Lisa Delplace (MLA '98) was recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) as an ASLA Fellow for her exceptional contribution to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Nomination to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honor ASLA bestows.
Delplace's experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya sharpened her awareness of cultural, social, and environmental influences on people and the planet. This experience served her well as she went on to lead landscape architecture projects in geopolitically sensitive locations such as Kabul, Afghanistan, and Katmandu, Nepal. Delplace brings these learned lessons to her current position in Washington D.C. as an architect at the firm of OEHME, van SWEDEN. She's worked to expand the firm’s ecological approach while placing a new emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration between designers and scientists in such projects as the Great Basin Shoreline Restoration at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Tippet Rise Art Center at Fishtail, Montana.