Charles S. Saladino II was a highly respected landscape architect who worked on several public service projects while also leading the fight to gain professional recognition for landscape architects.
Saladino was born February 10, 1941 in New York, N.Y. and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University. He earned his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.
Working to elevate the view of the profession, from the very beginning of his career, he holds the first license for landscape architecture in the state of Nevada. In 2001, he was recognized as a Fellow to the American Society of Landscape Architects and worked for several organizations including the National Park Service before owning his own business, Saladino and Associates in Reno, Nevada and later joining Stantec in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Saladino designed many notable projects, including Floyd Lamb Park (one of the largest state parks in Southern Nevada), for which he was awarded the Elmer H. Anderson Parks Excellence Award and the historic mall and Arboretum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In addition to the many awards he received for his design work, Saladino was also well known for his service to future generations through a mentoring program he created for elementary and high school students to gain access to experience in design. Saladino was commended by the Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the profession. He passed away on January 3, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.
This collection was donated in 2009 by the Saladino family. For more information on the collection, please contact the Architecture Studies Library at: (702) 895-1959.