Two Local Professionals Elected to National Committee Positions

Two of the Louisiana Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects members were elected as national American Society of Landscape Architects officers, Haley Blakeman and Lake Douglas. Blakeman was elected as the Vice President of Communications and Douglas was elected as the Vice President of Education.  As a part of the Executive Committee, they will represent all 15,000 members in our 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. They will take office in October at the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.  

Haley Blakeman is the Director of Implementation at the Center for Planning Excellence, where she works with Louisiana communities on citizen-driven, long-term planning and design solutions. She is a licensed landscape architect and a certified planner.

Lake Douglas is associate professor of landscape architecture and associate dean of research and development at the LSU College of Art & Design. He received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from LSU, a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a PhD in Urban Studies/Urban History from the University of New Orleans.

As vice presidents, they will participate in the meetings and deliberations of the Board and ExCom and assist the president within defined issue areas. Blakeman, the vice president for communications shall serve as ExCom liaison to the LAM (Landscape Architecture Magazine) Editorial Advisory Committee and the Public Relations and Communications Advisory Committee. Douglas, the vice president for education shall serve as ExCom liaison to the Committee on Education and as ExCom liaison to the LAAB representative, LA CES (Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System) representatives, and the NAED (National Academy of Environmental Design) representative.

The Louisiana Chapter is proud of their outstanding members and look forward to the leadership they will provide on a national level.