ASLA Fellow Nomination Process


Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Individuals considered for this distinction must be full members of ASLA in good standing for at least ten years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the Executive Committee of their local chapter, the Executive Committee of the ASLA, or the Executive Committee of the Council of Fellows.

To be considered for nomination for elevation to the ASLA Council of Fellows, an individual must:

  • Be a current ASLA Full Member or International Member in good standing
  • Have achieved at least 10 continuous years of FULL membership at the time of nomination.
  • Have demonstrated exceptional contributions over an extended period of time.
  • Have made a significant positive impact on the public and the profession.
  • Have received recognition for those contributions from multiple sources.

Nominations may be made in one of four categories:

Any member of ASLA may recommend another eligible ASLA member for consideration as a nominee to the groups mentioned above via written documentation highlighting the member’s accomplishments. Please remember that this is one of the highest honors for those that have made significant impact on our profession. Our chapter asks that these written requests be made to the Fellows Nomination Chairchapter president or Trustee by October 15 each year. Nomination requests are reviewed by the Chapter Executive Board shortly thereafter and final selections notified by December 1.

Each year ASLA-NY asks 2 – 5 candidates to apply for the ASLA Council of Fellows. We assist in the application process, review final applications, and submit to National. Once applications are submitted, National will review and select top candidates in the categories of works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The application process is very extensive – for more detail please refer to ASLA’s website.

Please note that candidates are required to prepare the necessary forms for any of the categories. If the candidate is interested in applying for the Works category (which is the most competitive category), a PowerPoint of images is an additional requirement.


Notices from ASLA National sent to individual eligible members. Please note, these notices indicate that the member has ten or more continuous years of membership, the notice does not imply that the member has been nominated for fellowship.


10/15 Requests to Chapter President due


11/1-28 ASLA-NY Officer’s Committee review of potential nominees; Most qualified nominations selected


12/1: Notification and schedule sent to selected candidates for Fellow Nomination


1/4: Deadline for Candidates to submit a first draft of application. Submission must follow the required format found at
1/4 – 1/10: ASLA-NY interim review of COF applications and Candidate references
1/12: Deadline for ASLA-NY final review and editing of COF applications
1/15: Chapter President submittal of completed application

ASLA-NY Current List of Fellows

(Name, Nominating Entity, Year Elevated)

Abel, Howard G. NY 1995
Alomar, Richard NY 2022
Balmori, Diana COF 2011
Balsley Thomas NY 2001
Brescia, Elena NY 2015
Byers, Renee NY 2023
Cha, Taewook NY 2023
Delk, Michelle NY 2023
Drake, Susannah C. NY 2013
Friedberg, M. Paul NY 1979
Frieze, Charlotte, NY, 2008
Greene, Bradford M. NY 1974
Hargreaves, George NY 1999
Hawks, Richard S. NY 2000
Hollander, Edmund D. NY 2009
Hopper, Leonard J. NY 1994
Corner, James NY 2018
Kamp, David NY 2007
Kennedy, Elizabeth 2021
Key, Robin NY 2018
Kuhl, William B. NY 1996
LaGuardia, Christopher NY 2015
Larson, Jamie Maslyn, 2021
Lavallee, Andrew NY 2014
Mathews, Kim NY 2017
Morrison, Mark K. NY 1997
Nielsen, Signe NY 2002

Nitzky, Jennifer NY 2022
Nolan, Chris NY 2014
Orff, Kate NY 2019
Owens, Nancy NY 2023
Parisi, Rick A. NY 2009
Phillips, Karen A. NY 1998
Prince, Nancy NY 2022
Quennell, Nicholas NY 1987
Rolland, Peter G. NY 1982
Rothschild, Peter NY 2004
Sawyer, Brian NY 2019
Seavitt, Catherine, 2021
Shirvani, Hamid NY 2000
Smith, Adrian NY 2018
Smith, Ken 2012
Smith, W. Gary COF 2013
Starr, Laura NY 2015
Stein, Achva Benzinberg NC 2003
Van Valkenburgh, Michael R. BOT 1994
Walcavage, Donna NY 2010
Weintraub, Lee NY 2006
White, Henry M. III NY 2012
Wilks, Barbara E. NY 2010
Wilkus, Annette P. NY 2013
Woltz, Thomas L. NY 2011
Zimmerman, Christian NY 2009

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