The American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington, D.C., has announced its 2019 Honors recipients. Selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, the honors represent the highest awards ASLA bestows each year. They’ll be presented at ASLA's annual President’s Dinner during the Conference on Landscape Architecture that will be held in San Diego this November.
The 2019 ASLA Medal will go to Philadelphia’s Carol Franklin, FASLA, in recognition of her lifetime of achievements as a practitioner, educator, author, speaker and advocate and for her relentless drive to move the profession of landscape architecture into the future.
“Ecological design suggests a richer and more complex achievement — where designers will work from a deep understanding of how the world is actually put together and from this understanding will create new 'organic' designs. These designs — for buildings, landscapes, cities and regions — will, I hope, be timeless, beautiful and functional.” — Carol Franklin, FASLA
The 2019 ASLA Design Medal will be given to Douglas P. Reed, FASLA, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in recognition of his decades of exceptional design work.
The 2019 ASLA Community Service Award will go to Philadelphia’s Kimberlee Douglas for her work in sharing the values and benefits of landscape architecture with communities.
The Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal will be presented to Dr. Lee-Anne Milburn, FASLA, of Redlands, California, for her sustained and significant contributions to landscape architecture education.
The LaGasse Medal – Landscape Architect Professional will be presented to Julie Hensley, ASLA, of Folly Beach, South Carolina, for her contributions to the management and conservancy of natural resources and public landscapes.
The LaGasse Medal – Non-Landscape Architect Professional will be presented to Seattle’s Sally Jewell in recognition of a career spent fighting to protect, preserve and expand access to parks and public lands.
The Landscape Architecture Firm Award will go to Heritage Landscapes LLC, Norwalk, Connecticut, for its distinguished body of work influencing the professional practice of landscape architecture.
The Landscape Architecture Medal of Excellence will be presented to the Landscape Architecture Foundation, Washington, D.C., in recognition of its outstanding leadership in advancing research and expanding academic scholarship.
The Olmsted Medal will go to U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island in recognition of his career-long commitment to environmental leadership, stewardship and preservation.
In addition, ASLA will induct six honorary members for 2019. Honorary membership is among the greatest ASLA honors given to non-landscape architects in recognition of notable service to the profession. Since its inception in 1899, ASLA has inducted only 231 honorary members.
The honorary ASLA memberships will be awarded to: Thomas Bradshaw of Raleigh, North Carolina; Candice Damon of New York, New York; Daniel Martin of Hudsonville, Michigan; Kitty Stoner of Annapolis, Maryland; Tom Stoner of Annapolis, Maryland and Marc Treib of Berkeley, California.
Additional information on this year’s honors recipients and honorary members is available at the 2019 ASLA Honors website.