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Meet the 2024 Class of the Council of Fellows

ASLA 2024 Class of Fellows

ASLA has elevated 40 members as ASLA Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors ASLA bestows on members.

“Landscape architecture makes the world a better place, and ASLA Fellows represent the most accomplished and admired leaders in the entire field,” said ASLA President SuLin Kotowicz, FASLA. “The professionals recognized in this year's class of ASLA Fellows have made consistent and exceptional contributions to resilience and sustainability, stronger and more beautiful communities, and human health, safety, and welfare. Congratulations to the 2024 class of ASLA Fellows!”

“Naming a new class of distinguished ASLA fellows is a reminder of how much landscape architects do to make our communities more connected, more enjoyable, and more resilient," said ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen. “We extend our warmest thanks to the new class of ASLA Fellows for their exemplary work and accomplishments.”

ASLA Fellows will be elevated during a special investiture ceremony at the 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture, which will be held in Washington, DC, October 6-9, 2024.

2024 ASLA Fellows:

  • Patricia Algara, ASLA, BASE Landscape Architecture, San Francisco
  • Matthew Arnn, ASLA, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC
  • Claire Bedat, ASLA, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Catherine Berris, ASLA, Urban Systems, Vancouver, BC
  • Anita Berrizbeitia, ASLA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Molly Bourne, ASLA, MNLA, New York City
  • Jules Bruck, ASLA, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Karen Cesare, ASLA, Novak Environmental, Tucson
  • Lisa Cowan, ASLA, StudioVerde, Cumberland, ME
  • Lynn Crump, ASLA, Scenic Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Chris Della Vedova, ASLA, Confluence, Des Moines, IA
  • Scott Emmelkamp, ASLA, Planning Design Studio, St. Louis
  • Grace Fielder, ASLA, G.E. Fielder & Associates, Laurel, MD
  • David Fletcher, ASLA, Fletcher Studio, San Francisco
  • Pamela Galera, ASLA, City of Riverside, CA
  • Cory Gallo, ASLA, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Aan Garrett-Coleman, ASLA, Coleman & Associates, Austin
  • Adriaan Geuze, ASLA, West 8, Rotterdam
  • Kim Hartley Hawkins, ASLA, Hawkins Partners, Nashville
  • Joseph Imamura, ASLA, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC
  • Jerany Jackson, ASLA, Great River Engineering, Springfield, MO
  • Joni Janecki, ASLA, Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Paul Kelsch, ASLA, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Cody Klein, ASLA, OJB Landscape Architecture, Boston
  • J. Rebecca Leonard, ASLA, Lionheart Places, Austin
  • Bradley McCauley, ASLA, site design group, Chicago
  • Charles Grant Meacci, ASLA, Bolton & Menk, Charlotte, NC
  • Cleve Larry Mizell, ASLA, Lebanon, TN
  • Michael Murphy, ASLA, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Faith Okuma, ASLA, Surroundings Studio, Santa Fe
  • Patsy Eubanks Owens, ASLA, University of California, Davis
  • Laurel Raines, ASLA, Dig Studio, Denver
  • Jane Reed Ross, ASLA, Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Birmingham, AL
  • Dale Schafer, ASLA, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, Hudson, NY
  • Christopher Schein, ASLA, Hord Coplan Macht, Baltimore
  • Jean Senechal Biggs, ASLA, City of Beaverton, OR
  • Michele Shelor, ASLA, Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, Phoenix
  • Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Manoa
  • Leo Urban, ASLA, Urban Associates, Delray Beach, FL
  • Glen Valentine, ASLA, Stimson, Cambridge, MA

Learn more about this year’s Fellows-Elect and the Council of Fellows.

Council of Fellows 2024 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to this year’s recipients.

  • $10,000 was awarded to Carrington Light, BLA Candidate, North Carolina A&T State University
  • $5,000 was awarded to Aisha Malik, BLA Candidate, University of Rhode Island; Juan Perez, BLA Candidate, University of Florida; Essince Smith, BLA Candidate, Ball State University; and Ava Yon, BLA Candidate, Michigan State University.

Torey Carter-Conneen, ASLA CEO with Populous Founder, Chris CarverCouncil of Fellows 2024 Scholarship Winners

Please learn more about each of these promising young people, whose aspirations will undoubtedly propel landscape architecture to new heights. We will get to meet them during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. These scholarships also include full registration, travel, and hotel accommodations for the annual conference.

Please donate to the Council of Fellows scholarship program. Since the scholarship program’s inception, the Council has awarded fifty-five students from more than twenty programs across the country.

We currently offer four scholarships focused on increasing the interest and participation of economically disadvantaged and under-represented populations in the field of landscape architecture and also to enrich the profession through a more diverse population.

Your financial support of the scholarship program is essential to provide the next generation with the funds they need to continue their education. Please pledge now to help us meet our target. Pledges may be fulfilled over a three-year period.

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