The Cultural Landscape Foundation
November 13, 2009: Shaping America’s Heartland: Reflections on Landscape Architecture in the Midwest


Scott Mehaffey, ASLA

Mr. Mehaffey is Assistant to the Mayor - Landscape Coordinator for the City of Chicago. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Scott also holds an MS in Organizational Leadership from Dominican University and has served on numerous advisory committees for cultural landscape preservation issues. Locally, Scott has served on the Preservation Fund Committee of Landmarks Illinois, the Restoration Advisory Council for Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, and was a founding member of the Friends of Jens Jensen. Nationally, Scott has been an active member of the American Public Gardens Association, the ASLA Historic Preservation Interest Group, and is a past member of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation. Scott has contributed to "Pioneers of American Landscape Design" (Vol. I), helped edit the "Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes," and has written for Landscape Architecture, Garden Design and The Public Garden magazines. Prior to his current position, Scott served as staff Landscape Architect for The Morton Arboretum, and has worked in several design and design/build offices in the Chicago area. Some of Scott's historic project work includes park assessments for the Village of Riverside, rehabilitation of the Avery Coonley Estate in Riverside, the north Lake Shore Drive median planters and Villa Turicum garden plans with Jacobs/Ryan Associates, and several historically significant estate gardens with Scott Byron & Company and Craig Bergmann Landscape Design. Scott has lectured on cultural landscape preservation topics across the Midwest, and has served on several panels assembled to address historic parks and public gardens.

Cudahy Garden at the Milwaukee Museum of Art, designed by Dan Kiley.