The Board of Trustees of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has chosen Laurie Olin as the recipient of the 2011 ASLA Medal, the highest honor the organization bestows upon a landscape architect. The Medal is given to those whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment. Olin will accept the award at the ASLA’s annual meeting to be held in San Diego from October 30 through November 2.
A founding Partner of OLIN in Philadelphia, Laurie Olin is one of the most important landscape architects practicing today. He has guided from vision to realization many of OLIN’s signature projects including Bryant Park in New York and the Brancusi Ensemble in Romania. His recent and current projects include Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland, Oregon and the new Barnes Foundation Art Education Center in Philadelphia.
Laurie Olin is currently practice professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and is the former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the recipient of the 1998 Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Design Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2005.
Olin is also the author of many books and has written extensively on the history and theory of landscape design.
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