Several faculty represented the College of Architecture at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and Expo held Oct. 21-24, 2016. Assistant Professors Sarah Thomas Karle and David Karle served as panelists for a discussion entitled, “Publishing for Professional Success: Navigating the Publication Process.” Panel attendees had the opportunity to gain publishing insight on how to turn work into publishable projects, benefit professionally from publishing, use different publication formats; and navigate the publication process. The Karle’s shared their experiences and imparted their publishing knowledge from their forthcoming book Conserving the Dust Bowl: The New Deal’s Prairie States Forestry Project. Their book will be published in the spring of 2017 by Louisiana State University Press in the Reading the American Landscape series edited by Dr. Lake Douglas. Furthermore, content from the manuscript has received college and university grants, been presented at national conferences and their essay, “200 Million Trees: Fabricating a Rain-Making Scheme” was published in the Journal of Architectural Education in March 2015.
Wayne Drummond, FAIA, Dean Emeritus was also recognized for his work at the annual meeting. Drummond was given the accolade of Honorary Membership by the ASLA’s Board of Trustees. Honorary membership is among the highest honors ASLA may bestow upon non-landscape architects in recognition of notable service to the profession. Since its inception in 1899, ASLA has inducted only 207 honorary members. For complete details regarding Drummond’s nomination and a list of 2016 awardees visit http://www.totallandscapecare.com/landscaping/news-gas-prices-asla-honors/.