Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 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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84 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 7 8 2018 CELA Conference Highlights The 2018 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture's (CELA) annual conference ("Transforming the Discussion") was held March 21-24 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture program hosted the event. Terry Clements, professor and chair of the Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture program, chaired the conference's host committee. Some 350 researchers and designers attended the conference; a third of those attendees were from China and Korea. The CELA Conference covered topics ranging from communication, history and design education to community engagement and landscape performance. The conference also included roundtable discussions of the conference's abstracts and papers. Patrick Miller, FASLA, a CELA fellow and a past CELA secretary, received the 'Outstanding Educator' award for over 32 years of teaching in the landscape architecture program at Virginia Tech, where he has served as head of the landscape architecture department and associate dean for graduate studies outreach in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. For 42 years Miller has worked to advance the profession of landscape architecture through his writing, teaching and practice. His career includes public, private and academic practice in the U.S. and Canada, and faculty appointments at four major universities, including the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, and the University of British Columbia. Virginia Tech Associate Professor Mintai Kim was awarded the CELA 'Excellence in Research' award in landscape architecture. Kim joined Virginia Tech in 2007. He has published peer-reviewed papers and presented research at national and international conferences on urbanization's effects on stream quality, avian species distribution, nighttime light pollution and geodesign. Kim has more than 25 years of geographic information systems mapping experience. His research has been supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, NASA and others. Ad Correction: The Pet Pickups ad that ran on page 89 of the March issue should have said read: "With 2 thicknesses of mitts containing 10-20% limestone, second use scrap plastic mitts, and our new ASTM D6400 compostable mitts, our company is committed to helping you meet your long-term waste management goals, now and in the future." Patrick Miller, an ASLA and CELA fellow, received the 'Outstanding Educator' award at the CELA Conference at Virginia Tech.

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