Laurie Matthews Elected to ASLA Council of Fellows

Lauded for “pushing the boundaries of cultural landscape analysis and planning,” Laurie Matthews was nominated and elected to the Council of Fellows by her ASLA peers for Leadership Management. She's MIG’s Director of Preservation Planning and Design and is fascinated by the complexities and stories associated with landscapes and the history they reveal. Her work is guided by the principle that landscape preservation requires managing not halting change; requiring integrating cultural landscape thinking into historic preservation practice. Her work has helped to maintain and manage some of the country’s most iconic and precious historic sites, including Yosemite National Park, Hearst Castle, Death Valley, the Sand Creek massacre site, Little BigHorn Battlefield and the US Supreme Court. 

Photo (from left): Emily O'Mahoney, FASLA, ASLA President, Ex-officio; Laurie Matthews, FASLA; Juanita Shearer-Swink, FASLA, Chair