Joseph E. Brown, FASLA, MLAUD ’72 is the 2019 winner of the LAF Medal from the Landscape Architecture Foundation. The annual award is conferred to a landscape architect for “distinguished work over a career in applying the principles of sustainability to landscapes,” according to the LAF website.
“Professionally, Brown had a significant influence on the discipline of landscape architecture,” writes LAF in its announcement. “As CEO of EDAW, he guided the firm to international prominence and brought landscape architecture to global audiences and scales. When the firm was acquired by AECOM in 2005, his continued leadership brought a landscape architecture perspective to the international multidisciplinary firm thereby providing virtually limitless opportunities to shape the world’s landscapes. Brown’s influence on land stewardship and sustainability has had a profoundly positive impact throughout the world.”
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