Terence G. Harkness, FASLA
The Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal is awarded to an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to landscape architecture education.
Terence G. Harkness, FASLA, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will receive the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal for his sustained and significant contributions to landscape architecture education. Harkness’ passion for teaching continues to inspire many leading designers in the profession today. Former students describe him moving seamlessly from presenting a complex design issue to respectfully questioning a jury, to actively listening to one-on-one desk critique that bring out the best in a young designer. He treats students as entry-level designers and involves them in live, “real-world” projects. His teaching principles bear fruit in students’ work: they win clients, commissions, and competitions – including ASLA professional and student awards.
Read the nomination letter from James L. Wescoat Jr., ASLA, and support letters from Joan Iverson Nassauer, FASLA, Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA, Robert B. Riley, ASLA, Gary R. Hilderbrand, FASLA, and Mark E. Strieter.