ASLA Assembles Impressive Awards Jury


WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2003—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2003 Awards jury will include the design critic of The Washington Post, a popular author, the chief landscape architect of the Forest Service, three leading educators, and three award-winning practitioners:

 J. Brooks Breeden, FASLA, Professor and Head, Landscape Architecture Section, The Ohio State University;

 Benjamin Forgey, Architecture Critic, The Washington Post;

 John Jackson III, ASLA, Jackson Person & Associates, Inc., Memphis, TN;

 Joseph J. Lalli, FASLA, EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, FL;

 Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, Mayer/Reed, Portland, OR;

 Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, Author, A Clearing in the Distance, Home, and The Perfect House, among other books, and Meyerson Professor of Urbanism, University of Pennsylvania;

 Frederick R. Steiner, ASLA, Dean, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin;

 Ramiro Villalvazo, ASLA, Chief Landscape Architect, USDA Forest Service; and

 Joan H. Woodward, ASLA, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

The 2003 Awards Program Call for Entries will be available in early March, submissions will be due by May 16, and the jury will convene June 20-22 in Washington, DC. Awards categories include Design, Analysis & Planning, Research, and Communications. The jury will also present a new award, the Community Service Award, and The Landmark Award (formerly The Classic Award).

ASLA will announce the jury's selections on June 23 and the Awards Ceremony will be held during the ASLA Annual Meeting, October 30-November 3, in New Orleans.

Founded in 1899, the ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 13,500 members nationwide. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication and fellowship.


Karen T. Grajales
Manager, Public Relations 
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