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Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Individuals considered for this distinction must be full members of ASLA in good standing for at least ten years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the Executive Committee of their local chapter, the Executive Committee of the ASLA, or the Executive Committee of the Council of Fellows.




Charlottesville, VA

An award-winning landscape architect with a background in history and archaeology, and graduate training in historic preservation, Laura has spent thirty years practicing landscape architecture in Virginia, Maryland, Arkansas, North Carolina, Illinois, and Texas, with a focus on taking a landscape approach to the treatment of historic properties located throughout the United States. Laura’s historic landscape project experience has involved hundreds of the nation’s most important cultural sites, including four World Heritage sites, twenty-three national historic landmarks, twenty-three national parks, and numerous properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. She has guided the management, design, and interpretation of historic sites as diverse as the Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden, Flamingo Developed Area in Everglades National Park, Tuskegee Institute, Little Rock Central High School, Cane River Creole National Historic Site, San Antonio Missions, University of Virginia’s Academical Village, and Pershing Park, the Washington, D.C. location for the National World War I Memorial. Through her projects, published works, and service, Laura has melded landscape architecture and historic preservation theory to understand, manage, and shape historically significant places across the U.S. She regularly collaborates with landscape architects, architects, and multidisciplinary teams to communicate the significance of cultural landscapes and to integrate these resources with designs for new interventions.



 Charlottesville, VA

Since 1986, Nancy Takahashi has dedicated her life’s work to building one of the top programs in the country while educating many generations of students. Nancy’s dedication includes successfully advocating for more effective student advising programs to address the physical and mental health of students; organizing all-department annual field trips to expose students to offices and built projects in New York City; and working tirelessly to engage alumni with reunions and fundraising. At UVA, she has provided pro bono services to many landscape projects and served for ten years as chair of UVA’s Arboretum and Landscape Committee. Designing landscapes for the underserved and victims of social injustice are a core theme of Nancy’s service contributions. From projects that include First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House Kitchen Garden, where inner-city children learn about healthy food choices, to interpreting forgotten histories at the Poston Internment Camp in Arizona, where her father’s family and 17,000 other Japanese Americans were imprisoned during WWII, or her current design and planning work with a coastal community in West Africa addressing climate change and population growth pressures, she has devoted her leadership and energies to projects and causes that seek to right the wrongs of social histories.


Billy Almond, Jr., FASLA

Gregg Bleam, FASLA

Mark Brinkley, FASLA

Warren Byrd, FASLA

Gordon W. Chappell, FASLA

Terry Clements, FASLA

J. Barry Frankenfield, FASLA

Richard G. Gibbons, FASLA

Mary V. Hughes, FASLA

Brian Katen, FASLA

J. Timothy Keller, FASLA

Lucille C. Lanier, FASLA

Robert McGinnis, FASLA

Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA

Patrick A. Miller, FASLA

Robert H. Mortensen, FASLA

G. Glenn Odor, FASLA

Peter O'Shea, FASLA

Reuben M. Rainey, FASLA

John Reynolds, FASLA

Elizabeth Sargent, FASLA

Barry W. Starke, FASLA

Ronald Tuttle, FASLA


8100 Three Chopt Road, OMG Suite 226

Richmond, VA 23229


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