College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Professional Advisory Board


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Board [DoLA-PAB] is to provide a source of advice and counsel to the Chair and department faculty on matters relating to the direction, health, and future of the Department of Landscape Architecture.

1. The group's primary purpose will be to provide a regular means of external assessment and advice for the Department of Landscape Architecture. Additionally, the group will provide a means of better bridging practice and education, connecting professionals to students and vice versa; and would provide an alternative means of support (not necessarily financial) for the Department. While the primary objective is supportive, there is the potential that the board could within three years transform and branch out as an advancement board that includes fund-raising.

2. The Board will meet 2-3 times/year, during which they will interact with students (two meetings will be scheduled in coordination with end of the semester design reviews and/or desk crits; the third meeting could take the form of a conference call during the summer, as needed); interact with faculty; and have a meeting when they will be asked to discuss issues that are vital to the Department, e.g. Curricular proposals, LAAB accreditation, etc.

3. The membership of the board will be invited by the Chair of the Department to serve on either 2-year or 3-year rotating terms, (except for the ASLA SC President, who would have a one-year term).

4. The board will have approximately 12 to15 members and represent diversity (geographic, career, ethnicity, educational, and age) of the board. Members will not all need to be Clemson alumni; nor should all members be landscape architects.

5. Members will be self-supporting in their trips to Clemson. The Department will cover some expenses for meals, receptions, etc. students, and faculty, during meetings.

Membership Roster

Leo Alvarez, FASLA, LEED AP
Discipline Leader, Principal
Perkins + Will
1315 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Nat Bradford, ASLA
(RLA S.C. No. 1093)
Seneca, S.C. 29672

Rhett Crocker, Partner
223 North Graham Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Gregory Duckworth, ASLA
Environmental Concepts
618 Chestnut Road, Suite 201 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Jamie Hairfield, PLA, ASLA
Landscape Architect
4969 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 200
North Charleston SC 29418

Tom Leader
Tom Leader Studio
1015 Camelia Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Chris M Watson
SeamonWhiteside & Associates
607 Pendleton Street, Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29601

Ying-Yu Hung
Managing Principal
SWA Los Angeles Studio
811 W 7th St
Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Chad O'Brien
Waccamaw Landscaping & Construction
PO Box 213
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Gage Couch, ASLA
435 N Andrews Avenue No 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Rebecca Bradley, RLA, ASLA
435 N Andrews Avenue No 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Irene Dumas Tyson, AICP
Director of Planning
The Boudreaux Group
1330 Lady Street Suite 500
Columbia SC 29201

Kyle H. Theodore
Wood+Partners Inc.
7 Lafayette Place
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Edward Kinney
City of Greenville Parks and Recreation
206 S. Main Street
Greenville, S.C. 29601

Partially funded by:
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