Sara Poetting Honored with Prestigious Landscape Architecture Award

February 20, 2024
Landscape Architecture

The emerging professional award celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to the St. Louis ASLA Chapter and the landscape architecture profession as a whole.

RDG Planning & Design is proud to announce that Sara Poetting, PLA, ASLA, has been awarded the Judith Metzger / Floyd Zimmerman Emerging Professional Award by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (St. Louis ASLA). This accolade underscores the exceptional talent and dedication Poetting has brought to landscape architecture, both in her professional work at RDG and through her leadership of the St. Louis ASLA Chapter. Poetting was honored at the chapter's annual awards event on February 3, 2024.

Since joining RDG in 2016, Poetting has contributed her talent and perspective to diverse RDG projects, including community master planning, urban design, parks and recreation, campus planning and streetscape revitalization efforts. As a leader serving as both chapter president and communications chair during the past few years, including during the challenging times of COVID-19, she has been instrumental in guiding the St. Louis ASLA chapter.

"It's been a great privilege for me to watch Sara grow from a young landscape architect-in-training to the skillful and talented landscape architect she is today. She's a future leader of our firm, and I look forward to many more years of working side-by-side with her," said RDG Landscape Architect and Senior Partner Jonathan Martin, PLA, ASLA.

St. Louis ASLA's Emerging Professional Award celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to the St. Louis chapter and the landscape architecture profession as a whole. Criteria for the award include involvement in the St. Louis Chapter, participation in its Executive Committee, and contributions to the profession through public service, education, conference presentations and community initiatives. Nominees must be chapter members with fewer than ten years of experience in the field.

Written by Erin Van Zee, Communications Director