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Larchitect sits down with Claire Latané & Allen Compton; two of three founding members of the group Los Angeles Landscape Architecture (LALA).

LALA has curated an exhibition titled “2×1” located at the A+D museum open to Los Angeles and attendees of ASLA’s annual conference. 2×1’s opening reception takes place on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm located at 900 E 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 


Claire Latané

Claire is a mother, writer, ecological designer, and healthy community advocate living in northeast Los Angeles. Claire practices landscape architecture, building communities, and writing about restorative and community-based landscape design.

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Allen Compton

Allen Compton is a registered landscape architect in the state of California and winner of multiple ASLA awards. He has a wide range of experience in both public and private sector design and project management. He has designed projects for the Los Angeles Unified School District, County of Los Angeles, Pepperdine University, City of Brea, Los Angeles Council District 14, Trust for Public Land, Sony Studios, and California Institute of the Arts.
He is a member of ASLA, the Complete Street Coalition, and was recently elected co-chair of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He is currently providing pro-bono consulting to the Take Back the Boulevard initiative, where he is helping community leaders bring Complete Street improvements to Colorado Boulevard, in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Council District 14 Median Advisory Committee, where he is helping to develop a sustainable, low-water, and low-maintenance planting strategy for medians in the district.

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