Dr. C. L. Bohannon assists VT on inclusion and diversity

Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis recognized and thanked Dr. C.L. Bohannon for his contributions to VT’s recent Inclusion and Diversity charrette. Dr. Bohannon worked with the Provost’s Office and the Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity to design and lead a four hour process that engaged more than 70 faculty, staff, and students. He is clearly an example of how scholarly knowledge can be integrated with practical concerns of inclusion and diversity and utilized to explore some of the university’s most significant issues.

Virginia Tech is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students and is taking bold actions in creating a more inclusive university. These actions will enable all members of our community to feel confident in expressing their differences, knowing that these varied perspectives constitute a rich and invigorating learning environment. To realize this future, we must see inclusion and diversity not simply as an add-on, but as a hallmark of excellence engrained into the fabric of Virginia Tech.

“Dr. Bohannon has provided valuable leadership in realizing our envisioned future, and we commend him for his contributions.” Provost Rikakis



Brandon Hartz, BLA 2000, to Discuss BIM in Landscape Architecture at ASLA 2015


Brandon Hartz, BLA 2000 and senior landscape architect in HOK’s Washington, DC office, will present “BIM in Landscape Architecture - Opportunities and Challenges” at the ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting on Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Chicago.

Hartz, who uses BIM software as part of his project workflow, will present an assessment of the benefits and challenges of Building Information Modeling.



The Landscape Architecture Program at VT and the ASLA-VT is co-hosting this year’s VA ASLA fall continuing education meeting September 18 and 19th.

We are inviting all alumni and current students to VT to partake of all or part of the two-day program. There’s been a lot of construction on campus and the program includes discussion of the campus design objectives underlying the changes. You can also acquire up to 9 CEUs for your landscape architecture license.

Students will be hosting an open studio on Friday (10:30 to 12:45), and offering their portfolios up for critique from 10:30 to 12:30.

LAR Professor Dean Bork will be part of the Saturday program. 
This is a great time to come see what the program is up to.

For more information on the conference and to register please click on the following link:

Our Fall Conference will focus on facilitating change in the designed environment by providing local educational field trips, a campus sketch crawl, and presentations on current campus and municipal planning strategies and therapeutic concepts for park and facility planning.


MLA alum, Amanda Shull, co-curated the Cultural Landscape Foundation's traveling Dan Kiley exhibit

MLA Grad Amanda Shull was the co-currator of the CLF's travelling Dan Kiley exhibit. See:



Glenn Oder, BLA 1980, has been elevated to ASLA Fellow

Glenn Oder, BLA 1980, has been elevated to ASLA Fellow for his leadership role and will be inducted at the ASLA Meeting in Chicago this fall.

The official ASLA announcement and a description of his vitae are at:

Oder, the executive director of the Fort Monroe Authority, Oder has led many initiatives to improve communities and steward resources across the Commonwealth. As the sole landscape architect during his tenure in the Virginia General Assembly, he is viewed by the Virginia ASLA chapter and the greater landscape architecture community as one of the most critically important individuals as he expanded and protected the scope of practice and elevated the regulatory status of the profession.