Chatham University

Student ASLA

Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Chatham University

The purpose and mission of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is to support the national Society’s mission which is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. From the ASLA bylaws, the student chapter shall undertake activities consistent with the Society's purpose in the advancement in education and skill in the art of landscape architecture and, to this end, shall be encouraged to participate in the affairs of the Society and the local Chapter, to communicate with other Student Chapters, and to ally themselves in common purposes through a national organization.

With this mission in mind, Chatham’s student chapter focuses on connecting its members to the community and local landscape through outdoor activities, volunteer opportunities such as neighborhood tree plantings, and student representation at the ASLA PA-DE Annual Meeting.  The student chapter participates in Chatham’s spring plant sale which is part of the annual Western PA Gardening and Landscaping Symposium held on campus.

Student committees consist of four positions- President, Vice President, Treasurer and Historian- with a faculty representative acting as Faculty Advisor for the organization.

President:  Jordyn Melino

Vice President:  Lisa Wright

Treasurer:  Justin Hoge

Historian:  Emily Sachs

Faculty Advisor:  Anne Withey

Student members must be currently enrolled in Chatham’s Masters in Landscape Architecture program, which is recognized by the national ASLA chapter.