The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced that Mary Myers, chair of Temple’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture in the School of Environmental Design, is one of just 33 members to be elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows, a designation conferred upon individuals “in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time.”
Since entering the field, Myers has been a staunch advocate for the landscape architecture profession. Her dedication to her craft and educating the next generation of professionals has not gone unnoticed.
“Dr. Myers has enlarged the domain of landscape architecture through her scholarly research, superior teaching and forward looking leadership,” said Adam Supplee, president of the Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of the ASLA in nominating Myers for the honor. “Her achievements in each of these categories are significant and the sum of them is truly noteworthy.”
Myers was nominated by the PA/DE Chapter of the ASLA in the Knowledge Category. She and the other fellows-elect will be recognized at the 2012 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo beginning September 28 in Phoenix, Arizona.
“Elevation to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors a landscape architect may receive,” said Myers, an avid proponent of using science as a basis for design who spearheaded development of Temple's Master of Landscape Architecture program with a concentration in Ecological Landscape Restoration. “There are over 5,000 members in the ASLA; this is a real honor.”