John Norris Elevated to American Society of Landscape Architects’ Council of Fellows

Posted on November 24, 2021

Norris Design President and CEO John Norris, FASLA, PLA has been has been inducted into the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) selected 35 members to be elevated as ASLA Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership/management, knowledge, and service. John was recognized at the investiture ceremony that took place on Nov. 21 at the National ASLA conference in Nashville. He was accompanied by his escort, Chip Crawford, FASLA, family members and several Norris Design colleagues.

Nominated in the Leadership/Management category by the ASLA Colorado Chapter, John was recognized for his 36-year career in landscape architecture and the award-winning firm he established in 1985. ASLA also recognized his ongoing involvement with his alma mater, Kansas State University, including fourteen years on the Dean’s Advisory Council, and his impact on the education of generations of landscape architects. His leadership of the ACE Mentor Program of Colorado has introduced more than 1,000 high school students to the design and construction professions.

John influenced landscape architecture in the West by pioneering and implementing strategies that aligned with the region’s climate and recognized the critical need to address water conservation and native landscape protection well before they became best practices. He was also recognized for changing the perception of what a landscape architect can accomplish through his firm’s body of work.