Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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The American Society of Landscape Architects has selected 28 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2016. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members, recognizing each year a new class and their contributions to the profession in the categories of works, leadership/management, knowledge and service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on ASLA members in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained time. To be considered for this distinction, the members must be in good standing for at least 10 years and be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the Executive Committee of their local chapter, the Executive Committee of ASLA or the Executive Committee of the Council of Fellows. The 2016 Class of Fellows will be formally recognized and presented with their medals on Sunday, October 23, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Congratulations, 2016 ASLA Class of Fellows! If you'd like to personally congratulate individual Fellows, just enter the five-digit number printed next to that Fellow's profile into the search box on the article search page at LandscapeOnline.com. Follow that link to make your comments. You may also access all the links to the 28 Fellows just by entering 28708 in the search box. Thanks to ASLA for the Fellows photos and tributes (edited for space). ASLA Elevates 28 to Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement 22 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Category: Works R i c h a r d C e n t o l e l l a EDSA, Inc., Baltimore Richard Centolella has a portfolio of more than 300 projects that have positively influenced the tourism industry and economic vitality of entire regions. He consistently and artfully deals with construction issues and permitting with a focus on authentic, experience-based design that respects cultural sensitivities. He is passionate about his work and constantly strives for excellence. Because of the relationships he has developed around the globe and his ability to nurture the next generation of landscape architects, clients call him when they need creative designs and the determination to get projects built. # 28682 Category: Leadership/Management C a t h r i n e D e i n o B l a k e Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.. For the past 20 years Cathrine Deino Blake has been the Stanford University landscape architect for the 500-acre campus, widely recognized for its beauty and landscape integrity. The Landscape White Paper she developed is the guiding philosophy for all work done on the campus. During the university's $5 billion building program, which has involved the nation's most prestigious design firms, she has been the client representative solely responsible for bridging the heritage of Olmsted and Church with modern environmental concerns. Her leadership has raised awareness of the value of the campus landscape and raised the bar for all landscape architects. She initiates and manages a landscape infrastructure project budget of $3.5 million per year. # 28681 Category: Service K e n n e t h B a t e s Durango Custom Works LLC, Durango, Colo. Kenneth Bates has served ASLA throughout his career and has brought greater attention to his chapter's awards program. He's credited with halting a state deregulation threat in 2011, and thereby galvanizing the chapter's membership as stewards of public health, safety and welfare. To him, every venue is an opportunity to advance the profession—from his extensive community service to volunteer work within ASLA at all levels. His government advocacy efforts and ability to expand national recognition of landscape architects and students have proven him a champion of landscape architecture. His leadership, including contributions as chair of ASLA's Chapter Presidents Council, serves as a fitting example of how selfless dedication can raise public awareness of the value of landscape architecture. # 28680

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