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LA Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Johnson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Landscape Architects at their annual conference held in Sacramento in March.
Photo Credit: Michigan State University School of Planning, Design and Construction

William "Bill" Johnson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). The award was bestowed to Johnson for his career-long dedication to the profession of landscape architect.

The CELA website states that the criteria for receiving the award includes "25 or more years of distinguished contribution to the profession; enduring impact through research as well as public, private or academic practice; and, earned-national or -international recognition for their careers."

Johnson graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's in the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning program in 1954. He then received his Master's in Landscape Architecture from Harvard in 1957. He formed Johnson, Johnson and Roy, Inc. (JJR) in 1965 with his brother and a fellow landscape architect named Clarence Roy. Fifty-five years later the company "continues strongly in all aspects of physical planning and design," as stated by the MSU news post on the matter.

"A 'lifetime' award covers a myriad of ups and downs, where one wonders at times about how deserving you are for any award, so when such an award is given, it is especially appreciated," Johnson humbly stated.

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