MLA Alumni Recognized for Landscape Preservation Work

Chris Stevens, ASLA, Maryland Chapter, and alumni of UVA's Master of Landscape Architecture program, has been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for his contributions to historic landscape preservation.

The ASLA publication LAND writes: Chris Stevens is a leading advocate for the Historic American Landscapes Survey’s (HALS) mission to record historic landscapes in the United States and its territories through measured drawings and interpretive drawings, written histories and large-format black and white photographs and color photographs. He has been involved at the leadership level with both HALS and the ASLA Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network, and is currently chair of the HALS subcommittee and HALS chapter liaison coordinator. As historical landscape architect at the National Park Service (NPS), Stevens is a crucial link between ASLA, NPS, and the Library of Congress, all of whom signed a memorandum of understanding in 2001 and an updated tripartite agreement in 2010 to collaboratively work to fulfill HALS’ mission. 

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