William L. Flournoy Jr., FASLA
William L. Flournoy Jr., FASLA, will receive the LaGasse Medal for his contributions to the management and conservancy of natural resources and public landscapes. During his tenure at the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Flournoy managed the nation’s first state conservation tax credit program, ultimately resulting in the donation of more than 180,000 acres, valued in excess of $800 million, for conservation purposes. Among many other conservation projects, Flournoy’s 1972 graduate project helped inspire Raleigh, N.C.’s award-winning greenway program, which some consider the first work of its kind and elevated the role landscape architects play in creating sustainable, healthy communities. View supporting materials.