ASLA announces 31 new Fellow members

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 31 members as Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.

ASLA will formally recognize its 2018 Fellows at the ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO, October 19–22, in Philadelphia. Additional information about the 2018 Class of Fellows, as well as previous ASLA Fellows, is available on the ASLA Council of Fellows webpage.

Timothy Baird, ASLA | Cornell University | Ithaca, New York
Timothy Baird, of Cornell University, received his nomination, in Knowledge, from the Council of Fellows Executive Committee.

Caron N. Beard, ASLA | Beard Landscape Development (Retired) | Friendsville, Tennessee
Caron Beard received his nomination, in Service, from the Tennessee Chapter. As a lifelong practitioner, mentor and ASLA leader, Beard has made extraordinary contributions to ASLA chapters across the nation as well as to the national society.

Jereck Boss, ASLA | OJB Landscape Architecture | Houston, Texas
Jereck Boss, of OJB Landscape Architecture, received his nomination, in Works, from the Texas Chapter. Boss has brought his considerable skills to bear on a broad range of institutional, corporate campus, mixed-use and large-scale urban design projects, including walkable and innovative streetscapes.

Andrew C.N. Bowden, ASLA | Land Concern | Santa Ana, California
Andrew Bowden, of Land Concern, received his nomination, in Service, from the Southern California Chapter. Bowden has served as an energetic and forceful advocate for ASLA and the profession, playing a prominent role in California and nationwide in defense of licensure;

Mary Anne Cassin, ASLA | Portland Parks and Recreation (Retired) | Portland, Oregon
Mary Anne Cassin received her nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the Oregon Chapter.

James Corner, ASLA | James Corner Field Operations | New York, New York
James Corner, of James Corner Field Operations, received his nomination, in Works, from the New York Chapter. Enormously influential as a designer, educator, thought leader, and public figure, Corner has advanced the field of landscape architecture and urbanism in America and around the world.

Christopher Dacus, ASLA | City and County of Honolulu (Retired) | Honolulu, Hawaii
Christopher Dacus, received his nomination, in Service, from the Hawaii Chapter. Now retired, Dacus worked for the Hawaii Department of Transportation and Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation for 18 years, contributing immeasurably to the improvement of the state’s open spaces and the preservation of its natural beauty.

Deborah Allison Deets, ASLA | City of Los Angeles | Los Angeles, California
Deborah Deets, of the City of Los Angeles, received her nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the Southern California Chapter. As a leader of the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation’s Watershed Protection Program, Deets has demonstrated the value of her skills as a landscape architect in an engineering-dominated professional culture.

Sandra K. Fischer, ASLA | Fischer Bouma Partnership | Bainbridge Island, Washington
Sandra Fischer, of Fischer Bouma Partnership, received her nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the Washington Chapter. With a ground-breaking and influential practice that has spanned the Pacific Northwest, Great Plains and Northern Rockies (including being the first woman licensed in the state of Montana),

David Gorden, ASLA | Mark M. Holeman Inc.| Indianapolis, Indiana
David Gorden, of Mark M. Holeman, Inc., received his nomination, in Service, from the Indiana Chapter. Typically engaged in several volunteer commitments at once, Gorden has left an enduring, broad legacy through his leadership and service.

Earl H. Graffam, ASLA | OLIN | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Earl “Skip” Graffam, of OLIN, received his nomination, in Works, from the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter. Graffam’s global award-winning work balances the unique needs of each site, the people who will use it and the environment as a whole.

Mary Taylor Haque, ASLA | Clemson University | Clemson, South Carolina
Mary Taylor Haque, of Clemson University, received her nomination, in Knowledge, from the South Carolina Chapter. A gifted speaker and prolific author throughout her career, Haque has pursued every endeavor with enthusiasm and excellence.

Walter Havener, ASLA | Surface 678 | Durham, North Carolina
Walter Havener, of Surface 678, received his nomination, in Works, from the North Carolina Chapter. Havener is one of the most influential landscape architects in the Southeast, sought out by top-tier architects who want the very best environmental design.

David Lennox Hocker, ASLA | Hocker Design Group | Dallas, Texas
David Lennox Hocker, of Hocker Design Group, received his nomination, in Works, from the Texas Chapter. Hocker’s work is known for the unique use of recycled and regionally sensitive materials, which he employs in unexpected and precisely executed ways.

Ying-yu Hung, ASLA | SWA | Los Angeles, California
Ying-yu Hung, of SWA, received her nomination, in Works, from the Southern California Chapter. In her two decades of practice, Hung has employed her visionary design skills to transform derelict parcels into beautiful, active public spaces.

Kathleen John-Alder, ASLA | Rutgers University | New Brunswick, New Jersey
Kathleen John-Adler, of Rutgers University, received her nomination, in Knowledge, from the New Jersey Chapter. John-Adler inspires colleagues and students to think deeply and critically about their actions toward the land.

Douglas Jones, ASLA | LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects | Boston, Massachusetts
Douglas Jones, of LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, received his nomination, in Works, from the Boston Society. The landscapes envisioned by Jones are beautifully resilient, fresh and vibrant.

Brian Katen, ASLA | Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, Virginia
Brian Katen, of Virginia Tech, received his nomination, in Knowledge, from the Virginia Chapter. Through his practice, research and teaching Katen has demonstrated a deep commitment to place-based inquiry and has shown a passionate commitment to honoring local and regional cultural identity.

Robin Key, ASLA | RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture New York, New York
Robin Key, of RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture, received her nomination, in Service, from the New York Chapter. During Key’s professional career, she has reimagined iconic sites such as the St. Patrick’s Cathedral grounds and Central Park’s Tavern on the Green.

Kas Kinkead, ASLA | Cascade Design Collaborative | Seattle, Washington
Kas Kinkead, of Cascade Design Collaborative, received her nomination, in Service, from the Washington Chapter. Kinkead is a recognized leader in Seattle and at the state and national levels, elevating her profession in the eyes of decision makers when she advocates for sustainable building, green infrastructure and superlative public K-12 educational facilities.

Edward Marshall, ASLA | Stephen Stimson Associates | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Edward Marshall, of Stephen Stimson Associates, received his nomination, in Works, from the Boston Society. Marshall choreographs the elements of his composition—grading, sight lines, planting and context—through a disciplined economy of materials and frugal simplicity of forms. He believes an uncluttered landscape allows users to take ownership of a site.

Chris Moyles, ASLA | Reed Hilderbrand LLC | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Chris Moyles, of Reed Hilderbrand, received his nomination, in Works, from the Boston Society. Moyles adhered to his firm’s commitment to building beautifully and sustainably and was one of the profession’s leading voices for high-performance landscapes that integrate artistic practice with science and technology.

Thomas L. Mroz Jr., ASLA | SmithGroupJJR Inc. | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thomas L. Mroz Jr., of Smith Group JJR, received his nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the Michigan Chapter. Mroz has built his extraordinary career on a foundation of insightful management and dedicated leadership.

Michael Edwin Nichols, ASLA | Nichols Design Group, Inc. | Solana Beach, California
Michael Nichols, of Nichols Design Group, received his nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the San Diego Chapter. From his time as an undergraduate to his earliest days as a Southern California landscape architect, Nichols has been driven to share his talents and passion with his community.

W. Scott Parker, ASLA | DesignWorks, LC | Charleston, South Carolina
W. Scott Parker, of DesignWorks, received his nomination, in Works, from the South Carolina Chapter. Parker’s commitment to enriching the lives of others is contagious. Inspired by his passion for place-making, clients, public officials, the public and other design professionals are drawn to him.

David A. Rubin, ASLA | Land Collective | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
David A. Rubin, of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, was nominated, in Works, by the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of ASLA. Rubin founded his studio following his tenure as a Fellow of The American Academy in Rome in 2011-2012. DAVID RUBIN Land Collective is a landscape architecture and urban design studio committed to practicing with an emphasis on empathy-driven design strategies.

Adrian L. Smith, ASLA | City of New York Parks and Recreation | New York, New York
Adrian Smith, of the City of New York Parks and Recreation, received his nomination, in Service, from the New York Chapter. To engender increased recognition of the indispensable role landscape architects play in society, Smith engages everyone from school children to lawmakers with his many volunteer projects.

Ted H. Spaid, ASLA | SWT Design Inc. | St. Louis, Missouri
Ted Spaid, of SWT Design, received his nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the St. Louis Chapter. Spaid has cultivated one of the largest standalone landscape architecture firms in the Midwest, firmly grounded in advocacy for sustainability and evidence-based design.

George E. Stanziale, ASLA | Stewart | Raleigh/Durham/Charlotte, North Carolina
George Stanziale, of Stewart, received his nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the North Carolina Chapter. Throughout his career, Stanziale has applied the landscape-architecture design approach to every aspect of leadership and management, a mindset he has vigorously employed in the transformation of a traditional engineering firm into its current form as a highly integrated force of 200 multidisciplinary professionals.

Thaïsa Way, ASLA | University of Washington | Seattle, Washington
Thaïsa Way, of the University of Washington, received her nomination, in Knowledge, from the Washington Chapter. Way significantly impacts the profession through her teaching, research, scholarship and leadership.

Jim Wescoat, ASLA | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jim Wescoat, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received his nomination, in Knowledge, from the Council of Fellows Executive Committee. Wescoat is a geographer, hydrologist, historian, educator and landscape architect who bridges the worlds of scholarship and practice.

More information at the ASLA Fellows website