02 August 2010

Big Loss for LA Education

On Saturday July 31st, Landscape Architecture lost one of its most durable leaders in education, Robert 'Doc" Reich, FASLA.  As founder of LSU's LA program in 1946, and a teacher there until quite recently, "Doc" spent decades building and shaping the profession in Louisiana and throughout the South.  He won the ASLA Award and Dot Carpenter Award, and had the School of Landscape Architecture named after him. 

Many programs have notable leaders who grew them in the post-WWII era and helped shape the ASLA as it solidified the profession, but "Doc" really stood out as one of the special members of that group.  The loyalty he got from LSU grads was remarkable and their financial support of his program helped make it one of the largest in the country.

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