About CCASLA


Our Mission

The California Council of the American Society of Landscape Architects is an organization comprised of the four California Chapters including the San Diego, Southern California, Sierra, and Northern California Chapters. The purpose of the Council shall be to advance the profession of Landscape Architecture in the State of California as an instrument of service in public welfare and to serve as the coordinating Council in the State for the various Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

What is Landscape Architecture?

Landscape architects analyze, plan, design, manage, and nurture the built and natural environments. Landscape architects have a significant impact on communities and quality of life. They design parks, skate parks, campuses, streetscapes, playgrounds, trails, plazas, habitat restoration, water conservation and stormwater management projects and other projects that help define a community. Residential design is the largest market sector. Most of that work consists of single-family homes, but also includes multi-family, planned development and retirement communities. 

Landscape architecture services in the U.S. are valued at $2.3 billion per year, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. The latest data, which cover up to 2012, show landscape architecture services accounted for 14 percent of total architectural services.

OUR CHAPTERS COVERAGE MAP

Our Board of Directors

RICH RISNER, ASLA

President

San Diego Chapter
Grounded Landscape Architecture
760-518-7106

JOY LYNDES, ASLA

Vice President

San Diego Chapter
Coastal Sage Landscape Architecture
760-456-7907

TALA FATOLAHZADEH, ASLA

Treasurer

Northern California Chapter
City of San Jose Facilities Arch Services
408-535-8345

CARMEN ERASMUS, ASLA

Director

Northern California Chapter
East Bay Regional Parks
415-573-6718

JIM PICKEL, ASLA

Secretary/Website

Southern California Chapter
Fullerton, CA
714-930-6959

JEFF CHAMLEE, ASLA

Director

Southern California Chapter
Architerra Design Group
909-484-2800

JOHN NICOLAUS, FASLA

Government Affairs Liaison

Sierra Chapter
Wood Rodgers
916-503-5094

ANDREW WICKHAM, ASLA

Director

Sierra Chapter
LPA Sacramento
916-287-2326

CCASLA Contacts

Tracy Morgan Hollingworth, CAE

Executive Director

California Council Office
1050 Rosecrans St., Suite B
San Diego, CA 92016
P: 619.283.8818
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Donald Gilbert

Lobbyist

Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith, LLC
P: 916.443.6400

LATC Contacts

Patricia Trauth, ASLA

LATC Resource

Rick Engineering
P: 619.291.0707

Trish Rodriguez

LATC Program Manager

Landscape Architects Technical Com
P: 916.575.7231

ASLA National Legislative Contact

TOLL FREE NUMBER: 888-999-2752

State Government Affairs

Elizabeth Hebron, Director
P: 202.216.2324
Bradley Rawls, Manager
P: 202.216.2370

Federal Government Affairs

Roxanne Blackwell, Esq, Hon. ASLA, Director
P: 202.216.2334
Daniel Hart, Manager
P: 202.216.2372