FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA) congratulates members, Mary Taylor Haque, ASLA and W. Scott Parker, ASLA, for their election into the 2018 Class of Fellows. This is the second consecutive year with two members being elevated to the Council of Fellows, and the first year a female member of SCASLA has been chosen.
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the elevation of 31 members as Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service. ASLA will formally recognize its 2018 Fellows at the ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO, October 19–22, in Philadelphia.
Mary Taylor Haque, of Clemson University, received her nomination, in Knowledge, from the South Carolina Chapter. A gifted speaker and prolific author throughout her career, Mary has pursued every endeavor with enthusiasm and excellence. Thousands of students have come out of her classes steeped in the methodology and discipline of landscape architecture and endowed with the ability to synthesize, think creatively and systemically and work together with their peers and clients. As scholar, mentor and educator, Haque has promoted the importance of landscape architecture through a vast body of knowledge and array of projects. Haque and her collaborators have designed more than 250 projects across South Carolina. Her planning and design contributions include residences, businesses, institutions, recreational facilities, urban restorations and municipal projects. For over three decades, Haque has been a passionate advocate for the use of sustainable landscape architecture, active living and low-impact development principles. Her three dozen awards are a testament to her devotion to the profession, the education of budding professionals and her work to bring the wonders of landscape architecture to children of all ages.
W. Scott Parker, of DesignWorks, received his nomination, in Works, from the South Carolina Chapter. Scott’s commitment to enriching the lives of others is contagious. Inspired by his passion for place-making, clients, public officials, the public and other design professionals are drawn to him, enthusiastic to join in his effort to bring creativity, beauty and excellence to their communities. His work ranges from immense master plans to the smallest gardens, each completed with the highest sensitivity to all living organisms. From his resort work in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, and Doonbeg, Ireland, to the redevelopment of closed government installations in South Carolina, Alabama and Washington, D.C., his plans have become models for the future. His outreach and advocacy are extensive, such as with the Charleston Parks Conservancy and throughout the Low Country. Both through his professional body of work and the example he sets by his devotion to his community, Parker’s influence will be long felt by the public and the profession alike.”
We welcome you to visit scasla.org to view all the previous South Carolina chapter members elevated to Fellows.
About the American Society of Landscape Architects
About the American Society of Landscape Architects:
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing almost 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 59 countries around the world, and 82 student chapters. Members of the Society use “ASLA” after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Landscape architects lead the planning, design, and stewardship of our built and natural environments. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. The South Carolina Chapter of ASLA includes the territory of the entire state of South Carolina and membership of 200 professionals and students.