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Robinette named CELA Fellow

May 11, 2006

Architecture Professor Selected for Academy of Fellows


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ARLINGTON—University of Texas at Arlington Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Gary O. Robinette has been elected by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) to the inaugural class of the CELA Academy of Fellows.

The CELA Executive Board selected Robinette to honor his lifetime accomplishments in teaching, scholarship/creative activity and service over an extended period of time.
Robinette is a registered landscape architect, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and has served as executive director of the ASLA Foundation and the Center for Landscape Architectural Education and Research. He has been a member of the UT Arlington faculty since 1988 and was program director from 1988 to 1991. He previously taught at the University of Wisconsin and earned his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture at Michigan State University. His funded research includes grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Robinette has authored 19 books and numerous professional publications on landscape architecture. Among them are several “classics” used in landscape architecture classrooms throughout the nation.

CELA is the premier international organization for academics in landscape architecture, drawing members from the United States, Canada and throughout the world.

The award will be announced at the annual CELA Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in June.

Gary Robinette