The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated W. Scott Parker to Fellow for his 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 works, leadership, knowledge and service. In 2018, only 30 other members received this distinction from across the country.
According to the ASLA official press release, “W. Scott Parker, of DesignWorks, received his nomination, in Works, from the South Carolina Chapter. Parker’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.”
ASLA will formally recognize its 2018 Fellows at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, October 19-22, in Philadelphia. More information about the 2018 Class of Fellows as well as previous ASLA Fellows is available on their webpage, https://www.asla.org/fellows.
DesignWorks is an international Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning firm located in, and inspired by the landscape and urban form of Charleston, SC. Our work focuses on creating life-enriching places that meld environmental enhancement, stewardship and social engagement. Our vision is to create memorable places that provide timeless value for our clients, teams, and the communities we serve. For more information on DesignWorks, please visit www.designworkslc.com.