September 28, 2010

Gilkey Associate to Chair ASLA Committee

Gavin Cain, Landscape Associate with Sarasota’s Michael A. Gilkey, Inc., has accepted the nomination to chair the 2010-2011 Emerging Professionals Committee for the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA).

Cain will advise the membership and staff on ASLA Associate, Student, and Student Affiliate Member programs and services; facilitate communication with and among all emerging professional groups; promote the benefits of membership and encourage member recruitment at all levels; and communicate with faculty and chapter about ASLA programs and benefits pertaining to students and Associate Members. Cain will also develop and maintain student leadership training programs.

“As an emerging professional myself, I can relate to the up-and-down experiences of aspiring landscape designers in this challenging economy,” says Cain. “Our local communities, state, and world need the work and influences of landscape architects more than ever. We must keep our emerging professionals inspired and up-to-date on the pulse of our great profession.”

For more information about Michael A. Gilkey, Inc., please call (941) 924-0132, or visit The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects can be found on the web at

ABOUT MICHAEL A. GILKEY, INC.: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. is a landscape architecture studio in Sarasota, Florida, established in 1981. Through a passion for pure design and personal relationships with architects, contractors and homeowners, Gilkey creates expressions of outdoor space that are direct translations of their clients’ visions. For more information, please visit or call (941) 924-0132.