San Diego—January 8: The American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego chapter (ASLA-SD) has selected Philip Armstrong to be its president in 2019. With nearly 30 years of professional experience as a licensed landscape architect, Armstrong is Senior Landscape Architect at The Lightfoot Planning Group, where he oversees staff resources and provides insight and support for a variety of project markets in both private and public sectors.

Said Armstrong, “I am honored to be chapter president for 2019. I feel humbled to lead an organization that for over 40 years continues to support and influence the profession of landscape architecture in San Diego County and beyond.”

Armstrong’s varied experience of shepherding projects from concept through construction includes development support of residential communities, design of K-12 and community-college campuses, sports-field design, municipal facilities, streetscapes, and habitat-restoration projects. He also provides assistance to Lightfoot’s planning staff on a variety of master- and specific-planning projects.

The San Diego chapter’s biggest event this year will be hosting the national 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture in November with over 7,000 landscape architects from around the country and the globe expected to be in attendance. “We will need a small army of volunteers for this effort and planning is underway in the capable hands of conference co-chairs Vicki Estrada of Estrada Land Planning and Martin Flores of Carrier Johnson + Culture.”

Armstrong’s personal mission is to support and increase chapter membership which funds programs, lectures and events, community outreach and awareness of the profession of landscape architecture.

He has a BA in landscape architecture from UC Davis and is a resident of the La Costa neighborhood of Carlsbad.

The American Society of Landscape Architects

The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional organization, founded in 1899, representing landscape architects in private, public and academic practice. The local chapter was formed in 1976 to serve both the profession and the public on local issues dealing with the practice of landscape architecture.

Landscape architecture encompasses the analysis, planning, design, management, and stewardship of the natural and built environments. It is one of the most diverse design fields. In addition to the better-known arenas of parks, streetscapes, and public plazas, landscape architects are trained in visual- quality assessment, public facilitation and mediation, environmental impact studies, wetlands mitigation, urban design, historic preservation, large- and small-scale master planning, erosion control, and landscape-water management.

The mission of the American Society of Landscape Architects is to lead, educate and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.