Meet Your New LCASLA President-Elect and Trustee!

Danielle Duhe

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Danielle will serve as President-Elect for the 2019-2020 term and President for the following two years.

Danielle Duhe is a licensed landscape architect in the state of Louisiana. Upon graduation in 2012 from the RRSLA at LSU, Danielle moved to New Orleans where she has lived and practiced for the past 7 years. Danielle comes from a long line of southeastern Louisiana natives that shaped her deep appreciation and love for the state’s culture and landscape.

Danielle’s passion for the City of New Orleans has led to many opportunities as the City embarks on resiliency in the face of climate change. Her professional focus is centered around innovative stormwater management in the communities that need it most - Gentilly, Treme, Central City, and Broadmoor. As an active member of her community, she enjoys leading volunteer events at the New Orleans City Park Wetlands and Lafitte Greenway. Danielle also serves as the New Orleans Service Project Designer and Liaison for the Water Environment Federation, leading the collaborative design process and construction of stormwater management focused service projects every other year since 2014. She is the chair of the Builders and Designers Working Group for the Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans, where she organizes monthly lunch-and-learn events and happy hour socials for like-minded professionals to network and share experience and knowledge.

For the past 4 years, Danielle has been the LCASLA New Orleans representative, hosting regular social events and leading the planning efforts for the Chapter’s annual meeting in 2018. She also served the state chapter as Co-Chair of the Legacy Project for the 2016 National ASLA Annual Meeting held in New Orleans. Working with various municipal agencies, Danielle has maintained a lead role in the project awaiting the ground-breaking at the International High School of New Orleans this summer. Once completed the Legacy Project will serve as much needed greenspace to the adjacent school and neighborhood.

As any New Orleans native, Danielle’s favorite times of year include Saints football season and Mardi Gras. She loves her people and her city and strongly believes in the profession’s role in creating resilient landscapes for the future. She is honored to be considered for the position of President-Elect, and hopes to continue serving and bringing all of her energy to this new role.

Daniel McElmurray

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Danny will serve as a Trustee for 3 years.

Danny McElmurray is the Chief Landscape Architect for the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. He has worked at public agencies in Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina. Currently licensed in Louisiana and Texas, his private practice experience has included design leadership at firms in Louisiana and Nevada on projects in Alabama, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. Danny has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Clemson University, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. Danny has previously served as Trustee for the Nevada Chapter, and currently serves as chair of the recently reinstated Louisiana Landscape Architects Selection Board.

ASLA Elevates 22 Members to the Council of Fellows

From National ASLA: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 22 members as Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.

ASLA will formally recognize its 2019 Fellows at the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, November 15-18, in San Diego. Additional information about the 2019 Class of Fellows, as well as previous ASLA Fellows, is available on the ASLA Council of Fellows webpage.

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Among the 22 fellows is CARBO Landscape Architecture’s own Mike E. Lanaux, Jr. Mike Lanaux received his nomination in Works from the Louisiana Chapter. Early in his career, Mike had the opportunity to participate in a work-study program at the Life Planning Office in Tokyo, Japan. His exposure to Asian sensibilities, reflected in ancient temples, landscapes, and contemporary Japanese residential work, has led to an appreciation of the power of simplicity in design. His awards include the Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center in Orange, Texas; the Indian Springs School/Landscape Laboratories in Birmingham, Alabama; and the St. Landry Parish Visitors’ Center in Louisiana. In the latter project, the design is a total integration of building, site, and landscape, each engaging the other through formal relationships and sustainable strategies. The simple palette of materials draws from the regional architectural vocabulary and includes recycled brick and longleaf pine flooring salvaged from local buildings. Stormwater rain gardens frame the exhibition hall entry and serve as a bio-filter collecting roof runoff, cistern overflow, and parking area drainage. His extensive portfolio and experience have significantly deepened the understanding and appreciation of landscape architecture.

JOB OPENING: Reich Landscape Architecture

Position Overview:

  • Proficiency in the preparation of design and construction documents and specifications.

  • Ability to work on a variety of design and planning projects.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketch Up, Microsoft excel and word.

  • Knowledge of native plant materials and sustainable design.

  • Proficieny in LandFX and Lumion is a plus.

  • BLA or MLA from accredited school.

About Reich Landscape Architecture:

Reich Landscape Architecture is a Landscape Architectural design firm located in downtown Baton Rouge, is immediately seeking a landscape architect with a minimum of 2-5 years experience. Candidates should be highly motivated, organized, outgoing and work well in a team/collaborative environment.

Reich Landscape Architecture offers an opportunity to develop professionally, assume immediate project management and growth to become a leading member of our team.

Reich Landscape Architecture offers full benefits with a salary commensurate with skills and experience.

 

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to:

Grant Murphy

grant@reichla.com

225-336-5890

JOB OPENING: Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL)

Full-Time Program and Outreach Coordinator. New Orleans LA

About SOUL

The mission of Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL) is to drive a resilient and environmentally equitable New Orleans through reforesting our city. SOUL was launched in June 2016, and since then, the organization has planted more than 1,800 large, native, water-loving trees. The Coordinator will be in charge of the Community Forestry (tree plantings) and Education (annual Community Forestry Series) programs.

2019 Award Winners

The 35th annual awards banquet of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects was held March 8th at the Goodwood Main Library in Baton Rouge. Fourteen projects located throughout the Gulf Coast states and designed by Louisiana firms and LSU Students were honored. Award categories include General Design, Built and Unbuilt; Residential Design, Comprehensive and Limited Scope; Analysis and Planning; Communications; and Special Recognition, Student Work.


The President’s Award of Excellence was awarded to Design Workshop and Reich Associates in the General Design (Built) Category for The Downtown Greenway in Baton Rouge, LA.

Project Statement: Downtown Baton Rouge is experiencing a renaissance, with new businesses renovating existing buildings, creating many new options for eating and entertainment, as well as new residential developments and growth in the workforce that have all strengthened and evolved the downtown core. The Downtown Greenway is a 2.75 mile phased trail system of bicycle and pedestrian paths connecting historic and inner city neighborhoods to seven existing public parks and attractions of Downtown Baton Rouge. The first section of the Downtown Greenway has extended the historic North Boulevard median as a desirable pedestrian and biking corridor from Interstate 110 overpass to the North Boulevard Town Square. It features separate bicycle and pedestrian paths, median crossings, seating areas, ADA accessible ramps, lighting, workout areas, bike racks and repair stations in a lush garden setting amid the active urban environment.


Reed Hilderbrand and Reich Associates were awarded the General Design (Built) Honor Award for City Hall Plaza in Baton Rouge.

Project Statement: The redesign of City Hall Plaza is the most recently completed component of the downtown Baton Rouge ‘Central Green’, intended to be a unified system of greenspaces connecting downtown civic and cultural attractions. With its central location in the heart of the urban core, City Hall Plaza has successfully linked Galvez Plaza, Repentance Park, the Old State Capitol, North Boulevard Town Square, River Center and City Hall. For years, this shared space adjacent to City Hall and the River Center was a somewhat harsh environment of large paved surfaces with little to no shade and rigid planters that prohibited accessibility and deterred a smooth, intuitive flow through the space. Intense collaboration and communication between Clients, Contractors and members of the Design Team was vital in dealing with challenging and complex existing site conditions and realizing the construction of a successful project. The revitalization of City Hall Plaza has strengthened the growing network of greenspaces in downtown Baton Rouge with more usable and accessible greenspace that provides users with ease of mobility and an inviting destination to attend events or linger and people watch.


Spackman Mossop Michaels Landscape Architects. General Design (Built) Merit Award. Lamar Advertising Headquarters. Baton Rouge, LA.


Reich Associates. General Design (Built) Merit Award and USGBC Excellence Award. Lee Magnet High School. Baton Rouge, LA.


CARBO Landscape Architecture. General Design (Unbuilt) Honor Award and USGBC Sustainability Honorable Mention. The Mirabeau Gardens Phase 1 Master Plan. New Orleans, LA.


CARBO Landscape Architecture. Residential Design (Comprehensive Scope) Honor Award. Hill Country Village Residence. San Antonio, TX.

Project Statement: This residence is located just northwest of downtown San Antonio, Texas, in an unincorporated rural area known as Hill Country Village. Defined predominantly by larger rural residential parcels, Hill Country Village is home to many who work in urban San Antonio, and is an escape to more rural Texas landscapes. Our client purchased this home shortly after its initial construction by previous owners. Our planning and construction efforts occurred over two and a half years. Our planning goal for the residence was to amplify and exaggerate all things natural and native. Preservation zones for wildlife with walking trails, use of mostly natives, and artful subtle interventions, so as to not distract from what is significant in realizing our ambitions for the client – a retreat to the simple pleasures of nature.


Rene Fransen Landscape Architects. Residential Design (Comprehensive Scope) Merit Award. Studer Residence. Pensacola, FL.


CARBO Landscape Architecture. Residential Design (Limited Scope) Honor Award. Cane River Residence, Fern Glade. Natchitoches Parish, LA.

Project Statement: Time and patience created this tranquil and serene garden over the last 20 years. As part of a larger residential garden Master Plan in the early 1990’s, this garden was executed incrementally as resources and desired natural conditions allowed. The powerful use of mass plantings within more detailed garden destinations, that also function as “working” landscapes, make this a memorable place. This garden artfully serves as water retention and detention for the highly developed garden on 8 acres of this residence’s upper terrace. All garden site stormwater is collected here, stored and filtered, before ultimately discharging into the Cane River. Cane River is being suppressed by development along its edges, where sedimentation and fertilizers are creating unhealthy environments for beneficial water quality. Our goal was to create a precedent for others to follow so that development practices in the future might change to ensure a healthy river environment for all.


Joseph Furr Design Studio. Analysis and Planning Honor Award. Electric Depot Adaptive Reuse Master Plan. Baton Rouge, LA.

Project Statement: One site - a Catalyst for Growth turned to Brownfield now a Catalyst for Re-development. Originally constructed in the early 1900’s, the Baton Rouge Electric Company power plant was constructed to expand power production for the latest technology of the time - the electric home. At the time and throughout the early 20th Century this was catalytic in the explosive growth of the City of Baton Rouge as it provided the energy for a growing community. The Plan for Electric Depot provides vision for this site, abandoned for decades, and fosters re-growth potential. Repurposing of this now abandoned Brownfield site, located in an economically challenged neighborhood just a few blocks from downtown Baton Rouge, this adaptive re-use plan combines public, private, economic, environmental, historic, architectural and landscape architectural expertise and collaboration to insure that the project becomes the second catalytic influence on the Cityscape. By adapting existing buildings, repurposing existing on site material, increasing the footprint for greenspace, water management and outdoor uses, the Master Plan provides for three mixed use blocks including entertainment, retail and mixed rate housing and has already started the reclamation of this important downtown neighborhood.


Dana Brown & Associates. Analysis and Planning Merit Award. New Orleans River Front Master Plan. New Orleans, LA.


CARBO Landscape Architecture and Suzanne Turner Associates. Analysis and Planning Merit Award. Bienville Square Park Master Plan. Mobile, AL.


CARBO Landscape Architecture and Suzanne Turner Associates. Communications Honor Award. The Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail. 14 Parish Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.

Project Statement:Established in 2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (ANHA) stretches across 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. It is among the most culturally rich and ecologically varied regions in the U.S. and is home to the widely recognized Cajun culture as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean and Native-American descent. The Water Heritage Trail was established as a self-guided driving trail for the purpose of illustrating how water became and remains a distinctive influence on life and landscapes of the 14-parish ANHA.


Hayden Hammons, Taylor Jacobsen, Nguyet Nguyen, Betsy Peterson, Tanvi Shah, Xi Stich, Andrew Wright; LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (MLA.) Faculty Advisor Brendan Harmon, PhD. The Hungry River. Amite River, LA.

Project Statement: The Hungry River brings awareness to the often-overlooked impacts of improper sand and gravel mining practices along waterbodies across the United States, focusing on a section of the Amite River in southeastern Louisiana pockmarked with over 15,000 acres of mines. The timeliness of this project is significant, as influential academic, governmental, and political stakeholders are studying the primary factors that contributed to the severity of the August 2016 floods throughout the Amite watershed. This project reveals how the lack of post-mining reclamation of floodplain sand and gravel mine pits contributed to excessive sedimentation and increased floodplain footprint downstream.


Mai Nguyen, LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture MLA Student. Faculty Advisor Lake Douglas, PhD, ASLA. Special Recognition, Student Work Merit Award. Reclaiming Common Grounds: Parks for Community Health in New Orleans District B. New Orleans, LA.

JOB OPENING: Tipton Associates

Tipton Associates is a 30+ member interdisciplinary team of Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, and Campus/Urban Planners. From our office in Baton Rouge, LA, we have completed projects in 30 states around the country with a regional focus on projects in education, wellness, civic, campus dining and master planning.

We are currently seeking an Entry to Mid-Level Landscape Architect/Designer to join our growing team. As a member of our interdisciplinary project team, the successful candidate will work collaboratively in an interactive studio environment throughout all phases of multiple projects. Responsibilities will include planning, design, presentations, preparation of construction documents and construction administration. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth in our fast paced, collaborative and client-focused practice. We offer highly competitive compensation including participation in profit sharing. ASLA membership paid by Tipton.

Requirements:

Landscape Architecture degree (BSLA, BLA, MLA) working toward licensure.

Architecture Technology degree or similar

Proficiency in GIS, AutoCAD/Civil 3D and Adobe Creative Suite

Strong communication, organizational and client service skills

Office Experience 1-2 years+

Only applicants who meet requirements need apply.

EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Visit us: www.tipton-associates.com

Send Resume and Salary Request to: apply@tipton-associates.com

JOB OPENING: Asakura Robinson

Asakura Robinson is an award‐winning and nationally recognized planning, urban design, and landscape architecture firm which strengthens environments and positively impacts communities through innovation, engagement, stewardship, and an integrated design process. Our employees are leaders in social and environmental design. As a firm, we strive to assist visionary clients to spur positive change. We focus on engaging communities in ever more diverse project contexts while maintaining a high level of creativity and collaboration in every endeavor.

For more on our firm, please visit www. asakurarobinson.com or www.facebook.com/asakurarobinson

Asakura Robinson is a planning, urban design, and landscape architecture firm which strengthens environments and positively impacts communities through innovation, engagement, stewardship, and an integrated design process. Our employees are leaders in social and environmental design. As a firm, we strive to assist visionary clients to spur positive change. We focus on engaging communities in ever more diverse project contexts while maintaining a high level of creativity and collaboration in every endeavor.

Our New Orleans studio is located in a growing urban neighborhood next to downtown, close to transit. As a small office that is joined together by our common beliefs and philosophy, we encourage our staff to be actively engaged with the community, serve on boards, etc. We support staff in meeting their educational and professional goals and offer a competitive employee package. In short, AR is a great place to work!

We are seeking a mid‐level landscape designer to join our team, with the ability to work in a fast‐paced creative environment with tight deadlines, who has 3‐7 years of experience with technical documentation, project management, on‐site observation, and is well versed in Gulf Coast regional plant material. We welcome applications from licensed architects who have a keen interest in a more landscape‐focused career moving forward.

Requirements Overview

• A high degree of self‐motivation, responsibility, flexibility and resourcefulness

• Excellent project management skills

• Strong knowledge of grading, hardscape, cost estimation and technical aspects of landscape architecture

• Strong team leadership abilities and firm leadership potential

• Proficiency in construction documentation

• High level of design input is a plus

• Must be able to meet deadlines, self‐manage, and work both independently and as a team

• Diverse project experience with an emphasis on urban public space projects

• Excellent internal and external communication and collaboration skills. Bilingual abilities are a plus

• Public speaking, client presentation and interview skills

• Strong knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe CC, Office 365, and SketchUp Pro or other rendering software

• LEED AP / Sustainable Sites / PLA credentials are a plus. Desire to become licensed in Louisiana required.

• Experience working with a range of consultants and clients

• Proven ability to lead and coordinate multidisciplinary teams

Asakura Robinson

1307 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, Suite 305 New Orleans, Louisiana 70113

504.300.0830

JOB OPENING: Angelo's Lawnscape

The Company: Angelo’s Lawnscape is a family-owned landscape company that has been in business for 35 years. We offer a comprehensive landscape maintenance program as well as a quality design/build service. Our designs range anywhere from residential landscape plans to outdoor kitchens and pools. More information can be found on our website at http://angeloslawnscape.com/

The Position: Angelo’s Lawnscape is looking to add a full-time designer to our staff. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and possess the ability to multitask. We will be looking for an applicant that can maintain a high level of customer satisfaction while providing quality designs in a timely manner.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in landscape architecture or related field (license not required)

  • Thorough knowledge of common South Louisiana plants

  • Strong communication and people skills

  • Great communication skills

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in Land F/X

  • Ability to work on multiple project concurrently

  • 1-5 years of experience in a landscape architecture firm or design/build office

  • Construction experience (irrigation, hardscape, pools, etc)

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients about their project goals

  • Preparing a plan based on key points discussed with client

  • Estimating the cost of construction and installation

  • Scheduling the installation of projects with in-house crews and subcontractors

  • Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction

Application: If you are interested in applying to this position, please send your resume along with some work samples to Laura@angeloslawnscape.com