2017 Awards Gala
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Our community of landscape architects will recognize projects with professional awards, lifetime achievement awards, and Edward B. Ballard Scholarship recipients. There will be plenty of time to network and opportunities to learn from colleagues. All in a special setting with delicious food & drink. Your ticket includes a reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, 3-course dinner, and beer & wine.
This year will be like the Academy Awards – without the mixup at the end! Unlike previous years, professional awardees will NOT be notified in advance. This year all awards will be announced at the Gala. Register now so you’ll be in the audience as the winners are announced.
Click here for tickets and more details. Register by the April 30 early-bird deadline to save $40. Registrations must be received no later than May 10. No on-site registrations are possible.
Keynote Speech by Barbara Deutsch, FASLA
“The New Landscape Declaration: Solving the Challenges of our Time”
Barbara Deutsch, FASLA
Barbara has served as Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) since 2009. She has a diverse background in both the private and not-for-profit sector, bringing ten years of award-winning marketing experience from IBM before making a career change to become a landscape architect. This experience was influential in the development of the Landscape Performance Series, LAF’s transformative research initiative. Prior to LAF, Barbara worked on re-greening cities from Hong Kong to Washington, DC, serving most recently as an Associate Director for BioRegional’s OnePlanet Communities program to deliver Zero-Carbon, Zero-Waste, Livable communities, and Senior Director of Casey Trees.
Lifetime Achievement Awards to be Presented to Beatriz Coffin, FASLA and Laurence Coffin, FASLA
Scenes from our 2016 Awards Gala
2015-16 Potomac Chapter President, Dena Kennett (left), presented the President’s Award to Montgomery County Department of Parks, Park Development Division, for their project: Little Bennett Regional Park Day Use Area Phase 1.