Thursday, November 08, 2018
Our firm and our profession suffered a great loss with the passing of Alfred Obrist. He passed in late October. Al was a founding Partner of our firm with Bruce Appel, establishing Obrist & Appel in 1975. As both a Registered Landscape Architect and Licensed Professional Engineer, Al was invaluable in building the foundation of our firm and instilling the importance of operating as a synthesis of landscape architecture and site engineering. He pioneered innovative approaches to storm water management and has published works on the topic. In addition to his design and educational contributions to the profession, Al was an avid supporter of the recognition of Landscape Architecture by the State of New York. Because of his dedication to implementing a licensing program, our professionals are able to take a four-part state exam and become Registered Landscape Architects.
Our thoughts are with his family and we are grateful to Al for his vision and commitment to the field of landscape architecture.