, LandDesign 
Washington, DC

David Pearson, ASLA
Senior Designer, LandDesign
Charlotte, North Carolina


Kenneth R. Brooks MLA Research Scholarship

Patrick Miller, PhD, FASLA, FCELA
Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

Haven Kiers
Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis 
Davis, California

Jon Burley, FASLA
Professor, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan  

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.