Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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78 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 6 7 The top professional award, the 'President's Award' went to AECOM for 'Sense of Place' in the analysis, planning, and urban design category. From left: Claire Bedat (AECOM), Steve Cook, president, ASLA Potomac Chapter, Reid Fellenbaum (AECOM), Zhihao Li (AECOM), and Matthew Hill (AECOM). ASLA Potomac Chapter Professional Awards The Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recognized 17 projects with professional awards. In addition, John Parsons, FASLA, was honored with the chapter's Lifetime Achievement Award. The award winning firms/parks were: • AECOM • Campion Hruby Landscape Architects • Cheryl Corson Design • Future Green Studio • Hord Coplan Macht • Jordan Honeyman Landscape Architecture • LandDesign • Landscape Architecture Bureau • Lee and Associates • M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks, Park Development Division • Michael Vergason Landscape Architects • Rhodeside & Harwell • Smithsonian National Zoological Park • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin For more particulars on the awards, visit "Best Manufacturing Association to Work for" On June 13, the Irrigation A s s o c i a t i o n became one out of 10 national manufacturing associations to be named a "2018 Best Manufacturing Association to Work for." The Council of Manufacturing Associations, of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), recognized IA for its excellent work environments. IA CEO Deborah M. Hamlin, CAE, FASAE stated, "I am thrilled that the IA received this prestigious honor. The true recognition goes to our staff members, who not only work tirelessly to achieve our mission, but also have fun while doing it." The winners of this achievement will receive recognition in the CMA Summer Leadership Conference in Chicago in August 2018. The CEO of NRPA Announces Retirement Due to Barbara Tulipane's leadership, NRPA has become a $17 million national organization that works to provide "health, conservation, and recreation" to communities across the country. The president and CEO of NRPA, Barbara Tulipane, CAE, recently announced her retirement. "The time I have spent at NRPA has shown me how vital parks and recreation is to all Americans. I'm proud to have led NRPA in the fight to protect parks everywhere, to make communities more equitable and to bring health benefits of parks and recreation to every community," stated Tulipane. Having led NRPA for 10 years, she has contributed to public policy and legislation, and has improved accessibility to parks and recreation for communities nationwide.

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