Shawn Kelly, faculty associate in the Department of Landscape Architecture, has been inducted into the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The society’s Wisconsin chapter nominated him, noting “his tireless dedication to landscape architecture, demonstrated by the breadth of his service-oriented efforts,” his three decades of service to ASLA at the national and state level, his work to advance the visibility of the profession in the Midwest, his contributions to municipal stormwater management and smart growth planning in his community, and his work with the Ojibwa community in Wisconsin to break down cultural barriers through community design and planning.
He has taught landscape architecture department for the past 14 years, each year teaching from four to six classes. He is Principal of the Kelly Design Group, LLC, in Williams Bay, which takes on projects ranging from zoos and college campuses, commercial sites, municipal projects, and restoration plans to residential and estate plans. Kelly earned his bachelor of science in agriculture in 1978 and his master of landscape architecture in 1987, both from the University of Arizona–Tucson.
He has served as Wisconsin ASLA President, Secretary, and currently as Chapter Trustee on the National Board of Trustees. His Committee work for ASLA includes the Wisconsin Strategic Planning Chair and Chair of the Licensure Upgrade Committee. He is currently also serving on the National Council of Educators and the Ethics Committee for the ASLA.