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Congratulations: All of us at LASN would like to congratulate the 32 inductees who have been named to the ASLA Council of Fellows.

Your stewardship and guidance are what allow the profession to continually grow in stature and relevance.

As you join the elite membership, may you continue to increase your impact on the world around us, and may your influence be felt by those who are just beginning their journey in the world of landscape architecture.
--George Schmok. Publisher

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will induct 32 landscape architects into the Council of Fellows at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Salt Lake City.

There have been a total of 814 Fellows elected since 1899. The Fellows are recognized by their peers for outstanding accomplishments in works of landscape architecture, administrative leadership, knowledge and service to the profession. Fellows may use the designation "FASLA" following their name to signify membership in the ASLA Council of Fellows.

Fellowship is an honor for performance past. Fellowship affirms my future obligations to mentor others. Fellowship causes me to think about the maximum strategic contributions that I can make in my practice and to the profession.--Todd Johnson, ASLA

The 2004 Class of Fellows






Calvin R. Abe


Calvin R. Abe, ASLA

Years in Profession: 31
ASLA Chapter: Southern California
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: ah'be landscape architects, President

Education: Master of Landscape Architecture, 1983, Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1979, California Polytechnic University Pomona.

Notable Accomplishments:
The most notable accomplishment in my career has been to create an extraordinary team of professionals in my office who are truly inspirational and who each contribute to the world we live in.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
My honor is an acknowledgement to those who have contributed to my commitment to transform our public landscape.






Jerry L. Adamson


Jerry L. Adamson, ASLA

Years in Profession: 32
ASLA Chapter: Colorado
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: Project Manager

Education: BSLA Iowa State University 1972

Notable Accomplishments:
Being elected two terms as trustee of the Great Plains Chapter and serving four years, (two as Chairman of the Uniform National Exam Committee of CLARB) rank as my most significant accomplishments as service to the profession. The election as trustee and the selection as chairman by my peers were both very important and meaningful to me.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It was a great honor just to be recognized and nominated for Fellow by my Chapter. I have always felt that I received more benefit from my participation in ASLA and CLARB than I contributed. I am truly honored to be elected a Fellow of ASLA. I thank ASLA and CLARB for allowing me to participate and contribute to the profession. In addition, I would like to thank my peers for electing me to the positions that I held.






Scott D. Bradley


Scott D. Bradley, ASLA

Years in Profession: 26
ASLA Chapter: Minnesota
Category: Administrative Works

Title: Minnesota Dept. of Transportation (MN/DOT)/Landscape Architecture Chief

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Master of Business Administration

Notable Accomplishments:
In 1995, I received the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Joyce Kilmer Award, and on the 25th Anniversary of Earth Day, I received the Federal Highway Administration’s first Environmental Excellence Award for Public Involvement in developing and deploying a community partnership program that served as a national model.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I feel awed by the realization that professional peers and colleagues, that I admire and respect the most, have actually recognized me for extraordinary professional work over a sustained period of time. It cannot help but energize and motivate me to do more in service to the profession of landscape architecture.






Don H. Brigham, Jr.


Don H. Brigham, Jr., ASLA

Years in Profession: 24
ASLA Chapter: Idaho-Montana
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: Don Brigham Plus Associates (Principal)

Education: BLA from University of Idaho

Notable Accomplishments:
Within the arena of ASLA service, I have been fortunate to serve as the vice president of information and practice, eight years as a trustee and multiple chapter offices including president. A highlight was my involvement on the selection of a new headquarters facility for ASLA as a member of that task force. I was also lucky enough to serve as chair of the extremely popular Governance Task Force.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am thrilled to be placed in the company of landscape architects whom I admire and respect. I am grateful to the Idaho-Montana chapter and my friends for their efforts in nominating me, and nominating me, and nominating me, until I was selected.






Gary A. Brown


Gary A. Brown, ASLA

Years in Profession: 20
ASLA Chapter: Wisconsin
Category: Administrative Works

Title: Director, Planning & Landscape Architecture Facilities Planning & Management University of Wisconsin-Madison

Education: BSLA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984

Notable Accomplishments:
Working with my colleagues in ASLA to gain title registration for landscape architects in the State of Wisconsin.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
This is an unexpected honor midway through my career. I consistently am reminded that the honors bestowed by my peers are directly proportional to what I have put in to the profession. Volunteering, fostering discussion and taking advantage of outreach opportunities to educate others about landscape architecture remains one of my highest professional goals.






Robert Owen Brush


Robert Owen Brush, ASLA

Years in Profession: 34
ASLA Chapter: Wisconsin
Category: Knowledge

Title: Professor, University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point

Education: BS, MLA, and Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts – Amherst)

Notable Accomplishments:
Research publications in scientific, professional and popular journals on the landscape value of forests.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Landscape architecture is a stimulating and challenging profession because it draws from so many disciplines in the arts and sciences. I chose to focus on measuring the effects of forest vegetation on landscape perceptions at site and regional scales. To me this award acknowledges the breadth and scope of the profession.






Troy L. Bunch


Troy L. Bunch, ASLA

Years in Profession: 33
ASLA Chapter: Louisiana
Category: Administration Work

Title: Planning director, City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge

Education: Master of Regional Resource Development, University of Guelph, Ontario
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

Notable Accomplishments:
Although I feel my most significant accomplishments are still ahead of me, I am proud of my experience in public practice. Specifically, promoting an awareness of the landscape architecture profession by guiding growth management, urban design, historic preservation, environmental protection and administering consistency requirements at the local and regional levels over an extended period of time.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I appreciate the fact that I have been recognized by my peers and the profession. This is a positive reinforcement that the effort and vision that I have dedicated to advance landscape architecture as an interdisciplinary profession through my activities and public service have been worthwhile.

It is an honor to be recognized for my contributions to protect and preserve the natural and man-made environments while promoting good growth, sensitive design and economic development. This acknowledgement provides me with a renewed inspiration to demonstrate dedication to the profession of landscape architecture. It stimulates me to continue to utilize my knowledge and skills to promote landscape architecture as a profession to solve community problems<






James Darrell Burnett


James Darrell Burnett, ASLA

Years in Profession: 20
ASLA Chapter: Texas
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: Principal, The Office of James Burnett

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, 1983

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Leading my firm for 15 years
  • Pioneering work in healthcare design: focused on the healing and restorative properties of gardens on patients and health practitioners

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am very honored to be awarded an ASLA fellowship. As a Fellow, I will continue to evangelize the art of landscape architecture and look forward to many more opportunities the fellowship will afford me.






Warren T. Byrd, Jr.


Warren T. Byrd, Jr., ASLA

Years in Profession: 27
ASLA Chapter: Virginia
Category: Works and Knowledge

Title: Principal, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Education: Merrill D. Peterson Professor, School of Architecture and
Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia

Notable Accomplishments:
More than 25 awards for landscape architecture projects. Recent awards include a national ASLA 2004 Honor Award for Design, Tidewater Residence, VA; a national ASLA 2004 Award of Merit for Design, Charlotte Residence, NC; tie for first place in the American Veterans with Disabilities for Life competition in Washington, DC. Sesquicentennial Associate, University of Virginia. David Harrison ‘Teaching’ Award, 1995. All University Outstanding Teacher Award, 1994. Invited as one of 12 outstanding young landscape architects nationwide to participate in "Transforming the American Garden: 12 New Landscape Designs."

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am honored to have been selected as an ASLA Fellow.






Malcolm Cairns


Malcolm Cairns, ASLA

Years in Profession: 32
ASLA Chapter: Indiana
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: Professor and Chair, Ball State University; Dept. of Landscape Architecture.

Education: BLA’72, Ohio State. MLA’77, Iowa State

Notable Accomplishments:
Past-president, INASLA; Past-chair, Indiana Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects; Chair of the BSU Department of Landscape Architecture; Author: Illinois Heritage of Landscape Architecture (1995, et.al.)

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
This is a tremendous honor, and I am very humbled to be in the company of a very distinguished list ASLA Fellows. I am additionally very appreciative of the efforts of my Chapter in developing the nomination. I have enjoyed hearing from many former students after the ASLA Fellows list was announced. As an educator, I don’t have a huge portfolio of significant built works of landscape architecture. However, my sense of landscape architectural achievement has always been derived from appreciating the role I might have played in helping to create professional people.






Patrick W. Caughey


Patrick W. Caughey, ASLA

Years in Profession: 22
ASLA Chapter: San Diego, CA
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: President

Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture

Notable Accomplishments:
Owning and managing a unique design firm where I am able to influence other young practitioners on becoming successful landscape architects.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is an honor to be recognized for what I have always enjoyed pursuing–and that is the enhancement of our profession.






C. Edward Curtin


C. Edward Curtin, ASLA

Years in Profession: 24
ASLA Chapter: Indiana
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: Columbus Parks and Recreation Department

Education: BSLA - Purdue University

Notable Accomplishments:
Being elected to two terms as trustee for Indiana, then being elected to two terms as vice president of finance and then having the chance to run for president of ASLA has been absolutely fantastic. Getting to serve as a grader for CLARB and helping people prepare for the test have been great opportunities for me as well. But really the greatest accomplishment for me has been the development of friendship across the country and being able to work with those friends to advance the profession of landscape architecture in many different ways.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Simply put, this is one of the highest honors I have ever received. I can't thank the Indiana chapter enough for putting me forward. I am truly humbled by this great honor.






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John C. Ellsworth, ASLA, CLARB

Years in Profession: 22
ASLA Chapter: Utah
Category: Knowledge

Title: Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Utah State University, Logan

Education: BA Natural Science University of Arkansas 1977; MLA Landscape Architecture Utah State University, 1982

Notable Accomplishments:

My most significant professional accomplishment is to have participated in the education, training, and professional development of landscape architecture and environmental planning students and professionals over the last 22 years. I have watched my students grow and develop into fine professionals and leaders in their practice and communities.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:

Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows by my professional peers is an overwhelming professional honor. Fellow status was never one of my goals, because I could not imagine myself among that cadre of prestigious professionals.

To be recognized as worthy of Fellow status is humbling and yet invigorating. I am inspired to live up to the status of ASLA Fellow by continuing to do my best for my profession, my students, and the people and places that benefit from my work.






Molly Feltham Adams


Molly Feltham Adams, ASLA

ASLA Chapter: Florida
Category: Administrative Work

Title: Landscape Architect, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Notable Accomplishments:
There have been incredible changes that have occurred to my state within a relatively short span of time. My most significant accomplishment is the positive influence on this expansion I have had through the school system development and construction program and community volunteer efforts.






James C. Fetterman


James C. Fetterman, ASLA

Years in Profession: 28
ASLA Chapter: St. Louis
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: The HOK Planning Group

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, 1974

Notable Accomplishments:

  • St. Louis Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • John Deere Pavilion & Commons, Moline, Illinois
  • Chouteau Lake & Greenway, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Emerson Grand Basin & Post-Dispatch Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Being elected a Fellow represents the recognition of my peers and associates of my passion and commitment for the landscape architectural profession. It also represents an appreciation of my personal accomplishments and built work that I have been fortunate enough to participate in. It also is acknowledges my contribution over the years to mentor and train young landscape architectural graduates.






Kathleen A. Garcia


Kathleen A. Garcia, ASLA

Years in Profession: 25
ASLA Chapter: San Diego
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: Wallace Roberts & Todd LLC, Principal

Education: MLA, Harvard University, 1982 BSLA, UC Berkeley, 1978

Notable Accomplishments:

  • First landscape architect to be appointed to the Planning Commission of the city of San Diego Redevelopment Agency board of directors for southeast San Diego.
  • ASLA Design Honor Award for Santa Monica Beach Improvements, 2002.
  • Becoming a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accredited professional by the US Green Building Council
  • Principal with WRT

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is wonderful to be recognized by ASLA for community service. Landscape architects provide a great benefit to our profession as well as our communities through involvement with grassroots efforts, boards, commissions and community organizations. Landscape architects have a unique way of looking at the environment and development--one that is comprehensive and interdependent.

We can provide great awareness of our natural environment to those who may miss its importance. Likewise, we have a great responsibility to speak for the environment and integrate sustainable practices into our projects and our lives.






Craig C. Halvorson


Craig C. Halvorson, ASLA

Years in Profession: 35
ASLA Chapter: Boston
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, 1966, Masters of Landscape Architecture, 1970, University of Massachusetts, at Amherst

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Post Office Square Park Boston MA
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery historic master plan cambridge MA
  • University Park at MIT Cambridge, MA






James E. Hiss


James E. Hiss, ASLA

Years in Profession: 28
ASLA Chapter: Ohio
Category: Knowledge

Title: 2003-Present Principal: The EDGE Group Landscape Planning, Landscape Architecture and Graphic Design

Education: 1972: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1975: Master of Architecture, The Ohio State University

Notable Accomplishments:
Co-author of Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence. Published by Prentice Hall, 1991. This book received a Merit Award from The Ohio Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects in 1992.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am grateful and honored to be in the company of other ASLA Fellows who I have admired and have been inspired by since deciding to be a landscape architect in 1979. I have been blessed over the years with the opportunity to make a difference as an educator. My 20 years of experience as a design consultant, coupled with my teaching, always motivated me to stay current. Thus, it made for a tremendously challenging and rewarding career.

Being honored as a Fellow of ASLA provides me with additional encouragement and motivation to continue making a difference.






Catherine M. Howett


Catherine M. Howett, ASLA

Years in Profession: 28
ASLA Chapter: Georgia
Category: Knowledge

Title: School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia/ Professor Emerita

Education: MA, University of Chicago. MLA, University of Georgia

Notable Accomplishments:
Critical essays in landscape architecture, environmental art, garden history, and cultural landscape preservation; Senior fellow 1995-2001, Studies in Landscape Architecture, Dumbarton Oaks; CELA Outstanding Educator Award, 1998; Faculty Fellow of the Bunting Institute, Harvard University, 1984-86.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I have the impression that it remains more difficult for women than for men in the profession to achieve this recognition.






Guy Robert Johns


Guy Robert Johns, ASLA

Years in Profession: 44
ASLA Chapter: New Mexico
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: Johns ASLA Landscape Architects

Education: BSLA, 1960, Cal Poly, Pomona

Notable Accomplishments:
Working with Baker Morrow FASLA, Jack Leaman FASLA, and other New Mexico ASLA members in 1985 to successfully lobby the state legislature and secure passage of the Landscape Architects Act. During my first term as chair of the board, we crafted the board's rules and regulations. We also adopted continuing education as a requirement for license renewal, a first for design professionals in this state.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Personally, I am honored by my peers in New Mexico and to have this opportunity to join with such a distinguished group of professionals. This is a personal highlight that far exceeds any other award or recognition that I have received during my professional career.






Todd Johnson


Todd Johnson, ASLA

Years in Profession: 28
ASLA Chapter: Colorado
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: Design Workshop, Principal

Education: MLA, Harvard University, 1982. BSLA, Utah State University, 1976

Notable Accomplishments:
The design professions provide a window on life that few other professions offer. Comprehensive experience is essential to finding profound design and planning solutions. A lifetime of observation and exposure to learning and teaching others is required influence the course of projects and to make them legacy opportunities. The significant accomplishment in my career has been to gain the greatest range of experience through reading, travel, critical thinking, risk-taking, and teaching. I have taken the risks and had great fortune to be mentored and to begin to offer back.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Fellowship is an honor for performance past. Fellowship affirms my future obligations to mentor others. Fellowship causes me to think about the maximum strategic contributions that I can make in my practice and to the profession.






William H. Laubmann


William H. Laubmann, ASLA

Years in Profession: 40
ASLA Chapter: Georgia
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: President, Laubmann & Associates, Inc.

Education: University of Mexico, Pueblo, Mexico,
Honorary Degree--Architecture/Urban Design, 1998

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Berenice Red Sea Destination Resort and New City Planning Document, Red Sea, Egypt (1996)
  • Piedmont Park Master Plan--Atlanta, Georgia (1982)
  • Piedmont Park Magnolia Hall, Multi-use Complex--Atlanta, Georgia (1996) Landscape Master Plan, Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA (1980)
  • US Military Installation Design Guidelines (IDGs) throughout the United States and Europe (1980-2003)
  • The Chattahoochee River Corridor Study, Georgia (1971)

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I feel honored and I look forward to being of service to the Society.






Elliot Rhodeside


Elliot Rhodeside, ASLA

Years in Profession: 35
ASLA Chapter: Potomac
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: Rhodeside & Harwell, Incorporated

Education: Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1969.

Notable Accomplishments:
Founding and guiding the flourishing of Rhodeside & Harwell, Incorporated, and the creation and implementation of the Boston Urban Wilds Program in which over 800 acres of environmentally significant land has been protected in the city.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
My involvement in ASLA and the profession of landscape architecture has been very rewarding, so it is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a Fellow. I have been amazed to see how far the profession has come over the past 40 years and the impact it has made worldwide. I look forward to continuing to work with the public to help people understand the critical role that we, as landscape architects, can play in shaping our communities.






Peter Rothschild


Peter Rothschild, ASLA

Years in Profession: 36
ASLA Chapter: NY
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: Partner, Quennell Rothschild & Partners, LLP

Education: B.A. Architectural Science, Harvard ‘68, B.L.A. University of Oregon, ‘74 M.L.A. University of Oregon, ‘75

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Hudson River Park Master Plan, NY, NY
  • Princeton University Campus landscape architect, Princeton, NJ
  • Riverfront Recapture master plan, Hartford, CT
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, MN

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is uniquely rewarding to be recognized by ones peers, an honor I cherish deeply.






J. Patrick Shea, Jr.


J. Patrick Shea, Jr., ASLA

Years in Profession: 30
ASLA Chapter: Colorado
Category: Administrative Work

Title: National Park Service, Project Manager/ Transportation Technical Specialist

Education: Master of Business Administration, University of Colorado, 1992
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Michigan State University, 1974

Notable Accomplishments:
Throughout my career with the National Park Service, my most notable accomplishments have evolved around integrating people within significant resources in a manner that provides resource preservation, increased visitor appreciation and take home lessons for daily life applications. Two specific projects provided professional highlights were Wesleyan Chapel Block Rehabilitation and Zion CanyonTransportation System in Zion National Park

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
My thoughts on being honored as an ASLA fellow? I get thunderstruck every time I think about this nomination. I am humbled and honored to be a part of the Council of Fellows, which represents outstanding professional qualities. The honor is energizing and challenges me to keep the professional passion and pass it onto others.






Anne Whiston Spirn


Anne Whiston Spirn, ASLA

Years in Profession: 24
ASLA Chapter: Boston
Category: Knowledge

Title: Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, MIT

Education: A.B. 1969 cum laude Radcliffe College, Harvard University
M.L.A. 1973 University of Pennsylvania

Notable Accomplishments:

  • 2001 International Cosmos Prize for "contributions to the harmonious co-existence of nature and humankind."
  • 2002 National Design Award finalist.
  • The West Philadelphia Landscape Project (1987 to the present), which has been featured in newspaper articles, professional journals, national radio and television broadcasts and international conferences and symposia.
  • 1998, the publication of my book, The Language of Landscape

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is especially gratifying to be honored among this year’s new fellows, a great group that includes many friends and many former students.






Frederick Ray Steiner


Frederick Ray Steiner, ASLA

Years in Profession: 34
ASLA Chapter: Texas
Category: Knowledge

Title: Dean, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin

Education: Ph.D., M.A., and Master of Regional Planning from the
University of Pennsylvania
Master of Community Planning and B.S. in Design from the
University of Cincinnati

Notable Accomplishments:
My most notable accomplishments are: 1) helping to establish three new landscape architecture degree programs, 2) being the author or editor of 12 books, two of which have been translated into Italian and Chinese, 3) participation in several community and regional plans, and 4) contributing to landmark federal and state environmental policy.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am deeply honored and humbled to be selected as an ASLA Fellow.






Stephen C. Stimson


Stephen C. Stimson, ASLA

Years in Profession: 17
ASLA Chapter: Boston
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: Stephen Stimson Associates

Education: Harvard Graduate School of Design, MLA 1987
University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design 1983

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Thomas Prince School, ASLA Winner 1997
  • Boldwater Farm, ASLA Winner 1996
  • WHOI Masterplan, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • Dr. Seuss National Memorial, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Worcester Firefighters Memorial Finalist 2004
  • Recent Book: Ten Landscapes: Stephen Stimson Associates, Edited by James Trulove

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am proud to receive this recognition. It is a privilege to be among such an accomplished and dedicated Fellows of the ASLA.






James R. Taylor


James R. Taylor, ASLA

Years in Profession: 40
ASLA Chapter: Canada
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: University of Guelph/Professor

Education: BLA, Iowa State University, MLA, UC Berkeley

Notable Accomplishments:

  • A pioneer in the development of the profession of landscape architecture in Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta)
  • Founding member and president of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF). Under Jim’s leadership, a strong financial base has been established, and a strong grants program is now available for research and communication.
  • Regional vice president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
This is a great honor for me. Less than 30 Fellows are selected each year, which suggests a rather exclusive club that I am pleased to be a member of.

As a member of both the ASLA and the CSLA, I look forward to working on issues of common interest in future years.






Ronald C. Tyne


Ronald C. Tyne, ASLA

Years in Profession: 30
ASLA Chapter: Arkansas
Category: Service to the Profession

Title: Tyne & Associates, President

Education: Bachelor of Science in Forestry, 1971, University of Arkansas;
Master of Landscape Architecture, 1974, Louisiana State University

Notable Accomplishments:
First, it has been rewarding to have played even a small role in demonstrating to both the economic and political forces that stewardship for our land and natural resources through sensitive design and development in concert with nature is not something to be feared and rejected, but is environmentally sound and economically prudent.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is a most humbling experience for which I do not feel worthy. It seems a bit odd to be the recipient of such a high honor for doing something that is so very enjoyable for me and is so central to my beliefs. I am deeply thankful to all those individuals both within and outside of our profession who have given inspiration, direction and guidance, opened doors and provided opportunities for me along the way.

I hold this honor in the highest regard and will continue to strive to live up to its worthiness.






Perry L. Wood


Perry L. Wood, ASLA

Years in Profession: 29
ASLA Chapter: South Carolina
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: President and senior partner, Wood + Partners Inc

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia

Notable Accomplishments:
My greatest accomplishment is founding and building a successful landscape architectural firm since 1988. I've also enjoyed leadership roles in ASLA and CLARB at both state and national levels and am now an active council member in the Urban land Institute.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
This recognition truly represents my entire firm and the talented people who work with me everyday. Becoming a Fellow challenges me to be more attuned to our profession at every level, to be an advocate of our profession and a strong steward of land.






Thomas F. Zarfoss


Thomas F. Zarfoss, ASLA

Years in Profession: 39
ASLA Chapter: Ohio
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Title: Chairman

Education: BSLA, Pennsylvania State University
MS Urban Studies, Cleveland State University

Notable Accomplishments:
I have been a managing principal of an 8 to 12 person firm for over 20 years. While there have been some difficult times, we have paid a competitive wage, offered above average benefits, and have provided an excellent environment in which to work and learn. As a result, I have had wonderful people to work for and with me. This is more important to me than any single project.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Recognition by your peers is a wonderful thing!



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