2022 Chapter Elections
Voting Is Open through September 7, 2022, 5pm
It’s time to VOTE for your ASLA South Carolina Chapter leadership! The following positions and candidates are ready to serve the ASLA South Carolina Chapter with terms beginning this fall at the conclusion of the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. Please see below for bios. All Full, Associate, and International members of the ASLA South Carolina Chapter in good professional standing are eligible to vote and were emailed election information. Please contact the Chapter secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
President Elect The president-elect shall: in consultation with the Executive Committee, select for appointment when he or she assumes office as president the chairs and members of standing committees, other committees, and any special study groups or task forces; represent and act for the Chapter as directed by the president and consistent with the policies of the Society as established by the Board of Trustees; serve as acting president when designated by the president or the Executive Committee; and perform such other duties as are customary for the office of chapter president-elect or as may be assigned or delegated by the president. The president-elect shall be a Full Member elected for a term of no more than one (1) year before assuming role as president. Upon completion of two (2) year term as president, the president then serves one (1) year as immediate past president.
Jamie Hairfield, ASLA - Jamie Hairfield has over 10 years of experience as a Landscape Architect and Arborist in Charleston, SC. She works with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. and is a graduate of Clemson University. Jamie has been an active member of ASLA since joining in 2001 as a student while at Clemson. Upon graduation, she joined the Emerging Professionals Committee with ASLA. Since the Emerging Professionals Committee, she has served as a member of South Carolina’s Executive Committee including the Chapter’s President in 2014. Currently Jamie serves as the Chapter’s Membership Chair. Jamie has a great support system from her husband, Jason and their three sons.
Secretary: The primary duty of the secretary will be keeping the records of the chapter. This includes archiving as well as taking and distributing meeting minutes. You are generally at the disposal of the president and president elect. This includes sending out emails to the membership. Keeping track of membership (though you will want to coordinate with Membership committee chair to make sure they are keeping up with our new and lapsed members). You may be called upon to read excerpts from prior meeting minutes as at a meeting. The secretary shall be a Full or Associate Member elected for a term of two (2) years.
Kristina Granlund, ASLA - Kristina Granlund is a landscape architect with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. in Charleston, SC. She has experience with a wide range of projects from municipal parks to campus master planning with her previous position at MKSK. Kristina holds an MLA from Ohio State University, an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Baldwin-Wallace University, and a BS in Zoology and Environmental Science from Miami University. Prior to joining the landscape architecture profession, she was an Investigator with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for four years, conducting industrial compliance investigations, emergency responses, and environmental monitoring. Kristina was actively involved in the Ohio Chapter of ASLA, including serving as the Buckeye Section Chair and member of their Legislative Affairs team. Since moving to SC, she has continued to be an active member and part of the chapter leadership team, serving as current Secretary. Kristina, her husband, and daughter recently moved to the lowcountry from Greenville.
At-Large Executive Committee (Two positions available) The at-large members shall perform such other duties as are customary for the position of at-large member or as may be assigned or delegated by the Executive Committee of the Chapter. At-large members are expected to be present at committee meetings. At-large members will be responsible for chairing a committee position. The at-large members shall be Full or Associate Members elected for terms of two (2) years.
Chandler Corsino, Assoc. ASLA - Chandler is a project planner at Wood+Partners, a Regional Land Planning and Landscape Architecture Firm located on Hilton Head Island, SC., where she is about to have her one-year anniversary. Chandler has worked on various project types including public parks, multi-family communities, amenity design, and resorts. She is currently working towards obtaining her professional license. Chandler received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia in 2021 with a minor in Horticulture. During her time at the University of Georgia, Chandler served as a member of Georgia Students of Landscape Architecture (GSLA) for three years and participated in community outreach programs, volunteered with LABash, and helped with Parking Day designs.
Chris Owings, ASLA - Chris lives in Charleston, SC and works as a Landscape Architect at Surculus. After graduating Clemson University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Chris moved to the lowcountry. Throughout his career he has been involved in a wide variety of projects; including resort, urban infill parks, community master planning, large scale conservation and reforestation efforts. He has a passion for creative stormwater management design, as well as designing urban parks and spaces. Although he has been a member of ASLA for several years, he has been involved in SCASLA leadership and Emerging Professionals committee. Chris is eager for the opportunity to work for and give back to the profession.
Andy Smith, ASLA – Andy is originally from Charleston where he currently lives with his wife and daughter. Andy has a strong affinity for the low country along with a focus on native plant design, site planning and technology in design. He is the Director of Design for EYC Companies and Front Street Design and Consulting. He works on projects throughout the southeast and supervises the entire development process for the company’s projects from site selection to design and construction and the design aspects of asset management afterwards. Andy is a graduate of Auburn University. Andy has previously served SCASLA as a member, in an ex-officio capacity for of the executive committee, and as a voting member of the executive committee. Along with his work with SCASLA, Andy currently serves on the City of Charleston’s Design Review Board as a landscape architect and the board’s vice chair.