Erin Horton, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, has been honored with the Emerging Professional’s Award by the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects at their annual conference, held at the historic Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. The inaugural award recognizes outstanding contributions to the chapter and the landscape architecture profession by young professionals.
Erin has been practicing landscape architecture for 10 years and has led design on significant projects where the landscape was integral to creating a sense of place. Her designs can be found at high profile projects such as the Warrior Transition Unit and the Transient Wounded Warrior Lodge at the landmark Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Erin is particularly skilled at connecting communal spaces with thoughtful and well-planned landscape, as in her work on the Penn State South Halls and the award-winning dining facilities at Camp Pendleton. Her eye for functional and aesthetic landscape was integral to the success of the technologically advanced Academic & Performing Arts building at John Tyler Community College.
A native of Colorado, the elements of landscape design are inherent in Erin’s ability to create a sense of place and belonging. As a young professional, she strives to bring subtle strength and thoughtful understanding to her discipline, making her an asset to our landscape architecture team and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University and recently celebrated nine years with Clark Nexsen.