The Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects honored several landscape architects earlier this fall.
John Crone, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Arkansas, won the Arkansas Pioneer Award. This award, given periodically by the state chapter, acknowledges a person who has given a body of lifetime work to the profession of landscape architecture in the state.
Crone has been with the UA for 31 years and was involved with Verna Cook Garvan, the primary benefactress of the university’s department of landscape architecture and Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, which is also a part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture. Crone secured grants to research the potential garden and produced theoretical papers on the subject. He also helped Garvan organize a board of directors for the garden in its early stages.
Also receiving awards:
- Brent Vinson and Christopher Suneson won an honor award in the design category for the Arvest Bank in Fayetteville.
- A design team that included Suneson; Conway+Schulte Architects; Oslund and Associates; and the University of Arkansas Community Design Center won an honor award in the planning and urban design category for the MacArthur Park District Master Plan in Little Rock.
- Dave Roberts and Julie Luther of Crafton Tull won a merit award in the planning and urban design category for the Chaffee Crossing Redevelopment Plan in Fort Smith.
- Susan Jasan, of Landscape Creations by S. Jasan, won a merit award in the residential design category for the Whaley Residence in Rogers.