Landscape Architects to Host 2016 Annual Meeting, Expo, & Awards Ceremony

Upcoming meeting celebrates student and professional award winners and discusses statewide and national issues of water.

Lexington, KY, February 26, 2016 – Landscape architects, allied professionals, and students will gather in Lexington on March 4th (5:30-9:00 PM) and 5th (8:00AM-3:00PM) for the American Society of Landscape Architects Kentucky Chapter (KYASLA) Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. The event will be held at the Grand Reserve, 903 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40508.


Friday night’s event will kick off with a Keynote Address from ASLA President Chad Danos. Guests will enjoy dinner and drinks while KYASLA hands out this year’s student and professional awards. KYASLA will also recognize the following;

KYASLA Honor Award Built Work

Gresham, Smith and Partners, Cityplace, LaGrange, KY

MKSK, Southwest Regional Library, Louisville, KY

KYASLA Honor Award Planning & Analysis

Gresham, Smith and Partners, RSquared, Louisville, KY

KYASLA Merit Award Planning & Analysis

MKSK, Euclid Avenue & South Limestone Street

KYASLA Honor Award Student Work

Jeffrey Embree, Wesley Griffith, Hannah McClure, Jonathan Wehmer, inMotion

Grady Clay Community Vision Award

Lisa Adkins, President and CEO of Blue Grass Community Foundation


Saturday’s meeting will consist of educational sessions collectively focused on this year’s topic “Water: Collect/Clean/Celebrate” and a vendor expo. Educational sessions include the following:

Our Natural Systems did such a great job – Now What? – Gary Wolnitzek, RLA, ASLA, Human Nature, John Lyons, P.E., Strand Associates

Monitoring Bluegrass Streams for Future Restoration Practices – Chris Sass, PhD, ASLA, Professor at University of Kentucky, Morgan Dunay, Student ASLA, University of Kentucky, Michelle Hunerkoch, Student ASLA, University of Kentucky

Integrating Stormwater Management Practices Into The Urban Environment – Gaylan Williams, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Dana Brown Associates (New Orleans)

Water’s Role in Urban Planning and Site Design – Suzanne Hoehne, Ecological Engineer, Biohabitats, Inc

Edge Conditions: Cities and their Waterfronts in the 21st Century – David Gamble, AIA, AICP, LEED GA, Dept. of Urban Planning at Harvard GSD, Gamble Associates (Cambridge, MA)