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Education Session - Panel Format

SUN-B03 - Amplifying the Landscape Architect's Voice Within a Multidisciplinary Engineering Practice

Sunday, October 21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 126-AB


Often landscape architects find themselves absorbed by or joining multidisciplinary engineering firms. While there are benefits, the LA may not be able to contribute in a meaningful way. This session demonstrates techniques where landscape architects were able to establish and amplify their voice in this growing reality.

Learning Objectives:

Chad D. Danos, FASLA

Business Unit Leader -- Landscape Architecture
Duplantis Design Group, PC

Chad D. Danos, FASLA, PLA leads the landscape architecture business unit for the multi-disciplinary firm, Duplantis Design Group, PC, located in Baton Rouge, for its three Louisiana offices as well as a Houston, Texas office. Danos joined DDG in 2011 after cultivating a traditional landscape architecture firm. Chad's passion for "people and place" has been a mantra during his 2015-16 ASLA Presidency and continues to be the core perspective he promotes to his engineering and architectural colleagues.


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Christine A. Anderson, ASLA

LAUD Project Manager
Mark Thomas & Company

Christine A. Anderson, ASLA, CLARB, CA PLA#3377 is currently serving as Past-President of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). She is a licensed landscape architect in the State of California and a Project Manager with Mark Thomas, a multi-disciplinary, California-based professional services firm specializing in urban design, transportation planning, landscape architecture, and engineering. She is an integral member of the Landscape Architecture and Urban Design division, preparing planning, design, and construction documents for urban redevelopment, streetscapes, trails, bridges, active transportation, downtown revitalization, and park and recreation projects.


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Keven Graham, FASLA

Senior Landscape Architect
TERRA Engineering Ltd.

Keven Graham,FASLA is a licensed landscape architect based in Chicago Illinois. Keven is the director of landscape architecture for TERRA Engineering, a 100 plus person engineering firm with four offices in Illinois (2), Wisconsin and Missouri. Keven has been involved in the development of SITES and continues to be a strong voice for it's integration into projects. Keven's work has focused on site development planning, open space master planning, educational and healthcare design, and downtown redevelopment projects. His work focuses on projects in the Midwest and internationally. Prior to joining TERRA Engineering, Keven managed his own landscape architecture firm.


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Jacinta M. McCann, FASLA, FAILA

Design, Planning and Economics Leader

Jacinta McCann, FASLA, FAILA, LEED AP, is the America’s leader for AECOM’s Design, Planning and Economics practices. AECOM is a Fortune 150 company operating in over 150 countries with more than 82,000 staff worldwide, and with deep experience in all methods of project delivery as the designer, builder, planner, advisor, manager, and design-builder. Ms McCann is a committed urbanist, and is recognized as a creative leader in her field. Her career appointments include National Capital Planning Authority Board (Australia); SPUR Board; Landscape Architecture Foundation past Pesident; BCDC Design Review Board; and the Urban Land Institute Global Awards Jury.


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SUN-B03 - Amplifying the Landscape Architect's Voice Within a Multidisciplinary Engineering Practice

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