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Conference: LABash 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 3:00pm to Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Stuckeman Jury Space

Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture is honored to host the 48th annual LABash. At LABash, students and professionals come together and celebrate landscape architecture. Penn State's LaBash has an incredible line up of speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities that are meant to expand student's professional skills, but more importantly, deepen the understanding of how each individual plays a role in impacting our world.

Key Note Speakers:

  • Gina Ford
  • Ken Smith
  • Susannah Drake


  • Mark Focht
  • Claudia West
  • Jeremiah Farmer
  • Craig Stoffel
  • Alyssa Garcia
  • Will Johnson
  • Justin Winters
  • Parul Sharma
  • Eric Gilbey
  • Tess Ruswick
  • Herb Sweeney
  • Patricia Noto
  • Scott Roschi
  • Kari Spiegelhalter
  • Danny Bulemore
  • Richard Jones
  • Hugh Keegan
  • Claudia West
  • David Rubin
  • Tom Salaki
  • Chris Beagan
  • Stacilyn Feldman
  • Mike Fraze



More information:

LABash Schedule


5pm: The official kickoff is at the State Theater.

The students in attendance will be welcomed by the host committee. The president of the American Society of Landscape Architecture, Gregory A. Miller, will speak followed by Mark Focht, is the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer at New York City Parks and Recreation, and a distinguished alumnus of Stuckeman School’s Landscape Architecture program.


9am:  Breakfast and keynote lecture with Gina Ford in the Stuckeman Jury Space
Until noon: Lectures / Design Charrettes
12:30pm: Susannah Drake will give lunchtime keynote address at the Nittany Lion Inn.
5pm: Final keynote lecture by Ken Smith at Stuckeman Jury Space. 

(Between the key notes there will be other lectures, workshops, a sketch crawl.)


9am – 4pm: Lectures / Workshops

4pm: Closing Reception

5pm: Alumni and Professional Reception at the Nittany Lion Inn hosted by Eliza Pennypacker, head of Stuckeman School department of landscape architecture.







LaBash 2018 logo designed by Zoe Roane-Hopkins