Open to ASLA Members who attend the INASLA Annual Meeting
Unique perspective to a traditionally male-dominated field.
This panel features a group of female designers from the Midwest. Panelists will discuss their career challenges, successes, and trajectories in a male-dominated industry. Regardless of your background, this discussion will illuminate multiple career paths in the design profession.
Ellen Dickson, FAIA, ALA, LEED AP, NCARB, NCIDQ
Bailey Edward Design - Managing Principal
Ellen Bailey Dickson, FAIA is a founding principal of Bailey Edward Design. Ellen holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studied at the Ecole d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme in Versailles, France. She has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects as a Fellow for her commitment to elevating the role of women in architecture and has been named a Woman of Influence, Enterprising Woman of the Year, Business Owner of the Year and one of the Top 100 Women Making a Difference by various media and business organizations.
Deb Kunce, FAIA, LEED AP
Core Planning Strategies – Managing Principal
As the founding principal of CORE Planning Strategies, Deb’s role is driving strategy, building relationships, and ensuring CORE helps their clients achieve their ideal facility. With over 20 years of planning and construction experience, Deb is a driven project leader who applies creative strategies with practical implementation. Deb is currently a Governor’s appointee to the Indiana State Lottery Commission and is active on the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce’s Local Government and Fiscal Policy Committee and Indiana Construction Roundtable Education Committee.
Jennifer Lasch, PE, LEED BD+C
Cripe – Director of Civil Engineering
Jennifer has served as Project Manager and Civil Engineer on a wide variety of projects ranging from the civil design of transportation enhancement projects to the civil design and planning of higher education, and corporate campuses and park facilities. As a primary member of integrated design teams throughout the process, she works closely with team members and regulatory agencies to find creative solutions for protecting existing environmental resources. Jennifer’s influence on site layout, stormwater recharge, utility layout and construction methods has been essential for project success.
Corrie Meyer, AICP, PLA
Innovative Planning – President and CEO
Corrie Meyer is an entrepreneur working in the urban environment, utilizing her credentials as a certified Urban Planner and licensed Landscape Architect. As President and CEO of Innovating Planning, a Central Indiana strategic planning firm, she works to make communities stronger. Through Innovative Planning, Corrie led the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, Reconnecting to Our Waterways in Indianapolis, and works with development teams to deliver creative site layouts, pro-formas and development solutions for mixed-use projects, and communities seeking a firm path forward to grow.
(Moderator) Camille Shoaf, PLA, ASLA
Hitchock Design Group – Associate Landscape Architect
Camille Shoaf is a licensed landscape architect who serves as a project manager on work throughout Indiana. She strives to create unique design solutions that elevate the daily experience of users and enhances the natural environment. Camille is an active member of the INASLA and has served as the secretary in the 2017-2018 term. Past experiences allowed her to work as a Landscape Architect in Vermont, Alaska, and Washington.
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Outline available career paths in the design profession.
2. Provide insight and solutions to workplace challenges.
3. Inspire attendees to reflect on and take direction in their careers.
Ellen Dickson, FAIA, ALA; Deb Kunce, FAIA; Jennifer Lasch, PE; Corrie Meyer, AICP, PLA; Camille Shoaf, PLA
Indiana Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects