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2014 ASLA Class of Fellows from
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Andrew LaVallee
Firm: AECOM, San Francisco
Education: BA in Art History, Trinity College; MLA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
New York Chapter
Category: Leadership/Management


Andrew Lavallee's vision of landscape architecture is as an organizing discipline to encourage optimal outcomes in the public realm. His acumen is evident in his large-scale open-space projects in New York City: Battery Park City, Hudson River Park and the World Trade Center. His projects demonstrate to public and private development leaders the important role of landscape architects. He was an early advocate of integrated management planning, and compaction-resistant manufactured soils. Through his writing, lectures and teaching he articulates management strategies that guide sustainability practices to improve urban open space.







Christopher Nolan
Institution: Central Park Conservancy, NYC
Education: BSLA Cornell
New York Chapter
Category: Works


Christopher Nolan is vice president for planning, design and construction of the Central Park Conservancy. As the chief landscape architect of the public space that represents the founding of landscape architecture in the U.S., he is dedicated to upholding the commitment to design excellence established by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. From his early work on the Harlem Meer to restoration of Central Park's water bodies, playgrounds, building, bridges and monuments, he has taken on the task to return this legendary landscape back to the community it was
intended to serve.







Richard Powell
Institution: New York State Department of Public Service, Albany
Education: BS in Environmental Studies, BLA, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; MS in Urban and Environmental Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
New York Upstate Chapter
Category: Service


Richard Powell's stewardship of ASLA finances for 30 years prepared him to guide the society through the most challenging financial times in its history. As a practitioner, he was an early innovator in environmental-impact documentation. He combines the passion of a landscape architect with the cool thinking of an accountant, quality-assurance auditor, and archivist to benefit the ASLA. He is a brain trust and leader for the ASLA and continues to plan financial transition strategies for coming economic times.








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