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"I believe that my recognition as a Fellow bestows upon me a great responsibility to my peers and to the community at large to represent the profession of landscape architecture and to continue to innovate and strive for great ideas."-- Lloyd Lindley II, ASLA



The 2005 Class of Fellows

The ASLA Council of Fellows is an elite group of landscape architects who have been honored by their peers for their exemplary work and contributions to the profession. Fellows are elected based on their contributions in one of four categories: Works of Landscape Architecture, Administrative Work, Knowledge and Service to the Profession. The 2005 class of Fellows-elect has described receiving this honor as "a humbling experience," and "a great honor," and many of the new Fellows have given credit to their colleagues for helping them to achieve this honor.






Years in Profession: 37
ASLA Chapter: Florida
Category: Administrative Work


William J. (Joe) Anglin, Jr., ASLA

Title: Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart, Inc., principal

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia,
Athens, Ga., 1968

Notable Accomplishments:
My most notable professional accomplishment is my sustained effort to help in the building of a great multi-disciplined community design and planning firm.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is an honor and yet a humbling moment as I'm sure it is the result of the support I've received from many at Glatting Jackson. Hopefully, it is a precedent for others from Glatting Jackson to follow in the future.






Years in Profession: 35
ASLA Chapter: Iowa
Category: Service to the Profession


Alfred C. Bohling Jr., ASLA

Title: Shive-Hattery Architecture-Engineering Landscape Architect & Community Development Team Leader

Education: Master of Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University, 1969
Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University, 1967

Notable Accomplishments:
In May of 2000, the Mississippi River Parkway Commission completed its successful quest as US Department of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater named Iowa's Great River Road a National Scenic Byway. I consider this my greatest professional accomplishment.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Being invested as a Fellow is a great honor and one that I am proud to share with many others. In fact it has been a great pleasure to share this news and see the responses of my colleagues. This additional recognition certainly calls for a new level of involvement.






Years in Profession: 27
ASLA Chapter: Potomac
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture


Sheila Allen Brady, ASLA

Title: Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc., principal, vice president

Education: Masters of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1978 / B.A., Education/Fine Arts, George Washington University, 1974

Notable Accomplishments:
o Gardens of the Great Basin, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Ill. o National World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C. o Charles River Basin Parks, Boston, Mass. o Mitchell Park, Washington, D.C. o Parkside Town Homes, Washington, D.C. o Willard Hotel Plaza, Washington, D.C. o Many private residential designs

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I feel honored that my colleagues have recognized me, and that I am joining a very distinguished group of talented and committed people. I see it as a continued opportunity to pursue the role of leadership in our profession.






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


Frank N. Brower, ASLA

Title: Burton Landscape Architecture Studio in Solana Beach, California, principal

Education: B.S. in Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Calif. 1965

Notable Accomplishments:
It's really a series of several items that perhaps adds up to a collective accomplishment in my case. It's certain design and professional skills, a work ethic and a desire to provide the best service I can to our clients and customers. It's contributing to and learning from the many collaborations with public and private clients and other design professionals that I have enjoyed. Also it is about an ability to work at many different scales and levels of projects and to design within a diverse range of design styles that have characterized my career.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It's a terrific honor to be recognized by your peers for one's work and professional achievements. I am most proud and happy for the recognition.






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


Jeffrey Keith Carbo, ASLA

Title: Jeffrey K. Carbo, ASLA - Landscape Architects

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1985, Louisiana State University

Notable Accomplishments:
The development and growth of Jeffrey K. Carbo, Landscape Architects; a 10-person firm in a town of 50,000 people.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am honored to be elected to the 2005 Class of Fellows. We strive to create thoughtful and meaningful places that may in some small way make our home of Alexandria and Louisiana a better place to live. I am truly touched that our professional peers recognized this work.






Years in Profession: 18
ASLA Chapter: New Jersey
Category: Service to the Profession


John Paul Carman, ASLA

Education: B.S., Landscape Architecture, Rutgers University
B.A., Early Childhood Education, University of Richmond

Notable Accomplishments:
Starting the Therapeutic Garden Design Professional Interest Group, working on the creation of the career video "Putting a New Spin on the Earth," developing the Chapter Initiatives Funding Program, participating as Chair of the Professional Interest Groups, initiating funding for the Professional Interest Groups special projects, are a few of the activities.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be nominated as a Fellow of the Society.






Years in Profession: 33
ASLA Chapter: Ohio
Category: Service to the Profession


Craig Edward Cawrse, ASLA

Title: Cawrse and Associates, Inc., president

Education: B.S., Landscape Architecture, 1972, The Ohio State University,
Columbus, Ohio.

Notable Accomplishments:
Forming my own business in 1981 and serving as the Ohio Chapter president in 1995 and 1996. The chapter was looking for someone with strong leadership and financial skills, along with the ability to plan a successful national conference.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
The fact that my peers recognize me in a leadership role in landscape architecture is very gratifying. It means that the hard work I have put into the chapter over the years has not gone unnoticed. I recognize that becoming a Fellow is a team effort. There are a lot of other landscape architects who have helped support me over the years. I am deeply honored and very proud to be elected a Fellow.






Years in Profession: 35
ASLA Chapter: Virginia
Category: Administrative Work


Gordon W. Chappell, ASLA

Title: Director, Landscape and Facilities Services, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Va.

Education: BLA, University of Georgia

Notable Accomplishments:
As I became settled in my career as a landscape architect, I was urged to become an instructor in the National Garden Clubs' Landscape Design Study Program. Through the years I have contributed lectures to dozens of the courses in many states. The contacts and friendships developed have been personally rewarding and continue to this day.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Becoming a Fellow of ASLA is a singular honor. I am grateful and humbled by the recognition. Through the years I have had the opportunity to know several ASLA Fellows, all of whom I have held in the highest regard. I am honored to be in their midst. It is personally gratifying to realize peers perceive my work and efforts to have made a difference.






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


Sandra Youssef Clinton, ASLA

Title: Clinton and Associates, president and principal-in-charge of design.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Plant Science and Horticulture,
University of Delaware 1980

Notable Accomplishments:
Fourteen years as lead designer at Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc. where I was the designer and project manager for the USFWS National Training Center in West Virginia; the 160-acre farm and garden for Oprah Winfrey in Indiana, the German-American Friendship Garden on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and the 8-acre recreation facility at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in New York City.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
As one of the highest honors in my profession, I am honored to be selected to this noble Council of Fellows. I promise to uphold the highest standards of the profession, to maintain and enhance the integrity of nature in its wildest form, and to continue to work with the land in an integrated way so that man and nature may coexist in harmony.






Years in Profession: 31
ASLA Chapter: Indiana
Category: Service to the Profession


Bernie Dahl, ASLA

Title: Chair and Cooperative Education Coordinator Landscape Architecture Program, Purdue University

Education: BSLA, Iowa State University

Notable Accomplishments:
Service to students, to communities and to the profession has been the hallmark of my career. My service to students has been richly rewarded in observing the growth of my current students and in seeing my former students succeed in many ways in this and other professions. Service to communities, through service learning projects and private consulting, has been rewarded in seeing people enjoy built environments created with my guidance.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Being elected into the fellowship of so many great landscape architects and educators is truly a humbling experience. It is a great pleasure to join colleagues, and especially former students, in this group.






Years in Profession: 39
ASLA Chapter: Connecticut
Category: Service to the Profession


Dickson F. De Marche, ASLA

Title: Dickson De Marche Landscape Architects / The Laurelrock Company

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

Notable Accomplishments:
This obviously is for others to decide. I am proud of my service on the CLARB board of directors for nine years, my work with Connecticut ASLA, and being head of an award-winning design/build firm. Overall, however, I would like to think that my most notable accomplishment has been enlightening others to the virtues and value of landscape architecture over the years.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is indeed an honor to be recognized by one's peers as having contributed significantly to the profession. As I compare myself to some truly great landscape architects who are Fellows, I realize that this really is more than an honor; it is a challenge to live up to the expectations of others and the need to strive even harder for excellence in my professional endeavors.






Years in Profession: 40
ASLA Chapter: Potomac
Category: Administrative Work


Alain Constant deVergie, ASLA

Title: Landscape Architect, United States Department of State

Education: A.B. in Architectural Sciences, Harvard College, 1956 / Harvard GSD, Landscape Architecture, 1957 / B.L.A., University of Michigan, 1961

Notable Accomplishments:
During my 12 years of public service with the Department of State's Office of Overseas Buildings Operations, I have been actively involved in more than 70 major embassy and consulate design and construction projects in 60 countries on five continents. I have visited and analyzed project sites in more than 50 countries from Oslo, Norway to South Africa. From Sao Paulo, Brazil to Hanoi, Vietnam, to Canberra, Australia. I believe a major significant accomplishment has been to elevate the role of landscape architects to significant levels in the design of our new embassy projects.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It makes me appreciative of my colleagues in and out of the ASLA who supported my candidacy.






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


Jim Donovan, ASLA

Title: Wilbur Smith Associates, associate-in-charge

Education: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Detroit - 1975
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois - 1979

Notable Accomplishments:
o Participation in the development of wetland regulations for many communities in the New York City Metropolitan Area, which brought greater awareness and protection to these critical habitat areas. o Enabling the development of more bicycle and pedestrian facilities in New England and New York.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
My parents raised my brothers, sisters and me to focus at least 100 percent of our energy on the task at hand. Being elected an ASLA Fellow validates the fact that I've been following their advice and have been giving at least that much to my profession. It also provides a strong incentive to continue to contribute at least that much to our world and our profession as a landscape architect.






Years in Profession: 15
ASLA Chapter: Boston
Category: Knowledge


Stephen McTee Ervin, ASLA

Title: Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) -- assistant dean for Information Technology, director of Computer Resources, lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Education: MLA 1981 University of Massachusetts at Amherst PhD 1989 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Notable Accomplishments:
Founded MFE Associates, providing software for landscape architects, in 1982. Founding chairman of ASLA Committee on Computers in Landscape Architecture, in 1984. Published ASLA Merit-Award winning "Landscape Modeling: Digital Techniques," in 2001.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is great to be in the company of other Fellows who have been inspiration, mentors, teachers, colleagues and maybe even students of mine over time! Those of us recognized for work in the "knowledge" category in this and previous years represent a wide range of interests and accomplishments, representative of the valuable diversity and energy in the profession.






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


Rene' Joseph LaNasa Fransen, ASLA

Title: Rene' J. L. Fransen Landscape Architect, L.L.C., sole proprietor

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, 1977

Notable Accomplishments:
My clients are fiercely loyal and they repeatedly call upon me as they move to different homes, regardless of whether they remain in the New Orleans area or not. I consider this to be not only my most significant accomplishment but also my most cherished compliment.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Over the years many of my design projects have been highlighted in various publications, but this is the highest honor to be bestowed on me. Being named a Fellow of Landscape Architecture is a great honor in that my peers have recognized my contributions to the field. It proves that the years spent honing my skills as a landscape architect and designer have not been in vain. This is an acknowledgement of my body of work, my tireless advocacy, and the education of others about the profession.






Years in Profession: 21
ASLA Chapter: Southern California
Category: Service to the Profession


Sandra Julie Gonzalez, ASLA

Title: City of Long Beach, Calif. Project Management Office

Education: Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Master's of Public Administration, Cal State Long Beach

Notable Accomplishments:
California State Board of Landscape Architects and Landscape Architects Technical Committee, 10 years served. CLARB President, 2004-2005

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Over the past 21 years in this profession, I have worked at jobs in the public and private sectors. Being inducted as a Fellow is a humbling experience for me. Anyone who loves what they do would willingly give of their time, their knowledge, and a part of their life for something they truly believe in. I am honored to be selected as a fellow of ASLA. But through it all, there has been a continuous thread woven into the fabric of my career, and that has been the volunteering of countless hours to this profession on state and national levels.






Years in Profession: 40
ASLA Chapter: Boston
Category: Knowledge


Sonja Johansson, ASLA

Title: Johansson Design Collaborative, Inc., president

Education: MLA, The Harvard Graduate School of Design; BA, Radcliffe College

Notable Accomplishments:
I have long felt that design should be for the users benefit. I am pleased to have been recognized for having designed back in the 1970s the first infant and toddler play equipment in NYC public playgrounds, designed spaces for different age children, and emphasized the relation of children and their parents, and to have shared the knowledge about it.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Becoming a Fellow means to me that the ASLA also feels that it is important to design for the enjoyment of all those who will use the space.






Years in Profession: 35
ASLA Chapter: Pennsylvania and Delaware
Category: Knowledge.


Daniel R. Jones, ASLA

Title: Professor of Landscape Architecture, Emeritus. Penn State University

Education: Ohio State University, BLA. / Harvard GSD, MLA

Notable Accomplishments:
I have enjoyed a balance of teaching, applied research, and professional practice. Engaging students with the evaluation and planning of many river and trail corridors for public benefit has paralleled design and implementation of recreation spaces.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Virtually everything that I have accomplished has been as a member of teams. The ASLA is a big team that allows many individuals to shine. I am proud to be considered a good member of the team.






Years in Profession: 30
ASLA Chapter: Pennsylvania and Delaware
Category: Service to the Profession


Carl R. Kelemen, RLA, ASLA

Title: Evergreen Landscape Associates, principal

Education: BLA, 1975; State Univ. of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Syracuse, N.Y. / BS, Environmental Studies, 1974; SUNY, CESF; Syracuse, N.Y. / Associate of Landscape Design, 1972; Temple University; Ambler, Pa.

Notable Accomplishments:
Wrote the first landscape architecture week proclamation (1979). Worked with the state senate and house to correct errors in the municipalities planning code that conflicted with state license law restricting the practice of landscape architecture (1992-1996).

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
That I stand in the company of the fewer than 900 notables of the past 105 years who included the likes of Fredrick Law Olmsted, John and Phillip Simonds, Bill Swain, Lawrence Halprin, Hideo Sasaki, Peter Walker, Dennis Otsuji, Don Leslie, Len Hopper and so many more. I hope to be able to live up to it.






Years in Profession: 20
ASLA Chapter: Upstate New York
Category: Knowledge


Daniel Krall, ASLA

Title: Cornell University, Landscape Architecture Department, Associate Professor

Education: BA, Manchester College / BS (LA), Purdue University; MLA, Cornell University

Notable Accomplishments:
o Twenty years of instructing undergraduate and graduate students at Cornell University; o Numerous articles on the life and work of early women landscape architects including Ellen Shipman, Elizabeth Strang and Elizabeth Bullard;
o Soon-to-be published centennial history of the landscape architecture program at Cornell University.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Being named a Fellow is a high point in anyone's professional career and I feel very honored to receive this award. However, I realize I owe my accomplishments to many individuals who have assisted me in the past, so I would like to thank them for their help and support.






Years in Profession: 39
ASLA Chapter: Texas
Category: Knowledge


Dr. Alon Kvashny, ASLA

Title: Professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture. College of Agriculture Science and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University

Education: BLA - University of Georgia 1966 / MLA - University of Michigan 1969 / EdD - West Virginia University 1977

Notable Accomplishments:
My most significant accomplishment in academia has been my involvement over the past 33 years with generations of students. Watching these students progress through school, graduate, mature, and occupy positions of importance is of great significance.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am very excited and truly honored to be elevated to a Fellowship in the American Society of Landscape Architects. To become a Fellow of the ASLA is an honor of great distinction that gives me the opportunity to reflect on all the people who have contributed to my education, personal development, and my passion to our profession.






ASLA Chapter: Ohio Chapter
Category: Service to the Profression


Donald Leary, ASLA

Title: Land Design, LLC principal

Education: B.S., Michigan State University

Notable Accomplishments:
Leary is principal of Land Design, LLC in Perrysburg, Ohio, a landscape architectural design firm he founded in 1981. His work includes revitalization projects, large-scale park master plans, commercial and institutional developments. The firm has won design awards at the local and state levels. He is a registered landscape architect in Ohio and New York.






Years in Profession: 26
ASLA Chapter: Mt. Hood chapter
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture


Lloyd D. Lindley II, ASLA

Title: Lloyd D. Lindley, ASLA - Owner, Principal

Education: Bachelor Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, 1980

Notable Accomplishments:
Each new project with its collective culture of professionals and clients represents the promise of my most significant work. While not diminishing the significance of past works and clients, as Phillip Johnson once said when asked the same question, the answer is, "my next project."

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It had never occurred to me that I would receive such an honor. My professional goal had always been to make a meaningful contribution to my community. I believe that my recognition as a Fellow bestows upon me a great responsibility to my peers and to the community at large to represent the profession of landscape architecture and to continue to innovate and strive for great ideas.






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


David Eric Locke, ASLA

Title: Daft McCune Walker, Inc., vice president

Education: BS of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Notable Accomplishments:
Retaining licensure in state of Maryland, 1990, and as chapter president, I restored the chapter as a viable organization after years of neglect and inactivity.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is the highest honor to be recognized nationally for noteworthy local activity.






Years in Profession: 33
ASLA Chapter: Florida Chapter
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture


Gerald C. Marston, ASLA

Title: Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC, Principal

Education: MLA - Harvard Graduate School of Design - 1972; BS in LA - Michigan State University - 1969

Notable Accomplishments:
Eight years of incredible teaching and learning as an assistant and associate professor of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University. Professional Practice with three of the most distinguished Landscape Architectural firms in the United States: o Edward D. Stone Jr. and Associates - 1981-85 o Sasaki Associates - 1985-91

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
This is such an incredible honor to be recognized by the profession which has been so good to me. I have such incredible travel and project experience related to my practice but I think the most rewarding experience has been the relationships I have been lucky enough to develop with colleagues, mentors and those whom I have mentored.






Years in Profession: 36
ASLA Chapter: Southern California
Category: Administrative Work


Lauren Melendrez, ASLA

Title: Melendrez, president and CEO

Education: B.S., Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona, 1973

Notable Accomplishments:
My vision for our firm, Melendrez, has been to shape the face of Los Angeles' urban environment as the city matures. I am proud of what we have accomplished in this respect. In the process of designing award-winning projects in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pasadena and other nearby communities, we have mentored others in the community building processes, influenced and created public policy and expanded the image and the role of landscape architects in southern California through our pro-active approach.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am honored and humbled to be elected as a Fellow of the ASLA. All these years as I've pursued my dreams and enjoyed personal and professional successes, my rewards have been the satisfaction or success of my clients, my co-workers, community members and others with whom I've interacted.






Years in Profession: 25
ASLA Chapter: Northern California
Category: Service to the Profession


Margaret E. Mori, ASLA

Title: Owner, M. Mori Design/Build

Education: B.A. History, Chico State University; MLA, California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Notable Accomplishments:
I enjoy the opportunity to expand the knowledge and skills we develop as landscape architects with our clients, colleagues, contractors and craftspeople. The Design/Build project starts with clients who desire a change or a perceived improvement and through this process an ecologically beneficial landscape or garden is created.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
The honor of being elected a Fellow is jointly shared with all the colleagues who have given their encouragement, knowledge, skills and time through many years of joint projects and events. This building of commitment and loyalty to our profession started from the first day of my education at Cal Poly Pomona and has grown through the work of dedicated local Northern California Chapter members.






Years in Profession: 35
ASLA Chapter: Florida
Category: Service to the Profession


Charles Michael Oliver, ASLA

Title: Keith and Schnars, P.A., senior project manager, landscape architecture

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida; Master of Landscape Architecture, Florida International University

Notable Accomplishments:
Mentoring with pre-high school and high school students on career choices in the green industry and advising and tutoring of Landscape Architectural candidates for the LARE. After working with so many and seeing their goal of becoming registered Landscape Architects come to fruition, this I feel is a significant and very rewarding accomplishment.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
This is certainly a professional honor that I would have not thought possible in my lifetime. I am humbled that my fellow Landscape Architects in the Florida Chapter have felt that my work was worthy of nomination and am even more humbled and surprised that the my work could even be considered in company with that of so many men and women, past and present Fellows of ASLA, who have contributed so greatly to the profession.






Years in Profession: 37
ASLA Chapter: Florida
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture


Michael T. Redd, ASLA

Title: Michael Redd & Associates, P.A./Team Plan, Inc., president

Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture/(BLA) University of Georgia, 1968Certificate/Micro Computers in Landscape Architecture/Harvard University, GSD, 1984

Notable Accomplishments:
The Centennial Square Fountain in downtown West Palm Beach. It was instrumental in bringing the downtown back from the brink of urban decay. Because of the interactive design of the fountain, it is used by all. Rich or poor, old or young. Handicapped and challenged children are also enjoying the fun.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
No opinion has as much meaning or is as significant as that of ones peers. No honor is more meaningful. To receive recognition from those best qualified to pass judgment on a lifetime of work is as humbling and satisfying as anyone in the applied arts can hope for.






Years in Profession: 27
ASLA Chapter: Boston
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture


Douglas P. Reed, ASLA

Title: Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., principal

Education: Master in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Design School, Cambridge, Mass. 1981 / Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University School of Design, 1978

Notable Accomplishments:
The consistent quality and expressiveness of a body of work that has been generated by a team of colleagues of extraordinary talent. I am particularly pleased to have watched over the years the growth and maturation of a number of colleagues that the office experience has afforded. I believe our work at the Children's Therapeutic Garden, which received the ASLA President's Award of Excellence, represents one of the most compelling and satisfying projects in my experience.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am excited and humbled. Nothing quite compares to the genuine satisfaction of having my work recognized by my peers.






Years in Profession: 24
ASLA Chapter: Prairie Gateway
Category: Service to the Profession


Stephanie Ann Rolley, ASLA

Title: Professor, Kansas State University Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning

Education: 1987 MCP Massachusetts Institute of Technology / 1982 BLA Kansas State University / 1978 Trinity University

Notable Accomplishments:
Engaging students in substantive community service means a great deal to me. The projects we undertake provide an important text for the students' learning as well as the foundation for my own scholarship. Teaching community members about design and working with them to envision and build new futures takes the students' learning beyond theory.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Working with so many creative people other, dedicated ASLA members and staff, my friends and colleagues at Kansas State University, our inspiring students, my very creative family and the many communities we serve, has shown me the power of collaboration.






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


Paul Edward Scardina, ASLA

Title: Office of Lawrence Halprin, senior project manager

Education: BA, Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, 1977

Notable Accomplishments:
Professionally, I have been truly blessed with opportunity. Can one really choose between creating a national memorial such as the FDR Memorial in Washington D.C. and being entrusted with a national icon and treasure such as Yosemite Falls? Through such opportunity I have come to understand that making great public spaces always requires the dedicated efforts and skills of many talented people.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Being nominated a Fellow has resulted in my taking pause to reflect back on all the people that I have met and learned from along the way. In particular Larry Halprin, FASLA, who counseled early in my career to avoid the trappings of "professionalism" and focus instead on how people relate emotionally to each other and their environment.






Years in Profession: 27
ASLA Chapter: San Diego
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture


Glen Schmidt, ASLA

Title: Schmidt Design Group, Inc., principal

Education: B.S., Environmental Planning and Management, UC Davis 1977

Notable Accomplishments:
Professionally, I guess I can sum it up with three memories. The first is the squeal of a delighted child playing in a park that I have created. The second is to see someone moved to tears when they experience a place that I have designed. And third, it's corny, but to feel that my body of work in some way makes our world a better place.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is an amazing honor and I am humbled to be selected as part of this elite group of professionals. To have my work recognized by the Council of Fellows as significant inspires me to continue to learn and continue to become a better landscape architect and steward of the land. This is not something that I have accomplished alone, though; I am sharing this honor with the many bright and talented employees at my firm, the Schmidt Design Group, Inc., both past and present.






Years in Profession: 29
ASLA Chapter: Pennsylvania /Delaware
Category: Administrative


Peter M. Simone, ASLA

Title: Simone Jaffe Collins Landscape Architecture, co-founder, principal

Education: Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Rutgers University, 1975

Notable Accomplishments:
As a landscape architect who works on many public sector projects, I can't help but expand the public's normally limited notion of what landscape architects do and our relevance to their daily lives. At a time when equal access to our courts, education, and health care is mostly about affluence and influence, the design and use of our public areas parks, plazas, open space and greenways, is truly one of the last democratic opportunities we all have.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
This recognition is both humbling and gratifying. I am so grateful to all my mentors and colleagues from whom I have learned so much over the last thirty years. My accumulated expertise is the result of the many talented people who have taught me and with whom I have collaborated. I can only hope to continue to collaborate with similarly gifted professionals for another three decades.






Years in Profession: 25
ASLA Chapter: Maryland
Category: Communication of Knowledg


John B. (Jack) Sullivan, ASLA

Title: University of Maryland, associate professor

Education: BFA, The Ohio State University, 1975; MLA, University of Virginia, 1980

Notable Accomplishments:
My most significant accomplishment is having become a successful liaison between my students and the profession. Combining my ongoing professional experience and design exploration with scholarly inquiry and high academic standards, I have shared with my students a reverence for materials, the expectation of craftsmanship, and a healthy respect for both natural and cultural history.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Becoming a Fellow places me in a league with some of the most historically significant figures in landscape architecture. This is certainly a great honor, especially in light of my familiarity with the accomplishments of the Fellows of ASLA through the database that my students and I have been developing this year.






Years in Profession: 17
ASLA Chapter: Potomac
Category: Service to the Profession


Robert B. Tilson, ASLA

Title: Tilson Group, president

Education: Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, 1988

Notable Accomplishments:
I have been a leader to the Potomac Chapter, and my institutional knowledge and leadership skills have been the backbone and stability for the chapter for more than 15 years. My consistent and continuous service to ASLA and the profession as a two-term chapter president, a two-term trustee, current vice president of information and practice and as a businessmen and entrepreneur has served as a mentoring leader for other professionals around the United States.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
My passion and dedication for the profession and the people striving to advance the profession every day gives me the strength, courage and inspiration to continue my volunteer commitments to the American Society of Landscape Architects. To be recognized by my peers for the work I have accomplished is one of the greatest rewards a person can receive. I will cherish and honor this award in remembrance of all of the individuals and organizations that assisted me in achieving this distinction.






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


Don Vaughan, ASLA

Title: Vaughan Landscape Planning and Design, president

Education: 1958-65 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon
1989 Diploma in Fine Arts, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

Notable Accomplishments:
Although I take tremendous pride in the work that I have done in my career, I realize that it is not the significance of the projects that may someday be my legacy, but it has been the opportunity to mentor two generations of landscape architects. While maintaining a very strong philosophy, I allowed the staff to freely explore their own talents and in doing so, watched them grow rapidly into extremely capable designers who went on to form many of Vancouver's leading firms.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is always an honor to be recognized by the peers in your own country, but it is a greater honor when that recognition comes from abroad. The ASLA has developed as an organization that has extended its efforts to become inclusive of landscape architecture throughout the world and in so doing has become an international standard bearer.






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


E. Michael Vergason, ASLA

Title: Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd., president

Education: 1976 Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
1972 Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Virginia

Notable Accomplishments:
I suspect that my most significant accomplishment is the recordation of my work, travels, and thought in a collection of journal/sketchbooks kept over the last 30 years. Initiated with my first studies in Italy, I continue to carry and maintain a log of my work in sketchbook form. The collection of some 40 bound sketchbooks traces the development of observation and thought associated with my project work and my career as a landscape architect.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
Becoming a Fellow places me in the company of people whose talents, energy and dedication I admire immensely. I see it as a kind of career plateau, but also recognize that it must be a platform from which I rededicate myself to good work. And while I consider it a significant personal accomplishment, I know full well that nothing I do today is done in isolation.






Years in Profession: 25
ASLA Chapter: New Jersey
Category: Administrative Work


Katherine Weidel, ASLA

Title: Supervisor of Park Planning, New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) -- a public agency with sweeping land use authority.

Education: Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University, College of Arts, Architecture and Planning, 1979 / Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1977

Notable Accomplishments:
There is a compelling sense of common environmental purpose in the Meadowlands, from the head of our agency, to professional staff, to the grounds crews, and to the public visitors and users of the space we created. There is a very clear sense of accomplishment and an almost daily wonder felt by watching an ecosystem restore itself with our prodding. I wish we could take credit for that.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
As a public servant, individual accolades are rare. When it comes like this, it is very humbling. Fellows are the gray eminence in our profession, worldly, wise and accomplished.






Years in Profession: 26
ASLA Chapter: Northern California
Category: Works of Landscape Architecture


John L. Wong, ASLA

Title: The SWA Group, managing principal

Education: Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1978 / Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture with Honors, University of California at Berkeley, 1974

Notable Accomplishments:
The teaching and training of the next generation of landscape architects through professional practice in office studio with young aspiring designers and through academic teaching of design studio, lectures, and jury reviews at UC Berkeley and at Harvard University. Also won over 63 Local, Regional and National Awards and Recognitions for Professional Projects.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by your peers and the Society. I am grateful for all the individuals that I have come in contact for their teaching, their guidance and collaboration through the professional practice and academic teaching.






Years in Profession: 17
ASLA Chapter: Southern California
Category: Knowledge


Joan Hirschman Woodward, ASLA

Title: Professor and graduate coordinator, Department of Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Education: B.A. Botany and German, DePauw University
MLA, University of Colorado, Denver

Notable Accomplishments:
My notable professional accomplishment is in a daily process, rather than in a product, and it involves returning a favor. My mentors, colleagues, and friends and family have assisted me over the years in transforming ideas into achievements. In return, I help students channel sparks of concern and motivations into achievable, context-informed work. New knowledge and/or reinvigorated design often result and it is an immensely rewarding process.

Thoughts on being elected to the Council of Fellows:
I am honored and indebted to my mentors, colleagues and students.



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