Ted H. Spaid Elevated to 2018 ASLA Council of Fellows

By on July 9, 2018

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 31 members as Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellowsis among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.

Ted Spaid, Partner and Founder of SWT Design, joins the 2018 Class of Fellows and will be formally recognized at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo this October. In 35 years he has cultivated one of the largest standalone landscape architecture firms in the Midwest, firmly grounded in advocacy for sustainability and evidence-based design. In the complicated alignment of scale, complexity, and public engagement, his pursuit of excellence is relentless. Ted is a national leader in environmental design and was an advocate in the development of the Sustainable SITES Initiative® (SITES®), leading two SITES-certified pilot projects, including the campus of SWT Design, which the firm uses as a living laboratory. Throughout his career, he has been focused on the development of the St. Louis community and the greater Midwest region. He is a dedicated leader in issues related to landscape architecture education, reflecting his commitment to ensuring that the profession continues to serve as designer and protector of the public realm.

“I am profoundly aware of what an honor this is and how this gives me a chance to look back on my journey as a landscape architect.  Being elevated as an ASLA Fellow is due to the great working relationships, clients, mentors and friends who have supported me.  Having the opportunity to represent our region and the amazing projects of which I have been a part is a wonderful privilege.  I am looking forward to all of the excitement that is still to come at SWT Design.”

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