ASLA Colorado/Wyoming celebrates 50 years Email
Written by Colorado Green Now   
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 12:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Colorado/Wyoming (ASLA CO/WY), founded in 1973. (New Mexico was part of the group when it was founded but has since left.)

Licensing of landscape architects in Colorado owes much to Jane Silverstein Ries, who worked to establish a Colorado licensing authority in the 1960s. After the Landscape Architect Registration Act passed in Colorado, Ries became the first woman to be certified as a licensed landscape architect in the state in 1968. Before the Colorado Chapter was formed, Ries served as the first president of ASLA Rocky Mountain Chapter. Her legacy continues to be recognized with the Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation, ASLA CO/WY’s charitable nonprofit.

Through members’ work dedicated to enhancing natural and built environments, the association continues to promote development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession in Colorado and Wyoming. ASLA CO/WY celebrated the milestone at the Washington Park Boathouse in Denver in July.

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