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ASLA Names Seven New Honorary Members

WASHINGTON, DC, November 10, 2003—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Board of Trustees has selected seven individuals to become Honorary Members. Honorary Membership is one of the highest honors the Society may bestow upon non-landscape architects. The new Honorary Members will be inducted during the ASLA Mid-year Meeting in May:


Philip J. Arnold, President and CEO of L.M. Scofield Company, Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Arnold was recognized for his lifelong interest in and concern for the environment and his strong support of ASLA and the landscape architecture profession.


The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, U.S. House of Representatives, Portland, OR.
Representative Blumenauer was selected for his inspiring leadership in Congress on issues affecting the environment, sustainable development, the national parks system, and economic opportunity.


Nancy Callister Buley, Director of Marketing, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Company,
Boring, OR. Ms. Buley was recognized for the strong collaboration she has nurtured between the nursery industry and the landscape architecture profession.


Clarence “Buck” Chaffee, Executive Director and CEO, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), Vienna, VA. Mr. Chaffee has led CLARB since 1990, working to support licensure for landscape architects.


The Honorable Richard M. Daley, Mayor, City of Chicago. Mayor Daley was recognized for his extraordinary leadership in the “greening” of Chicago through streetscapes, green roofs, and parks projects and public policy initiatives advocating landscape architecture and the profession.


Mary L. Hanson, ASLA Corporate Secretary and Executive Administrator, Washington, DC. Ms. Hanson was recognized for her dedicated service to ASLA since joining the staff in 1982.


Thomas D. Seifert, President, Dura Art Stone, Inc., Fontana, CA. Mr. Seifert was selected for his strong support of ASLA and the profession of landscape architecture and for his leadership on security design issues.

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 13,500 members. 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. Learn more about landscape architecture online at

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