Honors & Awards

2019 Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)
Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)

Landscape Architecture Foundation

The Medal of Excellence:
Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)

"LAF has built a remarkable legacy as the organization invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase the collective capacity to achieve its mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment, and to empower current and future landscape architects to use their unique skills to make change in the world."

-Nominators, Thaisa Way Ph.D, FASLA, FAAR & Jennifer Guthrie, FASLA

Founded over 50 years ago, LAF has pursued its mission to advance the profession of landscape architecture through research, education, and leadership. The Foundation has invested more than $3 million on groundbreaking research which informs professional practice, including over 150 case study investigation briefs and the Landscape Performance Series. Current research initiatives focus on the measurable environmental, social, and economic benefits of landscapes. LAF has also greatly expanded academic scholarship in the field, awarding over $1.5 million in scholarships to over 5,800 students since 1986. The powerful conversations, deliberations, and messages facilitated by LAF through its various programs and events continue to inspire practitioners and students alike, as it looks ahead to the next 50 years.

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Honors & Awards:
Carolyn Mitchell 
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Curt Millay, ASLA
Corporate Secretary