Professional Practice Network Leaders Speaking in San Francisco

Elizabeth Van Sickel, ASLA, a volunteer leader for the Women in Landscape Architecture Professional Practice Network, at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. / image: Jason Mallory

120+ education sessions, 8 tracks, 450+ speakers. Have you explored the education program for the ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture yet? If not, we’re here to help you get started, with a look at the Professional Practice Network (PPN) leaders speaking in San Francisco, plus a deeper dive into two Deep Dive sessions featuring PPN leaders.

Learn from the best for less—register by September 21 and get the advanced rate.

PPN Leaders Speaking at the ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture

Kelly A. Farrell, ASLA, Landscape Designer / Ecologist, Sasaki
Ecology & Restoration PPN Leader

Ryan Booth, ASLA, Design Associate, Alta Planning + Design
Transportation PPN Leader

Jack Garcia, Affil. ASLA, Director of Virtual Design & Construction, EDSA, inc.
Digital Technology PPN Leader

Haven Kiers, ASLA, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Davis
Planting Design PPN Leader

Lara Moffat, ASLA, Business Development, Landscape Forms
Women in Landscape Architecture PPN Leader

Emily M. O’Mahoney, FASLA, LEED AP, Partner, 2GHO, Inc. Landscape Architects, Planners, Environmental Consultants
Women in Landscape Architecture PPN Leader

April Philips, FASLA, Founder, April Philips Design Works
Sustainable Design & Development PPN Leader

Andrew Sargeant, ASLA, Landscape Architectural Fellow, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Digital Technology PPN Leader

Lauren K. Schmidt, ASLA, Design Technology Specialist, Parallax Team
Digital Technology PPN Leader

Lauren Schmitt E. Schmitt, ASLA, AICP
Parks & Recreation PPN Leader

Jean Senechal Senechal Biggs, ASLA, Transportation Planning Manager, City of Beaverton
Transportation PPN Leader

Krista Van Hove, ASLA, Campus Planner, Stanford University
Campus Planning & Design PPN Leader

Matthew Wilkins, ASLA, LEED GA, Associate, KTU+A Planning + Landscape Architecture
Digital Technology PPN Leader

Barbara Wyatt, FASLA, Historian/Landscape Specialist, National Park Service (retired)
Historic Preservation PPN Leader

Dou Zhang, FASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, Director of Shanghai Office, Sasaki
International Practice PPN Leader

This list is just the current PPN leaders participating as education session speakers. In the coming weeks, PPN communications will be going out highlighting all the PPN members who are speaking, and more details on the lineup of PPN events planned for the EXPO’s Practice Basecamp. So stay tuned!

Emily O’Mahoney, FASLA, in action at a LARE Prep Workshop. / image: EPNAC

Deep Dive Session Highlights

Leaders from the Digital Technology and Women in Landscape Architecture PPNs are participating as Deep Dive speakers in San Francisco. Don’t forget to secure your Deep Dive tickets in advance, as part of your conference registration.

Cultivating Conversations: An Open Dialogue to Effect Change in Organizational Culture

Join us for engaging conversations centered around supporting design communities through the shifts arising from evolving needs in equity, representation, health and wellness, and tools and technologies. Hear from a diverse panel, share your experiences during moderated roundtables, and leave with ideas to adapt to your own practice and organizations.


  • Lara Moffat, ASLA, Landscape Forms
  • April Philips, FASLA, April Philips Design Works
  • Emily S. Henry, ASLA, Studio Outside
  • Kene Okigbo, ASLA, RDG Planning & Design
  • Ebru Ozer, ASLA, Florida International University

2.50 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AICP, FL
Ticket Price: $25 per person

Women in Landscape Architecture PPN members: keep an eye on your inboxes for an email invitation to a members-only pre-conference meet-and-greet with these rock star panelists, who include not one but TWO 2022 ASLA Honors recipients—Charles Kene Okigbo, for the Emerging Professional Medal, and Ebru Ozer for the Community Service Award – Individual.

Data Driven Design: Insights from the ASLA BIM Working Group

Leaders from the Digital Technology PPN’s BIM Working Group are presenting this Deep Dive session on Monday, November 14. This session will serve as a practical introduction to the topics below, and more:

  • BIM contracts
  • Implementation (and challenges) of BIM
  • Modeling considerations and solutions
  • BIM standards in the field of landscape architecture

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists and peers to discuss industry-wide challenges, practical solutions, and deliverables of BIM.


  • Radu Dicher, LFA, BIM Manager, SWA Group
  • Jack Garcia, Affil. ASLA, Dir. of Virtual Design & Construction, EDSA, Inc.
  • Lauren K. Schmidt, ASLA, Design Technology Specialist, Parallax Team
  • Matthew J. Wilkins, ASLA, Sr. Landscape Architect, KTUA
  • Phyllis Zhou, ASLA, Senior Associate, Sasaki

2.50 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AIA/non-HSW, AICP, FL
Ticket Price: $25 per person

Space is limited—reserve your Deep Dive tickets today!

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