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Sandra J. Gonzalez

Sandra J. Gonzalez is president of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) for 2005. Gonzalez took over the reins from Dickson F. DeMarche on Sept. 25 at the group's annual meeting in Philadelphia. Gregg K. Sturtevant was elected first vice president and president-elect. CLARB is a non-profit international licensing authority with member chapters in 47 U.S. states and territories and two Canadian provinces.

Fred A. Klancnik

The Madison, Wis. landscape design and engineering firm JJR LLC has announced that firm president Fred A. Klancnik will serve on the advisory council for the 2005 American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Report Card for America's Infrastructure.

Michael Spaulding

Park West Landscape, Inc. of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. brings aboard Michael Spaulding to serve as director of marketing to the landscape architecture community in support of Park West branch offices in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Landscape architect Tammi Gaudet takes over in January as president of the Nevada Chapter of the ASLA. Gaudet replaces outgoing president Geoffrey Schafler.

Landscape architect Johnathan E. Cody has earned his Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional Certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Bob Piper joins the Associated Builders and Contractors as vice president of workforce development. Piper has been active in ABC for many years and was named "ABCer of the Year" in 1996.

R. Hughes-Nilsson

Rachel Hughes-Nilsson of O'Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Associates, Inc. of Kalamazoo, Mich. has passed her state licensing exam and joins the firm as a full-fledged landscape architect. She has worked with the firm as an administrator since 2001.

The Advanced Management Institute for Architecture and Engineering, or AMI, has announced several changes at the top. Joseph Rei takes over as manager from Roy Johnson. Also at AMI, Cynthia Crenshaw will supervise corporate learning programs. The AMI is based in Napa, Calif. and offers education programs for architecture and engineering firms.

Elizabeth Benac is WilsonMiller, Inc.'s new principal partner. Based in Naples, Fla., WilsonMiller provides engineering, surveying, planning and architectural services in the southeastern U.S., the Carribean and Latin America.

Clarence D. Mumuyac, Jr. has joined Cannon Design as principal and will head the firm's San Francisco office. Mumuyac formerly worked with ELS Architecture and Urban Design. Cannon Design focuses on sports and recreation and other facilities.

Moment of Silence

Well-known architect and landscape architect Daniel Urban Kiley, FASLA, who worked on the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, the East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. and on courtrooms for the post-war Nuremberg trials in Germany, died in February. He was 91.

William Grant Swain

Landscape architect William Grant Swain, FASLA, a platoon leader for Gen. George S. Patton in World War II, died in March. He was 80. Swain was a founding partner of GWSM, Inc. of Greenfield, Pa.

Raymond L. Uecker

Raymond L. Uecker, FASLA, passed away on April 21 in Roswell, Ga. He was perhaps best known for his design for the groundbreaking Wimbledon Villas project in Boca Raton, Fla. in the mid 1980s.

Robert W. Pierson

Robert W. Pierson, FASLA, passed away in November 2003, aged 94. He was widely known for his advocacy of parks and open space in his native Pennsylvania.

Another architect and landscape architect, Anita Jesse Winston of Pacific Grove, Calif., died Sept. 26. She was 78. A longtime member of the California Native Plant Society, Winston leaves behind an array of public gardens and structures in Santa Clara County, Calif.

Award-winning landscape architect Henry S. "Hank" Davidowski died Oct. 11 in Philadelphia. Davidowski retired in 1995 after 42 years of uninterrupted service with the New Jersey Department of Transportation. He was 69.

Nathan Cistone

Graphic design artist Nathan Cistone died Sept. 29 after another driver crashed into Cistone's vehicle on Hwy. 101 in San Mateo, Calif. Cistone, 27, worked for the San Francisco office of the international landscape architecture and engineering firm EDAW, Inc.

Chester "Chet" Halka, Sr. known to three generations of landscape designers and architects as the founder of Halka Nurseries in Millstone, Pa., has died. He was 80. Halka's trees found their way to The White House and the Statue of Liberty, among other venues.

Lesley Wheel, a board member for the Nuckolls Fund For Lighting Education and an affiliate of the International Association of Lighting Designers, died on April 1. As a tribute, the Nuckolls Fund's $20,000 annual grant for an introductory lighting program at a college or university has been named the Lesley Wheel Introductory Lighting Program Grant.

Moshe Blum, a landscape architect who helped lay out the Jerulasem Zoo, has died. Together with the late Zvi Miller, Blum formed Miller and Blum, Inc., which designed more than 5,000 landscape projects.

Ken Woodall, an architect and landscape architect at Texas A&M University, died on Feb. 14. He was a 21-year employee of the institution.

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