Bruck Elected to Prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows

Thursday, May 23, 2024
By: Kyle Niblett

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the election of University of Florida Department of Landscape Architecture Chair Jules Bruck as one of 40 ASLA Fellows in 2024. 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 works, leadership/management, knowledge and service.

“Landscape architecture makes the world a better place, and ASLA Fellows represent the most accomplished and admired leaders in the entire field,” said ASLA President SuLin Kotowicz, FASLA. “The professionals recognized in this year’s class of ASLA Fellows have made consistent and exceptional contributions to resilience and sustainability, stronger and more beautiful communities, and human health, safety, and welfare. Congratulations to the 2024 class of ASLA Fellows!”

“Naming a new class of distinguished ASLA fellows is a reminder of how much landscape architects do to make our communities more connected, more enjoyable, and more resilient,” said ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen. “We extend our warmest thanks to the new class of ASLA Fellows for their exemplary work and accomplishments.”

A distinguished landscape architect, educator, and leader, Bruck has had a long career initiating and guiding the development of innovative programs, enhancing the profession’s recognition globally through her influential leadership. Her research, focused on multidisciplinary, innovative approaches to addressing climate impacts in vulnerable communities, has secured millions of dollars for coastal community research and improvements. During her 16 years at the University of Delaware, her accomplishments were many. There she initiated the establishment of their first fully accredited landscape architecture program, where she served as founding director. She cofounded the innovative and nationally acclaimed interdisciplinary Coastal Resilience Design Studio to address the needs of vulnerable communities in Delaware, garnering national and local awards from ASLA, APA, and the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation and assisted in securing over ten million dollars in local community improvements.

Bruck spearheaded the Living Lab multidisciplinary research program to aid underserved Delaware communities in planning, implementing, and evaluating active transportation projects. In 2014, she cofounded the ASLA Education and Practice Professional Practice Network to serve the needs of academics engaged in professional practice. Jules also leads research projects funded by the US Department of Defense and Army Corps of Engineers Engineering with Nature Program. Now leading the landscape architecture program at UF, she continues to make her mark with her personal leadership style, administrative ability, and commitment to community engagement as she plans for expanded programs and new future directions.  

ASLA Fellows will be elevated during a special investiture ceremony at the 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture, which will be held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6-9, 2024. Fellow biographies are available here:

2024 ASLA Fellows:

  • Patricia Algara, ASLA, BASE Landscape Architecture, San Francisco
  • Matthew Arnn, ASLA, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC
  • Claire Bedat, ASLA, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Catherine Berris, ASLA, Urban Systems, Vancouver, BC
  • Anita Berrizbeitia, ASLA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Molly Bourne, ASLA, MNLA, New York City
  • Jules Bruck, ASLA, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Karen Cesare, ASLA, Novak Environmental, Tucson
  • Lisa Cowan, ASLA, StudioVerde, Cumberland, ME
  • Lynn Crump, ASLA, Scenic Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Chris Della Vedova, ASLA, Confluence, Des Moines, IA
  • Scott Emmelkamp, ASLA, Planning Design Studio, St. Louis
  • Grace Fielder, ASLA, G.E. Fielder & Associates, Laurel, MD
  • David Fletcher, ASLA, Fletcher Studio, San Francisco
  • Pamela Galera, ASLA, City of Riverside, CA
  • Cory Gallo, ASLA, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Aan Garrett-Coleman, ASLA, Coleman & Associates, Austin
  • Adriaan Geuze, ASLA, West 8, Rotterdam
  • Kim Hartley Hawkins, ASLA, Hawkins Partners, Nashville
  • Joseph Imamura, ASLA, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC
  • Jerany Jackson, ASLA, Great River Engineering, Springfield, MO
  • Joni Janecki, ASLA, Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Paul Kelsch, ASLA, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Cody Klein, ASLA, OJB Landscape Architecture, Boston
  • J. Rebecca Leonard, ASLA, Lionheart Places, Austin
  • Bradley McCauley, ASLA, site design group, Chicago
  • Charles Grant Meacci, ASLA, Bolton & Menk, Charlotte, NC
  • Cleve Larry Mizell, ASLA, Lebanon, TN
  • Michael Murphy, ASLA, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Faith Okuma, ASLA, Surroundings Studio, Santa Fe
  • Patsy Eubanks Owens, ASLA, University of California, Davis
  • Laurel Raines, ASLA, Dig Studio, Denver
  • Jane Reed Ross, ASLA, Goodwyn Mills Cawood, Birmingham, AL
  • Dale Schafer, ASLA, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, Hudson, NY
  • Christopher Schein, ASLA, Hord Coplan Macht, Baltimore
  • Jean Senechal Biggs, ASLA, City of Beaverton, OR
  • Michele Shelor, ASLA, Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, Phoenix
  • Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Manoa
  • Leo Urban, ASLA, Urban Associates, Delray Beach, FL
  • Glen Valentine, ASLA, Stimson, Cambridge, MA

About ASLA and the ASLA Fund

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. ASLA Mission: Empowering our members to design a sustainable and equitable world through landscape architecture. ASLA Fund Mission: Investing in global, social, and environmental change through the art and science of landscape architecture.

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