Congratulations to M. Elen Deming, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects!
Fellowship is among the highest honors the 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.
Deming received her nomination, in Knowledge, from the Illinois Chapter of ASLA.
"As a powerful advocate for design research and creative collaboration, Deming demonstrates that professional practice and higher education, although distinct, are fully interdependent. As coauthor of the transformative Landscape Architecture Research: Inquiry, Strategy, Design, she has blessed the profession with her ability to see both detail and panorama, and thus, she has earned international acclaim. Her wide-ranging career encompasses and balances academic theory and practical reality. As a result, her scholarship and writings are grounded in and informed by the special challenges facing design practitioners. Her reputation as a disciplined and inspiring teacher is legendary among the legions of students she has influenced throughout her teaching career. She is also a pioneer in e-learning-enhanced teaching methods that combine writing and visuals through engaging media."