The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Landscapes for Living: Post War Landscape Architecture in Georgia,  November 5, 2010 at the Atlanta History Center


Edward L. Daugherty

Mr. Daugherty was the first and most important of a new generation of practitioners in Atlanta and the southeast, bringing ideas of Modernism to a region more traditionally inclined. His career, extending continuously over more than 50 years, includes a broad spectrum of design projects, from small gardens and estates to schools, colleges, cultural institutions, religious properties and environmentally sensitive large developments. Mr. Daugherty received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1951 to study town planning in England. Upon completion of the scholarship he returned to Atlanta to begin professional practice. Mr. Daugherty has been active in civic affairs throughout his career, including Trees Atlanta and as a parishioner at All Saints Episcopal Church. He has been a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) since 1954 and was made a Fellow in 1971. He received an Honor Award in Landscape Architecture for the Historic Walk section of Marietta, Georgia, in 1972. In 1987, Mr. Daugherty received an Award of Excellence for Lifelong Contributions to Landscape Architecture in Atlanta from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission. Environmental Design Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006.