INASLA in partnership with the Historic Landscape Committee of Indiana Landmarks has completed a short video tribute to Claire Bennett, trailblazer landscape architect in Indiana. The video celebrates her landscape architecture legacy and contributions to ASLA, the profession and the community.

Among Claire's many achievements:

  • President of INASLA, 1978

  • Named a Fellow of ASLA, 1984

  • ASLA National President, 1990-1991 (third woman to hold the position and first to do so while raising a family).

  • Harvard Alumni Association Award, 1996

  • President of Claire Bennett Associates, 1974-1997

In 2003, INASLA inaugurated the "Claire Bennett Legacy Award" to recognize individuals in the chapter who embody Claire's ideals of service and leadership. The video is 13 minutes long and was produced by staff of WFYI, the Indianapolis public broadcasting station. It was "premiered" in December at a private reception with Claire and a small group of friends, family, and supporters of the project. Claire was truly moved by the tribute.

The video can be accessed at:

It can be shared with whoever might be interested in viewing.