American Society of Landscape Architects Names 33 Members to Council of Fellows

Paul H. Gobster, ASLA
USDA Forest Service
Evanston, Illinois

Paul Gobster was nominated by the Illinois Chapter for creating and communicating new knowledge. As a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station’s People and Their Environments office in metropolitan Chicago, his principal research focus has been to understand how urban people perceive, use, and value natural landscapes. The outcomes of this work include improved public education efforts, improved guidelines for designing and managing natural areas for people, and support for policy alternatives. Gobster earned his bachelor of science in regional analysis from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in 1978. He earned his master of science in landscape architecture in 1983 and his PhD in land resources from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1987.

Theresa Guen-Murray, ASLA
Terry Guen Design Associates Inc.

Theresa Guen-Murray was nominated by the Illinois Chapter for her professional practice, which is dedicated to forwarding the stewardship of public environs. In Chicago , she has shown that aesthetic sustainable landscape design can be integrated into public works through projects that include Aurora River Edge Park , South Lake Shore Drive , Jackson Park, and the Lakefront Millennium Park . Her advocacy for landscape architecture extends to her service on many Chicago public advisory committees, through which she promotes the integration of landscape and ecology as a resource for beauty and environmental benefits. Guen-Murray earned her bachelor of arts in chemistry from Bowdoin College in 1981 and her master of landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986.

Thomas G. Hawkey, ASLA
Thomas G. Hawkey, Landscape Architect

Thomas Hawkey was nominated by the Colorado Chapter for his 20 years of leadership as an accomplished administrator, mentor, and volunteer. Throughout his career at the City of Denver Parks and Recreation Department, he has promoted the profession through practice, city administration, and community service. As past Colorado Chapter president, Jane Silverstein Ries (JSR) Awards Committee member, and as the founding president of the JSR Foundation, he has increased the profession’s visibility and outreach within and beyond the Rocky Mountain region. Hawkey earned his bachelor of science in graphic arts/speech communication from South Dakota State University in 1974 and his masters of landscape architecture from the University of Colorado–Denver in 1987.

Edmund D. Hollander, ASLA
Edmund Hollander Design Landscape Architect PC
New York

Edmund Hollander was nominated by the New York Chapter for the award-winning environmental design and planning projects he has created over 20 years. His portfolio spans a wide range of scales, from private estates and gardens to historic landscapes and horse farms to urban rooftop gardens. On the leading edge of promoting sustainability, his work is enjoyed in diverse climates and planting zones from the Northeastern United States to the Caribbean, Europe, and China . Past president of the New York Chapter, Hollander has taught at the City College of the University of New York and the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania . He earned his master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983.

Daniel S. Iacofano, ASLA
Moore Iacofano Goltsman (MIG) Inc.
Berkeley, California

Daniel Iacofano
was nominated by the Northern California Chapter for his leadership over the 27 years of his career, during which he has dramatically increased the public’s recognition of issues that are central to the design, planning, and management of the land. Recognized internationally for his leadership in land use and urban design, growth strategies, river and watershed management, flood control, habitat conservation, and natural resource management, he is much sought after for his expertise in multidisciplinary projects. Iacofano earned his bachelor of urban planning from the University of Cincinnati in 1976; his master of science in environmental psychology from the University of Surrey, England, in 1980; and his PhD in environmental planning from the University of California–Berkeley in 1986.

Shawn T. Kelly, ASLA
Kelly Design Group LLC
Madison, Wisconsin

Shawn Kelly was nominated by the Wisconsin Chapter for his tireless dedication to landscape architecture, demonstrated by the breadth of his service-oriented efforts. For three decades, he has served ASLA at the national and state level, advanced the visibility of the profession within the regional Midwest , served outside of his official job duties at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and contributed to the advancement of municipal stormwater management strategies and smart growth planning in his hometown. He also has worked closely with the Ojibwa community in Wisconsin to break down cultural barriers through community design and planning. Kelly earned his bachelor of science in agriculture in 1978 and his master of landscape architecture in 1987, both from the University of Arizona–Tucson.

Niall G. Kirkwood, ASLA
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Niall Kirkwood
was nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architecture Chapter of ASLA for his years as a landscape architecture educator and researcher specializing in technology and its relationship to design in landscape architecture. He has developed a comprehensive body of knowledge through publications, academic graduate courses, and curriculum development on landscape technology. Kirkwood also serves as director of Harvard’s Center for Technology and Environment research center. He earned his bachelor of arts in 1976 and bachelor of architecture in 1978 from the University of Manchester, UK, and his master of landscape architecture in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania . Kirkwood also received an honorary bachelor of arts from Harvard in 2002 and an honorary doctor of science from the University of Ulster in 2009.

Paul D. Kissinger, ASLA
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Paul Kissinger was nominated by the Florida Chapter for his exceptional work in sustainable planning, which has had a far-reaching impact on communities and environments across the world. A consistent advocate for the landscape architecture profession, he teaches, mentors, and actively participates in civic committees and organizations. He is especially proud of his work with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Council, which has targeted homeless issues affecting the downtown. To help grow the future of the profession, Kissinger has independently initiated a local high school program on landscape architecture. He earned his bachelor of science and natural resources from the University of Michigan in 1986 and his master of landscape architecture from Kansas State University in 1989.

Thomas W. Liptan, ASLA
City of Portland
Portland, Oregon

Thomas Liptan was nominated by the Oregon Chapter for his rigorous and sustained research, through which he has contributed original knowledge specific to the integration of stormwater management and green roof development. His pioneering work in low-impact development strategies has fostered innovative urban design techniques and generated influential city policies. As a direct result of his efforts, Portland ’s green roofs have grown from Liptan’s original experiment in 1996 to a current 120 green roofs, with city leaders committed to creation of an additional 43 acres over the next five years. Liptan studied at Fullerton , Cypress , and Goldenwest junior colleges from 1965–1967 and attended the University of Central Florida and Valencia Community College from 1972–1974.

William A. Mann, ASLA
School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

William Mann
was nominated by the Georgia Chapter for his distinguished 35-year career of teaching the history of landscape architecture. Having first practiced for several years, he has tirelessly communicated his experience and enthusiasm to more than 3,000 students. He produced two books on the history of landscape architecture that are considered standard references, while his many years of service as a speaker and author for such groups as CLARB and the Council of Garden Clubs further demonstrate reach to wider audiences. Mann earned his bachelor of science in landscape architecture from Michigan State University in 1964 and his master of landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1966.

Scott Mehaffey, ASLA
City of Chicago Mayor ’s Office

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