2023 Class of Fellows, Connie Fan, Potomac Chapter02-02-24 | News

2023 Class of Fellows, Connie Fan, Potomac Chapter

LSG Landscape Architecture, Tysons, VA
by Staff

As the president of an award-winning 37-year-old metropolitan Washington, DC, area design practice, Connie Fan's work emphasizes site-specific design details and thoughtful planting strategies to achieve sustainable, well-loved spaces. Whether seeking to enliven, guide, heal, educate, or inspire, her goal is always to create engaging places in which to live, work, and play. She has won design awards for large medical campuses and office parks; for high-end housing and affordable housing projects; for active senior communities and gardens for memory care patients; and for private schools and playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods. Her career has been shaped by a strong interest in healthcare projects, including hospitals, continuing care retirement centers, and facilities for the aging, frail, and mentally challenged population, specializing in biophilic, people-centric designs. Connie's portfolio includes: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, Loudoun, VA, a master plan for the 689-acre live-work facility weaving the natural setting and acclaimed architecture into a seamless design that fosters collaboration among scientists; Ashby Ponds Continuing Care Retirement Community, Loudoun County, VA, a master plan for the 132-acre site surrounding the Virginia Piedmont landscape, with three neighborhoods knit together with native species and plant groupings; and The Signature at Reston Town Center, Reston, VA, uniting the new President's Park to Reston Town Center and the greater Reston Area trail network with a cascading waterfall and lush planting. Connie is an at-large member of the ASLA Potomac Executive Committee.