Landscape Designer Bernhardt to Join National ASLA Committees

  • By Ayres
  • December 21, 2022

Paige Bernhardt Staff PortraitPaige Bernhardt, landscape designer in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has been selected to serve on the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Associate Advisory Committee and Student Support and Engagement Committee. The Associate Advisory Committee comprises young professionals in their first four years out of college. It advises national ASLA leaders on the experiences of young professionals and promotes opportunities for peers. Bernhardt’s term runs from early 2023 through fall of 2024. The Student Support and Engagement Committee helps to guide engagement and programming for students as they transition into their emerging professional careers. This term will conclude in the fall of 2023.

Bernhardt earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, geography, and environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020 and has been very active in ASLA’s Wisconsin chapter, receiving the Chapter Service Award in 2022 in recognition of “exemplary service on chapter boards and committees” – primarily for her work building a new, user-friendly website for the chapter.

Bernhardt is the current membership chair of WI ASLA and serves as a member-at-large on the Board of Directors.

WI ASLA represents about 200 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.

Bernhardt is a landscape designer within Ayres’ Development Services Division. As part of our landscape architecture group, she assists on projects in the Midwest, West, and Southeast in collaboration with our economic development specialists and urban planners.

Bernhardt’s passions include parks and open spaces and designing for waterfronts, urban settings, and ecological preservation. As a landscape designer, she enjoys engaging with the community, meaningful place making, and designing with people and wildlife in mind. Bernhardt is passionate about landscape architecture and enjoys advocating for the profession through volunteer work with ASLA.

Bernhardt applies her strong work ethic and communication skills on team landscape design efforts, including completing graphics from concept to construction. She is particularly knowledgeable about community engagement and uses a broad range of graphic programs from AutoCAD to Sketchup and the Adobe Creative Cloud.