ASLA Honors Steve Benz
Partner and Director of Green Infrastructure Steve Benz, P.E., LEED® AP BD+C, has been appointed an Honorary Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. This honor is bestowed to individuals other than landscape architects “whose achievements of national or international significance or influence have provided notable service to the profession of landscape architecture.”
Throughout his career, which has spanned over three decades, Steve has not only contributed enormously to the fields of civil engineering and sustainable site design, but also has been a determined advocate and steward of the practice of landscape architecture and green infrastructure. His work embodies the full integration of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, natural environmental and geological processes, existing urban infrastructure and the social systems of the people that inhabit the public realm. He approaches projects and research from the conviction that, in the current era, designers of the built environment must explore the interconnected relationships of ecology, economy, politics, social justice, energy, resources and health. A few of Steve’s most notable works include: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Ray and Maria Stata Center in Cambridge, MA; the Harvard University Allston Campus Initiative in Allston, MA; and Mill River Park and Greenway in Stamford, CT.