Published: Jan. 27, 2023

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conference was held Nov. 11-14, 2022, in San Francisco. There was a record turnout in attendees from Environmental Design, which included seven landscape architecture majors, Taylor Atkins, Sean Donovan, Halley Douglas, CJ Ebberly, Theo Johnson and Austin Shoer, and three faculty members, Maggie Aravena, Christy Rogers and Amy Saunders. Aravena was named a WxLA Scholar

“This was my first ASLA conference and I was impressed by the fact the ASLA Climate Initiative was presented in San Francisco–a powerful symbol of how popular culture and sustainable action plans manifest in an urban setting,” ENVD Lecturer Amy Saunders said. 

As a recognized and registered student organization at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Center for Student Involvement (CSI), the Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and it's members did not have to pay our of pocket for airfare and lodging expenses. To get funding approved, the ASLA student board created a budget and presented it to the Student Organization Allocations Committee (SOAC) funding board. 

"I hope the newsletter helps inspire other ENVD clubs to apply for funding for their disciplines' national conferences or events," ASLA Co-President Austin Shoer said. "It is something I think all clubs should know about and take advantage of. Funding can be used for travel or hosting events at CU.”

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