|M. Meade Palmer Medal|
To celebrate the extraordinary professional contributions of our late colleague, M. Meade Palmer, the Virginia Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects has established a new award in his honor. The M. Meade Palmer medal will be awarded to an individual who exemplifies the values, sensibility and spirit reflected in the life and work of Meade Palmer:
Those who knew him found in Meade a knowledgeable plantsman and horticulturist, a horseman with a love for all animal companions, a practical joker with a ready twinkle in his eye, a steward of the land who lived and worked most comfortably in his beloved Piedmont Virginia, yet never limited his boundary when the opportunity came to take on a new challenge. His contributions to the profession demonstrated expertise in design, horticulture, education, historic preservation, and service to ASLA. The respect he commanded in these areas was so great that he came to serve as an ambassador of the profession to those in allied fields and the public at large, serving also as a role model for generations of students and young professionals. Quick with a smile of teasing remark, Meade practiced his craft with a special joyfulness.
The award established in his name will be given to the Virginia Chapter member whose life and career demonstrate, as Meade did, a broad range of contributions to the profession. The nomination materials should document the applicant’s accomplishments in multiple areas listed below: