Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Robert Close named landscape fellow
The American Society of Landscape Architects has chosen Bob Close of Close Landscape Architecture in Minneapolis as a member of its Council of Fellows Members. Council of Fellows are recognized for their extraordinary work, leadership, knowledge and service to the profession over a sustained period of time.

According to the ASLA, Bob Close's list of outstanding administrative work encompasses planning, design, and policy development. His visible and energetic contribution to urban development made him Governor Jesse Ventura's logical appointee to the Met Council's initial Livable Communities Advisory Committee in 2000. So vital was his leadership to this committee, that Governor Tim Pawlenty reappointed Close in 2004. Additionally, Close has served on the Metropolitan Council's Environmental Committee, drafting innovative planning guidelines for sustainable development in the region. As a charter member of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), Close is recognized both locally and nationally for his planning and design acumen.

1 comment:

Bob Roscoe said...

Bob Close's architect parents, Elizabeth and Winston Close, became FAIA in the 1970s. They were pioneers in the early Modern Movement in this reqion.