Honors & Awards
2009 The ASLA Design Medal Recipient
Richard W. Shaw, FASLA
The Design Medal is the highest honor the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) may bestow upon a landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment.
Richard W. Shaw, FASLA, partner in the Aspen, Colorado, office of Design Workshop Inc., will receive the ASLA Design Medal for his consistent excellence across a wide variety of project types. From private houses to urban master plans, his projects, many of them in his home state, have garnered myriad design awards from ASLA National and ASLA Colorado. He has received the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Award of Excellence twice, once for urban revitalization plans in Aspen, and once for Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia. An active torchbearer of the profession, he has served both the national and Colorado chapter of ASLA, Landscape Architecture Foundation, advisory councils at Utah State University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Aspen Institute.
Read the nomination letter from Kimberly R. Douglas, supporting letter from James J. Chaffin Jr., bio, articles, and projects.