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Virginia Landscape Architects Award First Meade Palmer Medal


Barry W. Starke, FASLA

WARRENTON, VA--The Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recently awarded the M. Meade Palmer Medal to Barry W. Starke, FASLA, at its annual meeting and awards ceremony held in Williamsburg.

Starke is the first recipient of the medal newly created in the name of the late M. Meade Palmer, FASLA, a revered figure in the landscape architecture profession in Virginia over the past 60 years.

The medal is awarded to a landscape architect, whose career exemplifies excellence in design, mentoring of young professionals and stewardship of the land. Starke, FASLA, AICP, is president of Earth Design Associates (EDA) located near Warrenton, Virginia. Prior to founding EDA in 1974, Starke was employed by Meade Palmer. Starke's work, which has included notable projects such as the Maymont Park master plan and Japanese garden design, the Science Museum of Virginia master plan and site design, the Virginia Historical Society site design, the Arthur Ashe monument, and campus planning and design at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Union Theological Seminary and Virginia State University.

His work has been recognized through numerous state and national awards. Starke's career has included service as the first landscape architect member and president of the Virginia State Board of Architects, Engineers, Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects. He served as a member of the Rappahannock State Scenic Rivers Advisory Board, the Virginia Outdoors Plan Advisory Committee and was recently an invited participant in Governor Warner's summit on the environment. In 1999 Starke served as national president of the American Society of Landscape Architects.


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