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Pat Taylor Recognized by CELA

May 11, 2006

Architecture Program Director Receives International Award


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ARLINGTON — Pat D. Taylor, director of the Program in Landscape Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been honored with the Award of Distinction by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). The award recognizes Dr. Taylor’s support for research and knowledge generation in landscape architecture.

“Few, if any landscape architectural educators have ever taught research methods in a landscape architectural curriculum as effective and efficiently as Dr. Taylor,” states the letter nominating Dr. Taylor for the award. “He teaches students with no background and little understanding of the profession of landscape architecture and molds many of them into perceptive and talented researchers who win awards when competing with other graduate students from more prestigious, older and better recognized graduate landscape architecture programs.”

Dr. Taylor is a past president of CELA and currently serves as treasurer of the organization. He has served as program director at UT Arlington since 1992. He also serves on the University’s Organized Research Committee and has contributed to a new research collaborative between UT Arlington, UT Dallas and Texas A&M-Dallas.

The CELA nomination notes the number of award winning individual research recipients which UT Arlington has produced. Dr. Taylor will receive the award at CELA’s 2006 annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, in June.

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