The meeting, themed “Earth Air Water Fire DESIGN,” takes place September 10-13, in Washington, D.C.
Registration is open for the ASLA 2010 Annual Meeting and EXPO, September 10-13, in Washington, D.C. Plan now to join more than 6,000 other landscape architecture professionals from around the world to network, to earn up to 21 Professional Development Hours, and to reconnect with the fundamental elements of design. Register by July 1 and save $100.
For registration, travel and lodging details, visit the ASLA website. The theme for the meeting is “Earth Air Water Fire DESIGN.”
No city in the United States better exemplifies the values and sophisticated craft of our profession than our capital. Major Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a French-born aid to President George Washington, planned this city in the late 18th century. The District has matured into one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in the world, in large part due to the contributions of many landscape architects, both in the private and public sectors. Since Andrew Jackson Downing laid out the Smithsonian Institution grounds in 1850, the region has been a laboratory for the best that landscape architecture has to offer. Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds of the United States Capitol and the National Zoo. His work heavily influenced the 1901 MacMillan Commission’s neoclassical designs that are so synonymous with the city today.
His son, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., one of the founding members of our Society who served two terms as its president, played a stronger role in shaping our nation’s capital than any other single person. He influenced the development of the city not only as a member of the MacMillan and the Fine Arts Commissions, but also through his planning and design of the White House grounds, Rock Creek Park, the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Jefferson Memorial, and many other local projects.