The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Shaking Their Yankee Foundations: Evolving Modernist Ambitions,  October 8, 2010 at the Atlanta History Center


Stuart O. Dawson, FASLA, FAAR

Mr. Dawson is a founding Principal at Sasaki Associates and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). During Mr. Dawson’s tenure with Sasaki Associates, he has worked on significant Post War projects in the Boston area including Copley Square, Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and the Christian Science Center. He has served as project designer or project manager for over 70 projects that have been recognized with national and international design awards. He has served as design principal for Arlington National Cemetery, the Enid Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, the Herb Garden at the National Arboretum, and the Oklahoma City Federal Building. In addition to his design work, Mr. Dawson has been an instructor, guest lecturer, design critic and juror to numerous academic institutions such as the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, University of Guelph, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, University of Illinois and University of California, Berkeley, and was a resident at the American Academy in Rome. He has served on design juries for the Presidential Design Awards, National Endowment for the Arts, American Academy in Rome, ASLA, and The Waterfront Center. He is a founding member for The Boston Landmarks Commission, The Island Institute, and The Maine Islands Trail Association, and has served as Trustee and Member of the Corporation for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, and as a member of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Institute for Urban Affairs and Policy Studies. In 1999, he was awarded the ASLA Medal.