Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

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30 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 2 0 1 6 A S L A F e l l o w s Category: Works Category: Leadership/Management Category: Leadership/Management Category: Knowledge R a m i r o V i l l a l v a z o USDA Forest Service (Retired), Fairfield, Calif. Ramiro Villalvazo received his nomination from the Council of Fellows Executive Committee. He received the 2014 ASLA LaGasse Medal for leadership and dedication to public land management and international ecotourism. He served as the chief landscape architect for the Forest Service in Washington, D.C., and has been a catalyst and effective proponent in the protection and management of scenic corridors and an ardent promoter of landscape architecture in the U.S. Forest Service. As forest supervisor of the Eldorado National Forest in California, he managed 700,000 acres and a staff of more than 300 people. And, as the USFS Southwest Region public services director, he led the management of 18 national forests.# 28707 P a t T a y l o r R i c h a r d T o t h Utah State University, Logan As a landscape architect and educator with a particular emphasis on bioregional planning and design in the American West, Richard Toth has authored more than 30 articles and research papers. He was among the first to develop interactive computer landscape modeling. From the beginning of his career at Penn State with Ian McHarg to his commitment to responsible, inspired planning, he's been dedicated to the culture and traditions of landscape stewardship. Hundreds of landscape architects have looked to him for mentorship. His outreach to communities, government bodies and environmental organizations have likewise engaged people outside the profession in regional planning and respect for landscapes. # 28706 G a r y S t r a n g GLS Landscape/Architecture, San Francisco Gary Strang is one of the first of the new generation of landscape architects to focus on urban landscape commissions in the era of urban revitalization and densification. Licensed in landscape architecture and architecture, his work is a synthesis of architecture, infrastructure and beautifully conceived and executed places to live, work, play and worship. He embodies the true complexity of the practice of landscape architecture with a razor-sharp intellect that fuels his award-winning design, practice and publications. He has responded to the need to connect people with nature by new landscape types on piers, rooftops, garages and in densely impacted urban conditions. Through study, teaching, writing and professional practice, his work has contributed to expanding the traditional definition of landscape architecture. # 28704 University of Texas, Arlington As a landscape architecture educator and advocate of the profession for 46 years, and leader within the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Pat Taylor is a leading proponent for the profession. His expertise encompasses landscape architecture, urban design theory, resource management master planning, park planning and design, qualitative research methodology and organizational communications. He was instrumental in the establishment of the International Studygroup on Multiple Use of Land, a global platform for scientific debate and publication. As UT Arlington program director he has chaired 63 thesis committees; six of the theses received national awards. # 28705 Category: Service S c o t t S i e f k e r Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group, Indianapolis Scott Siefker has been instrumental in standardizing administrative, functional and legal requirements for local chapters so that his fellow ASLA members continue to enjoy ASLA services and public outreach. The vitality of many ASLA programs owe their success to his organizational abilities, commitment to professionalism and attention to detail and follow-through. His update of the ASLA Chapter Operations Workbook includes best practices for chapters of different sizes, business documentation and archiving, and guidelines for a variety of operational standards for awards programs and digital content. His leadership also created what is now a month-long annual celebration of landscape architecture. # 28703 (Continued from page 28)

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