Horsley Witten Group’s Michael Easler Named President Elect of The American Society of Landscape Architects, Rhode Island Chapter

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SANDWICH, Mass., April 24, 2024 – Horsley Witten Group, a full-service environmental consulting firm providing sustainable and resilient design solutions, announces that Michael Easler, RLA, a senior landscape architect at the firm, has been named President-Elect of The American Society of Landscape Architects, Rhode Island Chapter.

With years of expertise in landscape architecture, site planning and design, green infrastructure design, and environmental sustainability, Easler’s work is characterized by an integration of natural and man-made elements. He has extensive experience leading projects that connect public open space and green infrastructure into neighborhood and urban contexts. A highlight of this work is the James Street Eco-Campus Hub in Peabody, Massachusetts where Easler’s design provides greenspace improvements for residents as well as an integration of critical stormwater management. Prior to joining HW, Easler also designed improvements for Malcolm X Park in Boston. The redesign of the historically significant site was accompanied by community engagement to ensure improved access and enjoyment for the community.

Mike Easler

Easler has also consulted on landscape design improvements to mitigate the effects of rising sea water levels brought about by the effects of climate change at some of the region’s most recognized historic sites, including the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Mass, and Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H.

Easler, a Registered Landscape Architect, holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and a minor in sustainability studies from The University of Minnesota. He also holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

“I am honored to have been selected to lead the Rhode Island chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture as it continues to advocate for innovation within the field,” said Easler. “The Ocean State is experiencing a resurgence of ecologically and culturally sensitive design as it addresses the increasing impacts of climate change. I look forward to working with my peers to advance the design and implementation of nature-based solutions that sustain healthy ecosystems and connect people to them.”

About ASLA – RI

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) represents the landscape architecture profession in the United States. ASLA’s mission is to lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of cultural and natural environments. ASLA seeks to improve public understanding of the profession and to advance the practice of landscape architecture through education, communication, publications, online services, professional interaction and development. The Rhode Island Chapter of ASLA is one of 48 nationwide.

About Horsley Witten Group

Horsley Witten Group develops environmental solutions that help people, businesses, municipalities, and the environment flourish together through a holistic approach to sustainable design. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Sandwich, Mass., Horsley Witten Group currently employes more than 70 dedicated staff members specializing in engineering, science, design, planning, remediation, training, and client support. The company has offices in Boston, Mass.; Exeter, N.H.; Providence, R.I.; and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional information can be found at www.horsleywitten.com.