UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program Director Stephanie Landregan becomes President of CLARB

September 30, 2013 in Alumni in the News by Patricia Jennex

Alumni Connection congratulates Stephanie Landregan on being elected President of the 2013-2014 Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).

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From the CLARB Press Release…

California Landscape Architect Elected President of International Organization

FAIRFAX, VIRGINA (UNITED STATES) – September 30, 2013 – Stephanie Landregan has been elected as President of the 2013-2014 Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).

Landregan has held various leadership positions with CLARB since 2006, most recently servicing as President elect (2012-2013), Vice President (2011-2012), and serving as the CLARB Region V Director (2007-2009) and the Region V Alternate Director (2006-2007) as well as the CLARB Communications Committee Chairperson Nominations Committee (2005) and the CLARB Reciprocity Committee (2003-2004).

Closer to home, Landregan has served on the California Landscape Architects Technical Committee as Board Chair (2012, 2011, 2010 and 2005); Vice Chair (2003 and 2004); Board Member (2001-Present); and as a member of the Sunset Review Committee (2006-Present). She has served as American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Southern California Chapter as its President (2002-2003), Secretary (1999-2001), Trustee (2005-2008) and Liaison to Students (1997-1999). She has worked as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Glendale, California, since 2009, and served as Chair in 2011. She is a founding board member of the Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation. She has served on various commissions in Glendale, and has been the Chairperson of both the Glendale Historic Preservation Commission and the City of LA Low Impact Development Guidelines Joint AIA and ASLA Committee.

Landregan earned a Landscape Architecture Certificate from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Program in 1993. She also holds a BA in 3-Dimensional Art from the University of Kentucky and masters work in the Technical/Vocational Education program at the University of New Mexico. Stephanie is the Program Director for the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program and the Horticulture and Gardening Program. She is currently licensed in California as a Landscape Architect.

About CLARB
Since 1970, CLARB has been dedicated to ensuring that all individuals who affect the natural and built environment through the practice of landscape architecture are sufficiently qualified to do so. CLARB and its members work together to establish standards for education, experience and examination required for the professional licensure of landscape architects. CLARB’s member include the licensure boards that regulate the profession of landscape architecture in the United States; the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico; and the Canadian provinces of British Colombia, Alberta and Ontario. The California Landscape Architects Technical Committee is a member of CLARB.”

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Alumni in the News: July 18 2013

July 18, 2013 in Alumni in the News by admin

Alumni Paul Comstock recognized as a 2013 ASLA Fellow

Class of ’89 Alumni Paul Comstock will be recognized as a 2013 ASLA Fellow at the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, November 15-18 in Boston. He is the second UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program Alumni to become a FASLA.

From ASLA 2013 Fellow Profiles:

Paul K. Comstock received his nomination, for Knowledge, from the Southern California Chapter. Over three decades he has practiced with an emphasis on themed environments and residences, including a stint as a Disney Imagineer. His research and collaborative spirit have influenced nurseries and growers around the world to expand their plant palettes, giving landscape architects the opportunity to incorporate forgotten or overlooked materials into their designs. His work balances independent research, sharing information with peers, and mentoring landscape architecture graduates. His seed exchange efforts and research on local practices have taken him to 80 countries—research that allows him to create a global range of environments and has propagated millions of plants for use throughout the U.S. He received his Landscape Architecture certificate from UCLA.

Please join us in recognizing this amazing Alumni for all his accomplishments!

Visit Paul Comstock’s website and portfolio here.

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Alumni in the News: July 12-14 2013

July 18, 2013 in Alumni in the News by admin

July 12-14  National ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architecture) convened several national summits on important national issues affecting the profession of Landscape Architecture.  In their first Diversity Summit to discuss the obstacles to specifically Latino and African American’s in landscape architecture,12 emerging professionals from across the nation were chosen to attend.  From Southern California were two of UCLA Extension’s alumni, Tammy Martin and Jessica Centeno, (2012). A white paper and a strategic action plan will be developed to address increasing the awareness and the number of Latinos and African Americans in our profession.

ASLA also convened a Communication Summit where alumni  Martin Schwanauer ’07, was sent by the Southern California Chapter of ASLA to represent the Chapter. At the Communication Summit, ways to increase membership, diversity and awareness of the Landscape Architecture profession are shared and taught to representatives from all 54 chapter representatives.

And at the concurrent Advocacy Summit, Program Director Stephanie Landregan, an alumni  (’93) of the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program , was the representative for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), where she is the President-Elect. The Advocacy Summit discusses current national, regional and local legislative threats and issues and provides information and strategic tactics to chapters for use in their Government Affairs efforts.