Professor Robert L. Ryan of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning has been named a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
The designation of ASLA fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Individuals considered for the distinction must be full members of ASLA in good standing for at least 10 years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the executive committee of their local chapter, the executive committee of ASLA or the executive committee of the Council of Fellows.
Ryan received his nomination, for knowledge, from ASLA’s Boston chapter. According to the association, he has increased the profession’s knowledge base with regard to human factors, green infrastructure planning and research methods.
“He represents the profession in policy arenas from visual resource management to sustainable sites and has enlightened us on how people develop emotional and psychological connections to landscape,” said the fellowship announcement. “He has taught a generation of landscape architects to engage in research as a practice strategy and thereby has inspired an ongoing quest to measure the effects of the profession on the world at large.”
Ryan and the 32 other new fellows will be recognized at the ASLA annual meeting and expo scheduled for Nov. 15-18 in Boston.