Gresham Smith Landscape Architecture Professionals to Present at National ASLA Conference

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Gresham Smith is proud to announce that Executive Vice President of the firm’s Land Planning market, Louis R. Johnson, PLA, ASLA, and Studio Design Leader Patrick L. Henry, ASLA, will present at the American Society of Landscape Architecture’s (ASLA) Conference on Landscape Architecture from October 27-30 in Minneapolis, Minn. Their presentations will highlight national and regional award-winning complete street designs. Summaries of their presentations are below.


How Green Infrastructure Captured the Heart of Lexington: Town Branch Commons

Presented by Patrick L. Henry, Gresham Smith, Kate Orff, SCAPE and Jeff Fugate, University of Kentucky College of Design on Saturday, October 28 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT.

Weaving 2.5 miles of green infrastructure and multi-modal transit through Lexington, Town Branch Commons represents a decade of public-private partnership, investment, and painstaking coordination. Hear from project leaders, including the designer behind the concept, a former agency lead behind its realization, and the local lead landscape architect who worked on its implementation.


Connecting the Dots: Leveraging Infrastructure Funding for Public Improvements

Led by Louis R. Johnson, Gresham Smith, with Thomas Rogers, SmithGroup and Chris Bauer, PACE Contracting LLC on Sunday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT.

This session prepares landscape architects to lead and collaborate with public clients to win local and federal grant funding. Learn about best practices and potential pitfalls of grant funding following three themes: 1) connecting aspirations with funding, 2) understanding grant realities, and 3) understanding grant implementation.