Honors & Awards

2022 Kofi Boone, FASLA
Kofi Boone, FASLA
Kofi Boone, FASLA

Kofi Boone, FASLA

“When you start to go through history and start to see these moments where people reconnected to place and it enabled all these changes to occur.” ‑ Landslide 2021: Race and Space video


Kofi Boone, FASLA, the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, has taught at the North Carolina State University College of Design for more than 25 years. In 2019, Boone was recognized as a “Most Admired Educator” by Design Intelligence for successfully blending academic and community interests in his seminars and studios. As a researcher, his work and publications have garnered recognition and awards. His article, “The Resilience of Ruinous Futures (2009)”, laid the foundation for popularizing the concept of Racialized Topography in landscape architecture analysis. In response to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, he worked with NC State University’s Coastal Dynamics Design Lab to generate Homeplace: A Conversation Guide for Six Communities Recovering from Hurricane Matthew. The Guide, winner of an 2018 ASLA Award of Honor in Communications, was a benchmark that clarified the terms and concepts necessary to participate in hazard mitigation and led to an intensive week-long community workshop focused on Princeville, North Carolina, the first chartered town incorporated by African Americans in the United States. Currently President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF), Kofi joined LAF’s Board in 2018 and served as Vice President of Education where he championed organizational transformation based on best-practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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