TCLF’s Sixteenth Annual Silent Auction Goes Online

Register Now for The Cultural Landscape Founda tion’s (TCLF) Sixteenth Annual Silent Auction, being held exclusively online for the first time. Bidding will run September 21 – October 5 and will feature dozens of works of art created by landscape architects, architects, artists, photographers, and others. This year’s auction includes works by Lawrence Halprin, Amy Lamb, Cindy Sherman, and Elyn Zimmerman.

More information and registration here


Entries Open 9/7 for 2020 AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

The New York chapters of the AIA and ASLA organize an annual awards program to celebrate design excellence in transportation and infrastructure architecture. The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognizes built and unbuilt projects for their design, innovation, and impact.

Projects reflecting the partnership’s commitment to sustainability, community engagement, social equity, and civic architecture will be celebrated. The awards program, subsequent publications, and events will raise awareness about the critical role that well-designed infrastructure plays in our cities, our communities, and our lives. This awards program is co-sponsored by the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the ASLA NY Chapter.

The awards program, first launched in 2018, has received over 100 submissions and has recognized truly outstanding projects submitted by national and internationally known firms in addition to smaller local practices. See the 2018 and 2019 award winners and jurors.

The jury will be a diverse group of prominent professionals’ representative of the national design community. Each entry is judged for design excellence, and that the project has met its individual requirements or program. Entries are weighed individually, not competitively.

Registration will open on September 7, 2020. Submission deadline extended to November 9, 2020. See more submission details here.

New York State Board for Landscape Architecture Extends Online CEU approvals

In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the New York State Board of Education has extended continuing education (CE) self-study to those licensees who registrations are due to renew through May 1, 2021 to complete up to 100% of the CE requirements as self-study, provided the CE is taken from a Department-approved provider.  For further information and complete requirements, please visit the OP website at

2020 ASLA-NY Election Results

ASLA-NY is pleased to announce the results of our 2020 elections. We are thrilled to welcome back our continuing Board Members and Trustee and excited for what the future holds with our new faces!  Thank you to our outgoing Board Members and the contributions you have made to our Chapter, we are extremely fortunate for your service.


President-elect:  Carl Carlson

Trustee:  Jennifer Nitzky

Treasurer:  David Russo


In-coming / continuing Board Members:

Wendy Andringa

Suzanne Greene

Matt Houser

Nick Pettinati

Kimberly Tryba


New board members will begin terms in October and join our current board members who will be entering the second year of their 2-year term:

President: Elizabeth Moskalenko

Secretary: Annie Bergelin

Board Members:

Jason Bajor

Anna Ceraulo-Jalazo

Jordan Guerrero

Anchalee Phaosawasdi

Nancy Prince

ASLA-NY 2020 Scholarship Winners

Sarah Dornner, MLA Class of 2020 – 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Honor Award

Sarah Dornner grew up in California at the edge of the Mojave Desert. She holds a BA in Art from UCLA and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. She received a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2020 from the City College of New York. She hopes to bring artful design solutions to a diverse public realm while creating more robust urban ecosystems that preserve biodiversity in a rapidly changing climate. 


Anna McKeigue, MLA Class of 2020 – 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Merit Award

Anna McKeigue received an interdisciplinary degree in Environmental and Urban Studies from Bard College and received a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2020 from the City College of New York. She aspires to practice research-based design that connects people to their immediate environment while advocating for social and environmental equity and inclusion. 


Lindsay Ruotolo, MLA Class of 2021 –2020 ASLA NY Chapter Scholarship 

Lindsay Ruotolo is a rising third-year Master of Landscape Architecture student at the City College of New York with a background in public horticulture. She is currently co-president of the ASLA New York Student Chapter at City College as well as a leader of CCNY Green, a student organization that manages and programs the Spitzer School of Architecture Solar Roof Pod and Garden. She is passionate about nurturing public spaces as community and ecological hubs within the urban environment.


Jeffrey Schneider, MLA Class of 2021- 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Scholarship 

Jeffrey Schneider was a fashion art director before creating his own business designing hand-blown, bespoke terrariums and planted environments. He is a rising third-year Master of Landscape Architecture student at the City College of New York, and enrolled in the program to expand his knowledge of city systems and social equity in order to enact global change.


Michael Shepard, MLA Class of 2023 – 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Diversity Scholarship 

Michael Shepard is from Utica, New York and graduated with a BS in Ecology from the State University of Plattsburgh in 2018. After completing his undergraduate studies, he worked with the Student Conservation Association and AmeriCorps. He has interned at Grand Teton National Park, Gateway National Recreation Area, and most recently was a member of the Historical Preservation Corps in Massachusetts. He will enter the Master of Landscape Architecture program at City College of New York in the fall of 2020, and is excited to embark upon the next journey in his career as a landscape architect with the goal of connecting underrepresented audiences with parks and green spaces.  


Press Release: ASLA Announces 2020 Honors


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Annual Program Recognizes Excellence in the Practice of Landscape Architecture
New York, New York (June 25, 2020) – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the 2020 Honors and Medals recipients. Selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, the honors represent the highest recognition ASLA bestows each year. Medals will be presented to recipients at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in October. Two honors have been awarded to New York landscape architects: Martha Schwartz, FASLA will receive the ASLA Design Medal and James Corner Field Operations will receive the Landscape Architecture Firm Award. ASLA-NY Chapter President, Elizabeth Moskalenko, RLA comments,

“On behalf of ASLA-NY, I congratulate Martha Schwartz, FASLA and James Corner Field Operations for their outstanding achievement as our two New York recipients of the 2020 ASLA Honor Awards!”

The ASLA Design Medal recognizes an individual landscape architect who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for a period of at least ten years. In her nomination statement, Thaisa Way PhD, FASLA, FAAR, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington writes,

“Schwartz’s practice as a landscape architect deeply embedded in the art of design has shaped the field and discipline in multiple ways. The beauty and thoughtfulness of her designed landscapes have inspired generations of young designers as they discover the power of design as an art.”

MarthaSwartz_200x200Martha Schwartz, FASLA

Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with major interests in cities, communities, and the urban landscape. As senior partner of Martha Schwartz Partners, she has over 40 years of experience as a landscape architect, urbanist, and artist on a wide variety of projects located around the world with a variety of world-renowned architects. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the Honorary Royal Designer for Industry Award from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts; the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award; the Women in Design Award for Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects; a fellowship from the Urban Design Institute; an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects; Council of Fellows Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects and most recently a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Boston Architectural College.

Martha is a tenured Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, advancing design for Climate Change Mitigation, a founding member of the Working Group of Sustainable Cities at Harvard University and an active member of the Landscape Architecture Foundation Climate Change Task Force. She has lectured nationally and internationally about sustainable cities and the urban landscape, and her work has been featured widely in publications and gallery exhibitions.

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The Landscape Architecture Firm Award is the highest honor that the American Society of Landscape Architects may bestow on a landscape architecture firm. This award recognizes landscape architecture firms that have produced bodies of distinguished work influencing the professional practice of landscape architecture. In the nomination letter of support, Adrian Benepe, Hon. ASLA and Senior Vice President & Director of City Park Development at the Trust for Public Land writes,

“The firm has produced some of the profession’s most lauded built work, including New York’s much-acclaimed High Line, and proven to be a leader in increasing landscape architecture’s visibility and relevance, especially in cities around the country. The firm raises the bar for the profession. Their efforts to help educate and push the profession to new horizons is a distinguishing mark of this firm.”

In a statement of support, Jennifer Nitzky, RLA, ASLA and Trustee of the ASLA NY Chapter comments:

“Through their masterfully crafted designs, James Corner Field Operations has elevated how people experience the landscape offering a creative and memorable celebration of place. With a portfolio of highly recognizable projects of international acclaim, this firm is pushing the envelope of complex design solutions that broadens the reach of landscape architecture with beautiful places that will endure through time.”

JamesCornerFieldOperations150x150James Corner Field Operations

Founded in 1999, James Corner Field Operations is a leading-edge landscape architecture and urban design practice based in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Shenzhen. Field Operations is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, from large urban districts, master plans and complex planning sites, to small well-crafted, detailed design projects. Regardless of scale, there is a special commitment to the design of a vibrant and dynamic public realm, informed by the ecology of both people and nature, rooted in place and context.

Project types range from entire sectors of cities to urban development districts, institutional campuses, urban waterfronts, large public parks, urban squares, public places, roof terraces, and small intimate gardens. This range of project types exemplifies our capacity to think creatively in terms of ecology, economics, development and programming, and experientially in terms of physical design, spatial experience, and the poetics of place. Field Operations’ work has been recognized by both peer groups and those outside the field of landscape architecture. The firm’s work has also been published and exhibited internationally.

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For full details on all ASLA Medal and Honor Award recipients, please go to: 

For a listing of all past recipients of ASLA Medal and Honor Awards, go to: 

About the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter:

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects. Founded in 1899, the association represents over 15,000 members and features 49 professional chapters and 76 student chapters. The New York Chapter, founded in 1914, encompasses the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties. The Society’s mission is to lead in the planning, design and care of both our natural and built environments. While keeping pace with the ever-changing forces of nature and technology, landscape architects increasingly have a profound impact on the way people live, work and play.