Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

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58 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 2 0 1 8 A S L A F e l l o w s Continued on page 60 Continued from page 56 W a l t e r H a v e n e r , A S L A 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. Because he believed landscape architects were not sufficiently appreciated and that the region would greatly benefit from better design he devoted himself to engaging architects, engineers, graphic designers and artists to collaborate on projects that reflect landscape as an integral and critical part of their built context. Significant among his work is the transformation of a prison yard into gorgeously designed gardens at the North Carolina Museum of Art West Gallery and Sculpture Park. His body of transformative landscape design work comprises a diverse collection of ecologically responsive and stunningly crafted projects. Havener's hallmark is contextually sensitive, conceptually based and exquisitely restrained design. He is a pioneer in the practice of integrated and beautifully designed stormwater management across the region and is credited with significantly raising the profile of the profession throughout North Carolina. Category: Works D a v i d L e n n o x H o c k e r , A S L A 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. He has a keen sense of scaled relationships and construction detailing, and drawing on his Texas roots, he has mastered a unique design vocabulary rooted in regional landscapes and native plants. His unique and awarded projects are contextual, deeply considered, thoroughly researched and masterfully detailed. The results are crafted, visually exciting sustainable environments enriching the lives of the owners, the community and our profession. Hocker is renowned as a careful listener and a true collaborator who places the pragmatic needs of the client and the project at the forefront of his sophisticated and fresh design approach. His clients enjoy his honesty, hard work, knowledge and creativity, attributes which have garnered his firm over 30 design awards. Category: Works Y i n g - y u H u n g , A S L A 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. Pushing through design constraints with tenacity and creativity, she realizes her concepts through innovative material applications that meet challenging budgets and site conditions. The places she brings to life empower communities and ignite their imagination of what is possible when people work together to improve their neighborhoods. Hung's design process includes a search for a community's desires by listening and gathering information through conversations, research, site observations and public outreach. She is active in academia as an instructor and mentor to the next generation of landscape architects and is also a highly regarded author on contemporary issues. She challenges students to tackle social and environmental problems, such as gentrification and climate change, leading through the example of her work which spans the globe from California, Texas and Pennsylvania to her Gubei Pedestrian Promenade in Shanghai. Category: Works M a r y T a y l o r H a q u e , A S L A 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. Thousands of students have come out of her classes steeped in the methodology and discipline of landscape architecture and endowed with the ability to synthesize, think creatively and systemically and work together with their peers and clients. As scholar, mentor and educator, Haque has promoted the importance of landscape architecture through a vast body of knowledge and array of projects. Haque and her collaborators have designed more than 250 projects across South Carolina. Her planning and design contributions include residences, businesses, institutions, recreational facilities, urban restorations and municipal projects. For over three decades, Haque has been a passionate advocate for the use of sustainable landscape architecture, active living and low-impact development principles. Her three dozen awards are a testament to her devotion to the profession, the education of budding professionals and her work to bring the wonders of landscape architecture to children. Category: Knowledge

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