Sasakians Lead Conversations at 2019 ASLA Conference
Sasaki presenters spoke on a variety of topics at the conference
Multiple Sasaki designers were selected to present at the ASLA and NRPA conferences this October. The range in presentation topics—from project management to the future of public space—is a testament to Sasaki’s interdisciplinary approach, exploration, and thought leadership.
At the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, 10 designers will represent the firm on 10 different panels:
In addition to the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, Laura Marett, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP and Anna Cawrse, ASLA, PLA will present at the National Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference, which is now being conducted virtually. Marett will present on the Sasaki-funded research project “The Parks + Equity Atlas” with Chris Cook of the City of Boston and Charlie McCabe of the Trust for Public Land. Cawrse will present on three projects: Greenwood Community Park with BREC, the parks and recreation agency for East Baton Rouge Parish; Bonnet Springs Park along with the park’s CEO Bill Tinsley and environment engineer Todd Kafka; and her team’s Sasaki-funded research project, “Climate. Park. Change,” in partnership with NRPA.
“More than ever, we are looking forward to this opportunity for fellowship with our clients and peers, focusing on the crucial role that landscape architects will play as the world recovers from this global crisis,” commented Michael Grove, ASLA, Chair of Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Ecology. “Even in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, there are glimmers of hope as we experience drastic reductions in pollution, louder calls for habitat conservation, and renewed public interest in the importance of parks and public space for planetary health and personal well-being. The future of landscape architecture is strong, and Sasaki is proud to be at the forefront of the profession.”