ASLA Inducts New Fellows 32 Landscape Architects Honored


WASHINGTON, DC -- Thirty-two landscape architects who have made enduring contributions to the profession were recently elected Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The designation "Fellow" acknowledges extraordinary work in landscape planning or design, leadership of people or programs, knowledge, or service to the profession. Every member of the Council of Fellows has demonstrated commitment to advancing the profession. The Fellows were formally invested on October 20 at the Society's annual meeting in San Jose, California. Fellows are nominated in one of four categories: works of landscape architecture, administrative work, knowledge, and service to the profession.

Nominated for knowledge by the Ohio Chapter, J. Brooks Breeden, FASLA, an Ohio State University landscape architecture professor, said, "I honestly do not see my accomplishments in the league of those who have asked me to join them in the Council of Fellows. If the Council of Fellows has chosen to reward my professional choices thus far with such an honor, I must have done some right things, and some things right. So, I don't think I ought to change anything that I'm doing. I'll just keep trying to do everything better." Breeden is the author of LARCH: Site Engineering Tutorials for Landscape Architecture , a pioneering effort that pushed the capabilities of computer technology to communicate landscape architectural site-engineering knowledge.

Signe Nielsen, FASLA, of New York, New York, has garnered numerous awards for projects, including the Route 9A reconstruction in Manhattan, Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington, and Phase I and II of the Staten Island Children's Museum. "Virtually every project we do has the potential to have a palpable, positive impact on people's lives. I take the honor of fellowship in ASLA very seriously and intend to continue my commitment to making cities more nurturing places."

Since 1899, 829 ASLA members have been elected to the Council of Fellows. A listing of the 32 members of the 2002 Class of Fellows-Elect follows. Biographies of the 2002 Class of Fellows and information on the Council of Fellows is available on the web at

  • Timothy M. Agness, FASLA
  • Karl Gilbert Berry, FASLA
  • J. Brooks Breeden, FASLA
  • William S. Burton, FASLA
  • Russell L. Butler, FASLA
  • Charles Douglas Coolman, FASLA
  • John L. Carman, FASLA
  • James Robert Cothran, FASLA
  • John C. Hall, FASLA
  • Robert M. Hanna, FASLA, FAAR
  • Sidney R. Kime, Jr., FASLA
  • Steven G. King, FASLA
  • Charles L. Leider, FASLA, AICP
  • Catherine Mahan, FASLA
  • Phillip L McDade, FASLA, FCSI, CCS
  • Roger Moore, FASLA
  • Signe Nielsen, FASLA
  • Thomas R. Oslund, FASLA
  • Grant W. Reid, FASLA
  • James F. Ritzer, FASLA
  • Jon Rodiek, FASLA
  • Robert W. Smith, FASLA
  • Randy Sorensen, FASLA
  • Andrew J. Spurlock, FASLA
  • Jan Striefel, FASLA
  • Steven Strom, FASLA
  • Rosheen Marie Styczinski, FASLA
  • Keith J. Villere, FASLA
  • Karl von Bieberstein, FASLA
  • Mark von Wodtke, FASLA
  • Carol A. Whipple, FASLA
  • Ron Wigginton, FASLA

LAND Online features personal reflections of the Fellows-Elect on what inspired them to enter the profession of landscape architecture, and how their induction as a Fellow will influence their work. The three-part series is online:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the professional association representing landscape architects nationwide. Beginning with 11 original members, ASLA has grown to more than 13,500 members in all 50 states, the U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and networking


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