Martha Schwartz inducted into College of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape ArchitectsDec 03, 2011
Martha Schwartz, Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, was nominated by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects in the Works Category. With ultimate hands-on responsibility for all design work her firm undertakes, and with projects in more than 20 countries, the impact of her readily recognizable design style is worldwide. Her background in landscape architecture and the fine arts is reflected in her designs for city plazas, waterfronts, streetscapes, and city branding. Her early and iconic Bagel Garden introduced her love for color, unusual materials, and wit. She is a strong advocate of the ASLA and women in the profession and has a unique narrative design. Her distinct public presence has opened up new directions and united art and design at the highest level of elegance. She received her MLA from the University of Michigan.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 40 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2011. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and the society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service. The 2011 class of new Fellows was recognized at the 2011 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, October 30–November 2 in San Diego.
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 members of ASLA in good standing for at least 10 years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the Executive Committee of their local chapter, the Executive Committee of ASLA or the Executive Committee of the Council of Fellows.