Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

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52 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 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. Thanks to ASLA for the Fellows photos and tributes (edited for space). ASLA Elevates 31 Members to the Council of Fellows Congratulations 2018 Class of Fellows! Continued on page 54 T i m o t h y B a i r d , A S L A Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Timothy Baird, of Cornell University, received his nomination, in Knowledge, from the Council of Fellows Executive Committee. Drawing on the lessons gleaned from an extraordinarily distinguished multi-faceted career, including practice at internationally recognized firms and teaching at Cornell, Penn State and Texas Tech, Baird has imparted both theoretical and practical wisdom to the next generation of landscape architects, as both mentor and exemplar. Because of his extraordinary work as a thought leader, innovator, researcher and accomplished practitioner, he has provided his students with both a model to follow and the knowledge and wisdom to become highly regarded professionals in their own right. His studios are among his many academic innovations and now include interdisciplinary collaboration between architecture and landscape architecture students. Baird's service for eight years as a devoted member of the Flight 93 National Memorial Task Force, and as manager of the international memorial design competition, reveals a selfless dedication to the highest ideals of the profession and sets an extraordinary example for his students and the entire landscape architecture community. Category: Knowledge J e r e c k B o s s , A S L A 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. He has a deep respect for natural topography and considers the backdrop of each landscape as a vital part of the whole composition. To each project, he brings a philosophy that good design should not be neutralized by limitations. Instead, apparent constraints should catalyze and inspire better design because they push designers to come up with creative solutions that would otherwise not be considered. Both Boss's clients and fellow professionals from all disciplines have great admiration, first and foremost, for his integrity, but also for the depth of his technical ability, commitment to collaboration, sensitivity to environmental needs and respect for the communities served by his award-winning designs. Category: Works C a r o n N . B e a r d , A S L A 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 as well as to the national society. From Idaho and the Pacific Northwest to Arizona and Tennessee, he has brought a vital message to decision-makers about the value and role of landscape architects in the shaping of the public realm and in protecting the public's health, safety and welfare. Beard has led the formation of the Arizona Chapter in 1973, and soon after that turned back a threat to the state's landscape architecture licensing law. At the Tennessee ASLA Chapter, he represented the profession at every level, from high school career days to the adoption of a countywide master plan and a state-road landscape design initiative, the latter being one of many efforts he made to ensure the involvement of landscape architects in the design of transportation corridors and other public spaces. Beard was also pivotal in the accreditation of the University of Tennessee landscape architecture program. He has demonstrated that through active advocacy in the service of ideals and principles, one person can make a profound difference. Category: Service

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