Shannon Nichol Gives Keynote Speech at Prairie Gateway ASLA Awards Gala

May 11, 2013 - Shannon Nichol, Founding Principal of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, was a guest speaker at yesterday’s Prairie Gateway ASLA Awards Gala, along with Mark Focht, FASLA, 2012-2013 President-Elect of ASLA.
In her keynote address, Shannon discussed the unique openness of the landscape design process, which is constantly interacting with outside influences and multiple collaborators. “This openness adds complexity - it can be a formidable challenge to rationally progress a design into a coherent product – especially as compared to many design disciplines that are more isolated and less collaborative. In the face of many distractions, landscape architects become practiced in creating order and fascinated with finding clear outcomes.”