The NY Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presented its Distinguished Practitioner Award in the Private Practice to Donald L. Ferlow, FASLA, at its Annual Awards Dinner held in Rochester.
Ferlow is the Senior Landscape Architect and wetland scientist at GHD, formerly Stearns & Wheler, in Cazenovia.
He has practiced landscape architecture privately for over 43 years. In 1970, Ferlow was the Founder and President of the Environmental Design Associates in Wilton, Connecticut. ln 1990, he left EDA to join Stearns & Wheler.
Ferlow has planned, designed, and implemented hundreds of projects during his career including Mitigation Wetlands at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in Ithaca; gardens at the Orleans Senior Center in Orleans, Massachusetts; a Corporate Sculpture Courtyard in Cazenovia; new clubhouse complex for the Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, CT; and the recently completed degraded site restoration creating Canal Landing Park in Fayetteville.
Throughout his career he has been a leader in the Upstate Chapter. He still serves as a mentor for many in the profession, an instructor of continuing education course as well as being involved in the development and leadership of the Chapter.
Ferlow chaired an ASLA state-wide convention held in the Syracuse area and co-chaired an annual meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists in Lake Placid, New York.
A graduate of SUNY ESF, Ferlow has been a registered landscape architect since the start of his career.
In 1992 he was honored by the National Association being selected as an ASLA Fellow. In 1996 he became a visiting instructor at SUNY ESF, over the years teaching courses in plant identification, site design, construction documentation, wetlands creation, environmental processes and storm water management.
Ferlow also serves on the Cazenovia Area Conservation Commission.
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