Clark Nexsen is pleased to announce that Walt Cole, PLA, LEED AP, has been elected President of the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Presently serving as President-Elect, Walt believes deeply in the mission of ASLA and is committed to advancing the practice of landscape architecture throughout his three years of service.
Walt Cole brings more than 32 years of experience in land planning and design to the presidential role, in addition to a long history of involvement with ASLA and fellow planning organizations. As a LEED Accredited Professional, he is particularly passionate about land stewardship and believes landscape architects offer a unique skill set in the design and planning of resilient communities – a hot topic in sustainable design. Advocating for a leadership role in resiliency design will be a priority during his term.
Walt’s experience ranges from community master plans to site-specific landscape design, and he has successfully completed a broad range of award-winning projects including community revitalization, urban design, parks and recreation, parkways and streetscapes, corporate facilities, and themed attractions. He played a primary role in the design and implementation for the public spaces of the first phase of Celebration, Florida as well as the revitalization of the Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront – one of APA’s 25 Great Public Spaces 2009.
Additionally, Walt serves on the Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) Advancement Board, further demonstrating his commitment to the advancement of the profession and to cultivating the next generation of leaders.