Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Shawn Kelly, 2018-19 ASLA President and professor of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be at CAPLA to speak about his perspectives on the field of landscape architecture and the future of ASLA on Friday, October 26th from 10:30 to noon in Dinsmore. All students and faculty are invited to attend.
Kelly is a 1987 graduate of the University of Arizona’s MLA program.
From Kelly’s Concept and Aims Statement from his candidacy for ASLA President:
“Now is not the time for being timid or for worry. This is the time to connect with our strengths as a profession that are unique in the design world. We are the facilitators of hope for our planet.
“We need to connect to succeed as a profession. First, we must reach out to allied professions as a partner, with the intention of meaningful collaborations among professionals, without apologies. Our voices should be strong and steady as we speak for the profession and the environment.
“We are the advocates for the environment, and therefore our profession, to government. The intent is to continue the excellent advocacy that has been established and to become the logical contact for all things related to environment and design. This must be done with precision and careful choice of tactics to succeed.”

Headshot of Shawn Kelly