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Profile: Stuart Appel

Stuart Appel

ASLA Chapter: New Jersey

Category: Works of Landscape Architecture

Company/academic title: Wells Appel Inc., Philadelphia

Education: Bachelor of environmental studies in 1978 and bachelor of landscape architecture in 1979 from the State University of New York–Syracuse and an MBA from LaSalle University in 1990.

Stuart Appel was nominated for his design contributions to the profession and his commitment to teaching and mentoring. The senior principal of Wells Appel, he has created a body of work that reflects a profound understanding of context, culture, and natural systems. Concentrated in the mid-Atlantic region, his work has earned scores of national and regional design awards. His commitment to scholarship and mentorship has remained a stalwart of his practice, evidenced through his teaching at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University.

Thoughts from a Peer: “I have known Stuart for over 30 years, during which he has shown truly exemplary leadership qualities, design intelligence, and a remarkably focused career. Stuart saw the value of responsible science and engineering at the core of design well ahead of the era when this became standard practice. —Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, FAAR, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand

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