John Ellsworth, a faculty member in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, has been honored with four awards by the Utah chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Ellsworth was recognized at the chapter’s recent annual conference in Midway, Utah. He earned an Honor Award and three Merit Awards for various projects. Entries were reviewed in a double-blind peer review process, and landscape architects from Colorado served as jurors.
Honor Awards were presented to entries representing outstanding accomplishment in the profession of landscape architecture. Two Honor Awards were presented, with Ellsworth capturing one. Merit Awards recognize superior accomplishments in the profession of landscape architecture. Of the ten Merit Awards presented, Ellsworth took three.
Ellsworth’s Honor Award was in the category “Planning and Analysis” for the entry “Sleeping Beauty: Master Plan for an Environmental Education Center for Logan City and Cache County, Utah.” Ellsworth was the principal investigator for the master plan and was assisted by graduate research assistants Kristofor Kvarfordt and Yi Luo. Issa Hamud, director of the Logan City environmental department, was the client and also received award recognition. Ellsworth received a Merit Award for the same project in the “Communication” category.
Ellsworth received a Merit Award in the “Research” category for a chapter he authored, “Design Principles for Recreating Visual Quality on Surface-Mined Landscapes,” for the book Environmental Design for Reclaiming Surface Mines, Jon B. Burley, ed., Edwin Millen Press. His final Merit Awards was in the “Communications” category for a chapter he authored, “Visualizing Scenic Resource Impacts: Proposed Surface Mining and Solid Waste Sanitary Landfill,” in the book Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning, Bishop and Lang, eds., Spon Press.
Ellsworth has been a faculty member of USU’s LAEP department since 1985 and has more than 25 years experience in landscape architecture, higher education, landscape scenic resource analysis and management, computer visual simulation and environmental planning. He has lectured at several universities — domestic and foreign — and authored more than 100 professional papers, book chapters and presentations. His teaching, research, service and private practice have been recognized with 15 professional awards. He is a national board-certified landscape architect licensed in seven western states and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and past-president of the Utah ASDLA chapter.