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Vivian Luttke





Paul Brown


David H. Tatsumi & Associates is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its landscape architecture team – Vivian Luttke as Director of Marketing/Public Relations and Paul Brown as Landscape Designer.

Ms. Luttke’s responsibilities are to develop and help maintain accounts for the firm. To accomplish this, she emphasizes accurate and productive communication skills between Clients and the firm’s design staff.

As Landscape Designer, Paul Brown’s responsibilities include the development of design concepts, construction documents, and cost estimates. He has specific expertise in graphic details, layout, signage and research...






Doug Grove





Mark Scioneaux


Mark Scioneaux and Doug Grove have been promoted to Senior Associates at the Riverside, California-based Landscape Architectural and Planning Firm of Elliott/Maloney. Scioneaux, a 1984 graduate of Louisiana State University and Grove, a 1985 graduate of California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, both joined the firm in 1986.

Elliot/Maloney has also relocated its Riverside office. The new address is 6180 Brockton Avenue, Suite 201, Riverside, CA., 92506, 714-369-0700. The Elliott/Maloney team is headed by partners Mike Elliott and Tim Maloney and currently has a staff of 15 people...






Chuck Sweazey


Al Miller, Branch Manager of Environmental Landscape Products, a division of Valley Crest Tree Company, has announced the promotion of Chuck Sweazey to Nursery Sales Coordinator.

Sweazey, who has been with the company since February, 1988, began as a salesman for the Nursery Division. Previous to his employment with ELP, Chuck had attended Fullerton Junior College and Cypress College where he combined his studies in business administration with classes in ornamental horticulture...

Foster-Conant & Associates of Orlando won a 1988 State Award of Excellence from the Florida Nurserymen and Growers’ Association (FNGA) for its landscape design of the maintenance and streetscape at MetroWest, an 1,805-acre master planned community being developed by Debra, Inc. in Orlando.

The prestigious award was accepted at the FNGA’s annual awards banquet in Orlando (Sep. 16) by Bert T. Foster, ASLA, a principal of the 25-year-old Orlando firm; T. Andrew Pughe, director of marketing for MetroWest; and Steve Foster of Metro Landscape Contractors.

The award recognized Foster-Conant’s design of MetroWest’s primary and secondary entrances, the former covering nearly six acres, and its landscape design along 2.5 miles of interior roadway – including the main boulevard system.

The entire landscaping program involved the planting of nearly 6,000 oaks, pines, elms, and crepe myrtles; 28,000 shrubs and colorful annuals; 60,000 groundcovers; and over 2.5 million square feet of St. Augustine sod...

Teresa Hodge and Richard C. DeFusco, Project Managers with Gates, Leighton & Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects, have recently completed continuing education courses at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Ms. Hodge completed work in the Landscape Illustration Course which will benefit our clients in planning and zoning presentations. Mr. De Fusco, a specialist in the environmental permitting process, excelled in a course in Wetlands Delineation. Because development of sites is increasingly dependent on proper definition of wetlands and environmentally sensitive areas, the ability to define their edges in a way acceptable to the regulatory agencies will help to expedite the approval process...






Jeanne Buerkel


Jeanne Buerkel, formerly of Cecil Baker & Associates, has recently joined John Rahenkamp Consultants, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA, as Marketing Director. She brings her 25+ years of experience to JRC’s Marketing Group, and will establish and guide a marketing program. Her challenge lies in coordinating marketing efforts for all of the land planning services offered by JRC – Environmental Planning and Site Design, Public Policy and Planning, Marketing and Financial Services, Consulting Engineering and Graphic Design . . .

Marlene Kramm has been promoted to associate at Kemp & Associates, Inc., a landscape architecture firm in La Jolla, California.

Ms. Kramm has been with the firm for three years and recently received her California registration. She is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo...

KTU+A, Landscape Architects and Planners, has announced the promotion of Jim Kuhiken to Senior Associate.

Kuhiken has been with KTU+A as a landscape architect since 1982, specializing in community development and large-scale recreation facilities. He is currently responsible for the firm’s office administration and professional development. Kuhiken has a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo...

EDAW, Inc. has received a Grand Award from the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) for landscape design of Washington Harbour recognizing “Excellence in Design and Development” in NAIOP’s Special Amenities category. The project was one of over 280 entries representing the best in the Nation...

As a means to strengthen the image of residential design within the academic wing of landscape architecture, a nationwide student competition has been announced. The competition will decide which student(s) can produce the best residential landscape design. Jim Sipes, who is developing the design competition said, “It is important for students to recognize that residential landscape design is a way the public all too often perceives landscape architecture. Good design in residential practice will generate an attitude toward all design: municipal planning (plazas, parks and roadsides), as well as all public and private places.” Sipes is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

According to Glen Hunt, National Coordinator of the competition, “There are six regional competitions within the national event.” Individual winners of regional contests will receive $200.00 in scholarships. The six regional winners will be judged in November at the 1989 ASLA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The national winner will receive an additional $400.00. “All entries will receive a certificate for their participation,” Hunt said.

Readers may help by contacting schools with landscape architecture programs in their area to promote this program. There are also openings for judges. For more information, contact Gien Hunt, FASLA, 559 N.E. 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98115, 206-522-2334...






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Andy DeYoung





Michael Bunganich


Eriksson Peters Thoms is pleased to announce the firm will now be known as EPT Landscape Architecture. We are also pleased to announce the following promotions: Nord Eriksson, Principal, and Andy De Young, Associate, Pasadena, California; Michael Bunganich, Principal, San Juan Capistrano, California...






Karen Scarborough





Abbie Druliner





John Patterson


DeWeese Burton Associates, a Del Mar, California landscape architectural and planning firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Scarborough, Abbie Druliner and John Patterson as Associates of the firm.

Karen Scarborough a graduate of Utah State University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, formerly with Land Studio, has been with the firm for one year. She is a California-registered Landscape Architect and is currently the project architect for the Sears/Uptown District mixed use development in the Hillcrest area.

Abbie Druliner completed her studies in Ornamental Horticulture at Colorado State University and has been with the firm three and a half years since graduation. Her current work includes the John Gardiner Rancho Valencia Tennis Resort now under construction in the Fairbanks Ranch area.

John Patterson, a graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, has been project architect for the firm’s Otay Mesa projects and commercial and hotel work in North City West. John has been with the firm three and a half years...

The consulting engineering, landscape architecture, and planning firm of Robert B. McKee & Associates of Charlottesville, Virginia is pleased to announce a merger with The Carson Design Group in Norfolk, Virginia. The Carson Design Group has specialized in providing landscape architectural and land planning services to the Tidewater market since 1963, and has a large client base in the area. Founded in 1978, McKee & Associates has provided land planning, consulting engineering, and landscape architectural services to public agencies, developers and property owners in Virginia and North Carolina.

Beginning January 16th, the two companies will trade under the common name of McKee/Carson. The merger will allow an introduction of the planning and engineering expertise of McKee & Associates to the client base of The Carson Group in Tidewater, and will strengthen the landscape architecture services of McKee & Associates . . .

VEP Associates has been selected to provide final engineering design and construction management services for Delaware Avenue South, within the Cooper’s Ferry Development District in Camden, New Jersey. Funding for the project is being provided by the United States Economic Development Administration, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the City of Camden.

VEP Associates, one of Engineering News–Record’s top 500 A/E firms, was established in 1971 as a full service consulting engineering company with headquarters in West Caldwell, New Jersey and regional offices in the cities of Philadelphia and East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and New York, New York...






WSNLA Rick Wright, Linda Malland, Sharon Scott, Nancy Chennault, Jack Snyder


The Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association installed new officers during its annual convention in Seattle January 7, according to Steve McGonigal, executive director of WSNLA and former editor of Western Landscaping News.

Rick Wright of Bellingham became President of the 52-year-old trade organization when he was sworn in by outgoing President Jack Snyder. Wright is owner and operator of Sunbreak Nursery Company, a groundcover-growing operation. Linda Malland of Kirkland became First Vice President and, if tradition is upheld, will next year be the first woman president of the WSNLA. She is operator of Griswold Nursery, a rhododendron and azalea nursery. Also installed were Second Vice President, Sharon Scott and Treasurer, Nancy Chennault...

The Toro Company’s Irrigation Division, Riverside, California is pleased to announce the winners of their 1988 university scholarship awards. This year the honors went to Bruce Hall, Steven Sammons and Bill Poulin of the University of Florida, along with Stephen May and Kerry Irby of Texas Tech University. The awards were presented this past November by Sam Roach, Toro’s Nationals Specifications Sales Manager.

The student winners from each school were chosen from over sixty other applicants who were involved in Toro’s two-part competition. Students first participated in an instructional seminar, then were asked to take a follow-up written examination. As a final judging criterion, participants were required to design a sample residential sprinkler system. The entire judging process took three to four hours to complete and the winners were announced the same day...






Bert Foster, ASLA


Bert T. Foster, ASLA, founder and longtime president of Foster Conant & Associates, award-winning Orlando landscape architects and planning designers, has been appointed chairman of the firm’s board of directors and principal Richard R. Conant, ASLA has been named president.

Foster, a native central Floridian and nationally recognized landscape architect, founded the Orlando firm in 1953 and has been regularly honored for his accomplishments over the past 25 years.

Conant, a principal of the firm which he joined in 1973, also has been widely recognized for his achievements in landscape architecture...






Mark McCabe


John Boething, President of Boething Treeland Farms, has announced the recent promotion of Mark McCabe to Assistant Sales Manager, Northern California. McCabe has been with the company since 1979 and is a sixteen year veteran in the nursery industry.

A graduate of ornamental horticulture at Foothill College and business administration at San Jose State University, McCabe is currently an active associate member of CLCA, as well as an advisory committee member of the O. H. program at Foothill College, and a recently-elected board member of the Northern California's Turfgrass Council.

Wallis, Baker & Verlander, P.A. Landscape Architects and Site Planners located in Winter Park, Florida, has recently completed the landscape design of the new “Johnson Center” at Rollins College. The new wing, which serves as an extension to the Bush Science Center, will become the state-of-the-art home for the Rollins College Psychology Department.

The landscape design was developed to complement the Mediterranean theme of a the architecture, designed by Rogers Loveloch and Fritz in Winter Park. Tom Wallis, President of Wallis, Baker & Verlander stated, “the new landscape development has created a front door entrance for the college along Aloma Avenue and extended the shaded campus atmosphere unique to Rollins College”. Flowering shrubs and trees, such as crepe myrtles and azaleas, were planted to provide an array of seasonal color.

Forsum/Summers & Partners Inc. is pleased to announce the following progressions: John Summers, President and C.E.O., James Pekarske, Vice President and Director of Design, Patrick Murphy, Vice President and Director of Marketing, Charles Shepardson, Senior Associate and James Burrows, Senior Associate. Richard Hagemeyer has recently joined the firm as a project manager...

Van Dyke & Associates, a San Diego, California landscape architectural firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott L. Sandel and Mitch Phillippe to their professional staff. Mr. Sandel graduated from Texas A & M University in 1985 with a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture. His experience includes all phases of landscape architecture, including preparation of landscape plans of parks and open spaces, model complexes, residential planning and urban design. Mr. Phillippe was employed by Foster, Conant & Associates in Orlando, Florida...

Nowell – Thompson, A.S.L.A. & Associates of San Diego, is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch office service in the San Francisco Bay Area. The office is located at: 18003 Almond Road, Castro Valley, CA, 415-582-5486...






Thomas M. Lucas


Thomas M. Lucas, owner of Performance Landscaping, Maintenance and Nursery in Long Beach, announces the opening of a wholesale nursery growing ground at 12850 E. Mesa Verde Drive, Moorpark, in Ventura County. The nursery will produce general ornamental landscape plant material for green industry professionals.

With installation and maintenance facilities based in Long Beach (213-428-1040), and their growing grounds in Moorpark, Performance Landscaping, Maintenance and Nursery will now provide comprehensive services for Los Angeles, Orange and ’ Ventura Counties...

Environmental Images, a landscape architectural design and planning firm, has recently designed projects for several municipalities.

In Redondo Beach, the firm designed an up-to-date irrigation system for the ball field at Dominguez Park. In El Segundo, irrigation plans are under way for the enhancement of city parking areas. And in Culver City, Environmental Images has designed a landscape buffer at Hannum and Slauson Avenues for the Redevelopment Agency to carry on their beautification program throughout the city...






Ron Dietz


Ron Dietz has been elected 1989 President of the California Landscape Contractors’ Association. He was voted into office, along with a full slate of officers, at the recent CLCA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dietz is the owner and founder of Dietz Hydroseeding Company, Van Nuys. An active CLCA member since 1979, he has served on the association’s Executive Board since 1986. He was president of San Fernando Valley Chapter in 1984 and has worked on many CLCA Committees, including Bylaws, Certification, Public Relations, Legislation, Insurance, Land-PAC, and Budget Ways & Means. In 1987, he coordinated the legal groundwork for the formation of CLCA’s Landscape Educational Advancement Foundation (LEAF). The previous year, his peers voted him Regular Member of the Year.

The goal to establish and sustain licensure as an instrument of qualification for the practice of landscape architecture in Colorado has been set by a committee of practitioners from the public, private, and academic sectors of the profession. This goal can be achieved by gathering the support of all landscape architects in Colorado and presenting a unified case to the legislature. To involve all landscape architects in the state, ASLA members or not, a non-profit organization called L.A. LAW, Inc. (Landscape Architecture Licensure Assistance Workgroup) has been formed. Your support of this organization is essential if the reenactment of licensure law in Colorado is to be achieved.



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