Lake Douglas, the LSU College of Art & Design’s associate dean of research and development and professor of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, has been awarded the 2020 Faculty Award for Outstanding Communication by Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) “for truly outstanding, innovative, and noteworthy work through communication.”
The annual award honors an individual’s or an organization’s innovative communication work that has achieved high impact in and beyond landscape architecture and demonstrated high quality benefit to landscape architecture and/or the public at large.
The award honors “thought-provoking, innovative, insightful and considered communication and discussion of landscape architecture issues,” according to CELA.
A licensed landscape architect, Douglas has published numerous articles; books and book chapters; critical essays; and reviews in national and international anthologies, professional journals, and popular publications about diverse topics within the design disciplines, and his writings have received national and regional recognition. Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans (2011) received honor awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and its Louisiana chapter, together with the Williams Award from the Louisiana Historical Association. Recently published books include Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of Nineteenth-Century Horticulturist Thomas Affleck (2014) and Buildings of New Orleans (2018). Douglas is also series editor of Reading the American Landscape for LSU Press.
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is composed of virtually all the programs of higher learning in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. CELA publishes the highest quality research conducted in the profession through its refereed publication, Landscape Journal.