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An Excellent Year for Agency + ASLA!

This year’s American Society of Landscape Architects Conference on Landscape Architecture will be in Minneapolis from October 27-30. Join Agency as we celebrate projects, colleagues, and partners! More information on the Conference here and more on engaging with us below!

Big Awards!

Saturday, October 28th at 8am
ASLA Professional and Student Awards Ceremony
Franklin Park Action Plan, led by Reed Hilderbrand with Agency and MASS Design, is receiving the Award of Excellence in Analysis and Planning!

The Greenwood Park Master Plan, guided by Agency’s Kate Tooke and Jill Dixon while associate principals at Sasaki, is receiving an Honor Award in Analysis and Planning!

A Weekend Full of Celebrating

Over the course of the weekend, we will also be celebrating a few of our colleagues who are receiving significant recognition. This includes John Kett of Reed Hildebrand, Dorothee Imbert of Ohio State University, and Mauricio Villarreal of PLACE (all elevated to Fellow), Chelina Odbert (recognized as Honorary ASLA), Dr. Stephen Handel (recipient of the LaGasse Medal), and The Cultural Landscape Foundation (recipient of the Olmsted Medal).

And Supporting Advocacy…

Join Susannah Ross and The Cultural Landscape Foundation on its day-long excursion getting an exclusive look at some of Minneapolis’s most celebrated cultural landscapes. Tickets are on sale now, here.

Friday night, don’t miss the WxLA Happy Hour, where this year’s scholars will be celebrated! WxLA, co-founded by Agency’s co-founder Gina, is a non-profit organization that advocates for gender-just practice. Get your tickets now on Eventbrite.

… and some Engaged Dialogue!

Saturday, October 28th at 11am
Exploring Trauma-Informed Design at Parrott Creek
Ameyalli I. Manon-Ferguson of Parrott Creek, Josh Shelton, AIA, of El Dorado Architects, and Gina Ford, FASLA of Agency

Saturday, October 28th at 3:45pm
Family Friendly Cities: Crafting Great Urban Spaces for Kids, Teens, and Caregivers
Nina Chase, ASLA of Merritt Chase, Jessica Thorpe, AICP, of Storyboard, and Kate Tooke, ASLA of Agency

Saturday, October 28th at 3:45pm
Inside the LA Studio: Kounkuey Design Initiative
Chelina Odbert, HASLA, Lauren Elachi, LEED AP, Adriana Carias, and Christian Rodriguez of Kounkuey Design Initiative
Gina Ford of Agency, moderator

Sunday, October 29th at 3:45pm
Gather Here: Reinvigorating Iconic Spaces for Celebration, Protest and Community in Boston
Diana Fernandez-Bibeau of the City of Boston, Cheri Ruane, FASLA, of Weston and Sampson, and Kate Tooke, ASLA of Agency

Monday, October 30th at 9am
Longwood Outside – Urban Activation and Placemaking at a Medical District
Rachel Dowley Alexander of Longwood Collective, Xi Yang, ASLA of Agency, and Brie Hensold, HASLA of Agency