CED Professor Emerita Linda Jewell was recently honored with the highest honor the American Society of Landscape Architects can bestow upon a landscape architect: the ASLA Medal. The annual award recognizes landscape architects whose contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment.
Linda Jewell’s career spans decades of continuously excellent, ground-breaking work in teaching, practice and writing. In a profession that is still woefully short of woman-owned firms, she has founded and run three practices: first her own self-named firm, then Reynolds & Jewell in North Carolina, and since 1993, Freeman & Jewell in California. Her work with these firms has won numerous design awards, including an ASLA Honor Award for Hartford Riverfront Platform and Theater. She was the first woman to chair the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard, a position she held from 1987 to 1991. Following Harvard, she was a tenured professor at UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, where she served terms as chair of both the landscape architecture department and the urban design program, and was a guiding force within the College.
Her publications and design work have won numerous ASLA merit and honor awards, the prestigious Presidential Award in Communications for her Landscape Architecture Magazine articles, and the 2008 Jot Carpenter Teaching Medal from ASLA.
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