Advancement Board

Advancement Board Members in attendance at the April 10, 2015 meeting

 To view a panorama of the Jury Room that was funded by the Advancement Board please click here.

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning is very fortunate to have dedicated individuals who are committed to serving on our Advancement Board. The LAEP Advancement Board is comprised of some of the most successful people working in the discipline today. Most are alumni of the program, however some are professionals, academics or public servants who were invited to serve.


The Advancement Board meets annually in the fall, when members travel to Logan at their own expense. The Board also reports quarterly through conference calls to address progress for each standing committee. In the fall meeting the Department outlines the current needs and accomplishments of the past year, outlining the multi-year strategy for their priorities. Each Board member serves on a standing committee selected based upon their experience and interests. The Board hears reporting from the LAEP students to ask questions and assess the Department from the student perspective.
Board members provide substantial support through personal donations to the Department, as well as resources they garner from private and corporate support. Members also provide professional expertise in studios during critiques or special projects such as the annual Charrette.

The latest version of the Advancement Board Bylaws were approved October 2012:

Click here for the 2012 Advancement Board By-Laws

A list of Committees and their corresponding website can be found here.

A list of past Advancement Board meetings and their notes can be found here.


Current LAEP Advancement Board Members

Kurt Altvater
CB Richard Ellis

Rick Barrett
MIG Inc.

Bob Behling
EDSA Inc.

Corbett Belcher
CMG Landscape Architecture

Prashanta Bhat
The Landscape Company

Jay Bollwinkel
MGB & A, Inc.

Jereck Boss
The Office of James Burnett

Kenneth Brooks
Arizona State University

Walt Cole
Clark Nexson

Mark Dawson
Sasaki Associates Inc

Geoff Ellis
Oakcrest Design LLC

Larry Harmsen
ProLogis

Brian Huculak
Huculak & Associates

James Hyatt
James Hyatt Studio

Randy Jackson
PlaceWorks

Mark Johnson
Civitas Inc

Todd Johnson
Practitioner-in-Residence, LAEP

Nancy Monteith
Salt Lake City Corporation

Keith Diaz Moore
University of Utah

Jay Nielsen
Community Planning Consultant

Chris Sands
Bio-West Inc

Dale Schafer
Thomas Balsley Associates

Michael Schneider
Orange Street Studio

Linda Snyder
Tufts University

Jan Striefel
Landmark Design Inc

John Suarez
SBD Studio

Rob Sweeten
Bureau of Land Management

Mark van der Zalm
van der Zalm + Associates Inc