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FRI-B06 - Preserving Diversity: The Politics and Processes of Immigration in Landscape Architecture

Friday, October 19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 122

1.5 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AICP, FL

International landscape architects make up an important part of the candidate pool. This panel will outline the immigration processes that are necessary to hire from abroad from both the candidate's and employer’s perspective, as well as review best legal practices that allow for successful use of the employment-based immigration program.

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Hana Ishikawa

Design Principal
Site Design Group, Ltd.

Hana Ishikawa is the Design Principal at site, often leading the design process with complex, yet thoughtful ideas. Constantly looking for visually enticing environments from the rigid structure of classical aesthetics to cutting-edge modern design, whether it is conceptual design or construction details, she enjoys merging innovation and logic into all aspects of design. Born into a family of designers in Tokyo, with her unique educational history and eclectic job history at many different types of firms, her experience is diverse. Hana was recently named Young Architect honorable mention from The Architect’s Newspaper for the 2017 Best of Design Awards.

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William Sullivan, ASLA

Professor and Head of Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois

William Sullivan is Professor and Head of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois. He and his students examine the benefits to human health that come from having regular exposure to urban landscapes containing nature. Sullivan is a Senior Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment, Adjunct Professor at National Taiwan University, and is an active member of the University of Illinois’ Education Justice Project. Sullivan holds a PhD from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Environment and Behavior.

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William A. Stock

Partner
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

William A. Stock is a founding partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, where he leads the Employment-Based Immigration Team from the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters. He handles all aspects of immigration law, including assisting companies and individuals in obtaining employment- and family-based visas; resolving citizenship issues and obtaining naturalization; and defending clients in DHS and Department of Labor enforcement proceedings. He is featured in The Best Lawyers in America, The Chambers Global Guide, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He is has received the highest (“AV”) rating from the Martindale-Hubble Peer Review system.

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