Glastonbury, CT – Ryan C. Deane, ASLA, landscape architect for The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) was named national Chair of the Digital Technology Professional Practice Network for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
In this role, ASLA will rely on Deane for his expertise in all industry-related technology, software, techniques, and trends. He will share this information with members using ASLA online blogs, webinars, and education sessions at the 2015 and 2016 annual meetings. He will also be in charge of networking with experts in other areas of landscape architecture to coordinate education sessions that incorporate new technologies into workflows.
“One of my objectives is to reach out to college and university landscape architecture programs to influence and encourage the use of digital technology. These skills are integral to a successful career. The role of digital technology and 3D rendering is going to grow exponentially in the profession during the next decade, and landscape design professionals need resources to learn and adapt to the changes,” Deane said. “This position will allow me to help influence the use of technology in this field on a global level to manufacturers and firms that use architectural software.”
Deane, who joined SLAM in 2004, is a licensed landscape architect. For the past 10 years has served as an internal digital technology consultant for the firm, dedicated to creating more efficient workflows.