Baldev Lamba, associate professor of landscape architecture in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, has been honored with an Excellence in Research and Creative Work Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), which was presented at the annual CELA meeting held at the University of Illinois.
According to CELA, Professor Lamba’s “body of creative work integrates ecological, social and artistic principals and processes in the design of built landscapes.” This international recognition is presented to just one faculty member per year.
With more than 25 years of professional experience, Lambda creates sustainable environments that explore the relationship between built and natural forms. His extensive portfolio includes projects in the United States, India, and the Middle East. As an educator, Lamba — principal of Lamba Associates Landscape Architects located in Doylestown — promotes a symbiotic relationship between teaching practice and research.
“CELA is the highest educational organization for our profession,” Lamba said. “To have them say that the last 20 years of my work has merit, I really didn’t expect that. It was a huge surprise, simply a wonderful honor.”