Meet Your New LCASLA President-Elect and Trustee!

Danielle Duhe


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


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.


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.