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Celebrating 50 Years
of Florida Landscape Architecture



50 Influential People

Frederic Barnes Stresau, FASLA


50 Remarkable Florida Landscapes

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As the Florida Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) recognizes its 50 year charter anniversary, ‘Project 50' celebrates and documents those past 50 years through:

  • The contributions, achievements and works of 50 members who have played a direct role in the Florida Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects and have had a significant impact on the profession and;
  • The 50 exemplary Florida landscapes of the past half-century that have influenced and defined the profession of Landscape Architecture at state, national and international levels of distinction.


As the Florida Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects prepares to celebrate its 50th year as a chartered organization representing the interests of Landscape Architects across Florida, Chapter volunteers are embarking upon an ambitious project to research, document and celebrate the people and places that have defined its first 50 years.

The goal of ‘Project 50' is to identify 50 influential members and 50 notable and defining Florida projects representative of the past 50 years of Florida Landscape Architecture. These people and places shall distinctly and clearly define who and what Florida Landscape Architecture represents. The compilation will highlight:

  • The diversity of the discipline
  • The importance of Landscape Architecture to both ecological and cultural stability and well-being
  • The outstanding contributions of Florida to the body of knowledge and work of Landscape Architecture through significant examples of ground-breaking innovations and sustainable models for the future
Beginning in October 2009, one person and one place will be highlighted on the Chapter website ( each week for 50 weeks. At the culmination of the year-long celebration, a book compiling these people and places, along with a history of the Florida Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects will be available.


Become a part of this special effort.

In July 2009, the Chapter Leadership established an ad hoc committee to focus exclusively on "Project 50" and the expansion of the Chapter's historical records. FLASLA members can become involved by:

  • participating as a committee member,
  • volunteering in an advisory role to the committee,
  • nominating influential people or remarkable landscapes,
  • donating or loaning historical information, photos, and plans,
  • conducting research or oral history interviews of nominees.

Please contact the Project 50 Coordinator if you want to become involved.


Committee Schedule

  • Mid-Aug. 2009 - Committee appointed, nomination criteria established
  • Sept. 2009 - Call for Nominations issued to FLASLA membership
  • Nov. 2009 - Sept. 2010 - Photos & Narratives finalized and highlighted on website
  • Late 2010 - Compiled Book available

For additional information or inquiries, contact


Application Process / Requirements

Nominations consist of a two-part evaluation. The initial submission requires general information along with a paragraph (4-5 sentences) outlining why the qualified candidate and/or project should be considered for distinction by the Florida Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects. Once accepted, additional information and/or documentation may be required detailing the project or person's overall contribution.

Nomination Forms (People & Places)

Return completed forms to

As of January 15th, Nomination Deadline remains open.


'Project 50' Committee

Kenn Bates, Chair
David Driapsa
Steve Trudnak, FASLA
Paul Kissinger, FASLA
Kevin Boyett
Mary Bates
Rick Conant, FASLA
Kay Williams, FASLA
John Ribes, FASLA
Laurie Friedlander
Jill Martinez
Emily O'Mahoney

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