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ASLANY: BIPOC Dialogue with Lucila Silva-Santisteban and Richard Alomar


Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 6:30 pm EDT
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 7:30 pm EDT






Start: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 6:30 pm EDT
End: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 7:30 pm EDT



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) at ASLA-NY presents a Quarterly Webinar Series with the focus on the work, career, service and leadership of prominent and lesser known BIPOC professionals. Set in a dialogue format between an established and an emerging BIPOC professionals, the webinar aims to highlight and celebrate the diversity of our landscape architecture community and advocate the talents and contributions of the BIPOC members.

In July, our second BIPOC Webinar Series features Richard Alomar, FASLA, of Rutgers University Department of Landscape Architecture and Lucila Silva-Santisteban, Project Designer at Enea Landscape Architecture.

Richard Alomar, FASLA | Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Richard Alomar is Chair and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Director of the Office of Urban Extension and Engagement and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University. He is also the founder of the Urban Field Studio, a landscape architecture practice that explores the connections between global climate research and practical local applications. In 2019, Richard became involved with a partnership in Las Carolinas, Puerto Rico, in which the community’s residents are collaborating with University of Puerto Rico, RWJBarnabas Health, and Rutgers to build resilience following the devastation brought by hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017. Richard’s role has centered around helping the residents develop a vegetable garden on the site of a volunteer-run community kitchen. In 2022, he was elevated to the prestigious ASLA Council of Fellows in recognition of his services to the community. He holds a B.S. in agronomy from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and an M.L.A from Louisiana State University.

Lucila Silva-Santisteban | Project Designer, Enea Landscape Architecture; 2023 ASLA-NY DEI Grant Winner
Lucila Silva-Santisteban is a Latina Landscape Architect from Bogota-Colombia and currently part of the design team at Enea Landscape Architecture based in Brooklyn, NY. 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’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota-Colombia. 





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