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WILLIAM J. ANGLIN, JR., FASLA

Nominated by the Florida Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

For nearly 40 years, Joe Anglin has set an outstanding example for landscape architects across the country and has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding work with nearly 50 regional and national design awards. However, Joe derives his satisfaction and fulfillment from the smile of a mother watching her children play in the neighborhood park or the look of fascination in an aspiring astronaut’s face as he approaches the Saturn V rocket. A partner in one of the largest landscape architecture firms in the state, Joe’s personal involvement has affected 100,000 acres of land and a quarter of a million homes. Nearly one million people have enjoyed a community environment impacted by Joe Anglin. Joe has been tapped to lead master planning and landscape efforts for some of the most high profile projects in the region, such as AAA’s 35-acre world headquarters in Lake Mary. A meticulous planner, Joe’s clients return to his counsel again and again because of the comprehensive understanding of their projects and his attention to detail. Every plant, palette, and walkway is carefully considered. And the results are always exceptional.

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ALFRED C. BOHLING, JR., FASLA

Nominated by the Iowa Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Whether his activities are with the Iowa Chapter of ASLA, the Louisa County Conservation Board, the Mississippi River Parkway Commission, the Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation, the Iowa Board of Landscape Architectural Examiners, CLARB, or the Louisa County Vietnam Veterans group, Al has continually and consistently provided leadership by carrying the message of landscape architecture to a broad range of interests and disciplines. He has demonstrated his commitment to serve the profession through his direct involvement in local, regional, and national groups from the platform of landscape architecture. Al has significantly advanced the profession and society through an extensive and unremitting history of leadership, mentorship, and demonstration of the breadth and depth of landscape architecture.

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SHEILA ALLEN BRADY, FASLA

Nominated by the Potomac Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Sheila is a master of the New American Garden style of design. Her achievements, many of which are recognized by distinguished awards, demonstrate her masterful balance of artistry, responsible stewardship, and adherence to high professional standards. Her commissions range from internationally known botanic gardens, public parks, and sacred national memorials to intimate town gardens and rural properties. Sheila’s commitment to ecologically sensitive and sustainable design practices is another laudable dimension of her practice. Her urban soils reclamation work for the Charles River Basin Park system contributed substantially to successful and sustainable development of an extensive new waterfront park system on land that was previously contaminated. Finally, Sheila’s important contributions to our profession include her ability to adapt designs to the needs and benefits of disabled clients. She has extended this ability far beyond publicly legislated access requirements to client-specific designs that allow full participation in the gardening experience—not only visually, but also in the joy of care and maintenance. Still Pond, a garden described in her materials, is an important case in point.

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FRANK N. BROWER, FASLA

Nominated by the San Diego Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Frank began his studies at Cal Poly Pomona in the school of engineering and quickly gravitated to the larger scale design opportunities offered through the landscape architecture program. Here Frank found his talent for visualizing the large-scale landscape through his study of planning. When his unique wealth of knowledge demanded a greater platform for expression, he joined his colleagues as one of the founding principals of POD, an internationally recognized design office. The firm’s first major client was The Irvine Company. Their ongoing commitment to quality of landscape infrastructure meshed with Frank’s desire to maintain and articulate the distinctive character of the Southern California landscape by preserving experiences of both the native and agrarian landscapes. Frank has employed this simple but powerful concept throughout his work, building intimate gardens, urban landscapes, and city infrastructures. In his desire to reshape the suburban landscape Frank takes risks. Curbs give way to bollards, parking stalls become landscape, hedgerows of existing Eucalyptus write stories of a past, and the stereotype of suburbia is turned on its head.

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JEFFREY K. CARBO, FASLA

Nominated by the Louisiana Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Jeff’s most significant accomplishments have been the contribution his work has made in the development of the profession in the rural northern and central regions of Louisiana. His design philosophy has positively influenced the practice of landscape architecture both in the state of Louisiana as well as adjoining states. Each of Jeff’s projects has a unique design perspective and has influenced decision-makers to follow the theme of historic and cultural influences in design and construction detailing, with historic reference to the French, Spanish, Creole, and American cultures. His commitment to a design philosophy, primarily to create simple, elegant landscapes with timeless appeal, and which celebrate the historical and cultural context of place, has resulted in his development of a distinctive body of work. His success in the design of residential and estate gardens has resulted in larger commissions for regional parks, botanical gardens, institutional campuses, and transportation.

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JOHN PAUL CARMAN, FASLA

Nominated by the New Jersey Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Jack’s imagination, foresight, insight, tireless work, persistence, and keen sense of humor has encouraged each and every landscape architect he has encountered to become more devoted to the work of the profession. Jack has encouraged ASLA to take a more active role in promoting the profession nationally, while also working diligently with the New Jersey Chapter to advance its educational goals. ASLA has advanced in its interaction with the public due to his creation of educational tools such as the Spin video, advancing cutting edge areas of therapeutic garden design and the development of programs that strengthen membership in ASLA Chapters throughout the United States.

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CRAIG EDWARD CAWRSE, FASLA

Nominated by the Ohio Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

There is no single landscape architect in Ohio who has had more positive influence with builders, communities, or allied professionals in promoting the talents and specialized skills of landscape architects. Ohio has benefited from the work of Craig Cawrse. He has served our profession and the Society throughout his career and sets a high standard of leadership. Craig has served both the public and landscape architecture with the highest level of professionalism. His contributions to the practice of landscape architecture in Ohio are many and have focused positive energy on educating the public, the building industry, and elected officials to the importance of our profession. His professional service within the Western Reserve Section, Ohio Chapter, and national ASLA Board throughout his career have expanded our recognition through awards programs, elevated our licensure law, facilitated a successful national meeting, and expanded our communication and collaboration with the building industry.

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GORDON W. CHAPPELL, FASLA

Nominated by the Virginia Chapter
Elected in the Category of Administrative Work

Gordon Chappell has consistently provided significant leadership and responsible stewardship in varied administrative positions, both in his native Georgia and in Virginia. As campus landscape architect and director of grounds maintenance at the University of Georgia, he was in charge of budget planning and administration and led a large staff of horticultural/ground maintenance employees in maintenance and capital improvement projects. In 1983, he assumed the role of director of landscape maintenance for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Since that time, he has had stewardship of 90 acres of what is arguably the best collection of circa-1930 to 1960 Colonial Revival gardens and greens that survive today in this nation. During his tenure there he has worked diligently, despite diminishing financial resources, to guide and prioritize the maintenance and preservation of these unique gardens. His administrative duties were later expanded and his title was changed to director of landscape and facilities services. Gordon’s administrative responsibilities have also involved planning and directing related educational programs, as well. For the past 13 years, he has served as chair of the Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium program planning committee. Gordon’s influence has also been far reaching outside of Colonial Williamsburg. He has held important leadership positions serving as a board member and president of the Southern Garden History Society, the Virginia Native Plant Society, and Virginia’s Cooperative Extension Program.

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SANDRA YOUSSEF CLINTON, FASLA

Nominated by the Maryland Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Sandy’s exemplary design, professional accomplishments, communication, and collaborative skills are demonstrated in the variety and complexity of her award-winning works. Sandy has tremendous knowledge and understanding of horticulture as well as strong landscape architectural design skills. She thoughtfully designs and details beautiful, functional, and customized spaces for people and then creatively layers an extensive palette of plants into lush, textural, and eye-pleasing designs that embrace and enhance her designed outdoor environments. Sandy is a prolific writer and lecturer on garden design and an advocate of landscape architecture, who volunteers many hours each academic semester to advise graduate architecture students at the University of Maryland in site design and landscape architectural issues. Sandy is widely respected by her colleagues, clients, and associates for providing thoughtful, innovative solutions to complex issues. She is a practical thinker with a creative mind and a tremendous love of her profession, which is expressed in all of her work.

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BERNARD L. DAHL, FASLA

Nominated by the Indiana Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Bernie’s first step in serving the profession was as a founding member of the Indiana Chapter. As Bernie grew and taught at Purdue, his passions guided him along two different paths: teaching and promoting the profession. In his 31 years of teaching at Purdue, Bernie has molded the minds and nurtured the skills and abilities of nearly 1,000 graduates. So when a recent survey ranked Purdue 7th of landscape architecture programs it was not really a surprise. Bernie has had a direct impact not only on nearly all the graduates of the program but has also on many offices across the country with the effective cooperative education program that places nearly all students in a professional setting for a year. A pinnacle of Bernie’s achievement has been his service as an educator member of the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board as a visiting evaluator for the LAAB accreditation reviews. Because of Bernie’s extensive knowledge and leadership he has served as chair of four of the six visiting teams and has served as principal reader for four programs.

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DICKSON F. DeMARCHE, FASLA

Nominated by the Connecticut Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

From his early days with the New Haven Redevelopment Agency to his recent term as president of the Landscape Architectural Registration Boards Foundation, Dickson DeMarche has demonstrated an unswerving commitment to improving the lives and careers of those who have come within his sphere of influence, an influence that has grown steadily over the years through his unselfish dedication and hard work. Dickson is without a doubt one of the most highly regarded landscape architects in Connecticut and across the country. His contribution to the recognition and advancement of landscape architecture as a licensed profession providing for the health, safety, and welfare of our population and sustainability of our environment; his leadership, support, and involvement with the Connecticut Chapter of ASLA; and his continuing involvement in civic affairs and education has elevated the profession in the eyes of the public as well as practitioners.

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ALAIN C. deVERGIE, FASLA

Nominated by the Potomac Chapter
Elected in the Category of Administrative Work

Alain’s professional accomplishments have served to preserve, enrich, and maintain the landscape architectural traditions of U.S. embassy architecture. As OBO’s only landscape architect, he is responsible for the review and approval of all landscape architecture and site design for embassy and consulate construction projects worldwide. His responsibilities also extend to technical and policy reports as well as site lighting, site graphics, and site planning. Alain is solely responsible for elevating the role of landscape architecture consultants to significant levels in the design of new embassy projects. Since his appointment in 1993, his efforts have resulted in comprehensive project involvement in the OBO design process for many landscape architectural firms. As a result, OBO directives now require the agency to engage the services of landscape architects for all new embassy compounds as well as a VE study team member.

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JIM DONOVAN, FASLA

Nominated by the Vermont Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Starting in Connecticut and now in Vermont, Jim has lent his energies, skills, dedication, and initiative to increasing the visibility and scope of the profession. His current outstanding leadership addresses the most important issue facing us, licensing of landscape architects in Vermont. Jim’s work in Vermont is critical to the success of ASLA’s 50 by 2010 program for licensing. We are also particularly proud of Jim’s efforts to promote a more environmentally friendly investment policy for ASLA as Vermont’s member of the ASLA Board of Trustees and a member of ASLA’s Finance Committee. In between these efforts, he has also initiated two successful awards programs for Vermont and recently hosted the governor as he presented the Vermont Public Space Awards at the state capital.

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STEPHEN M. ERVIN, FASLA

Nominated by the Boston Chapter
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

For more than two decades, Stephen Ervin has worked to advance the knowledge of digital tools and techniques amongst landscape architects. He has made extraordinary contributions to knowledge in the profession through his research, writings, software, publications, and most importantly, students. He is a regular contributor to Landscape Architecture magazine, the coauthor of the ASLA-award-winning book Landscape Modeling: Digital Techniques, a distinguished Harvard professor, and a frequently invited lecturer throughout the U.S. and abroad. Stephen has consistently provided the profession of landscape architecture with a clear and comprehensive view of computer-aided-design and other digital tools. He was a pioneer in promoting and developing software tools for landscape design, construction, and planning and organized one of the first conferences on microcomputers in the profession in 1983. As one of the founding members of the ASLA’s Open Committee on Computers, he helped lead the profession into the digital age. Today he continues his work at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design as a technologist, administrator, and educator and continues to be a pioneer in the use of digital tools.

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RENÉ J.L. FRANSEN, FASLA

Nominated by the Louisiana Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

René’s talent has gained him great respect from the many architects he collaborates with and has given a greater appreciation that a landscape architect is required from the inception of a project, recommending the proper siting of a new home or new addition. His sensitivity to the preservation of existing vegetation and all natural features ensures that all aspects of construction, including stormwater runoff, have minimal impact. The best compliment of all is that his clients are fiercely loyal, repeatedly calling upon him as they move to different homes. The only time René submitted an entry in the state chapters awards program, he won the Honor Award for the Villere residence. This award was garnered for its seamless integration of levels for the upper terrace, its spa and pool areas, and its sensitivity to the many large oaks that frame the property. We are of the opinion that had René entered more projects for award consideration, he would have garnered many more.

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SANDRA JULIE GONZALEZ, FASLA

Nominated by the Southern California Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Sandra has worked tireless and made outstanding contributions to protect licensure in California and nationally serving on the Council of Landscape Architectural Boards. Through the tenure of two governors, through the sunsetting of the Landscape Architects Board in California, and to fighting for the Landscape Architects Technical Committee, Sandra has taken up the challenge, challenged the California Chapters of ASLA to become involved, and moved these challenges to successful resolution. Sandra has not only contributed to the Southern California Chapter, but to every chapter in California and to our next generation of landscape architects. She has taken this passion for the profession past the word service to dedication. The state of California, the county of Los Angeles, Southern California Chapter of ASLA, and other allied professions have honored her for her work. Her work with CLARB reaches every state and Canadian province that has or desires licensure of the profession. She has inspired hundreds of landscape architects to write their local politicians spotlighting the profession and is creating changes that will affect generations of landscape architects to come in California.

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SONJA JOHANSSON, FASLA

Nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

Sonja is a landscape architect whose thinking and practice have expanded our understanding of what children’s play environments should be. For more than 40 years, she has experimented and refined her ideas about age-appropriate children’s and family playgrounds and created a body of knowledge that continues to significantly influence families, landscape architects, and play equipment manufacturers. Sonja’s career has helped to make cities livable places for children and their families. She not only conceived of the playground as a place for very young children, she created defined spaces for different age groups, so that kids could play in ways appropriate to their age without impinging on younger or older ones. She also paid attention to making the playgrounds enjoyable places for caregivers. Her widespread influence stems, in part, from three groundbreaking playground designs in New York City: Pierrepont Playground (1978), Rockefeller Park Playground (1992), and Rusk PlayGarden for Interactive Therapeutic Play (1998). Each one of these projects became a focus of pilgrimage for designers, educators, and urbanists, as well as the many people who came to use and enjoy them.

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DANIEL R. JONES, FASLA

Nominated by the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

Through the years of Dan’s teaching at Penn State, the rivers of the commonwealth have been both the vehicle and the metaphor for the growth and development of student minds. Schuylkill, Loyalsock, Sinnemahoning, Susquehanna, Hammersly Fork, Penns Creek, Juniata, Beech Creek and Clarion—the names of these individual and distinctive waterways string together to represent not only the development of an extraordinary knowledge of the state’s rivers but also the extent to which third-year college students can contribute to a sophisticated understanding of their environment through thoughtful and systematic direction. Dan’s gentle approach inspires and challenges all students in a class to perform at a level they had never thought possible. In the case of Pennsylvania’s rivers, we all have benefited from this selfless devotion. Inspired by the necessity that for landscape design to be sustainable it must be subject to economic, as well as aesthetic, and ecologic scrutiny, Dan has applied the language of land and property development and has made it an inseparable part of his students’ vocabulary. Gentle tree-embracing souls now speak confidently about return-on-investment, net present value, discount rates, and floor area ratios. While the river studies used the health of the river as a measure of success, these new studies admit the role of humans in making decisions so that success becomes a far more complex integration of values. Dan’s recognition of the need for students to be active participants, not victims, of decision-making processes, always anchored in his commitment to the natural environment, creates new ripples in the ranks of landscape architects as this new knowledge spreads outward.

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CARL R. KELEMEN, FASLA

Nominated by the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Carl loves to be involved with ASLA and the profession. If you need a volunteer, Carl will be there, and his great enthusiasm is contagious. Within our chapter, Carl has served on the Communications Committee for the past 15 years and the Executive Committee since 1996. He served as chapter president for four years and has been the chapter trustee since 2002. On a national level, Carl has participated in numerous ASLA leadership programs, is currently the chair of the ASLA Online Committee, is a past chair of the ASLA Environmental Education Committee, and has attended every licensure summit since 2001. Carl has successfully used the radio to promote the profession for years. Starting in 1979 as a guest commentator on radio stations in Northern Virginia, Carl has been active in Philadelphia area radio stations since moving to Pennsylvania, including hosting a weekly call-in program. Carl has also worked closely with the landscape architecture program at Temple University and is working to coordinate events between the Society and the landscape architecture programs at the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia University. Carl’s desire to get young people involved extends to the Boy Scouts of America, where he has been promoting the various merit badges related to landscape architecture and coordinated the landscape architecture merit badge booth at the 2005 Boy Scout National Jamboree.

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DANIEL W. KRALL, FASLA

Nominated by the New York Upstate Chapter
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

Chapter Statement
Dan researched and wrote papers about early women and minorities in the profession and early professional education, two areas of which little is known about the history and profession of landscape architecture. This has resulted in numerous national and regional lectures on this topic and a broad appreciation of scholarship about women in the profession. Dan’s leadership on a health issue affecting him personally brought him not only to become a spokesperson but gave him the desire to share the needs of health care facilities, hospice, and creation of memorials in his design studios so students could investigate design responses to the difficult times in their life. Dan’s enthusiasm for the profession, his willingness to provide leadership especially on a personal issue that also affected others, his demonstration of service to the community, and his transfer of knowledge to the public and his students will influence the practice of landscape architecture for years to come.

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ALON KVASHNY, FASLA

Nominated by the ASLA Executive Committee
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

Alon is one of those rare educators in landscape architecture whose successes have proved that those who combine excellence in teaching, research, service, and professional practice are inevitably the best teachers. He well understands that although research has value in its own right within the context of the university, it must also serve to improve the quality of teaching. Alon is among the few landscape architectural educators who have overcome the problem of combining scholarly research and professional practice of planning and design. Similarly, he has been able to bring his expertise into his service to the profession, the chapter, and the public in such a way that one cannot label him as just a teacher or practitioner but rather a leader in the profession and the Society. As an educator and practicing landscape architect, his independent projects as well as his collaborative endeavors with students, other landscape architects, and allied professionals in the United States and abroad, provide outstanding examples of research and creative problem solving in planning and design. His teaching, research, and service activities have provided valuable results for the profession and have increased its visibility. In his career, instruction can no more be divorced from practical application than practice can be divorced from research. While others spent time discussing how teaching, research, service, and professional practice can or should be combined, Alon has stood up and delivered. He unites all components of the field, so often considered in isolation from each other, into a seamless whole.

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DONALD F. LEARY, FASLA

Nominated by the Ohio Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

One of Don’s most important accomplishments for the Ohio Chapter is the fundraising plan Don co-created and subsequently led for Ohio’s licensure upgrade from a title act to a practice act. Don served as chair of the chapter’s licensure fundraising task force, recruiting firm owners and principals in each of the sections to head up that section’s campaign. Don implemented a successful barn storming tour around the state utilizing local leaders and the national ASLA executive vice president to explain the need for the licensure upgrade, get member input, and obtain pledges to the fundraising campaign. The $56,000 campaign funded an ultimately successful multi-year licensure upgrade effort, and Ohio joined the ranks of practice-act states during Landscape Architecture Week in the spring of 2002. As the chair of the Maumee Valley Section, Don increased participation in section events threefold. While chair of the Chapter Public Relations Committee, Don created a statewide network of cub reporters to promote the profession across the state. As vice president of the Black Swamp Conservancy, Don has assisted in expanding conservation easement holdings from less than 100 acres to more than 4,000 during his five-year term. He also assisted other chapters by serving on awards juries, including service as chair of the Pennsylvania/Delaware jury.

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LLOYD D. LINDLEY II, FASLA

Nominated by the Oregon Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Lloyd’s contributions to the profession have established him as a leader in urban design, transportation, and civic facility design. His effective leadership guiding large teams of allied professionals continuously push the envelope of landscape architectural practice. Lloyd’s efforts have positively shaped communities in the Northwest and elsewhere.

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DAVID ERIC LOCKE, FASLA

Nominated by the Maryland Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Without David’s tireless efforts to rejuvenate the Maryland Chapter during his presidency in 1995, the Maryland Chapter would not have the national reputation for being one of the fastest growing chapters in 2004. As president, he developed a one-, three-, and five-year plan to turn the chapter around including monthly meetings for education, socialization, and networking. Fundraising to support the chapter activities was designed to provide programmatic interaction between chapter members and industry representatives. Proactive efforts to maintain and enhance the Maryland Practice Act for Landscape Architects was given a top priority. All three strategic efforts were so successful that they continue to be the foundation for the chapter’s success in providing real benefits to its members. David has passed on these efforts through personal mentoring of incoming executive board members and often serves as a life coach for the president and president elect of the chapter. He currently serves as Trustee for Maryland at the ASLA national level.

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GERALD L. MARSTON, FASLA

Nominated by the Florida Chapter
Elected in the Category of Administrative Work

Gerry Marston is a landscape architect whose place-making has made a significant contribution to the profession of landscape architecture. Gerry’s work demonstrates his belief that people’s experience of places—both in the private and public realms—should be a source of inspiration. His projects are located almost exclusively in urban environments and often involve transformation—whether injecting a run-down or derelict area with a renewed sense of purpose and joie de vivre or using landscape strategies to unite the experience of a district. Regardless of their setting and purpose, Gerry’s designs have a layered quality that works at multiple scales, providing an enjoyable experience for a pedestrian at ground level as well as visual surprise for those gazing out windows of nearby buildings. Projects for which he has served as the lead designer are often described as bold, whimsical, and inspired. His work celebrates the experiential possibilities in the connective tissue between buildings. Whether for prestigious clients, such as the Walt Disney Company, or those lesser known, such as Estero Beach, FL, Gerry creates places that make people more conscious of their surroundings and that challenge conventional ideas about what is a landscape. He makes places that people remember.

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LAUREN MELÉNDREZ, FASLA

Nominated by the Southern California Chapter
Elected in the Category of Administrative Work

Lauren’s ability to influence the Los Angeles landscape has been directly related to her ability to involve herself in Los Angeles politics. For the last 30 years, Lauren has championed landscape architects as key players and team leaders first at the Community Redevelopment Agency in 1978, and by her distinguished service on community committees. Her insight into the “whole of the space” has been key in the Los Angeles Conservancy’s documenting of urban spaces in downtown and throughout the Los Angeles area. Teaming with artists and the community, Lauren’s ability to facilitate compromise and create beauty is evident in these transitional entry points between the city’s underground and its streetscapes. Remarkably, the urban and landscape design of the stations along the Gold Line, the most recent metro line built, were enriched and refined during the design/build process with Lauren in the lead as principal-in-charge. Lauren’s persuasion and sense of humor have been her gifts. Her ability to create consensus in the Griffith Park Master Plan was amazing.

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MARGARET E. MORI, FASLA

Nominated by the Northern California Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Since 1983, beginning with her international participation in IFLA Open Committees, her dedicated energy has expanded people’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the principles of our profession. Her crusade to save the historical elements of the Beaux Arts Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park illustrates the full circle of dedicated commitment that she first visited by publishing the definition of “Endangered Landscape” in ANTHOS in 1985. Her personal campaign these past years was to educate the public, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and the Planning Commission, among others, to the perils of new construction that threatens this treasure. Our chapter has benefited from her dedication and consistent service. Her talent is pre-planning, fiscal know-how, and matching the skills of a wide circle of qualified people to program needs. She co-chaired tours for the ASLA’s 1986 Annual Meeting in San Francisco and introduced the concept of multi-tours that represent specialized practice areas of the profession. For that same meeting Margaret arranged a special tour of Thomas Church’s estate gardens. This experience deepened members’ appreciation for a legendary landscape architect and opened up new insights into the working practices of Thomas Church. It is hard to imagine any ASLA program, event, activity, planning session, committee, or retreat that has not benefited from Margaret’s planning, insights, and enthusiastic participation. She is always willing and able.

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CHARLES MICHAEL OLIVER, FASLA

Nominated by the Florida Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Throughout the 35-plus years since Mike first became associated with ASLA, he has continued to actively participate in and support the mission and vision of the Society and brings this same level of dedication and commitment to local and statewide service projects. He has diligently sought to promote ASLA as the soul of the profession of landscape architecture. The imprint of this dedication to service is not manifest in national accolades, but is recognized rather in countless small accomplishments centered on improving Florida’s regional environment. Projects and activities that involve education, with a special focus on youth, have been a major component of Mike’s professional service efforts. Mike recognizes that the future of our profession lies with the success of ASLA and the young landscape architects who will grow the discipline into the mid 21st century. Mike’s desire to teach and his unique credentials well serve the public while enhancing our profession by his distinctive and impressive example.

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MICHAEL T. REDD, FASLA

Nominated by the Florida Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

For nearly four decades, Michael has contributed significantly to his profession. His innovative planning and creative design abilities are complimented by the unique enthusiasm he brings to his work, and the range of international projects executed by his firms has brought positive notice to the profession. Michael’s practice is international in scope, with completed projects throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Often quoted in books and articles relating to the practice of landscape architecture and planning, Michael has also published many by-lined articles in professional journals. Michael helped pioneer the sub-specialty of golf course master planning, and during his career has completed more than 2,000 golf course resort and residential community master plans. As the “World Capital of Golf,” Florida has benefited from Michael’s presence and influence, and a number of Florida’s finest communities have been the product of Michael’s creative efforts. That students, elected officials, and professionals in the applied arts travel to Palm Beach County to visit his studio and study hiinfluence in the practice of landscape architecture.

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DOUGLAS P. REED, FASLA

Nominated by the Boston Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Douglas Reed’s achievements in design rise to an exceedingly rare level of artistry and professional excellence. Those who know Doug recognize his exceptional clarity, consistency, drive, and dedication to beauty in every moment of every project. Proof of this lies in a distinguished body of work that has garnered wide recognition among peers and allied professionals. As a sole practitioner, Doug received the ASLA President’s Award in 1997 for the execution of the Children’s Therapeutic Garden. Since that time, he and his colleagues at Reed Hilderbrand have been recognized with an unusually high number of awards—14 overall from ASLA and 20 more from the Boston Chapter. In 2005, the Architectural League of New York recognized Reed and his partner, Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, in their distinguished “Emerging Voices” program—a distinction only five landscape architecture firms have been granted nationwide in the program’s 23 years. By honoring the Children’s Therapeutic Garden with the President’s Award, ASLA acknowledged the great achievement and broad influence of this singular work. The project exemplifies the creative intersection of a specific body of psychoanalytic theory with physical design expression in landscape, and it has attracted the attention of landscape architects, architects, and professionals in the medical and social sciences across Europe, Asia, and the United States.

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STEPHANIE ROLLEY, FASLA

Nominated by the Prairie Gateway Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Community-based collaborations often serve as a foundation for Stephanie’s teaching. Her first community design effort at Kansas State University involved a landscape architecture studio that conceptualized and developed plans for over 200 miles of greenways and trails in the metropolitan Kansas City area. The MetroGreen Plan was adopted by the American Society of Landscape Architects Prairie Gateway Chapter as the Community Assistance Team project for the 1991 ASLA meeting. Of the 32 community-based service projects she has directed, 15 have resulted in substantial documentation, many of which have been adopted and incorporated into city planning documents. Between 1995 and 2002, Stephanie directed five workshops for the National Trust for Historic Preservation for their nationwide Your Town Program. These workshops provided design and environmental education for leaders of 131 community agencies in 10 states. Stephanie’s service as the trustee for the Prairie Gateway Chapter has enabled her to become involved with the Student Services Committee. As the present chair of that committee, she has worked to impStates and Canada.

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PAUL E. SCARDINA, FASLA

Nominated by the Northern California Chapter
Elected Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

The number of high caliber projects that Paul Scardina has managed is astounding. As a principal and partner in several Bay-area firms, Paul consulted on a variety of major projects. As the senior project manager at the Office of Lawrence Halprin he has put his mark on some of the most important works of landscape architecture in the nation. Many of these projects have been situated within the National Park System, and Paul has developed a deep appreciation and understanding of the strict constraints and requirements for working within a national park. Among the projects that reveal these skills are the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the master plan for Alcatraz, the Yosemite Falls Project, and the Letterman Digital Center on the Presidio in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Lawrence Halprin is without a doubt one of the most influential designers in the country, and as his senior project manager and second-in-command, Paul Scardina has helped to shape some of the most exciting works of landscape architecture in our time. Paul’s mark on the profession of landscape architecture is palpable and profound.

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GLEN SCHMIDT, FASLA

Nominated by the San Diego Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

The scale of Glen’s work has ranged from pocket parks to significant regional work such as the Tijuana River Valley Framework Master Plan. This project included more than 2,000 acres of sensitive land along the Mexican and U.S. boarder. The plan balanced recreational and commercial interests with one of the most significant riparian habitat corridors in the San Diego region. In 2001, Glen was invited to China to create design schemes for two new communities near Guangzou, China. Most recently his work along the 7.5 mile Silver Strand in Coronado, CA, has allowed him to wear all the hats he enjoys, including skilled facilitator, environmental leader, and artistically inspired designer. In 1999, he was recognized by California State Assemblyman Howard Wayne and the mayor of Coronado with a key to the city for his significant accomplishments on the Silver Strand. Glen has also been influential in pushing the limits of artistic expression in landscape architecture. In addition, Glen’s commitment to community and environmental stewardship has been relentless. In 1991, he was named Xeriscape Person of the Year by the San Diego Xeriscape Council for his precedent-setting designs and environmental leadership.

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PETER SIMONE, FASLA

Nominated by the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter
Elected in the Category of Administrative Work

Peter is known as an expert in municipal planning; however, the preponderance of his work has been in the public sector—featuring the design of parks, trails, greenways, streetscapes and waterfronts. Under Peter’s personal direction, his current firm has completed such notable works in Philadelphia as the streetscape reconstruction around Independence Mall; rehabilitation of Penn’s Landing, construction of the environmentally delicate Penllyn Woods Park in Montgomery County, PA; and Wilson Farm Park at Tredyffrin Township’s last parcel of open space in Chester County, PA. One of Peter’s great assets is his ability to envision the potential for public spaces where others have not. Peter’s creativity in achieving important built public works is based upon years of working at the grass roots level. One of his masterworks, Towamencin Village in Montgomery County, PA, is currently under construction. This 10-year project exhibits Peter’s consummate ability to provide the widest variety of landscape architectural services to a municipality that is recreating a new town center on the remaining footprint of a historic village that was devastated a half a century ago by construction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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JACK SULLIVAN, FASLA

Nominated by the Maryland Chapter
Elected Category of Knowledge

Jack has an outstanding record of sustained impact in advancing knowledge of landscape architecture during his 25-year career. He has had a profound impact on students in the landscape architecture program at the University of Maryland and in design programs across the country, influencing students through teaching, mentoring, and online digital communications. Through his instruction and professional advice, his students, many of whom are now leaders in the profession, have learned the value of landscape design and historic preservation and how multidisciplinary collaboration in design and planning can transform the daily lives of people in urban environments. Jack also advocates for the profession within the academic community and is highly respected in bringing grants (more than $l million to date) to the University of Maryland for teaching, research, and community service projects. His active participation in campus planning has resulted in both local and regional environmental improvements. Jack has a fundamental respect for landscape architecture and is a proponent of preserving the history of our profession. He is presently working with the Archives Committee of ASLA to complete the Jot Carpenter /uploadedimages/cms/about__us/fasla/photo_gallery/2005-fellows Database project.

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ROBERT B. TILSON, FASLA

Nominated by the Potomac Chapter
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Rob has been the inspirational leader to the Potomac Chapter and his institutional knowledge and leadership skills have been the backbone and stability for the chapter for more than 15 years. His vision and passion to constantly promote the profession and improve the chapter is evidenced by his management skills during the strategic planning process as chapter president. He has provided consistent and continuous service to ASLA and the profession as a two-term chapter president, a two-term trustee, current ASLA vice president of information and practice, and as a businessmen and entrepreneur he has served as a mentoring leader for other professionals around the United States and here locally at the chapter level. Whether working with a local community assistance team such as the Ballou High School Charrette or representing the Board of Trustees on the Landscape Architecture Foundation Board, Rob has demonstrated leadership skills and a passion for the profession that will be referenced for years to come. His leadership and unwavering commitment to our profession has influenced so many people over the years.

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DON W. VAUGHAN, FASLA

Nominated by the ASLA Executive Committee-Canada
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

For the past 40 years Don Vaughan has been the face of landscape architecture in Vancouver and much of Western Canada. It is no exaggeration to say that by the sheer number, size, and significance of his projects he has influenced the urban fabric of Vancouver, contributing to the scenic and cosmopolitan city that we know today. Through his work and his energy on design teams and review boards, Don has been a design leader and innovator, rallying the design professions—architects, landscape architects and planners—on major projects to his higher vision of what is possible. His legacy is impressive, including countless projects enjoyed by millions and an undeniable influence on the landscape architecture profession in Vancouver. Many of the principals of the major offices that exist today in Vancouver were mentored by Don. It is a fitting tribute that his two sons, who are also landscape architects, have now joined Don’s firm to carry on his work.

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MICHAEL VERGASON, FASLA

Nominated by the Potomac Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Michael seamlessly weaves architectural, historic, and cultural traces with the landscape into an evocative whole. He was recognized as an exceptional talent early in his career and was selected as a Fellow at the prestigious American Academy in Rome. Michael’s exquisite hand in drawing is the foundation of his design process. He prefers to maintain a small practice where he has the ability to work on every project the firm accepts. The size of his office has not limited the variety and notoriety of the projects in the office. While much of Michael’s design work has been focused in his native Piedmont region, his work can be seen across the United States and abroad. He has worked on a number of World Heritage Cultural Sites including Petra, Jordan and Kouklia, Cyprus, as well as The Lawn at the University of Virginia, and Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello. Significant work currently on the boards includes a master plan for the National Zoo, a new Center for Aquatic Learning and Conservation for the National Aquarium, and a new national memorial to Disabled American Veterans at the base of the U.S. Capitol.

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KATHERINE WEIDEL, FASLA

Nominated by the New Jersey Chapter
Elected in the Category of Administrative Work

As a landscape architect with 20 years of service to the NJMC, Katy has become a true leader in the profession, performing her roles as supervisor, designer, spokesperson, environmental advocate, and educator in an exemplary manner. Katy has helped to establish the NJMC as a model agency, balancing the utilization of valuable land with the protection of a valuable and vanishing urban estuary. Katy has been responsible for a number of creative strategies for landfill closure to achieve long-term ecological results while meeting solid waste closure requirements. Her projects have served as models for the design and management of the hundreds of acres of inactive and remnant landfills within the Meadowlands District and beyond. Katy has transformed degraded landscapes into viable, dynamic habitats for both plant and animal communities. The coup de grace of Katy’s accomplishments at the Meadowlands is the sensitive integration of trails, viewpoints, and educational venues in these healing landscapes. In recognition of her outstanding work, the agency has received more than 25 design awards from ASLA, state recreation and soil conservation societies, business and industry associations and various horticultural societies. Her projects are regularly featured in newspapers, magazines, and guidebooks.

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JOHN L.WONG, FASLA

Nominated by the Northern California Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

John is one of the top 20 designers practicing in landscape architecture today. His built work in the United States and overseas has been of the highest quality and has been justifiably honored by our profession and by related professions. He has consistently shown the highest degree of both creativity and sound professionalism in carrying out his assignments. The results have always been of exemplary quality and aesthetic merit. In addition, he has consistently been a strong collaborator with other members of the project team, whether it is a well-known architect or a novice project manager. He shares the client’s goals of outstanding results within budget and schedule constraints and works diligently to achieve both. His reputation reaches far beyond the San Francisco Bay Area and is grounded in significant accomplishments nationwide as well as in Asia. He is a rare combination of raw talent and rational thought. The many landscapes he has created are artful and thoughtful and each responds specifically to its site and social role. From the thought provoking and sculptural Tokyo University to the contextual and healing landscapes at Stanford, his work is aesthetically, socially, and environmentally appropriate.

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JOAN HIRSCHMAN WOODWARD, FASLA

Nominated by the Southern California Chapter
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

Joan has played a vital and key role in landscape architectural education as an educator, research scholar, and dedicated professional. Joan’s contribution in the area of knowledge extends locally, nationally, and internationally. Her many conference and meeting presentations, invited talks, research grants, participation on ASLA professional and student awards juries, and ASLA awards received extends her influence and highlights her exceptional dedication to the profession. She has also served on the Landscape Architecture magazine Editorial Advisory Committee. An accomplished writer and researcher Joan has received numerous grants and awards and has been recognized for her scholarship and professional contributions. Her work in the application of her pattern-based design process has been applied to significant projects and has brought recognition from the National Geographic Society’s National Forum on Nonpoint Pollution Solutions.

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