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March 20, 2024

Katie Kingery-Page honored with Alton Thomas Award

Submitted by Thom Jackson

Katie Kingery-Page receiving, left, receiving the award.

The Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, or PGASLA, announces Katie Kingery-Page, associate dean and professor in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at Kansas State University, as the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Alton Thomas Award. This esteemed accolade, chapter's highest honor, is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and contributions to the field of landscape architecture, significantly enhancing its public image and impact.

The Alton Thomas Award recognizes outstanding members, affiliates, citizens or politicians whose efforts have gone above and beyond the norm, directly promoting or enriching the landscape architecture profession. Kingery-Page's unwavering commitment to advancing accessibility and inclusivity within the profession, particularly through her impactful outreach initiatives with youth, stood out as a pivotal factor in her selection for this distinguished award.

In addition to her exemplary outreach efforts, Kingery-Page's noteworthy service as vice president for advocacy with PGASLA underscores her dedication to advocating for the profession's interests and fostering its growth and relevance in the community. Furthermore, her extensive tenure as an esteemed educator at Kansas State University has left an indelible mark on countless students, shaping the next generation of landscape architects with her passion, expertise and mentorship.

"The Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is delighted to honor Katie Kingery-Page with the 2024 Alton Thomas Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions and leadership in advancing the principles and values of landscape architecture," said Nick Staib, PGASLA president/landscape architecture team lead at Professional Engineering Consultants. "Her tireless efforts to broaden access to the profession and her dedication to education and advocacy exemplify the highest standards of excellence and service."

PGASLA, representing landscape architects across Kansas and Western Missouri, is dedicated to promoting the development, education and awareness of the landscape architecture profession. Through their collective work, PGASLA members strive to inspire the public by enhancing both natural and built environments, fostering sustainable and resilient communities for generations to come.

The Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is committed to advancing the landscape architecture profession and promoting the enhancement of natural and built environments throughout Kansas and Western Missouri. PGASLA members are dedicated to inspiring the public through their innovative work, shaping landscapes that enrich communities and improve quality of life.

For more information, visit PGASLA website.