“Landscape architecture is a profession that has had a huge impact on my life, and the ASLA is the only organization that supports and protects my passion for the industry,” said McDonald, who is based in Stantec’s Milwaukee office. “It’s truly an honor that my fellow members have entrusted me to serve as President of the Wisconsin Chapter.”
Sarah’s experience spans the realm of urban design, landscape design and green infrastructure for a wide range of project markets. She has been involved in many projects in Wisconsin, including the Abendschein Park Master Plan Update for the City of Oak Creek, the Riveredge Nature Center Outpost in Saukville and The Shipyard in Green Bay, which was once a brownfield for over 50 years. Today, Stantec is working with the city to design an assortment of attractions and programming and provide a year-round gathering place.
“During my term as chapter President, I look forward to advocating for including landscape architects in the development of the built environment from the very beginning stages of a project," McDonald said. "Landscape architects are especially skilled in leading multi-disciplinary teams in holistic, integrated site designs that lead to better project outcomes — economically, equitably and environmentally. Through education and outreach, it’s critical that we ignite the next generation of students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) to become landscape architects."