Video: 2018 President’s Dinner Honoree: Kim Mathews


2018 ASLA-NY President’s Dinner Honoree Videos
Produced by Alvah Holmes

Kim is a founder and Principal Emeritus of MNLA, a nationally recognized landscape architectural practice in New York City. Throughout 35 years of practice, Kim’s design approach has been solidly grounded in research, planning, ecosystem restoration and robust community engagement. Her body of work demonstrates a strong commitment to cultural history, promoting ecological function and developing solutions imbued with an authentic sense of place. Kim is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Video: 2018 President’s Dinner Honoree: Catherine Seavitt Nordenson


2018 ASLA-NY President’s Dinner Honoree Videos
Produced by Alvah Holmes

Catherine is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, and a registered architect and landscape architect. Her distinctive teaching philosophy encourages her graduate students to push beyond a site’s limits to realize its full potential for landscape aesthetics, resilience, and social-ecological capacity in the urban realm, as well as to grapple with the most difficult and pressing environmental issues of our time. Catherine has authored “Depositions: Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship”, “Structures of Coastal Resilience” Co-authored with Guy Nordenson and Julia Chapman, “Waterproofing New York” Co-edited with Denise Hoffman Brandt, and “On the Water: Palisade Bay” Co-authored with Guy Nordenson and Adam Yarinsky.

Video: 2018 President’s Dinner Honoree: Annette Wilkus


2018 ASLA-NY President’s Dinner Honoree Videos
Produced by Alvah Holmes

Annette is the founding Partner of SiteWorks with nearly 40 years of experience in design, construction documentation and construction management. She is a registered landscape architect, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and LEED accredited professional. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Landscape Architecture, and holds a certificate in Construction Management from New York University.

Video: Donna Walcavage – 2017 ASLA-NY President’s Award for Design Excellence in the Public Realm

President’s Award for Design Excellence in the Public Realm

Donna Walcavage, RLA, FASLA, LEED AP Principal, Landscape Architect Stantec Inc.

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Video: Public Spaces, Social Movements: How Planning and Design Can Shape Public Discourse – Part 3 of 4 – 09.29.2017

Public Spaces, Social Movements: How Planning and Design Can Shape Public Discourse – Part 3 of 4 – 09.29.2017 from Center for Architecture on Vimeo.

There is a clear resurgence of social movements happening throughout New York City and other major metropolitan areas in the United States. This renewed focus on the public realm calls into question how planners and designers can respond and engage with issues related to the civic commons.

The local chapters of the American Planning Association (APA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) are co-hosting a one-day conference to examine this timely subject, explore contemporary issues associated with the civic commons, and discuss ideas for the future of spaces for public discourse. The conference will include viewpoints and information from political change organizations and city management, spatial studies and a moderated town hall.

Video: Public Spaces, Social Movements: How Planning and Design Can Shape Public Discourse – Part 1 – 09.29.2017

Public Spaces, Social Movements: How Planning and Design Can Shape Public Discourse – Part 1 – 09.29.2017 from Center for Architecture on Vimeo.

There is a clear resurgence of social movements happening throughout New York City and other major metropolitan areas in the United States. This renewed focus on the public realm calls into question how planners and designers can respond and engage with issues related to the civic commons.

The local chapters of the American Planning Association (APA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) are co-hosting a one-day conference to examine this timely subject, explore contemporary issues associated with the civic commons, and discuss ideas for the future of spaces for public discourse. The conference will include viewpoints and information from political change organizations and city management, spatial studies and a moderated town hall.