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VA ASLA Awards

The awards sponsored by the Virginia Chapter ASLA include our Annual Professional and Student Awards as well as the following:

  • M. Meade Palmer Medal;
  • Stewardship Award;
  • Allied Professional Award;
  • Distinguished Service Award,
  • President’s Award; and
  • Student Scholarships

Each of the chapter awards and recognitions is described in more detail below.


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.

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Stewardship Award

The Stewardship Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the protection and management of the natural resources of the Commonwealth. It is awarded annually to an individual or organization based upon nominations submitted by the membership, and voted upon by the Chapter Executive Committee. Nominations should be submitted to the Executive Committee by February 28th of each calendar year.

Award Receipients
2005 – Leon Eugene
2006 – Govenor Mark R. Warner
2007 – Scenic Virginia


Allied Professional Award

The Allied Professional Award is presented for an outstanding contribution to the profession of landscape architecture with national or state-wide, regional, or local impact in Virginia. It is awarded annually based upon nominations submitted by the membership, and voted upon by the Chapter Executive Committee. Nominations should be submitted to the Executive Committee by February 28th of each calendar year.

Award Receipients
2006 – Hugh Miller, FAIA
2007 – James E. Wooten


Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented at the discretion of the Chapter Executive Committee to recognize an individual Virginia Chapter Fellow or member who has demonstrated sustained outstanding service to the Virginia Chapter. Nominations for this award may be submitted to the Executive Committee at any time during the calendar year. The Executive Committee considers potential candidates prior to the annual meeting each year.

Award Receipients
2007 – Vaughn Rinner


President’s Award

Presented at the discretion of the current Chapter President, the President’s Award recognizes the efforts made by one or more individuals on behalf of the Chapter and its programs over the course of the previous year.

Award Receipients
2006 – Terry Clements
2007 – Nancy Rodrique


Annual Scholarship for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture

Each year, the Chapter recognizes two students, one at each of the accredited landscape architectural programs within the state—University of Virginia, and Virginia Polytechnic University—based upon the recommendations of the faculty. The student scholarship recipients receive a certificate and a monetary award at the annual meeting. The student scholarship recipients receive a certificate and a monetary award at the annual meeting; submissions must be to the chapter by April 1st.

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