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CHARLES B. ADAMS, FASLA

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

David Locke calls Charlie “a champion for landscape architects’ involvement in transportation for Maryland and the nation through his involvement in the Maryland State Highway Administration, the FHWA, and AASHTO. He is recognized nationally for his environmental preservation, sustainability and stewardship of the land through his efforts every day on state and federal highway projects. He is respected by his peers at the State Highway Administration and the ASLA as a compassionate leader and mentor.” Through this influence and the success of the landscape architecture departments within SHA, landscape architects now hold a prominent leadership role on all projects within the agency. Throughout his career Charlie has played a significant role in incorporating the core values of landscape architecture into the high profile transportation projects he has been involved with.

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LEO ALVAREZ, FASLA

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

Leo’s projects include work for both public and private clients and have been honored with a number of industry awards. In 1995, he received the Frederic B. Stresau Award, the highest honor conveyed by the ASLA Florida Chapter. Leo’s achievements demonstrate artistic integrity, stewardship, and adherence to the professional standards that have advanced the practice of landscape architecture. Leo’s commissions range in scale and complexity, demonstrating an international presence with local credibility. Regardless of size and complexity, the varied design expressions found in Leo’s work testify to his sensitivity to each project’s context. Leo is that rare combination of landscape architect, artist, and architect who is able to synthesize dynamic concepts with the realities of challenging urban environments.

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CHARLES ANDERSON, FASLA

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

Charles’ projects range from high-profile commissions at the Arthur Ross Terrace at New York’s American Museum of Natural History and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park to smaller scale community parks and urban ecological restorations. His designs have consistently drawn critical acclaim from a diverse group of critics and design juries, not only for their efficacy in achieving broader environmental or civic goals, but also for their formal elegance and inspired use of materials. His large-scale public works have poetically revealed astronomical and pre-historic phenomena, the erosive shifting of tides, the ephemeral qualities of light, the restorative processes of volcanic eruption and other ecological disturbances, and the subtle qualities of plant communities that signal diversity, resiliency, and at times, devastation. He continues to be a force of change in the Puget Sound basin with projects that have restored native habitats to the shores of Lake Washington, cleansed the toxic soil of Discovery Park, and set into motion a regenerative colonization by native tree species and introduced native planting schemes to capped landfills and other degraded sites.

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WILLIAM LEE BEHNKE, FASLA

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

Throughout his professional career, Lee has demonstrated an ability to combine service to ASLA and the public, while maintaining a successful private practice. Beginning as a student, Lee has been actively involved with ASLA. After graduation, he began working for ASLA at the national, chapter, and section levels. He was instrumental in forming ASLA’s Professional Practice Institute, serving as one of the original directors, and later as vice chair and chair for several years. He was also deeply involved in efforts to upgrade Ohio’s title law to a practice law and actively participated in the fight to exclude the law from sunset legislation in subsequent years. He remains committed to protecting the legislation from infringement by other professions and has actively worked to raise funds to support appointed by the Governor of Ohio to serve a five-year term on the State Board of Landscape Architect Examiners. Lee can always be counted on to quickly contact state and local legislators on issues that impact landscape architects or the environment. Few individuals have had as significant a positive impact on landscape architecture in Ohio in the last 30 years as Lee Behnke.

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THOMAS L. BERGER, FASLA

Nominated by the Washington State Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Tom has an intense love of the spectacular surroundings of the Northwest environment, the diverse native plant palette, and the natural systems from which they both stem. His artistry and passion for working with historical and adaptive plant materials began as a boy while working on the family bulb farm and nursery. Recognition of his approach to environmentally responsive design began in 1976 when Tom designed an extensive underground stormwater recharge system with permeable paving to win an Audubon Award for restoration. Later in his career he guided the development of one of the nation’s first Gold LEED-rated projects by providing plans for low-site impact development and construction, the application of regenerative natural systems, and restoration and preservation of a 200-acre watershed. Other projects completed midcareer, such as the Propst Residence, the Washington State Department of Ecology Headquarters, and the REI Flagship store contributed to the momentum of sustainable design embraced by our region today. In addition, his early work helped shape the Seattle waterfront and the renaissance of Seattle Center. On a larger scale, his recent review of the city’s Olmsted Plan led to the idea of expanding and connecting Seattle’s open space. This concept will be studied in an upcoming, city-wide design charrette and subsequent study conducted by Open Space Seattle 2100.

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PAMELA GRACE BURTON, FASLA

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

For the past 30 years, Pamela has informed the public of the importance of landscape design and stewardship of the land, mentoring through her lectures, publications, and her private practice, and providing designs for many civic, institutional, commercial, and residential projects. Pamela’s international speaking engagements have ranged from Australia to China, as well as here in the United States. She has written and spoken on such topics as “Garden as Sanctuary,” “Memory and Landscape,” “Balance and Uncertainty,” and “Poetics of the Garden.” In all of Pamela’s work, a rigorous overall structure encompasses spontaneity, randomness, and the unexpected. Sophisticated, elegant, subtle design concepts are used to convey references to mythology, history, and poetry. Emphasis is upon creating environments that are more than the sum of their individual parts—environments that satisfy clients through their functionality, beauty, and metaphorical resonance. The rigor of Pamela’s architectural training, her love and extensive knowledge of plant materials, and her understanding of the cultural and literary history of the natural environment have combined to sustain a demonstrably successful and vigorous worldwide practice that promotes the goals and ideals of our profession.

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ETHAN CARR, FASLA

Nominated by the Massachusetts Chapter
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

Ethan Carr has made vital contributions to our knowledge of landscape history and the history of our profession. He is widely published and his work has won national awards. According to one of his graduate students, “His knowledge and passion for the field of cultural landscape research and landscape history are both contagious and inspiring. His studio was the first time I was challenged to look beyond the landscape surface and research layers of history, culture, and ecology, helping me bridge the gap between theory and design.” Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA, for whom Carr frequently consults on projects such as the 2005 Brooklyn Bridge Park master plan, asserts that he is “one of the best landscape historians in North America, with the unusual capacity to apply his profound knowledge of landscape history in ways that make it very relevant to contemporary practice. Given his experience, his intelligence, and his passion, I am sure that Ethan will become the leading spokesman of landscape history of his generation

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SUSAN CLOPTON CASE, FASLA

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

Susan’s involvement with CLARB and her activities to prevent sunset of the Mississippi Landscape Architecture Law created a vision to both strengthen and ensure the licensure of Mississippi landscape architects. Through her efforts, LAAC was one of the first state boards to require each applicant have a CLARB Council Record. She was also in the forefront of activities to prevent sunset of the Landscape Architecture Law no fewer than seven times during year 19 years on the LAAC. Susan’s participation on the first Subject Matter Experts Panel for the national task analysis survey in 1991 helped to develop a new format for the licensing exam. The resulting Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE) was a more complete method of testing for competence. In 1995, Susan’s dedication to the growth of the profession was recognized by her peers when she was elected president of CLARB. During her tenure on CLARB she chaired the committee that overhauled CLARB Standards for Certification and began active discussions to identify and recognize overlapping areas of expertise between landscape architects, engineers, and architects. Susan has achieved a level of leadership both in Mississippi and the nation as an advocate of enhancing and protecting the profession of landscape architecture.

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SHEILA M. CONDON, FASLA

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

As a founding partner in Clark Condon Associates, Inc., Sheila has earned the respect of many distinguished clients and her peers for her extraordinary design capability, leadership in her firm, community involvement, and active role in ASLA. She has established a solid reputation for her clear vision, bold ideas, sound principles, and high integrity. She is recognized for her talent in creating public and private projects, large and small, that solve problems, overcome limitations, and truly inspire the end user. Demonstrating a mix of talents she creatively blends form and function to the exterior environment. Throughout her career Sheila has produced many outstanding works of landscape architecture. For as many as 15 years, Sheila has maintained long-term working relationships with clients that have evolved over many phases of work. Clients have developed a confidence that she will consistently provide a masterful balance of artistry, responsible stewardship, and adherence to high professional standards. She has the uncanny ability to accurately hear what clients and users want and is facile at reaching consensus from diverse perspectives. Through her projects, she has enhanced and, in some cases, completely altered the image of institutions and communities in many cities and towns throughout Texas.

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CHIP CRAWFORD, FASLA

Nominated by the St. Louis Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Chip has spent most of his distinguished landscape architecture career at one of the most improbable places: the world’s largest architecture firm. For 22 years, Chip has left a profound mark on the landscape of St. Louis. St. Louis Union Station has become a local landmark. Chip’s portfolio of built work also features projects from countries around the world, including Japan, China, Indonesia, Qatar, Egypt, India, Mexico, and Chile. Chip is not merely interested in building projects, he is dedicated to leaving a physical legacy for future generations of landscape architects. His commitment to his home, St. Louis, has led to a series of visionary projects that, in just a few years, have begun to transform the region. Chip’s inspiration for the Confluence Greenway Master Plan for the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers has won numerous national awards. Other greenway plans and the establishment of a bi-state regional park and recreation district are among his most important contributions to the region.

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JON FREDRIC CROSE, FASLA

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

As administrator, Jon has influenced nearly 75 percent of the 275 licensed landscape architects in Iowa. His dedication and leadership crafted the way this profession is practiced by professionals and perceived by the public. A sense of design, mentorship, and commitment to the profession are cornerstones of his success, sustained since the birth of his private practice in 1965. Since then, he has defined the practice of landscape architecture in our region. Jon has also been instrumental in the transformation of the profession in Iowa. In 1976, he chaired the committee that established the Iowa Landscape Architecture Licensure Title Law, and in 2002, he contributed to a successful effort changing Iowa licensure to a practice law. Jon currently serves as vice chair of the Iowa Professional Licensing Division for Landscape Architects. In 2005, he received the first ever Iowa Chapter ASLA Presidential Award, honoring his service to the profession.

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ROBERT ROUNTREE GRIST, FASLA

Nominated by the Florida Chapter
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

Bob has taught in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the university of Florida since 1983 and has for the past five years served as department chair. Bob has had a long-term interest in preparing graduates for entering the profession. For years, he participated in Florida’s licensure prep courses and has graded the LARE for several years. When asked about Bob Grist, most Florida alumni remember him as the guy with all the answers. For years he taught construction and other technical areas, making certain graduates were prepared for practice. But he is not stagnant. In 1999, he took a sabbatical to learn GIS, satellite imagery interpretation, and GPS because he saw that as a vital need in the future for both the profession and the department. He has continually sought to predict future needs and fit himself accordingly. Bob has been committed to collaboration, building connections between areas of knowledge and between disciplines, and spreading the word about landscape architecture.

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CONRAD HAMERMAN, FASLA

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

Since 1959 when Conrad Hamerman was honored with a Fulbright Travel /uploadedimages/cms/about__us/fasla/photo_gallery/2006-fellowship to Italy, he has been studying, teaching, and practicing landscape architecture in support of the field within the United States and beyond. Not only did he establish and develop the landscape design program at the University of Delaware “single-handedly,” through the years of teaching, Conrad has inspired hundreds of students to pursue the field of landscape architecture. His interdisciplinary knowledge of art and science has provided an undisputed foundation for all of his students. As part of his commitment to the education of landscape architecture, Conrad’s mentoring included bringing his professional friends and colleagues into the classroom, sharing their insights of the profession. Some of these professionals included Roberto Burle Marx, Buckminister Fuller, and Ed Bacon as well as local architects, artists, and landscape architects. The knowledge gleaned by his students was invaluable especially in relation to the global impact of landscape architecture.

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THOMAS C. HAZLETT, FASLA

Nominated by the Michigan Chapter
Elected in the Category of Knowledge

Tom Hazlett has been a catalyst for change. His contribution to the academic community and the landscape architecture profession in the field of surface mine reclamation has been immense. This pioneering work has led the mining industry and the landscape architecture profession to rethink mining activities from a negative and environmentally destructive activity to a creative and more environmentally constructive process. In his unpretentious style and inconspicuous manner, Tom made the mining industry aware of the landscape architecture profession and the profession aware of the issues and opportunities associated with mining. His work encouraged a cadre of landscape architects to initiate a pro-active and more creative and positive approach to mining. Tom’s original research inspired landscape architects to pursue a new field of endeavor, called surface mine reclamation and development.

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MARY MARGARET JONES, FASLA

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

Mary Margaret has been the senior principal-in-charge on a wide range of the firm’s nationally and internationally award-winning projects including the Guadalupe River Park, Crissy Field, the Master Plan for the University of Cincinnati, and the master concept design for the public domain for the Sydney Olympics. These projects not only highlight the growth of the firm’s work, but define an evolution in the practice, scope, and achievements of the field of landscape architecture as a whole. Today Mary Margaret is leading projects such as a 12-acre park for downtown Houston, the RiverVision plan for Davenport, IA, and the waterfront park master plan at Hunter’s Point Shipyard on San Francisco’s southern bay edge. She is know for leading large scale, complex projects in the public realm. In addition she has participated in numerous Mayors’ Institute on City Design conferences and was one of several professionals invited by the Korean government to study possibilities for park development atop the 80-meter-high city landfill on the Han River in Seoul. Mary Margaret is a Fellow and member of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy in Rome.

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RAYMOND JUNGLES, FASLA

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

Raymond’s work reflects an inherent compassion for the natural landscape, in both its aesthetic context and horticultural integrity. Through the use of native plant species in combination with the sub-tropical aesthetic, Raymond has repeatedly created award-winning projects, places, and spaces that comfort the human psyche and raise the human spirit, fostering a deep appreciation among those who have experienced his projects. His commitment to a landscape that reflects historical precedents—in terms of natural and human ecology—has repeatedly generated positive reaction to his work, and his interest in and dedication to the preservation and use of indigenous but endangered and rare species in his work has served to educate the public and colleagues alike.

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KEN KAY, FASLA
Nominated by the Northern California Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

For more than three decades, Ken Kay has made outstanding contributions to the profession as a landscape architect, environmental planner, and urban designer. Ken has set an example for other landscape architects by taking the planning and design lead on large complex projects covering thousands of acres and millions of square feet of mixed-use development space. His projects include transit-oriented development, corporate and educational campuses, urban infill, new mixed-use communities, and parks and open-space systems. Ken’s design scope includes projects ranging from private residences to master planning new towns at a worth exceeding $1 billion. His designs, though ambitious and far-reaching, enjoy an excellent reputation for getting built and achieving both environmental balance and financial success. Ken’s design and planning philosophy focuses on values such as commitment to integrating high-level design with the function of each site; dedication to protecting and enhancing environmental, historic, and cultural resources; and respect for the genius loci of the land. An early advocate for reclaiming industrial lands and preserving natural areas and features as green infrastructure, he has been a leader in the movement to create livable alternatives to sprawl and environmental deprivation. Ken’s artful and astute understanding of how to create livable places has helped transform the face of our nation’s spaces for the better.

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STEVEN D. LIVINGSTON, FASLA

Nominated by the South Carolina Chapter
Elected in the Category of Administrative Work

The parks and open spaces system in the city of Charleston and the city’s approach to preservation and revitalization are an example for the entire country. In his role as director of the Department of Parks, Steve has managed the design and construction of many of the city’s most notable places, including Charleston Waterfront Park, the South Carolina Aquarium, and the Family Tennis Center on Daniel Island. Charleston is one of five cities recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a city that is “successfully designing active living into the daily lives of its residents,” and Steve is integral to these efforts. Charleston’s many parks are visited by thousands of tourists each year, but these parks were built first and foremost for the residents of this great city. Because of his significant and consistent contribution to the management and conservancy of natural resources, parks, open spaces, and public lands and the national importance of the city of Charleston, Steve was awarded ASLA’s 2005 LaGasse Medal.

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DENNIS C. MCGLADE, FASLA

Nominated by the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Dennis’ professional career, spanning from his first years out of graduate school at Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd to Hanna/Olin and then to principal and president of Olin Partnership, has produced numerous celebrated public spaces all evoking each site’s true intrinsic nature through his ingenious use of plant material. His extensive knowledge of plants along with his use of innovative planting technology truly places him as a leader in the field of landscape architecture. Dennis’ botanical expertise is evident throughout his work but especially in California at the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, a 2003 American Society of Landscape Architects’ Design Honor Award. Many of his projects incorporated community workshops, meetings, and charrettes where consensus was utilized in the design development, always to be enhanced by the botanical selection Dennis is noteworthy of. Throughout his 30 years of design, Dennis has contributed globally to the field of landscape architecture through not only design excellence but through innovations in planting technology.

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CRAIG A. MEYER, FASLA

Nominated by the Prairie Gateway Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Craig’s 27-year career has been principally molded by his association with large multi-disciplinary firms, which has forged his passion for complex projects, design excellence, team collaboration, and exceptional communication. During his tenure with HOK Sport, Craig has served as a principal landscape architect on some of the most significant sports projects in the world. A consistent theme of his projects is the incredible individual and collective influence on urban regeneration of cities, a commitment to sustainable community design, and the creation of community pride in his work. Using his design and communication skills, he has developed an extraordinary ability to bring clients and communities together—and to reality—on extremely challenging issues. References from several clients attest to his special skills. His project work has been recognized 28 times for design excellence by multiple national and regional industry groups. In 27 years of practice, Craig has assembled an incredible portfolio of work and is one of the most accomplished designers in our profession.

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JOHN H. NICOLAUS, FASLA

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


For more than 20 years, John has committed his personal and professional energies to the promotion of landscape architecture and the values intrinsic to the profession at the local, state, and national levels. He has worked tirelessly to promote the profession and to lead local efforts to grow the membership, recognition, and influence of the Sierra Chapter within the California design community. He has committed his personal time and the financial and physical resources of his firm to ensure that the Sierra Chapter continues to thrive. His service to the profession was further demonstrated while serving two consecutive terms as the Sierra Chapter Trustee. He has served on various national committees, offering his support for new leadership within the Society while on the Nominating Committee, contributing to ASLA’s efforts on Capitol Hill on the Government Affairs Committee, and leading efforts to redesign the Society’s Web site and on-line newsletter during his tenure as national Vice President of Communication. John’s dedication to community service is most evident at the regional level, advocating for issues salient to the profession. A consistent theme throughout John’s professional life has been service and leadership. ASLA members recognize him locally as an individual who has unfailingly enabled and facilitated the growth of the chapter. His peers at the national level have relied on him to reach out to professionals and students alike while advancing the scope of the profession’s outreach efforts.

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PEARSE O’DOHERTY, FASLA

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

Pearse O’Doherty immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1959 when he was 16 years old. The son and grandson of a family of stone masons, Pearse achieved the American dream of building upon his family tradition and bringing it to an entirely new level. As president of O’Doherty Group Landscape Architecture, Pearse has extended his personal contribution to the evolution of our collective landscape through mentoring a generation of young landscape architects. Pearse has the unique gift of knowing not only how a design object should look, but he actually knows how it is joined and built, constructed, and maintained. His knowledge of the built environment makes him a master of material whether it is wood, stone, or metal.

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CECELIA PAINE, FASLA

Nominated by the ASLA Executive Committee
Elected in the Category of Service to the Profession

Cecelia has advanced the profession of landscape architecture in Canada, the United States, and more recently around the globe. As one of the premiere women educators and leaders in Canada, Cecelia has had a direct influence on a generation of landscape architects practicing in Canada today. She has been a tireless volunteer who has a sustained record of service within the profession. Her service includes president of the OALA, president of the CSLA, member of the joint U.S./Canadian Landscape Architecture Body of Knowledge (LABOK) Task Force, founding editor of Landscapes/Paysages and chair of the IFLA Online Journal Task Force. A Fellow of the CSLA, she has received numerous awards, including the 2001 Award of Distinction for Service from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

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STEPHEN P.C. PLUNKARD, FASLA

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

For many landscape architects in Vermont, the name Stephen Plunkard is synonymous with the profession. Regarded as one of the leaders of landscape architecture in Vermont, Stephen has played a definitive role in its development and continued growth throughout the state. While Stephen’s resume, awards, and other honors alone attest to his skill and expertise in his craft, it is the lasting influence of his work and his effects on the landscape architecture and planning profession that make him most deserving of this /uploadedimages/cms/about__us/fasla/photo_gallery/2006-fellowship. Visitors to Vermont see the effects of Stephen’s work in nearly every corner of the state, and the many budding planners and landscape architects he has inspired continue to impart his theories, beliefs, and values in their own work.

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MARK WILLIAM RIOS, FASLA

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

Mark Rios has influenced an entire era of landscape architecture through his unique and powerful designs. He is widely recognized for outstanding design work by his peers, his clients, and a variety of professional organizations including the ASLA. His work transcends traditional landscape architecture partly because of his collaborative, holistic, and inventive approach to the comprehensive design of projects. As a result Mark has taken the design lead on a number of large multi-team efforts. Clients turn to him on complex projects with multiple issues—including environmental, historical, multi-cultural, political, phasing, and economic. Mark is able to establish a strong, clear vision of a place that can be understood for its rational problem solving and its emotional impact that a collective group can buy into and support. As a result, Mark has had a tremendously positive effect on the public perception of landscape architecture through his work in the public realm, which manages to connect disparate elements and landmarks within urban areas into whole and healthy environments through clarity, originality, and freshness of design ideas that originate from the place itself.

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SCOTT JON RYKIEL, FASLA

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

Scott’s outstanding career has been marked by his deep understanding of horticulture and plant communities and his keen understanding of sense of place. As a result his projects resonate with local culture, and traditions. Working often on international retail projects, Scott has elevated this practice with imaginative use of planting, material selections, sustainable design, and close connections to the local culture. He has helped create new paradigms for retail development that include neighborhood uses, environmental innovation, and historic preservation. His design work—widely published and the recipient of numerous international awards—has created new standards for retail, resort, and housing environments around the world. From his solid knowledge of horticulture, he quickly gained expertise in the newly developing field of interior landscapes. Scott rapidly rose to the top of this practice area, designing stunning, award-winning interiors for hotels, hospitals, and retail centers and contributing significantly to the advancement of landscape architectural design for these projects.

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PETER LINDSAY SCHAUDT, FASLA

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

Peter is an accomplished landscape architect who for more than two decades has achieved numerous design awards and honors, highlighted by the coveted Rome Prize /uploadedimages/cms/about__us/fasla/photo_gallery/2006-fellowship in Landscape Architecture. His career is marked with strong credentials in the art of design, stewardship, and social responsibility. With ideals of restraint, elegance, and simplicity, Peter strives to achieve a timeless design quality for each project. He has earned ASLA national and/or state awards in six out of the last nine years. With Peter as leader, his firm further enhanced Chicago’s lakefront green spaces by adding 17 new acres of parkland, in part, by using innovative green roof techniques over a parking garage. Peter has worked on the design of three NFL stadium landscapes, nearly 10 percent of all NFL stadiums, advancing the “stadium in a park” theme. Volunteering his time generously, Peter currently serves on two Chicago mayoral design committees. He also lends his experience to the U.S. General Services Administration as a National Peer and has reviewed landscape design security projects in several states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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JAMES K. TILLER, III, FASLA
Nominated by the South Carolina Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Jim’s devotion to a higher standard of design is evident in his work both nationally and internationally. He takes special interest in projects located in the coastal areas of North and South Carolina where he has developed an understanding of the region’s ecological and cultural heritage. His exceptional ability to harmonize environmental responsibility with sound design principals is an attribute not only to the success of his projects, but also to the communities in which they are built. As a Principal with Edward Pinckney/ Associates, Ltd., Jim designed and managed the College of Charleston Master Plan, which received various awards from ASLA as well as other national and local professional groups. Jim has served the profession of landscape architecture through the example he sets in his work. His close attention to detail in all aspects of design from master planning to planting design continues to set precedence for our profession. Jim played an important role in encouraging the Honorable Joseph P. Riley, long-time Mayor of Charleston, to use the services of landscape architects as a way to protect the environment, save historic structures and landscapes, and improve the visual quality of the community. Riley, who has known Jim for more than 30 years, said of his work with Jim, “In each instance I was so impressed with Jim’s understanding of good urban design and landscape architecture.”

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ALAN WARD, FASLA

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

Alan is acknowledged as one of the leading photographers of the works of landscape architecture. His photographs have appeared in national publications for the last 25 years. In addition, he has written award winning books and articles and sat on numerous award juries. He has taught courses and delivered lectures in design schools throughout the country. Alan has indeed broadened the visibility of the profession. He has done all this despite, or perhaps, because he has a distinguished design career at Sasaki Associates where he has been a principal since 1985. His design work has received seven national awards in planning and urban design for large-scale landmark projects, such as the Dallas Arts District, Cleveland Gateway Sports District, and Reston Town Center. In 2004, he was the landscape architect for Sasaki’s master plan for the Olympic Green, which won the first place prize in the international competition to create the vision and framework for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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LEE WEINTRAUB, FASLA

Nominated by the New York Chapter
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

Lee has been a major figure in the world of landscape architecture in New York throughout the course of a 30-year career. His influence on the design of public spaces, detailing, and use of color, whimsy, and transforming approach to the landscape of underprivileged communities has been extraordinary. He has always exhibited a thought process that has been innovative in his design approach. He has always tried to push the boundaries of good design and instill this in his work as well as his teachings. Lee’s public agency experience has produced a number of innovative designs. Using new materials in different ways, his designs were a break from the standards and details that had dominated public agency work since World War II. His approach of working with the community served to empower the ultimate users and gave them a sense of ownership of the finished project.

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LYNN WOLFF, FASLA

Nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Elected in the Category of Works of Landscape Architecture

As principal of Copley Wolff Design Group, Inc., Lynn has led multi-disciplinary teams in complex urban public projects. Her work on the nationally recognized Central Artery/Tunnel Surface Restoration in Boston epitomizes the use of cutting-edge design technologies, as well as sophisticated intra-project coordination and scheduling. Her ability to lead a divergent team of professionals and public agency staff resulted in a consensus design. In this mammoth engineering project, Lynn demonstrated her adroit professionalism and exemplified the leadership role of landscape architects. The Dudley Town Common and the Boston Common Frog Pond showcase Lynn’s community-based design ethic, her abilities to mediate and facilitate decision-making, and her distinction in mastering design to fit the physical and cultural context.

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