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Federal Highway Administration Awards Program
Recognizes Work of Landscape Architects

WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2003—Seven members of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) were recognized on Tuesday, April 22, 2003, by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for contributions they made to 4 of 12 projects receiving 2003 Environmental Excellence Awards.

Grant R. Jones, FASLA, Charles G. Scott, ASLA, and David F. Sorey, ASLA, of the firm Jones & Jones were recognized for their contributions to the Paris Pike (US 27/68 Paris Lexington Road) project in Kentucky, which received the Excellence in Cultural and Historic Resources Award.

Judith Lorenzo, ASLA, and Sandra Salisbury, ASLA, of the Washington State Department of Transportation, were recognized for their work on the Roadside Classification Plan and Roadside Manual. The project received the Excellence in Roadside Resource Management and Maintenance Award.

Julia M. Badenhope, ASLA, of Iowa State University, was recognized for her contributions to Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program and Iowa’s Living Roadways Project. The projects received the Excellence in Livable Communities Award.

Joan Iverson-Nassauer, FASLA, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was recognized for her contributions to the Aesthetic Initiative Measurement System (AIMS) for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The project received the Excellence in Environmental Research Award.

“These models of excellence inspire commitment to environmental stewardship,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. “Each defined in a new way how we in transportation are architects of the future—visionaries for what can be achieved by working together to promote methods, processes, and projects that protect and enhance the environment.”

The biennial awards program, begun in 1995, recognizes partners, projects, and processes that use FHWA funding sources to go beyond environmental compliance and achieve environmental excellence.

“The diversity of these projects really highlights the many leadership roles landscape architects are taking to protect our environment and increase community livability,” said Paul F. Morris, president of ASLA. “We are very proud of these ASLA members and that the Federal Highway Administration has recognized the significance of their work.”

Founded in 1899, 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.

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