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2023 Landscape Architecture Celebration

We are delighted to announce that in August, the Alaska Chapter of ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) hosted a landscape architecture celebration aimed at facilitating legislative site tours in East Anchorage. The event drew attendance from community members, park-goers, professional allies, and chapter members, all gathering to discuss landscape architecture projects in the Muldoon area. Noteworthy landscape architects presented their contributions in the field:

  • Tamas Deak, PLA, ASLA, LEED® AP BD+C, provided comprehensive insights into two projects: the Chester Creek Daylight and the Complete Streets for Cook Inlet Housing Authority.

  • Jonny Hayes, PLA, ASLA, shared the background and an overview of the Chanshtnu Muldoon Park, a project he actively participated in during the master planning and design phases.

  • Bri Keifer, PLA, showcased work on Indigenous placemaking across Anchorage. Her presentation covered both an overview and the technical nuances regarding the monument and its installation.

  • Elise Higgins, PLA, FASLA, delivered an informative presentation about the Begich Middle School Campus Design and Muldoon Road Improvements.

The event was graced by the presence of prominent figures from the local government and the landscape architecture field. Assembly Members George Martinez and Karen Bronga participated actively, engaging with community members about the various projects. Donna Mears, not only a state representative but also a licensed civil engineer, enriched the event with her presence and contributions. The attendance of Kayla Rosenberg, aide to Senator Loki Tobin, added further value.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the event sponsors, with special recognition given to Northwest Play and Exerplay for their event sponsorship. Their support significantly contributed to the event's success. We also express gratitude to Sarah Kwon, Victor Stanley, and Karl Croft from Exerplay Inc. for being present at the event.

Overall, the landscape architecture celebration held in East Anchorage successfully fostered engagement, meaningful discussions, and a heightened appreciation for the diverse projects within the Muldoon area. This event showcased the pivotal role of landscape architecture in our community.


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