Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

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54 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 2 0 1 8 A S L A F e l l o w s A n d r e w C . N . B o w d e n , A S L A 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; advocacy for the central role of landscape architects in promoting the health, safety and welfare of the public; and supporting innovative paths to joining the profession. His grasp of issues and clear expression of ideas have driven constructive solutions even during challenging legislative and regulatory battles. He leads by example and is a mentor to students and emerging professionals alike. While Bowden was a member of the California Landscape Architectural Scholarship Fund, the endowment rose from $150,000 in the 1990s to exceed $1 million, allowing the scholarships to be given in perpetuity. His selfless leadership included service as co-chair of the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles and a lifetime of community service devoted to environmental and social concerns. Category: Service M a r y A n n e C a s s i n , A S L A Portland Parks and Recreation (Retired), Portland, Oregon Mary Anne Cassin received her nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the Oregon Chapter. During 35 extraordinarily productive years within the Portland, Oregon, park system, Cassin's leadership and management abilities, professional proficiency, strategic thinking and exceptional political acumen have enabled her to be a vital force behind the region's national reputation for urban design excellence. She has long been devoted to promoting the essential role of open space in cities and was instrumental in securing the 2011 National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal for Portland. Using her vast knowledge, political acumen and persuasive skills, she has helped push for creative financing strategies for park expansion and improvements. Among her accomplishments is a policy requiring developers to pay a fee for additional parks and recreation facilities, which she deftly steered through city council then helped institutionalize. Enormously respected and admired by citizens and professionals alike, Cassin has helped inspire the entire community to share her passion for parks and natural spaces within our urban world. Category: Leadership/Management J a m e s C o r n e r , A S L A 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. His leadership on high-visibility, complex urban projects, highly regarded lectures and writings, and distinguished academic career has placed him at the forefront of contemporary landscape practice. His work is renowned for innovative and bold design across a variety of project types and scales, with a special commitment to the design of vibrant and dynamic urban realms that are informed and inspired by the ecologies of place, people and nature. At the University of Pennsylvania School of Design Landscape Department, Corner pioneered the establishment of landscape urbanism theory, which has positioned landscape architecture as critical to city development. This expanded understanding of what landscape architecture encompasses paved the way for landscape architects to lead major, multidisciplinary projects that would have previously been driven only by architects or engineers. Category: Works C h r i s t o p h e r D a c u s , A S L A 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 to the improvement of the state's open spaces and the preservation of its natural beauty. He has worked pro bono on 17 boards to champion environmental causes, including the effort to decrease the use of invasive plant species and promote the use of the state's native plants in landscape designs. To share his enthusiasm for Hawaii's natural world, Dacus developed a popular Hawai'i Native Plant Poster that features the 25 most popular native plants for landscape use. He took a leadership role in fighting invasive species and helped develop best-management practices to reduce irrigation water use. Over a 10-year period, he wrote articles for Hawaii's landscape industry professional magazine and established a seed bank for the long-term propagation of native plants. He has been a strong advocate for his profession, served in leadership roles in the Hawaii Chapter and is now applying his prodigious ethic of public service to improving the lives of people with Parkinson's disease. Category: Service Continued on page 56 Continued from page 52

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