ASLA-NY is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 DEI Grants for ASLA National Conference and LARE. ASLA National Conference Grant covers $1,500 of the cost of attendance to the annual ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. LARE Grant offers $1,000 toward the cost of the LARE exam and preparations. DEI Grants are eligible for emerging professionals who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color, work or reside within the ASLA-NY chapter boundary and have graduated from a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture program within the last 8 years.
Anne Chen | 2023 ASLA National Conference Grant Recipient
Anne Chen works across disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Focusing primarily on education and cultural projects, she devotes her time, energy, and talent to serve communities through advancing the design of public spaces and volunteering at local nonprofit organizations. Anne has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, where she also minored in Global sustainability. As a practicing architect and landscape architect, Anne seeks opportunity to address social and environmental issues through design on every project.
Lucila Silva-Santisteban | 2023 LARE Grant Recipient
Lucila Silva-Santisteban is a Latina Landscape Architect from Bogota-Colombia and currently part of the design team at Enea Landscape Architecture (Enea Garden Design NY) based in Brooklyn, NY. As a Project Designer she focuses on creating beautiful and sustainable landscapes on local and international projects drawing from her diverse experience. Her commitment and passion to make the Landscape field a more equitable and inclusive profession has pushed her to seek licensure to have the opportunity to participate in decision- making processes at both project and policy levels, ensuring that diversity and inclusion are prioritized. Lucila holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota Columbia.