About Us

Founded in 1910, Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) is the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). It is the magazine of record for the landscape architecture profession in North America, reaching more than 60,000 readers who plan and design projects valued at more than $140 billion each year. LAM is a benefit of ASLA membership, and is available in both print and digital formats by subscription, and may also be found in more than 250 bookstores around the world. To reach the editorial or advertising departments, visit the contact us page.  Information about advertising is also available online.

 

EDITORIAL

Jennifer Reut, Editor
Jennifer Reut has been at Landscape Architecture Magazine since 2013, where she started as an associate editor. In addition to editing the magazine for eight years, she has written feature articles on a range of subjects, including “The River Beneath the River,” on the cleanup of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., for which she won an EXCEL award for feature writing; “Big Bend in the Road,” on ecological and social change in Far West Texas; and “Out of Time,” on landscape architect Sara Zewde’s memorial at Valongo Slave Port in Rio de Janeiro. In her role as senior editor, she oversaw the implementation of the LAM digital archive on JSTOR, and she is now in the early stages of planning for the magazine’s digital transformation. Reut has a master’s and a doctorate in architectural history from the University of Virginia, and she began her education at Hampshire College, where she acquired a B.A. in American history and literature. A fourth-generation native of Washington, D.C., Reut travels frequently to nurture close landscape attachments to coastal New Jersey, New York City, and Montana.

 

Chris McGee, Art Director
Chris has been LAM’s art director since September 2008. Chris was the magazine’s design associate from 1995 to 1998, and served as art director for two Economist Group publications, Traffic World and Air Cargo World in Washington, D.C. He also spent four years in Chicago, where he was art director of a number of health care publications in both Chicago and Milwaukee.

 


Laurie Shuster, Deputy Editor
Laurie is the magazine’s deputy editor, overseeing all aspects of the magazine’s day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the LAM team, she spent 24 years at the American Society of Civil Engineers as managing editor and editor in chief of Civil Engineering magazine. She has been a writer and editor for magazines her entire career, covering subjects such as lumber yards, home improvement, food distribution, and fashion jewelry. She holds a BS in journalism from the University of Maryland and completed the Program for Developing Managers at the Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston.

 

Lisa Schultz, Copy Chief
Lisa is the copy chief for LAM and is responsible for copyediting and fact checking the magazine and website. Before coming to ASLA in 2006, she worked on the copy desk at Legal Times and as a freelance publications consultant for labor union and nonprofit clients. She has a BA in English with a concentration in writing from West Virginia University.

 

Leah Ghazarian, Production Editor
Leah manages the flow of stories and art among the magazine’s writers, editors, copy chief, and art director. She also writes and edits for the magazine. Prior to joining the LAM staff in 2020, she was the senior associate editor of design for Custom HomeBuilder, and Architect magazines. Earlier in her career, she coordinated communications for an architecture firm in Los Angeles.

 

Emily Davidson, Editorial Design Assistant
Emily is responsible for writing and design projects including magazine layouts, the Goods column, and The Landscape Report. Before joining the LAM staff in 2018, she obtained a BA in English at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and worked as a marketing writer/designer in Harrisburg.

 

 

Timothy A. Schuler, Contributing Editor, NOW
Tim is the editor of the Now section of LAM and a regular contributor to the magazine. He is an award-winning journalist whose writing on the built and natural environment has appeared in Places JournalArchitectCityLab, and Next City. Born and raised in rural Kansas, he currently lives with his wife in Honolulu. You can reach him at timothyaschuler@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Zach Mortice, Web Editor
Zach edits and writes for the LAM website. Zach Mortice is a Chicago-based design writer and critic, focusing on architecture and landscape architecture. He’s written for numerous national design publications, and is the editor of Midwest Architecture Journeys, from Belt Publishing. You can reach him at zachmortice@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

PUBLISHING 

Michael O’Brien, Publisher and Chief Financial Officer
Michael O’Brien became the publisher of LAM in December 2014. A native of Niagara Falls, New York, he joined ASLA in 2009 as its chief financial officer and continues in that role as well. Michael is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Geneseo with a B.S. in Accounting. He also obtained the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification and the Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certification from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before joining ASLA, Michael worked for CFO To Go and Price Waterhouse (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) in various management, auditing, and accounting roles.

 

Gregg Boersma, Sales Manager
Gregg is originally from Connecticut and graduated with a BA in marketing from Babson College.  He has spent his entire career in magazine publishing, including positions in New York City with Outside, This Old House, and Fast Company magazines.  Prior to joining the ASLA staff in 2012, Gregg was the Advertising Sales Director for Sail and Power & Motoryacht magazines.  While he is an avid sailor, cyclist, and skier, his greatest passions are dogs and photography.

 

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A native of Pennsylvania, Kathleen earned a BA in English Literature from St. Lawrence University, and at mid-career, has just received her MBA from Georgetown University. She has spent her entire career in publishing, including positions with American Artist and Restaurant & Hotel Design. Kathleen helped launch GOVERNING magazine and spent six years establishing it as a must-read for public officials across the country. She also worked for 10 years at the Magazine Group (now McMurry/TMG).

 

Laura Iverson, Senior Production Manager
Laura Iverson joined Landscape Architecture Magazine as the senior production manager in 2022. She brings more than 25 years of experience in publishing to her role. After working for a regional publisher in New Orleans, she served as production director for CFO magazine, a member of the Economist Group, for 12 years. She joined the American Dental Education Association in 2012 as senior publishing manager, coordinating numerous newsletters, meetings materials, advertising sales, and ad hoc design projects.

 

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