Kim Mathews Elevated to ASLA Fellow

Kim Mathews, ASLA

Kim Mathews, ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter (ASLA-NY) is pleased to announce that Kim Mathews, ASLA, Founding Principal of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, PC, has been elevated to ASLA Fellow in the category of Works. Fellowship is among the highest honors the American Society of Landscape Architects (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. The ASLA Council of Fellows has chosen Kim Mathews from the New York Chapter to be elevated this year at the Council of Fellows Investiture Dinner held during the ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans, Lousiana.
Kim Mathews, ASLA, Founding Principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C. has been elevated to Fellow in the category of Works. In her more than 30 years of practice, Kim has consistently been bestowed with awards for both her planning and constructed work with institutional and public realm clients. Her design approach is solidly grounded in the fundamentals of thorough research, careful planning, ecosystem restoration, and robust community engagement. She has completed a substantial body of work that demonstrates her strong commitment to discovering and revealing a site’s cultural history, promoting ecological functioning and developing solutions imbued with a unique and authentic sense of place. Kim’s practice realm has been characterized by often extended, multi-year schedules and chronic funding challenges. Through her dedication and enthusiasm, the design ethic Kim brings to her work is highly valued by her clients and the communities they serve. Kim’s most significant design achievements are the result of long-lasting relationships with clients who appreciate her ability to negotiate complex endeavors that include historic and cultural landscapes in ecologically challenging settings.

Annette Wilkus, FASLA, Principal at Siteworks Landscape Architecture notes that “Kim’s creative vision and dedication to the public process from concept development to implementation of the design has been essential for the success of her award winning portfolio. The core part of Kim’s design process is engaging the public, understanding their needs and translating that to loved and well used public open space.”

For a full listing of all fellows, please visit https://asla.org/NewsReleaseDetails.aspx?id=48465

About the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects. Founded in 1899, the association represents over 15,000 members and features 49 professional chapters and 76 student chapters. The territory of the New York Chapter encompasses the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties. The Society’s mission is to lead in the planning, design and care of both our natural and built environments. While keeping pace with the ever-changing forces of nature and technology, landscape architects increasingly have a profound impact on the way people live, work and play.

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