Joan Floura Elevated to Prestigious ASLA Council of Fellows

ASLA Fellows represent the most accomplished and respected professionals in their field.

President Eugenia Martin, FASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the election of Joan Floura as one of 27 ASLA Fellows. ASLA Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership/management, knowledge and service.

“Every landscape architect helps shape their community for the better, and ASLA Fellows represent the most accomplished and respected professionals in their field,” said ASLA President Eugenia Martin, FASLA. “Their exceptional contributions from coast to coast and internationally have helped advance equity, environmental sustainability and excellence in design and planning. Congratulations to the 2022 class of ASLA Fellows!”

“ASLA works tirelessly to support its members and amplify the good they do in the world, so naming a new class of fellows is a joyful reminder of everything that landscape architects accomplish,” said ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen (@toreycarter). “We extend our warmest thanks to the new class of ASLA Fellows for exemplifying the best in the field.”

Joan has furthered the profession and the crucial role of landscape architects within the transportation sector with her work on large-scale infrastructure, heavy construction, and transportation projects, which are historically engineer-driven and resistant to design thinking. Joan’s work encompasses millions of square feet of outdoor recreation areas, roadway improvements, and transit system hubs, including work on suburban Maryland’s $1+ billion Intercounty Connector and Purple Line projects. Her leadership also promotes women and minorities throughout the profession. As an active alumna of North Dakota State University, she was instrumental in ensuring the landscape architecture department gained status as an independent entity during a program transition. Her ongoing volunteerism in community and nonprofit projects brings together professional education with public service, deepening future professionals’ awareness of the value of community insight in landscape design. Joan’s influence and impact in many different aspects of landscape architecture reach beyond Maryland borders to propel the profession into the future.

ASLA Fellows will be elevated during a special investiture ceremony at the 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture, which will be held in San Francisco Nov. 11-14, 2022. More information about the ASLA Council of Fellows is available here:

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