Laurel Raines Elected to Prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows

We are thrilled to announce that Laurel Raines has been appointed as a 2024 Fellow by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members, and in the case of Laurel, it was based on works of landscape architecture.

Over the course of a four-decade career, Laurel has forged new paths, designed transformative places, and pushed boundaries of all kinds. Laurel’s environmental focus has led to an aesthetic that is based on local vernacular, ecology, and water-wise practice. Laurel has been firm in her commitment to supporting the social and emotional needs of the communities her designs serve, whether working in the private sector in the early days of her career or the public work she has transitioned to since co-founding Dig Studio in 2012. As a Fellow, she will join a community of esteemed professionals committed to advancing the practice and advocating for the importance of landscape architecture in shaping our world. Her projects include Central Park (formerly Stapleton) Community, Carpio Sanguinette / Heron Pond Park Master Plan, Paco Sanchez Park, and Bloomington Central Station. Laurel will join the 2024 ASLA Fellows during a special investiture ceremony at the 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Washington, DC.