Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grants

ASLA National Conference Grant by ASLA-NY

Award: $1,500

ASLA-NY is pleased to cover $1,500 of the cost of attendance to the annual ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture for an emerging professional. This is the largest event in the world for landscape architecture professionals.

To be eligible for this grant individuals must work or reside within the ASLA-NY chapter boundary (https://www.aslany.org/about), and have graduated from a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture program within the last 8 years. The recipient of the grant will be asked to submit a short essay on their experience upon return from the conference. Members and non-members are welcome to apply at no cost to the applicant. 

 

ASLA LARE 2023 Grant by ASLA-NY

Award: $1,000

ASLA-NY is pleased to offer $1,000 towards the cost of an LARE exam for one emerging professional (working or seeking and up to 8 years out of school) who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color. 

To be eligible for this grant individuals must work or reside within the ASLA-NY chapter boundary (https://www.aslany.org/about), and have graduated from a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture program within the last 8 years. Members and non-members are welcome to apply at no cost to the applicant.

Requirements: eligible candidates must have an LAAB-accredited degree in landscape architecture, and meet the state board requirements. Click here to view individual state requirements for eligibility. The recipient of the grant is expected to complete the LARE within 2 years of receiving the grant.

Past Grant Winners

2023 ASLA National Conference Grant Recipient

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Anne Chen

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.

2023 LARE Grant Recipient

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Lucila Silva-Santisteban

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 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 Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelors in Architecture from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota-Colombia.

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