Annette Wilkus, Principal, Honored at Built By Women Awards
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation received grants from the New York Council for Humanities and the New York Building Foundation to identify 100 outstanding structures and built environments in New York City, contemporary or historic, designed and/or constructed by women. The structure or built must have a woman who was directly responsible for leading the design (architectural, engineering or landscape) or who led the construction, either from the development or construction management team.
SiteWorks is proud to announce Annette Wilkus received a Built By Women Award in the Landscape category for her work on Governors Island.
Over the next year, walking tours, interactive maps and other educational materials will be developed to highlight women’s contributions to the built environment and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation will host local events to publicize the spaces.
SiteWorks Staff Updates
SiteWorks Landscape Architecture, a landscape architecture and construction management firm located in New York City, is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Lavallee FASLA to our team.
Andrew Lavallee is a professional with over 25 years’ experience in all technical aspects of our profession. As the Director of Strategic Planning, Andrew’s broad experience with high profile, interdisciplinary landscape projects will enhance our specialized site operations and maintenance planning services, assisting our clients with strategies to improve the full life-cycle performance of their landscape. As a recognized leader in the application of innovative green infrastructure strategies for cities Andrew co-authored the award-winning High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for New York City (2011). Andrew is a frequent speaker at landscape architecture conferences and has authored numerous articles on a variety of technical subjects ranging from sports facility design to the development of economically sustainable parks.
In addition to our new team members, SiteWorks is pleased to announce James Dudley ASLA recently completed his arborist exam and is ISA certified and Josh Price ASLA successfully completed the LARE and is now a registered landscape architect.
SiteWorks Principals head to Colorado for the American Society of Landscape Architects National Convention
Annette Wilkus and Melissa Potter Ix, attended the ASLA convention’s many interesting and informative workshops. Annette also presented as a panel member of Soil Biology: Make It Integral to Your Living Landscape, which was received with much enthusiasm. This was also the year Annette stepped down as Vice President of Professional Practice, passing the baton to Hunter Beckham.
Highlights of the annual meeting included honoring The Trust for Public Land for their unparalleled service to the Landscape Architectural profession as they celebrated William Rogers, Honorary ASLA being awarded the La Gasse Medal, Adrian Benepe being awarded the Olmsted Medal and Mary Alice Lee becoming an Honorary ASLA member.