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2017 Annual Meeting – Los Angeles October 20-23, 2017

Common Ground

Landscape architects work every day to give form to common areas where people meet and interact, creating and celebrating community. Streets, parks, markets, and gardens in urban and rural settings are places we share.

We work with our common currency—water, soil, light, and air—to design, repurpose, restore, maintain, and protect natural and built places. We interact and collaborate with the people who live in and use these spaces.

Common ground includes the places where people congregate, but also the ideas and visions we share. It is both where and how people work together for the good of all.

Together we must help communities to be more resilient and to address the effects of climate change. We need to be active advocates for our communities and for natural systems, leading in establishing places where different ideas meet and find common ground for positive change.

Come to Los Angeles, that vibrant and diverse urban center! The city is filled with great places and is resonant with the issues we must address in this time of great challenges. This is a time to surround ourselves with our own community of thought and practice, the ASLA, the landscape architecture commons.

Expect a fantastic annual meeting, rich with people, ideas, and projects that stretch our imaginations, provide needed information, and recharge us for our creative work. A wealth of education sessions, a vital EXPO, PPN meetings for special interests, fabulous tours, and multiple opportunities for fellowship and celebration await you.

Join us on our Common Ground!


2017 Annual Meeting Chairs

Andy Bowden, ASLA
Andy Bowden, ASLAHost Chapter Co-Chair
Principal at Land Concern, Inc., Santa Ana
Baxter Miller, ASLA
Baxter Miller, ASLAHost Chapter Co-Chair
Principal at BMLA, Inc., Corona
Nord Eriksson, ASLA
Nord Eriksson, ASLAField Session Co-Chair
Principal at EPT Design, Pasadena
Duane Border, RLA, ASLA
Duane Border, RLA, ASLAField Session Co-Chair
Duane Border Design, Los Angeles
Brent Jacobsen, ASLA
Brent Jacobsen, ASLAHost Booth Chair
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Stephanie Psomas, ASLA
Stephanie Psomas, ASLAWomen in Landscape Architecture Walk Chair
Pamela Burton & Company
Dave Watts, ASLA
Dave Watts, ASLALegacy Project Chair
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Martin Schwanauer, ASLA
Martin Schwanauer, ASLAPR/Events Chair
Martin Schwanauer Landscape Architecture