Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

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66 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 2 0 1 8 A S L A F e l l o w s Continued from page 64 T e d H . S p a i d , A S L A 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. In the complicated alignment of scale, complexity and public engagement, his pursuit of excellence is relentless. Spaid is a national leader in environmental design and was instrumental in the development of the Sustainable SITES Initiative™ (SITES®), leading two SITES-certified pilot projects, including the campus of SWT Design, which the firm uses as a living laboratory. Throughout his career, he has been focused on the development of the greater St. Louis community, including service as the only landscape architect on the City Planning Commission and by leading an effort to provide urban residents with access to fresh produce and open space. He is a dedicated leader in issues related to landscape architecture education, reflecting his commitment to ensuring that the profession continues to serve as designer and protector of the public realm. Category: Leadership/Management G e o r g e E . S t a n z i a l e , A S L A 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. Stanziale has pioneered and refined a multidisciplinary, consensus-based approach to design that has fundamentally transformed the landscape architecture profession in North Carolina. His volunteer leadership includes the establishment of ULI Carolinas, which now supports more than 700 members and the transformation of North Carolina State University's landscape architecture curriculum into one that balances insightful design with pragmatic professionalism. By bringing together diverse minds and professions and actively engaging with the people of his state, Stanziale has unleashed the power of landscape architecture and placed it at the center of the transformation of his community. Category: Leadership/Management T h a ï s a W a y , A S L A James Corner Field Operations, New York, New York 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. As a consummate learner, critic, valued educator and inspired advocate, she actively engages the role of design in the social values and environmental ethics related to the concepts of landscape and urbanism. A highly regarded professor, Way educates students to critically examine how the histories of urban landscapes, particularly public spaces, inform contemporary design and policy making. Weaving an understanding of history, culture and place, she guides these future practitioners through their exploration of what it means to develop healthy and equitable cities in the U.S. and around the globe. Her extensive writings and lectures have an international reputation for extraordinary scholarship and profound insights into the role of landscape architecture in the broader world and the fundamental intersection of urban landscape, design and history. As one of the great thinkers within our discipline, Way is not merely a chronicler of the profession, but an active agent in its transformation. Category: Knowledge J i m W e s c o a t , A S L A 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. Wescoat's contribution includes leadership in addressing pressing environmental problems around the world, particularly those related to water. He is at the top of two fields: the history and conservation of Islamic gardens and large-scale water management and policy. Water has been the unifying theme in his work, especially the study of water-conserving design across widely varying scales, regions and cultures aroun the world. He contends that water is to a landscape as energy is to buildings and only by carefully scrutinizing how water is distributed throughout society can we understand whether our environmental plans are sustainable. Wescoat has had and will have, a profound effect on the profession, compelling landscape architects everywhere to think more deeply about structures in geographic and environmental terms and incorporate insights into how societies draw on local water supplies into their designs. Category: Knowledge

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