Text of the announcement that Bruce Dvorak has become a Fellow of ASLA
For over two decades, Bruce has made exceptional contributions to the sustainability and resiliency of green roofs and living walls. Along with his teaching, speaking, and research, Bruce’s robust publications record expands green roof knowledge, teaching others how to learn from nature to achieve maximum ecosystem benefits. He is the lead author of the frequently cited book, Ecoregional Green Roofs: Theory and Application in the Western USA and Canada, which won a 2021 ASLA Research Honor Award.
Bruce’s private practice work brings knowledge of green roof construction processes, materials, supervision, and specs to the classroom and studio. He developed fundamental design parameters for green roofs, such as drainage design, system weight calculations, construction detailing, planting, irrigation, green roof concepts, theories, and applications.
In addition, Bruce’s “Plant Profile” columns in Living Architecture Monitor share his wisdom and knowledge of plants and confirm his status as an international authority in the field. He has also expanded the boundaries of landscape architecture by incorporating green roof development as an important tool in building resilient cities, thus strengthening our practice and our communities.
Bruce earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, where he is also Coordinator of the MLA Programm and Senior Schob Scholar.