Landscape Architect Silewski Elected Treasurer of WI ASLA
September 22, 2022
Chris Silewski, PLA, has been elected treasurer of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Silewski is the landscape architecture supervisor within Ayres’ Development Services Division. He supervises Ayres’ Wisconsin-based landscape architecture group, delivering projects in the Midwest, West, and Southeast and providing leadership and collaboration for our team of economic development specialists, landscape architects, and urban planners while finding unique funding opportunities to make projects happen. He is based in Eau Claire.
WI ASLA represents more than 175 professionals, allied professionals and students in the landscape architecture profession. Through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship, WI ASLA strives to help members to thrive in their profession. ASLA, the national organization, has more than 15,000 members and 49 chapters.
The group’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
Silewski first got involved in the Colorado chapter of ASLA in 2012 and managed the annual awards program for the chapter. He later got involved in the Wisconsin chapter and now looks forward to managing and verifying incoming and outgoing funds as treasurer. He also hopes to promote the profession through positive interactions with local committee members and communities across Wisconsin.
Silewski brings creative and thoughtful input into the design process from conception through construction. Over the past 10+ years, he has focused on creating dynamic, place-specific designs that incorporate a sense of wonder. His innate interests in community outreach, local typology, art, ecology, and regional design make him a valuable resource to any project aimed at engaging the public in creating a place-specific destination.
Silewski is a licensed professional landscape architect in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in environmental design, both from North Dakota State University.