Mary Hughes (MLA '87) Wins ASLA LaGasse Medal
Mary Hughes (MLA '87), UVA's University Landscape Architect, will be honored with the ASLA's LaGasse Medal for "notable contributions to the management and conservancy of national resources and/or public landscapes." She will receive the medal at the ASLA Convention in Pheonix (September 27 to October 1).
U.Va.'s Landscape Architect Wins Major, Peer-Awarded Medal
by Dan Addison
August 10, 2012 — Mary Hughes is a familiar figure around the University of Virginia's Academical Village, walking her black Scottish and white West Highland terriers on the Lawn and in the Pavilion Gardens – historic public spaces she is in charge of conserving, preserving and managing.
Her body of work as the University's landscape architect is now being recognized by her professional peers in the form of the 2012 LaGasse Medal. Bestowed by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the medal recognizes notable contributions to the management and conservancy of natural resources and/or public landscapes.
Hughes, a fellow of the society, will receive the medal at a banquet in Phoenix in October. The award is named after Alfred B. LaGasse, past executive director of the American Institute of Park Executives and executive vice president of the National Recreation and Parks Association.
Published: August 14, 2012