Landscape Architecture Director Honored
Ron Stoltz has been selected as the 2008 Outstanding Landscape Architect in Arizona.

Jeff Harrison
May 16, 2008

The Arizona Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, known as ASLA, has named University of Arizona Professor Ronald Stoltz as that organization’s “2008 Outstanding Landscape Architect." ASLA presented the award at its annual meeting in Phoenix earlier this month.

Stoltz, director of the School of Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the UA, was cited for taking on a substantial role in raising funds for the unique, water-harvesting landscape that is integrated into the college’s new addition.

ASLA Chapter President Jim Coffman and Past-President Lori Woods also praised Stoltz for fostering relations within the landscape architecture profession and the broader community.

Stoltz came to the UA in 2002 to head the School of Landscape Architecture. He previously taught at the University of Guelph in Canada. During his tenure at the UA, the school has been named as the No. 1 program in the western U.S. by DesignIntelligence, the publication of the Design Futures Council, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank for design professionals.

Some of his other awards include the 3-M Canada Teaching Fellowship, the Council of Educators In Landscape Architecture, or CELA, Outstanding Educator, the CELA President's Award, and in 2006, induction into the first class of CELA Fellows.

The UA School of Landscape Architecture is a three-year graduate professional degree program that focuses on arid lands, historic and cultural landscapes, international studies, small town and urban revitalization, urban design and eco-tourism and sustainable development.


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