09-04-20 | Department

Haley Blakeman, FASLA

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.

Editors Note: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 19 members as ASLA Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership, management, knowledge, and service. ASLA will formally recognize its 2020 Fellows during a virtual event in the fall. Thanks to ASLA for the Fellows photos and tributes (edited for space).

As seen in LASN magazine, September 2020.


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