December 16, 2021
Ron Koudys elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows
Koudys is one of 35 members (and one of only two Canadians) elevated to ASLA Fellow for 2021 during a special investiture ceremony held Nov. 21, 2021 at the 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville, Tenn.
Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership/management, knowledge, service and exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large over a sustained period of time.
Over a career spanning 43 years, Ron Koudys has promoted landscape architecture through teaching, industry engagement, lectures, publications, volunteer work, and mentoring. He believes that effective teachers must be actively engaged in the advancement of the profession and the health of the community. That belief has resulted in a unique blend of a nationally recognized academic and a highly-decorated practitioner.
In addition to his full-time teaching at Fanshawe College in London, Ont. and his pro bono work enhancing the quality of the Landscape Design program, Koudys involved his students in a variety of projects for groups that would not normally be able to procure landscape designers. At Habitat for Humanity, Koudys and his team of students designed and installed 14 of the first Habitat Homes in London.
His work on behalf of school earned him the President’s Award in 2008. Koudys has given selflessly of his time and talent to a wide range of initiatives — from Grand Theatre to Landscape Canada to the Sustainable Development Council of Canada, to name a few. At home, he was the founding director of ReForest London and the founder of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, London Chapter.
Fellow Landscape Architects and LO members, Haig Seferian and Paul Brydges attended the event with Koudys.