California, United States: JMP Golf Design Group’s Mark Hollinger has been elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) Council of Fellows.
“It is an honour to receive this recognition,” said Hollinger, who has stamped his mark on Asian landscapes with his acclaimed golf course designs for the past quarter-of-a-century.
Fellowship is among the highest honours the ASLA bestows on members and recognises the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service.
The 2014 class of new fellows will be recognised at the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver from November 21-24.
An ASLA statement said: “The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Individuals considered for this distinction must be full members of ASLA in good standing for at least 10 years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the Executive Committee of their local chapter, the Executive Committee of ASLA, or the Executive Committee of the Council of Fellows.”
In its profile of Hollinger, the ASLA said: “He is internationally renowned for a consistently strong integration of dramatic landscape elements forged into his golf course design concepts. He creates visually appealing, enjoyable, environmentally responsible, financially successful, and memorable courses for clients worldwide.
“He is well-known in Japan and Southeast Asia and introduced his style of golf course design to China in the early 1990s. His golf courses are notable for his high standards of land planning with keen sensitivity to the best landscape architecture principles of environmental stewardship.
“He understands the value of golf as a visual community open space, and his designs feature highly detailed landscape elements, all integrated naturally, which is his signature.”
JMP Golf Design Group is a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
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