Elections 2022

Following are the candidates running for officer and board positions

President Elect – Three year term beginning November 2022

Anchalee Phaosawasdi, RLA, ASLA

Annie Phaosawasdi is a Senior Associate at Hargreaves Jones (formerly Hargreaves Associates) and a registered landscape architect with over 10 years of experience. She is currently the project manager for the Central Access Philadelphia Project, which will cross I-95 and Columbus Boulevard to connect with the banks of the Delaware River.

Annie serves as the ASLA-NY Education Committee Chair and has created and spearheaded multiple programs promoting diversity and inclusion in the profession, through outreach and mentorship programs collaborating with the New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Bridge Park; career discovery for high schools and career guidance for students and emerging professionals in NYC and beyond. Annie was also a guest instructor at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s Education Program and has led design workshops for children and career workshops for teens.

Annie holds an MLA from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a BLA from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.


Treasurer – Two year term beginning November 2022

David Russo, RLA, ASLA

David is a licensed landscape architect with over 15 years of experience in the profession, including running his own design studio for 6 years, design of the Hudson River Park, and managing capital projects at the NYBG. David is no stranger to the commitments of board membership and leadership. He is currently working pro-bono on managing the community engagement and master planning of the Mosholu Parkland with a task force at the Center for Architecture. He is the current ASLA-NY Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Awards Committee, after having been a board member for 7 years earlier in his career. He was also a founding member of the ‘Friends of Luther Gulick Park’, a neighborhood group that successfully lobbied local politicians for over $7M in a dilapidated lower east side park renovation.


Executive Board – Two Year Term Beginning November 2021

Wendy Andringa, RLA, LEED AP, ASLA.

Wendy Andringa joined the ASLA-NY chapter board in 2020, and has been an active co-chair of the membership committee for the past two years. On the membership committee, Wendy strives to create opportunities for potential members to engage with ASLA. In 2021, together with a professional cohort of chapter members, Wendy catalyzed the start of the first ASLA-NY Plant Research Group. The group welcomes everyone to join in-situ knowledge sharing sessions about planting successes and challenges in New York City’s landscapes. Wendy believes that mentorship is a membership co-benefit, and she encourages active exchange between emerging and seasoned professionals. 
As a continuing Board Member candidate, Wendy offers 17 years of professional experience, a keen interest in creating equitable learning environments, and a strong commitment to sustainable and resilient design. Wendy is the founder of Assemblage Landscape Architecture, a Brooklyn-based landscape studio that is working locally and internationally on public-realm projects. As the founder of a young landscape architecture studio, she advocates for a strong network base for emerging firms to work collaboratively.

Jacob Glazer, PLA, WEDG, ASLA

Jacob works an Associate at SWA/Balsley, and is a registered Landscape Architect in Connecticut and New York. His work can be seen in local parks such as Riverside Park South, Hunters Point South Waterfront Park, as well as many smaller parks, plazas and publicly accessible open spaces. He is excited to be practicing in New York City during what he considers a renaissance for Landscape Architecture—with historic levels of private and public enthusiasm for quality open space.

Jacob came to Landscape Architecture from a slightly different angle, having changed careers later in life and taken an unconventional path. He brought this different perspective to the Executive Board (2016-2018), raising questions and offering alternate yet constructive ideas. Jacob would like to join the board again and continue helping the New York Chapter evolve and adapt with this rapidly changing world – furthering opportunities for its members and reaching a wider audience.


Matthew Houser, PLA,  ASLA

Matthew joined the board back in 2019, and currently serves as the co-education chair. His initiative remains with the younger generations of the New York City public school system, promoting the profession and educating each community on the process of one day becoming a landscape architect. He feels a conscious need to help each student to understand the benefits of becoming a landscape architect and how it’s positively impacted his career, but more importantly the work we do to sustain the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. His work throughout his term has ranged from hosting career fairs throughout the NY public school system, to mentoring students with the NYBG GearUP program, to serving on the Park(ing) Day committee. Matthew’s core priority is spreading the message and creating a platform for students to learn and have a voice throughout their career development.  


Tom Klein, ASLA, WEDG

Tom is a Senior Designer at SCAPE with a passion for crafting engaging public spaces that perform ecologically and socially. He is compelled by large-scale urban projects where human and non-human systems come together to shift how we envision the role of infrastructure.

Tom holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, where he won the ACSA’s Designing Healthy Places Competition and was awarded an ASLA St. Louis Honor Award. Tom also earned an ASLA Honor Award in Communications for his role in the Boston What’s Out There Cultural Landscapes Guide with The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

Tom has been a member of ASLA-NY since 2017 and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Programs Committee. Tom has helped reintroduce events such as Open Studios and is focused on expanding the Committee’s reach to engage a broader audience including those not presently served by existing programming. 


Nicholas Pettinati, RLA, ASLA

Nicholas Pettinati, RLA, ASLA is a Registered Landscape Architect and Deputy Director of Urban Design at the New York City Department of Transportation. With more than 10 years of experience, he has worked on projects ranging from bridge reconstructions to streetscape redesigns to crafting design policy for the agency. More recently, Nick has established new design standards for planted raised medians, started a program at DOT to maintain such landscapes, developed an online searchable database for plants that perform well in the public right-of-way as part of the agency’s Street Design Manual, and has been instrumental in advancing DOT’s El-Space initiative, which aims to improve spaces beneath elevated infrastructure. 

Nick has been involved with ASLA-NY for more than a decade, volunteering on the programs committee, leading the annual LARE review, and serving as a board member for the last four years. He is currently co-chair of the awards committee, which is responsible for organizing the chapter awards. In addition to his roles with ASLA-NY, Nick is an advisor for TreesNY and a Fellow of the Urban Design Forum. He would be excited to continue his role with the board.


Kimberly Tryba, Associate ASLA, MLA, MFA

As Managing Partner of international landscape practice Martha Schwartz Partners, Kimberly manages the finances and administration and global business development for the firm’s three offices in New York, London and Shanghai.

Active in ASLA since 2012, she’s a member of the ASLA-NY Board and chairs its Advocacy Committee. Kimberly co-chaired the 2021 and 2022 annual meetings for the New Jersey chapter of ASLA, and has been a committee member since 2014. Kimberly also sits on the board of the New York State Council of Landscape Architecture (NYSCLA) and the Steering Committee of the New York City Public Design Commission’s “Designing New York: Streetscapes” task force.

A 2018 MLA graduate of Rutgers University, Kimberly also teaches landscape at the New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.


Mary Velez, ASLA

As a Designer at Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architecture and Planning, Mary Velez is passionate about designing public landscapes for New Yorkers and building resilient landscape systems. Mary holds a Master’s from the University of Virginia MLA program, where she has also taught as a Lecturer. An active member of her communities, Mary seeks to continue ASLA’s work of fostering an empowered, engaged community of landscape architects. She has been a member of NY-ASLA since moving to New York in 2021 from Stimson Studio in Cambridge, MA. 

As a current member of the Programs Committee, Mary works to bring our ASLA community back together after the distance carved by COVID-19, and is especially dedicated to knitting back together a more diverse landscape architecture community. 

Mary is excited for the opportunity to represent early career professionals on the Board and is looking forward to serving her community in this position.”


Crystal Xing, MLA, ASLA

Crystal Xing is a landscape designer at Quennell Rothschild & Partners. She has been actively learning and involved in community engagement in times of Covid and applying GIS analysis to steer the decision-making process.

In 2021, Crystal volunteered with ASLA-NY to organize the PlanScapeArch conference, where she helped bring together a diverse conversation and designed promotional graphics. As a recipient of the ASLA-NY scholarship awards in 2016, Crystal wants to give back by joining the DEI committee, to continue the spirit of the conference by strengthening connections between designers with different backgrounds and raising voices for the unheard.

Crystal holds a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the City College of New York and is one of the Board of Directors for the Architecture Alumni Group. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Art Design from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China.


Election Ballot

Have your voice heard and cast your votes to shape the future of our organization. Voting is open until July 19th, 2022 11:59pm

Election Ballot

Election Ballot

MANDATORY: Please enter your ASLA Member number in order to vote. If you do not remember your number, please contact director@aslany.org or ASLA National.
President Elect – Three year term beginning November 2022
Please choose one. Three year term.
Treasurer – Two year term beginning November 2022
Please choose one. Two year term.
Board Member – Two year term beginning November 2022
Please select up to 5 board members for two-year terms.
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