Bruce ChamberlainThe American Society of Landscape Architects has announced that Minnesota landscape architect, Bruce Chamberlain will be elevated to the Council of Fellows, among the highest honors it bestows on its members. The designation of Fellow is conferred on designers who have achieved exceptional and sustained accomplishments through the course of their careers. Chamberlain will be inducted in October at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Chamberlain’s professional impact is rooted in his systemic understanding of landscape and passion for community within it. Through a career spanning nearly three decades, Chamberlain has been a leader in private, public and non-profit organizations. He carries a unique, almost singular ability to envision transformative ideas and go on to captain them through the implementation process. The selection jury says Chamberlain inspires new ways of thinking about public space and urban form. They go on to say he blends long-term vision with the emotional empathy of a mentor to inspire lasting impacts.

In addition to his role as Founding Principal of the urban strategies practice, Loam, Chamberlain is Parks Fellow for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and an adjunct professor with his alma mater, the University of Minnesota. He is also past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and sits on various boards and committees.

About the American Society of Landscape Architects
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association of more than 15,000 landscape architects committed to the highest ethical standards and dedicated to leading the design and stewardship of land and communities. Once viewed as a pursuit in landscape beautification, landscape architecture has become a profession of creative synthesis using design thinking to posit solutions to local and grand challenges of our time.