Honors & Awards

2022 Shawn Kelly, FASLA
Shawn Kelly, FASLA
Shawn Kelly, FASLA

Shawn Kelly, FASLA

“Landscape architects truly influence the way the world turns on a daily basis… We’re becoming recognized as the leaders in truly sustainable practice.” ‑ President-Elect speech before the Board of Trustees, May 17, 2014


Shawn Kelly, FASLA has worked full time at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and as principal in his design firm, Kelly Design Group, LLC, over the last 30 years. As both educator and mentor, Kelly has been effective in his nurturing of the future of landscape architecture. In practice, Kelly has continued to produce solutions at the cutting edge of water harvesting and quality improvement. In education, his work with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to form the Center for Sustainable Design has placed him in the forefront of demonstrating the integrity of landscape architecture to academics and administrators. Kelly has also lectured widely on the importance of working with indigenous communities to create equity, justice and cultural cohesion. Kelly is an active advocate for landscape architecture nationally and regionally and was involved in the efforts to support licensure for landscape architects in Wisconsin, testifying before a Legislative Committee to build support for the first adoption of a Title Act (which would ultimately become State Law). Kelly’s three decades of service to ASLA include serving as Vice President of Membership as well as President of ASLA in 2019 as well as helping to formulate a white paper with the ASLA Committee on Education regarding the status of education for landscape architects and STEM education.

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