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Auburn University

August 22, 2013

Charlene LeBleu, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, has been elected to the American Society of Landscape Architecture’s Council of Fellows, the highest honor that ASLA bestows upon its members. LeBleu, who joined the faculty of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in 2004, was nominated by Alabama ASLA chapter for her contribution of knowledge to the profession of landscape architecture and for her lifelong pursuit of research, education and leadership in storm water research, design, and implementation. She will be inducted into the Council of Fellows at the ASLA annual meeting in Boston on November 17, 2013. LeBleu is the third ASLA Fellow in the State of Alabama, and the first woman Fellow in Alabama since 1899.

Ivan Vanchev and Doug Bacon, students in the Master of Integrated Design and Construction program, received an Honorable Mention  in the 2013 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single Sheet Measured Design Competition for their drawing, “Auburn Oaks and Toomer’s Corner.” Thier drawing will be put in the Library of Congress and will be available on the National Park Service website as part of the Historic America Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER).  Vanchev and Bacon produced their entry as part of an independent study directed by Professor Rebecca Retzlaff.

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) was well represented  when winners were recently announced for the 2013 Birmingham AIA Design Awards competition. Many Honor and Merit Awards were awarded to alumni-led teams and firms. Williams Blackstock Architecture (Joel Blackstock ’80), Dungan Nequette Architects (Jeff Dungan  ’93 and Louis Nequette ’93), Live Design Group  (Aubrey Garrison III ’66, Craig Krawczyk ’97, Jeff Quinn ’78) and GA Studio (several Auburn alumni associates and interns) were among those represented in multiple award categories.

APLA alumnus Samuel “Jack” Bassett (’08) is one of six young professionals chosen by the Design Futures Council as an Emerging Leader for 2013. Each honoree will receive  a scholarship to attend the 12th annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in October. The annual summit brings together a delegation of 100 people from the world’s most influential design, engineering and construction firms to explore innovation in sustainable design. The scholarship is sponsored by DuPont Building Innovations as a way to invest in the young talent in the design and construction industry.


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