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ASLA Council of Fellows Nomination Categories, Templates, and Sample Nominations

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The Call for 2014 Nominations is open.  Each nomination must be submitted electronically via Dropbox (share your folder with cmillay@asla.org) and should include the required documents for each category (see below) saved as separate files, e.g. PDF, Word, PowerPoint.  Do not scan all files into one document. *If you use the Publisher or InDesign form, please save to and submit a PDF.  Contact Curt Millay, cmillay@asla.org or 202-216-2340 with any questions.

A note on recognition: each category suggests that the candidate show evidence of recognition as being outstanding in their field. Recognition can include awards from ASLA but also from other allied organizations such as AIA, APA, ULI, etc.  National awards (from ASLA or other organizations) will have broader impact but local and regional awards are also important.  Recognition could also be other evidence that the candidate is considered outstanding in the field such as a history of speaking engagements, invitations to sit on juries and panels, etc. 

COF Subheader Works

Recognizes: Mastery of design in significant works which have advanced the art, stewardship, and social responsibility of landscape architecture.

Criteria:  The jury will look for:

  • Exceptional accomplishments in planning and/or design, which have been sustained over an extended period of time.
  • Completed works which demonstrate mastery of the art, stewardship, and social responsibility of landscape architecture.
  • Projects that demonstrate outstanding quality and significant impact on the profession and the public evidenced through national recognition. Recognition can include awards from ASLA or from other allied organizations such as AIA, APA, ULI, etc.

Nomination Instructions: For the Works category, each nomination must include:

  • a completed Nomination Form, signed by the chapter president, COF ExCom Chair, or ASLA President;
  • a Nomination Statement (see required template, Word, Publisher, InDesign*);
  • a Powerpoint presentation of up to 20 images.

The Nomination Statement (see required template, Word, Publisher, InDesign* and sample nominations) may be no more than five pages in length, portrait orientation, and must be in an easily readable typeface, such as Times Roman, Garamond, or Arial, no smaller than 10-point size, for all text.  For the Works category, summarize the significance of the nominee’s career in relation to the category criteria. Briefly describe four or five completed projects that demonstrate the nominee’s achievements in relation to the criteria.  In each project description, clearly identify the title of the project, location, completion date, the nominee’s official role, and any awards received. Explain the significance of the nominee’s work on the project and its impact on the profession and the public.  List all awards nominee has received from ASLA and/or allied organizations that support the nomination in the Works category. Summarize activities or leadership positions in organizations pertaining to this category.  Include up to four brief testimonial statements from individuals who can attest to the nominee’s achievements (for the Works category, testimonials might be sought from clients, peers, public officials, and/or allied professionals, for example).

The Powerpoint presentation (see required template) may include up to 20 total images of the four or five completed projects included in the Nomination Statement.  Each image should be labeled with the nominee’s last name, the image number, the title of the project, and a descriptive caption of no more than 50 words.  Only 20 images and captions are allowed (20 images not 20 pages of images). Do not include headshots of the nominee.  They will be removed before the jury review process.  If an image is a photoshopped construction, label it as such.

COF Subheader Leadership

Recognizes: Exemplary leadership, administration, and management of people, projects, policies, and/or programs that have significantly advanced the practice of landscape architecture, and/or the public recognition of issues regarding the design, planning, or management of the land.

Criteria: The jury will look for:

  • Exceptional accomplishments sustained over an extended period of time.
  • Influence and impact of this work on the profession of landscape architecture and contribution to public recognition of the profession.
  • Personal leadership role and administrative ability demonstrated in the accomplishment of project initiation or design, policy formation, and/or planning.

Nomination Instructions: For the Leadership/Management category, each nomination must include

  • a completed Nomination Form, signed by the chapter president, COF ExCom Chair, or ASLA President;
  • a Nomination Statement (see required template, Word, Publisher, InDesign*);
  • do not include images of any kind.

The Nomination Statement (see required template, Word, Publisher, InDesign* and sample nominations) may be no more than five pages in length, in portrait orientation, and must be in an easily readable typeface, such as Times Roman, Garamond, or Arial, no smaller than 10-point size, for all text.  For the Leadership/Management category, summarize the significance of the nominee’s achievements in relation to the category criteria. List specific activities, management, and leadership roles in organizations, agencies, and/or elected offices promoting landscape architecture. Clearly identify the nominee’s role and impact in each activity and project cited.  Explain the significance of the nominee’s accomplishments and their impact on the profession and the public.  List all awards nominee has received from ASLA and/or allied organizations that support the nomination in the Leadership/Management category. Summarize activities or leadership positions in organizations pertaining to this category.  Include up to four brief testimonial statements from individuals who can attest to the nominee’s achievements (for the Leadership/Management category, testimonials might be sought from clients, peers, public officials, and/or allied professionals, for example). Do not include headshots of the nominee.

COF Subheader Knowledge

Recognizes: The creation of significant new knowledge that advances the profession of landscape architecture or the communication of knowledge to others with exceptional effect.

Criteria: The jury will look for:

  • Exceptional accomplishments sustained over an extended period of time.
  • Specific influence of the nominee’s accomplishments on the profession’s and the public’s knowledge base of landscape architecture.
  • Nominee’s role in advancing education and the profession.

Nomination Instructions: For the Knowledge category, each nomination must include

  • a completed  Nomination Form, signed by the chapter president, COF ExCom Chair, or ASLA President;
  • a Nomination Statement (see required template, Word, Publisher, InDesign*);
  • do not include images of any kind.

The Nomination Statement (see required template, Word, Publisher, InDesign* and sample nominations) may be no more than five pages in length, in portrait orientation, and must be in an easily readable typeface, such as Times Roman, Garamond, or Arial, no smaller than 10-point size, for all text.  For the Knowledge category, summarize the significance of the nominee’s achievements in relation to the category criteria.  Explain the significance of the research or scholarship. Communication of knowledge may be in the form of presenting, teaching, or mentoring or in the form of published works. List all published material or other original work. List all awards nominee has received from ASLA and/or allied organizations that support the nomination in the Knowledge category. Summarize activities or leadership positions in organizations pertaining to this category.  Include up to four brief testimonial statements from individuals who can attest to the nominee’s achievements (for the Knowledge category, testimonials might be sought from colleagues, students, publication representatives, and/or allied professionals, for example).  Do not include headshots of the nominee.

COF Subheader Service

Recognizes: Service activities sustained over an extended period of time that have significantly advanced the profession and promoted landscape architecture in the eyes of the public, and that serve as examples for other local, regional, national, or international efforts.

Criteria: The jury will look for:

  • Exceptional accomplishments sustained over an extended period of time.
  • Volunteer efforts at the local, state, national, and/or international levels sustained that are truly inspiring and serve as an example to others.
  • Notable activities and achievements that contribute to the advancement and public recognition of the profession of landscape architecture.

Nomination Instructions: For the Service category, each nomination must include

  • a completed  Nomination Form, signed by the chapter president, COF ExCom Chair, or ASLA President;
  • a Nomination Statement (see required template, Word, Publisher, InDesign*);
  • do not include images of any kind.

The Nomination Statement (see required template, Word, Publisher, InDesign* and sample nominations) may be no more than five pages in length, in portrait orientation, and must be in an easily readable typeface, such as Times Roman, Garamond, or Arial, no smaller than 10-point size, for all text.  For the Service category, summarize the significance of the nominee’s achievements as a professional and/or public volunteer in relation to the category criteria.  List and explain nominee’s activities in promoting the profession and the value of landscape architecture to the public.  Identify the nominee’s role in and impact on each activity cited; indicate if projects were done for compensation or pro bono.  List leadership positions held within ASLA and other organizations at the local, state, and national levels.  Elaborate on the nominee’s major accomplishments in these positions on behalf of the profession.  List all awards nominee has received from ASLA and/or allied organizations that support the nomination in the Service category. Include up to four brief testimonial statements from individuals who can attest to the nominee’s achievements (for the Service category, testimonials might be sought from peers, public officials, and/or allied professionals, for example). Do not include headshots of the nominee.

*If you use the Publisher or InDesign form, please save to and submit a PDF.  Do not submit the Publisher or InDesign file.

 

 



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