Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA), recently spoke at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2009 Florida conference.

Buschle, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, presented information on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system.

The ASLA is a nonprofit association for landscape architects. Nearly 600 professionals attended the annual conference, which took place at the Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa.

Buschle joined Gora/McGahey Associates in 1988 as a contract administrator. During his tenure, he has led the company’s 20-year pursuit of sustainable design. He has implemented environmentally sound practices and oversees the firm’s LEED certification education program. Buschle is a member of the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, president of the local Construction Specifications Institute and a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

For the past 28 years, Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA) has been Southwest Florida’s leading architectural design firm. Earning recognition from the Florida Southwest American Institute of Architects, the Florida Home Builders Association and the Lee County Building Industry Association, the firm has provided award-winning architectural and interior design services for a broad range of clients in the public and private sectors, including several leading area developers. For more information, call 239-275-0225 or visit