Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Haley Blakeman has spent her career advancing the profession at every level-community, city, state, and national. During her ten years in leadership roles at the Center for Planning Excellence-a nonprofit honored with ASLA's 2009 Olmsted Award-Haley dedicated her work to resiliency in climate change. In Louisiana, she has led essential work in over 25 communities. She developed policies and implementation projects advancing complete streets, from the city of Covington to impoverished, rural Madison Parish. She was instrumental in making World Landscape Architecture Month a global initiative, building a program for chapters to use PARK(ing) Day as a way of promoting the profession, championing successful national adoption of ASLA's rebranding initiative, and implementing a new website and communications strategy. She has become a trusted voice to speak on behalf of the organization and the profession. Now as the Suzanne L. Turner Assistant Professor at LSU, Haley teaches students-and especially women and minorities-how to be champions for those without a voice and about the critical role that landscape architects can play in mission-driven work.
As seen in LASN magazine, September 2020.