Fellows-elect will be inducted this September during ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago
Washington, D.C.— July 21, 2009 — The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the selection of 33 members for induction into its distinguished Council of Fellows, among the highest honors the Society may confer upon a member.
Members of the ASLA Council of Fellows are recognized for their extraordinary work, leadership, knowledge, and service to the profession over a sustained period of time. The Fellows-elect will be formally inducted into the Council during the ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago , September 18-21. Thereafter, they may use the suffix “FASLA” after their names, denoting recognition of their achievements by their peers.
New ASLA Fellows-elect include:
Glenn A. Acomb, ASLA
University of Florida
Glenn Acomb was nominated by the Florida Chapter for 37 years of outstanding contributions as a practitioner and educator. His work—from New York to Melbourne , Australia —encompasses new town planning, historic sites, resort design, and urban revitalization. As lead faculty member in construction and sustainability at the University of Florida department of landscape architecture, he cofounded a multidisciplinary research consortium on sustainability, through which he co-designed the state’s first green roof projects. Acomb has been a major contributor to his local community as well as to ASLA on the state and national levels. He earned his bachelor of landscape architecture from Louisiana State University in 1972 and his master of landscape architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1978.
Stuart D. Appel, ASLA
Wells Appel Inc.
Stuart Appel was nominated by the New Jersey Chapter for his design contributions to the profession and his commitment to teaching and mentoring. The senior principal of Wells Appel, he has created a body of work that reflects a profound understanding of context, culture, and natural systems. Concentrated in the mid-Atlantic region, his work has earned scores of national and regional design awards. His commitment to scholarship and mentorship has remained a stalwart of his practice, evidenced through his teaching at Temple University , the University of Pennsylvania , and Rutgers University . Appel earned his bachelor of environmental studies in 1978 and bachelor of landscape architecture in 1979 from the State University of New York–Syracuse and an MBA from LaSalle University in 1990.
Karen A. Beck, ASLA
Commonwealth Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Providence, Rhode Island
Karen Beck was nominated by the Rhode Island Chapter for her dedicated and active involvement with the chapter’s activities since its inception. She has served on the chapter’s executive committee for a decade and has continuously coordinated the chapter’s LARE review courses, which she founded 20 years ago. Her 10 years of service on the Rhode Island State Board of Licensure ensured that the state’s Landscape Architecture Practice Act was both enforceable and protected the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Among her many public outreach activities, Beck also organizes the chapter’s “Landscape Designer Forum,” held at the annual Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show. Beck earned her bachelor of science in resource development with a concentration in landscape design from the University of Rhode Island in 1984.
Dennis E. Bryers, ASLA
City of Omaha Parks , Recreation, and Public Property Development
Dennis Bryers was nominated by the Great Plains Chapter for his many years of service to ASLA, inspired leadership, willingness to assist with any cause, and the passion that he brings to his work, the public, and his colleagues. He has worked to strengthen professional licensure in Nebraska , and through dedicated Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards service, he has supported licensure across the United States and internationally. He shares his expertise on planning and design committees, as an instructor and organizer for community projects, and as the chapter’s “resident historian.” Bryers earned his bachelor of forestry in 1977 and his bachelor of landscape architecture in 1978 from the State University of New York–Syracuse College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Robert. F. Bullard, ASLA
Bullard Land Planning
Robert Bullard was nominated by the Georgia Chapter for his outstanding efforts in promoting the landscape architecture profession in his home state. For the past two decades, he has staunchly defended landscape architects’ rights to stamp documents for site plans and stormwater reports when these rights have been challenged by local jurisdictions. In his own firm, he has taught his employees to promote the profession through quality work and community involvement. In addition to practicing landscape architecture, Bullard is a licensed landscape surveyor who believes cooperation between these two professions ultimately will benefit both. He earned his bachelor of landscape architecture from the University of Georgia in 1986.
Kevin B. Cavaioli, ASLA
Hoover Pumping Systems
Pompano Beach, Florida
Kevin Cavaioli was nominated by the Florida Chapter for his dynamic leadership, which inspires other members toward service and elected office within the chapter. He continues to make a difference to the landscape architecture profession in the critical areas of legislation, water management and conservation, and low-impact development. While few ASLA members specialize in these rapidly emerging areas, most benefit from the knowledge he so generously shares. Cavaioli’s representation of ASLA before regulators and representatives from all major organizations in the green industry has garnered the respect and trust that continues to yield positive results from his strong working relationships. Cavaioli earned his bachelor of science in environmental studies/landscape architecture from the State University of New York–Syracuse in 1978.
Eugene B. Eyerly, ASLA
Eyerly and Associates
Eugene Eyerly was nominated by the Colorado Chapter for 40 years of bridging common interests among the chapter, the state’s green industries, and the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado. As a mentor, technician, educator, and volunteer, Eyerly’s professionalism and ethics have become legend in the state and the region. He has expanded the knowledge of all landscape architects by developing and promoting the best design, construction, and planting techniques for the Colorado landscape’s inherent difficulties. He and Dr. James Feucht have developed an awareness program that has virtually eliminated herbicide damage in the state of Colorado . A member of the Greatest Generation, Eyerly graduated from the U.S. Maritime Academy in 1943 and the American Landscape School in 1948.
Kristina J. Floor, ASLA
Kristina Floor was nominated by the Arizona Chapter for her 25 years of creating sustainable projects that respect the region’s sensitive desert environment and celebrate Arizona ’s story. Her hardscape design skills and knowledge of indigenous plants result in expressive landscapes with an inherent sense of design. These include award-winning projects such as the Esplanade, Phoenix City Square , and Scottsdale Waterfront. Her commitment to her community shows in her work with the Southwest Autism Resource and Research Center and the Phoenix Children’s Museum, for whom she developed site plans and design concepts suiting their special needs. Floor earned her bachelor of science in urban planning with an emphasis on landscape architecture from Arizona State University in 1983.
George W. Girvin, ASLA
San Rafael, California
George Girvin was nominated by the Northern California Chapter for the creation of works that define the landscape character of a geographic region and have significant impact on the public. For 38 years, his work as a site planner and designer, particularly in the areas of parks and recreation and resort planning, has enhanced the role and importance of landscape architecture and stewardship of the land in the development process. Girvin’s projects offer historically, culturally, and environmentally sensitive designs that balance the needs of the developer, end user, general public, and all partners in a project—on a large scale and over time. Girvin earned his bachelor of science in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon in 1971.