Washington, DC, November 17, 2015 – At the culmination of this year’s Annual Meeting & EXPO in Chicago on November 9, Chad D. Danos, FASLA was installed as the 71st president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Danos is Director of Landscape Architecture at Duplantis Design Group, PC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, creating value-added outdoor environments that create a sense of place and reflect the rich cultural heritage of Louisiana. For the past twenty-five years, Chad has guided the planning, design and implementation of prominent community projects such as: North Boulevard Town Square (Baton Rouge), Forest Community Park (Baton Rouge), Woman’s Hospital (Baton Rouge), Thibodaux Regional Medical Center (Thibodaux), Terrebonne Main Library (Houma), North Tangipahoa Parish Park (Kentwood), Louisiana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, the Louisiana Speaks Regional Plan, and the Downtown Strategic Plan (Abbeville) to name a few.
He has served ASLA in many capacities: as Louisiana Chapter President and Trustee, ASLA Vice President of Government Affairs, and chair of numerous committees. In 2011, Danos was inducted into the ASLA Council of Fellows, among the highest honor the ASLA may bestow on its members in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time.
“Landscape architects offer significant value to projects in an ever changing world where safe, sustainable, and unifying public spaces are critical to the viability of our communities. I am eager to represent my profession in the coming year as its President.” says Danos.
About the American Society of Landscape Architects
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use “ASLA” after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning and design of our built and natural environments; the Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.