ASLA Honors 40 Outstanding Members with Fellowship


Washington, D.C., July 6, 2011 – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 40 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2011. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and the society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service. The 2011 class of new Fellows will be recognized at the 2011 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, October 30–November 2 in San Diego.

The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Individuals considered for this distinction must be members of ASLA in good standing for at least 10 years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the Executive Committee of their local chapter, the Executive Committee of ASLA or the Executive Committee of the Council of Fellows.

ArvidsonAdam Regn Arvidson, ASLA

Adam Arvidson, nominated by the Minnesota Chapter in the Knowledge Category, is a prominent writer on the topic of landscape architecture, equally adept at informing fellow professionals and educating the general public. He created _SCAPE, a Minnesota design magazine now in its eighth year; served for seven months as Landscape Architecture’s interim editor; and publishes widely in design and planning magazines. Since 2001, he has produced more than 60 full-length articles for a wide variety of magazines. As a multimedia communicator, he maintains the Treeline Travelogue blog, contributes on-line content for the landscape architecture Web community, and records and produces audio podcasts. Through mentoring and lectures, he also shares his insight into writing with fellow professionals and students. His bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture is from Ball State University.

BalmoriDiana Balmori, ASLA
Balmori Associates
New York City

The ASLA Council of Fellows Executive Committee nominated Diana Balmori in the Leadership/Management Category in recognition of her international accomplishments as an urban designer, educator, scholar, author, and advocate for holistic environmental sensitivity. She has twice been appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, teaches at Yale, and is renowned as one who informs allied design professions, the arts community, local and federal government officials, and the public at large on the value of landscape architecture. In her award-winning writings and design work, she explores how form best responds to natural processes and historical context. Her firm also undertakes extensive research on green roofs, floating islands, urban agriculture, temporary landscapes, and zero waste. Her architecture degree is from the University of Tucumán, Argentina, and PhD in urban history from UCLA.

BleamGregg David Bleam, ASLA
Gregg Bleam Landscape Architect
Charlottesville, Va.

Gregg Bleam was nominated by the Virginia Chapter in the Works Category. In three decades as a maker of memorable landscapes throughout the Southeast, his design work reflects his modernist heritage as well as his creativity with contemporary issues. His site-specific minimalism combines familiar raw materials in unexpected ways. He is a value-adding collaborator whom the best architects of his generation seek out for his ability to make building and landscape one interlocking, interdependent system ranging in scale from the details to an entire city. He taught this concept for 10 years at the University of Virginia. Now he enjoys working closely with clients to achieve their goals and create sustainable and visually elegant landscapes. He earned his BSLA from Iowa State University and MLA from the Harvard GSD.

BowersJ. Keith Bowers, ASLA
Biohabitats, Inc.

Keith Bowers was nominated by the Maryland Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. For 29 years, his exploration of how landscape architecture intersects with restoration ecology, conservation biology, and landscape ecology has demonstrated how vital landscape architects are to the conservation of natural resources and regenerative restoration of degraded ecosystems. The profession has benefited from his many years studying the marshes and coastline of the Chesapeake Bay and mid-Atlantic coastal barrier islands. His firms—Biohabitats and Ecological Restoration and Management—have brought together scientists, landscape architects, and engineers working in collaboration to develop internationally recognized innovations in ecosystem restoration. His contributions include bio-retention systems, river restoration, and watershed management. He is also a pioneer in design/build delivery for ecology restoration. His BLA is from West Virginia University.

BoyleTerry Boyle, ASLA
T.J. Boyle & Associates (retired)
Burlington, Vt.

Terry Boyle was nominated by the Vermont Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. His leadership in resource planning, scenic assessment, and road corridor planning—and his ongoing local and state political involvement—have guided Vermont’s development of high standards for scenic landscapes and rich natural and cultural heritage. His detailed landscape-classification and visual-resource-analysis systems have resulted in many new practice areas for landscape architects and set a notable example for the profession. These analytical systems have shaped the placement of power lines in New England, the designation of scenic roads, and the understanding of development’s environmental impact. Vermont would not now look the way it does without him. He earned his BS in landscape architecture and recreation management from the SUNY College of Forestry and MSLA from the Harvard GSD.

BroughtonKelly G. Broughton, ASLA
City of San Diego

Kelly Broughton was nominated by the San Diego Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. As San Diego’s principal landscape architect since 1989, he is a strong proponent of small-business development, affordable housing, government efficiency, and sustainability in San Diego’s policies, regulations, and operations. He expedited the affordable-housing and energy-conscious development approval process, streamlined the zoning map system and moved it to the Web, oversaw zoning changes for high-density development along transit corridors, expanded mixed development, and offered alternative ways to repurpose existing development. Landscape architects in the city may now prepare and certify grading and drainage plans. And he successfully changed city street design standards to include traffic calming measures, preserve street trees, narrow roadways, increase pervious surfaces, and enhance stormwater regulations. He earned his BSLA from Penn State.

BurnettLaura Burnett, ASLA
Burnett Land & Water
San Diego

Laura Burnett was nominated by the San Diego Chapter in the Works Category. In practice, she has worked with a broad, complex range of clients and constituents to transform cities, campuses, communities, and habitats into better places. She successfully leads teams of scientists, architects, engineers, public artists, and citizens to realize collaborative, creative solutions that combine the values of people and place. She cares profoundly about the ways landscapes are made and how they engage the public. Her aesthetics and values infuse her landscapes and extend to her community service with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and as a guide and teacher for the ACE Mentor Program. She is a leader, a thinker, and a builder. Her BS is from Colorado State University and her MLA from the Harvard GSD.

CarterStephen L. Carter, ASLA
Army Corps of Engineers
Mobile, Ala.

Stephen Carter was nominated by the Alabama Chapter in the Service Category. For more than 30 years he has led the ASLA at the chapter and national levels and is a driving force in supporting African Americans becoming landscape architects. He produced the first ASLA directory of African-American landscape architects and drafted its policy of equal opportunity. He is tireless in encouraging professionals and students to become active within the ASLA. As national Vice President for Membership Services from 2000 to 2002, he shared his ideas for broadening the profession with persuasive passion and encouraged the ASLA toward open engagement with and expansion of the membership. His commitment is deep, and no one is immune to his powers of persuasion. He earned his MLA from the University of Illinois.

ChandlerJack Chandler, ASLA
Chandler & Chandler, Landscape Architects
Napa, Calif.

Jack Chandler was nominated by the Northern California Chapter in the Works Category. Over four decades, his distinctive work has made him one of the most respected landscape architects in the West, best known for pioneering his distinctive and contemporary Napa Valley style. With a bold, inventive approach to landscape design and site planning, frequently on a large scale, he is equally known for his artistic, sweeping planting plans; unique water features; and touches of whimsy, often through his sculpture. He deftly combines native flora with vegetation of all sizes, colors, and textures, which demonstrates his regal sense of space and scale. His designs provide natural expectancy and drama and create a classic California outdoor experience: verdant, refined, and engaging. He received his BLA from Cal Poly, Pomona.

ChildSusan F. Child, ASLA
Child Associates, Inc.

Susan Child was nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects in the Works Category. In a practice that ranges from her 1980s Greening of Boston report to her magnum opus, South Cove Park in New York City, she elegantly combines contextual and historic appropriateness with innovative design in precise and unique ways. She blends a vast knowledge of native plants and American history and culture with her sensitivity to art and material expression. Also a leader in public advocacy and service, she is a dedicated advocate for the value of landscape architecture to improve the quality of life in urban areas both nationally and in her native Boston. She received her BA from Vassar College, certificate in landscape design from the Radcliffe Institute, and MLA from the Harvard GSD.

CoenShane Coen, ASLA
Coen + Partners

Shane Coen was nominated by the Minneapolis Chapter in the Works Category. He has brought a new, distinct voice to the profession, and the strength of his work, derived from his emphasis on collaboration, is a lesson for all. In his projects, the role of the landscape architect is comprehensive from the outset. He drives primary design decisions through careful interpretation of human and environmental context. With optimal sensitivity to site and materials, his work demonstrates a timeless aesthetic. He is a dynamic communicator, facilitator, and teacher who leads the design process for each of his firm’s projects. His body of work has garnered nearly 30 awards for architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, community involvement, and environmental awareness. He earned his BSLA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

CzysconEd Czyscon, ASLA
MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Ed Czyscon was nominated by the Georgia Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. He is an award-winning designer who has volunteered for the past 35 years on public committees, commissions, and authorities to improve the quality of life for millions. He has also educated a legion of public officials on the value of landscape architects as stewards of the environment. In Florida, he worked for years on city and regional committees to develop wetlands restoration projects and new environmental protection ordinances. Since 1998, he has volunteered in Georgia to find funding sources for parks development and create a livable cities initiative for his hometown there. His selfless leadership is an inspiration to landscape architects everywhere. He received a BS and BLA from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

DanosChad D. Danos, ASLA
Brown+Danos Land Design
Baton Rouge, La.

Chad Danos was nominated by the Louisiana Chapter in the Service Category. For 21 years he has been instrumental to the growth of the profession in Louisiana—from early on as an ASLA student chapter president to president of the Louisiana Chapter and beyond. He contributes as an adjunct professor at LSU, and his firm provides students with valuable intern experience. In community service, he has served on an endless array of commissions, committees, and councils that have provided pro bono services and educated the public on the value of landscape architecture in sustainable planning. At the national level, he chaired the Government Affairs Committee. He was also actively involved in post-Katrina recovery, both short term, aiding fellow professionals, and long-term. He received his BLA from Louisiana State University.

DawsonMark O. Dawson, ASLA
Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Watertown, Mass.

Mark Dawson was nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects in the Works Category. Through public discourse, he is able to synthesize award-winning designs that the public readily embraces. His urban civic landscapes immediately convey the tactile qualities of a space. A deep knowledge of landscape construction and development guides his design process. His vocabulary of contemporary landscape design finds its origins in the evolution of formal design history, community identity, economic regeneration, and the existing environment. History, environmental sustainability, and visitors are all participants in his landscape conceptualization. Service as a Marine developed his early understanding of climate, orientation, plants, soils, and topography. His success as a landscape architect comes from his acquired ability to shape those variables materially. He holds his BLA from Utah State University.

DeWanTerrence J. DeWan, ASLA
Terrence J. DeWan & Associates
Yarmouth, Me.

Terrence DeWan was nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects in the Service Category. The unifying element of his private and professional lives is his spirit of service and commitment to the highest ideals of stewardship and livable communities. Throughout his professional life, he has touched thousands, in Maine and nationally, to enhance public understanding of landscape architecture. He is readily available to present to schools and community groups and counsel students and others who have discovered the profession. He promotes the profession enthusiastically and is a strong believer in education. For 25 years his firm has provided internships, participated in mock interviews, and spoken at programs to expose students to the profession. He earned his BLA cum laude from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

ErikssonBob Eriksson, ASLA
EPT Design
Pasadena, Calif.

Bob Eriksson was nominated by the Southern California Chapter in the Works Category. In 60 years of practice as an integral participant in Southern California's landscape architecture evolution, he has amassed a broad range of creatively elegant and technically excellent work, from intricately detailed private home gardens to large-scale and complex regional parks and commercial campuses. His parks are as beloved today as when they were built, and he continues to perfect his craft in a profession he truly loves. In community outreach, he is unfailingly generous as he shares his knowledge with the broader community, be it fund-raising garden tours or Boy Scout hikes. His philosophy: “It’s not about the past, it is about the future.” He received his BSLA from the University of Southern California.

FigurskiJames Figurski, ASLA
GreenWorks Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design
Lake Oswego, Ore.

Jim Figurski was nominated by the Oregon Chapter in the Service Category. His contributions to landscape architecture, which reach back nearly three decades, include recognition in Oregon as a profession requiring practice licensure. Over the span of his career, he has worked assiduously to assure that Oregon’s professional landscape architects have the support, knowledge, and legal tools to protect public health, safety, and welfare. His contributions extend nationally and to Canada. He has represented the ASLA in its collaboration with LEED and the International Green Building Code. And he was the 2006-2007 CLARB president. In Portland, he is a mentor to interns and young professionals and remains highly active on local civic and design-review boards, commissions, and advisory committees. He received his BLA from the University of Oregon.

GaynorPeggy Gaynor, ASLA
Gaynor Inc.

Peggy Gaynor was nominated by the Washington Chapter in the Works Category. Consistently at the vanguard, she combines landscape architecture with her background in art, classical music, and science to solve programmatic problems with multi-faceted and cutting-edge design solutions. Her designs include open-space preservation, habitat creation, well integrated and safe pedestrian facilities, and water conservation that includes artfully designed stormwater conveyance. Long at the cutting edge, she has been restoring urban habitats and daylighting creeks since the 1980s, and she is known for her design activism and collaborative work with community groups to rebuild ecosystems. Academicians frequently use her built work to inform and illustrate their research. For schools, she often lectures, reviews designs, and sponsors student interns. She earned a BSLA with highest distinction from Purdue University.

GleasonKathryn L. Gleason, ASLA
Cornell University
Cornell, N.Y.

Kathryn Gleason was nominated by the New York Upstate Chapter in the Knowledge Category. Through her archeological research into landscape designs, which has spanned 30 years and 19 sites, she devised a methodology for revealing the layout and makeup of ancient gardens. She disseminated her findings widely and engaged students and professionals from around the world in her work. The result has been to illuminate the classical origins of landscape architecture, which heretofore had been shrouded in myth and, as her work shows, misconception. Her research focused on Roman-style gardens in the Mediterranean, yet her methodology for identifying planting schemes is applicable to landscape architecture of all periods and locations. She received her BSLA from Cornell, MLA with distinction from the Harvard GSD, and PhD from Lincoln College, Oxford.

HewittClinton N. Hewitt, ASLA

Clinton Hewitt was nominated by the Minnesota Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. He has contributed 30 remarkable years to the University of Minnesota as a professor and campus planner. During that tenure, he involved superb landscape architects on every possible project. He has a passion for understanding how campuses work and a talent for communicating to faculty and staff that adherence to a campus master plan will increase the success of a university. Through that dedication, he has greatly expanded the understanding of the impact of landscape architecture. His equally important legacy to the profession is how he has helped many other minority designers achieve success through active ASLA involvement. He earned his BS in ornamental horticulture from Virginia State University and BSLA and MLA from Michigan State University.

HiltChristine L. Hilt, ASLA
CLH Design
Cary, N.C.

Christine Hilt was nominated by the North Carolina Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. She is a highly respected and passionate leader in a national movement to improve the environmental health of schools in the U.S. She has been involved in the design for more than 300 schools in the Carolinas and contributed to North Carolina's recently published standards for school site selection. The goal of her multidiscipline collaborations is to integrate wellness into site and school-building design and the students' curriculum. In addition, she developed a program to engage children with nature through environmental education. She is a board member with the local USGBC chapter and is active as an elected official and practice-act lobbyist in North Carolina. She received her BLA from North Carolina State University.

HoriuchiKris M. Horiuchi, ASLA
Horiuchi Solien Inc.
Falmouth, Mass.

Kris Horiuchi was nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architecture in the Works Category. Her award-winning and widely published private gardens and public landscapes are revered throughout New England. Due to her artful vision, inventive spirit, and attention to the smallest details, she has emerged as a regional leader in landscape design. Of special note during a period of unprecedented growth on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, is her environmentally sensitive interpretation, preservation, and celebration of the existing and iconic coastal-village landscape there. She is also a passionate local advocate for affordable housing, community farming, historic preservation, protection of fragile ecosystems, and environmental education. She has a BA in biology from Amherst College, a Master’s in forest science from Yale, and her MLA from the Harvard GSD.

LyckeDavid L. Lycke, ASLA
HLA Inc.
Charleston, S.C.

David Lycke was nominated by the South Carolina Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. For more than 21 years, he has been a driving force behind programs that engage and educate the public, mentor emerging professionals, and implement strategic ASLA planning. His leadership has been crucial as the national ASLA and chapters work together to move forward in critical areas such as leadership training and member recruitment. In 2000, he led the creation of the Chapter Initiates Program, still in operation, which provided ASLA grants directly to the local chapters for special initiatives. Most recently, on the Finance Committee, he has helped keep the ASLA on course in the face of a debilitating recession. He received his BS in botany from Clemson University and MLA from North Carolina State University.

MachtCarol Macht, ASLA
Hord Coplan Macht

Carol Macht was nominated by the Maryland Chapter in the Works Category. A dynamic force within the greater Baltimore design community for more than 30 years, she is an extraordinary landscape architect who possesses the rare blend of design sensitivity and political savvy necessary to shepherd public landscape visions into real places for real people. Her primary design focus is on public open spaces, campus landscapes, and residential gardens, which she ably delivers in historically traditional, modern, or contemporary styles. In her capacity as a public speaker and community volunteer, she is a vocal advocate for creating livable and sustainable neighborhood spaces. She is also a generous mentor for emerging professionals and students alike. She earned her BA in architecture from Washington University and MLA from the University of Michigan.

McGinnisRobert McGinnis, ASLA
Charlottesville, Va.

Robert McGinnis was nominated by the Virginia Chapter in the Works Category. One of the country's most experienced cultural landscape experts, he has more than 25 years of award-winning planning, design, and preservation experience in the U.S. and abroad. His expertise includes historical landscape architecture; interpretive planning; exhibit design; and the planning, design, and construction documentation of interpretive and educational facilities and cultural heritage museums. His past projects include 24 National Historic Landmarks and 6 World Heritage sites. He was elected to two ICOMOS committees and his contributions to cultural landscape preservation involve military landscapes, historical parks, mid-20th-century modern landscapes, monuments and memorials, and ethnographic landscapes. His BFA is from James Madison University, MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and MLA from the University of Virginia.

MillerPatrick Tormay Miller, ASLA
2M Associates
Berkeley, Calif.

Patrick Miller was nominated by the Northern California Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. He has developed a singular approach to delivering complicated projects without permanent employees. He collaborates, as needed, with other landscape architects and urban planners, biologists, botanists, hydrologists, architects, engineers, and attorneys. He has developed a reputation of continually looking beyond the norm, and integrates that perspective into his work. For example, in his projects, he promotes public access and wildlife compatibility in designs that emphasize trails as quality-of-life amenities. He emphasizes collaboration with clients and the public, and his ability to facilitate in these leadership roles has significantly added to the visibility of the landscape architecture profession. He earned a BLA from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and his MLA from UC Berkeley.

MorrisKaren Kumm Morris, ASLA
Arlington County, Va.

Karen Kumm Morris was nominated by the Potomac Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. An outspoken advocate for mixed-use, transit-oriented communities, she has long advocated a compact, energy-efficient approach to regional development. Her innovative streetscape designs have become standard models throughout the Washington, D.C., area. She has made a significant impact on the profession by creating abundant opportunities for landscape architects to implement her recommendations for parks; housing; and office, technology, and mixed-use development. She also emphasizes the importance of public involvement in community planning. Furthermore, as president of the Potomac Chapter in 2009 and through her ability to motivate members, she has instilled a renewed sense of community and energy to her chapter. She has a BSLA from the University of Arizona and MLA from the University of Massachusetts. 

MyersKeith A. Myers, ASLA
Columbus, Ohio

Keith Myers was nominated by the Ohio Chapter in the Works Category. Over the course of 33 years, his award-winning work has ranged from small-scale and finely wrought urban and private works to urban design; land planning; and public infrastructure of civic, economic, and environmental importance. He brings a remarkable civic vision combined with a respect for cultural and ecological values and pragmatic skills that help people accomplish their specific goals. His practice is global, even while his keenest interest is with the creation of innovative, respectful civic space in Midwestern cities. Throughout his career, he has remained active in teaching and countless civic and philanthropic endeavors. He is a frequent guest design critic and adjunct professor at the Ohio State University, where he earned his BSLA.

RaineyReuben M. Rainey, ASLA
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.

Reuben Rainey was nominated by the Virginia Chapter in the Knowledge Category. In his distinguished career he advanced the profession of landscape architecture as a leading scholar and teacher. In his articles and books he has analyzed Italian Renaissance villas, historic preservation, 20th century American landscape architecture, the design of healing spaces, and 19th century park design. Now retired, he is the William Stone Weedon Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. His essays in leading American journals have been widely translated, and his emphasis on theoretical design foundations transformed the way prospective designers in landscape, architecture, planning, and history approach their work. He earned a BA from Duke University, his M.Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, a PhD from Columbia University, and his MLA from the University of Virginia.

RobertsJohn Mack Roberts, ASLA
Clarkston, Wash.

John Roberts was nominated by the Washington Chapter in the Knowledge Category. He devoted his life to the advancement of landscape architecture and taught many generations of students, both at Washington State University and Iowa State, how to actually build things. His technical publications remain valuable references for students and practicing professionals. He was able to offer a memorable blend of skills from both professional experience and academics. And his ability to offer meaningful advice and mentorship was invaluable to his undergraduate and graduate students alike. As one former student noted: His understanding of plotting and mapping of viewsheds was cutting edge because he developed his mathematical calculations well before computer programs were available. His BSLA was from California State Polytechnic University and his MLA from Iowa State University.

RosenbergJanet Rosenberg, ASLA
Janet Rosenberg + Associates
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Janet Rosenberg was nominated by the ASLA Council of Fellows Executive Committee in the Works Category. She is a design thought-leader in her native Canada and the U.S. who has received considerable international acclaim. She avidly supports environmental sustainability, with a core affinity for the modern-city aesthetic. An arborist at heart, accomplished networker, and proponent of the arts, she is a tireless participant in revitalization task forces and advocate for walkable cities. In her practice for 27 years she has increasingly focused on her firm’s drive to reclaim public spaces, such as waterfronts, public parks, the work environment, and the often nether-transition space in between work and home. She earned a BA from York University, and a degree in landscape architecture technology and Honorary D.Letters from Ryerson University.

SchwartzMartha Schwartz, ASLA
Martha Schwartz Partners
Cambridge, Mass.

Martha Schwartz was nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects in the Works Category. With ultimate hands-on responsibility for all design work her firm undertakes, and with projects in more than 20 countries, the impact of her readily recognizable design style is worldwide. Her background in landscape architecture and the fine arts is reflected in her designs for city plazas, waterfronts, streetscapes, and city branding. Her early and iconic Bagel Garden introduced her love for color, unusual materials, and wit. She is a strong advocate of the ASLA and women in the profession and has a unique narrative design. Her distinct public presence has opened up new directions and united art and design at the highest level of elegance. She received her MLA from the University of Michigan.

SeferianHaig Seferian, ASLA
Seferian Design Group Limited
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Haig Seferian was nominated by the ASLA Council of Fellows Executive Committee in the Leadership/Management Category. Over the past 32 years he has defined strong industry leadership, participated in government affairs advocacy groups, and provided industry leadership as a student mentor. He has designed and built millions of dollars worth of public-space community projects, and still continues to provide public and industry education in the field of landscape architecture throughout North America. Mr. Seferian has gained his colleagues' respect by his insistence on promoting the profession rather than himself. He is a model of professionalism with his contribution ethic, community building activities, passion for the industry and its practitioners, selfless dedication and commitment, nurturing mentorship for many young students, and exemplary service-oriented leadership style. He received his BLA from the University of Guelph.

ShrosbreeRobert N. Shrosbree, ASLA
Site Workshop

Robert Shrosbree was nominated by the Washington Chapter in the Works Category. His diverse experience includes the planning, design, and management of projects across the U.S., particularly in the Pacific Northwest, as well as in Europe and Asia. He has managed multidisciplinary teams on civic, urban revitalization, institutional, healthcare, park, and campus projects in close collaboration with the clients and users. Solutions for this wide range of projects are inspired by a rigorous and inclusive analysis of environmental responsibility, intelligent landscape values, and the meaning of memorable places as an articulate response to context, program, and design parameters. His projects are exceptional for their complex physical, social, and environmental conditions; on-structure landscapes; implicit green-infrastructure strategies; and iconic civic spaces. He received his BLA from the University of Oregon.

SnieckusRobert E. Snieckus, ASLA
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Washington, D.C.

Robert Snieckus was nominated by the Potomac Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. Throughout his career, he has showcased the creative problem-solving acumen of landscape architects to the many multi-discipline professionals in the agencies in which he has worked. Be it gravel pit stabilization, a flood detention basin, or the USDA building on the National Mall, he has consistently introduced long-term, visionary aesthetic solutions. His creativity and enthusiasm are as astonishing as he is unique. Despite his administrative responsibilities, he still leads design teams in the execution of creative and sustainable solutions to very difficult land and water management problems all across the country. Perhaps the most challenging and rewarding was the landscape regeneration plan he implemented following the eruption of Mount St. Helens. His BLA is from Rutgers University.

TruscottMarq Truscott, ASLA
Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning
Sacramento, Calif

Marq Truscott was nominated by the Sierra Chapter in the Service Category. He has contributed tirelessly and effectively to his profession and is the quintessential representative of the ASLA in his outside activities as well. He is a volunteer leader with the Urban Land Institute, UC Davis, and community design projects and, in those capacities, educates key decision makers on the value of landscape architecture. He also contributes his expert insight to students, emerging professionals, and colleagues alike. Further, his ASLA leadership is very nearly unmatched. He has been the president of the local and state chapters three times each since 1995. The list of his contributions to government advocacy, community activities, and ASLA initiatives is truly an inspiration to behold. He earned his BSLA from Cal Poly, Pomona.

VerdoneJames G. Verdone, ASLA
VLA Inc.
Jackson, Wyo.

James Verdone was nominated by the Colorado Chapter in the Works Category. As the first landscape architect to be licensed to practice in Wyoming and the first appointee by the governor to sit on the state’s Board of Architects and Landscape Architects, he has played an important, influential role as an advocate to the public for respectful treatment in the development of one of the largest unspoiled natural ecosystems in the lower 48 states. His designs, which draw on colors, textures, materials, and forms indigenous to the region, influence public opinion with their seamless integration of built and natural forms. His work has received national and regional acclaim for its balanced and aesthetically pleasing solutions to complex environmental challenges. He received his BLA from North Carolina State University.

WinslowJane Futrell Winslow, ASLA
URS Corporation
Tampa, Fla.

Jane Winslow was nominated by the Florida Chapter in the Leadership/Management Category. With service to others always at the forefront, she is most widely recognized for mentoring young landscape architects. She is a staunch advocate for the ASLA, has expanded traditional areas of practice, and deftly manages multi-disciplinary teams as well. She is also well-known for her service within the community for sustainability and beautification, which has enhanced public understanding and appreciation of the profession. Now, beyond being an outstanding landscape architect and role model, she has undertaken doctoral studies in active living to demonstrate how design affects physical activity and healthy communities. Thus, she continues her timely and important service to others. She earned her BSLA from the University of Kentucky and her MLA from Kansas State University.

WinterbottomDaniel Winterbottom, ASLA
University of Washington

Daniel Winterbottom was nominated by the Washington Chapter in the Service Category. By giving his students design exercises in a variety of challenging settings, his intent is twofold: to present aspiring designers with real-world situations and to bring landscape architecture to those most in need of it and least aware of its value. As an ambassador for the profession, he has introduced the power of landscape architecture to communities at risk. He also teaches his students to employ low-tech, cost-effective, sustainable materials and methods while he equips them to address the needs of underserved communities. The program has completed more than 20 service design/build projects in the U.S. and 7 internationally. He is a dedicated, effective educator. His BFA is from Tufts University and MLA from the Harvard GSD.

WoltzThomas L. Woltz, ASLA
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Charlottesville, Va.

Thomas Woltz was nominated by the New York Chapter in the Works Category. His design work melds the interests of land owners, conservation biologists, cultural historians, and horticulturists. He also possesses a keen ability to communicate his ideas to clients, students, staff, and the public to show how landscape architecture can heal wounds inflicted on the land and create memorable places of exquisite beauty. Most poignant is the Conservation Agriculture Studio within his firm, which unites a family of projects to interweave sustainable agriculture with best-management practices for conservation of wildlife, indigenous plants, soil, and water. To date, the studio has applied the concept to 60,000 acres of cultivated and conservation land in the U.S. and New Zealand. His BSArch, MArch, and MLA are from the University of Virginia.


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