From National ASLA: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 22 members as Fellows for their 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 their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.
ASLA will formally recognize its 2019 Fellows at the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, November 15-18, in San Diego. Additional information about the 2019 Class of Fellows, as well as previous ASLA Fellows, is available on the ASLA Council of Fellows webpage.
Among the 22 fellows is CARBO Landscape Architecture’s own Mike E. Lanaux, Jr. Mike Lanaux received his nomination in Works from the Louisiana Chapter. Early in his career, Mike had the opportunity to participate in a work-study program at the Life Planning Office in Tokyo, Japan. His exposure to Asian sensibilities, reflected in ancient temples, landscapes, and contemporary Japanese residential work, has led to an appreciation of the power of simplicity in design. His awards include the Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center in Orange, Texas; the Indian Springs School/Landscape Laboratories in Birmingham, Alabama; and the St. Landry Parish Visitors’ Center in Louisiana. In the latter project, the design is a total integration of building, site, and landscape, each engaging the other through formal relationships and sustainable strategies. The simple palette of materials draws from the regional architectural vocabulary and includes recycled brick and longleaf pine flooring salvaged from local buildings. Stormwater rain gardens frame the exhibition hall entry and serve as a bio-filter collecting roof runoff, cistern overflow, and parking area drainage. His extensive portfolio and experience have significantly deepened the understanding and appreciation of landscape architecture.