Robin Moore, professor of landscape architecture, was awarded Honorary Membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, October 1, 2012.
Honorary membership is among the highest honors ASLA bestows in recognition of notable service to the profession. Since its inception in 1899, ASLA has inducted only 158 honorary members. College of Design alumnus and 2010 LaGasse Medal recipient William Flournoy, FASLA, with the unanimous support of the NCASLA, nominated Professor Moore for this award.
Excerpt from the nomination letter submitted by Bill Flournoy, FASLA:
Professor Robin Moore is a passionate believer in the importance of landscape architecture as the profession responsible for design, management, and policy that both cares for the surface of the planet and supports human health. He is especially dedicated to helping professionals in other fields understand the contribution that landscape architecture can make to health and quality of life, such as in public health, education, recreation, community development, and medicine.
As an ASLA Affiliate Member, Professor Moore regularly attends the ASLA Annual Conference and contributes to ASLA education programs. He has enthusiastically subscribed to Landscape Architecture Magazine since 1970 and has contributed to and been featured in LAM, since 1972. With Jena Ponti, ASLA, Moore co-founded the ASLA Professional Practice Network (PPN) on Children’s Outdoor Environments (January 2009). In 2001 he received the Great American Gardeners Landscape Design Award from the American Horticultural Society for his pioneering work on children’s outdoor environments.
Internationally, Moore was honored as “Ambassador of Landscape Architecture,” by the Quebecois Association of Landscape Architects, 2011, Montreal. Including Canada, he has contributed to professional education programs in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Singapore, United Kingdom, and Venezuela. In collaboration with the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), Moore has been especially active in South America, as IFLA keynote speaker, in Cartagena, Colombia (1991), and as one of 19 North American instructors in the UNESCO-supported, IFLA Western Region, Brazilian Capacity-Building Programme for Landscape Architecture, Säo Paulo, 2005. He continues to be engaged internationally in landscape architecture and related fields on issues of intergenerational landscape design policy.