ASLA-NY 100th Anniversary Film

Founded in 1914, the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter (ASLA-NY) celebrated the 100th Anniversary milestone in a way that captures the moment and will stand the test of time. The intention for the film is to highlight historical events and persons that helped shape landscape architecture in NYC in the last 100 years, illustrate key accomplishments of the chapter and its members and offer a glimpse of what the future holds for our profession. As the film reveals some of the important moments in history, like the chapter’s involvement in the development of the Great Lawn in Central Park, it also demonstrates the importance of membership and how the organization strengthens the profession. Reaching audiences beyond landscape architects, the film also gives insight into what landscape architecture truly is, raising public awareness in one of the most widely reaching forms of communication – the online video.

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Steering Committee:

Jennifer Nitzky, ASLA, Co-Chair
Stephen Koren, ASLA, Co-Chair
Kathleen Cholewka, ASLA
Adrian Smith, ASLA
Frank Varro, ASLA
Joseph Disponzio, ASLA


Elena Brescia, FASLA
Joseph Disponzio, ASLA
M Paul Friedberg, FASLA
Ed Hollander, FASLA
Signe Nielsen, FASLA
Christopher Nolan, FASLA
Nicholas Quennell, FASLA
Laura Starr, FASLA
Donna Walcavage, FASLA
Annette Wilkus, FASLA


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Photo Credits:

NYC Parks
The Central Park Conservancy
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Jennifer Nitzky, RLA, ASLA, ISA
SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC
Siteworks Landscape Architecture
Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC
The Trust for Public Land
Timothy Schenck

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