Terry Clements, associate professor of landscape architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The American Society of Landscape Architects will elevate 33 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2013. The 2013 class of new Fellows will be recognized at the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, Nov. 15-18 in Boston.

In the announcement of her recognition as Fellow, the organization noted Clements “is a consummate leader and advocate of landscape architecture through her work with students, fellow professionals, allied disciplines, and community groups. She serves as an excellent role model for engagement and has advanced the profession through her service within academia, through all levels of the ASLA since she was a student, on international boards and for school accreditation and professional licensure in Virginia. She worked to include green infrastructure, health, and sustainability in the development of the Virginia Outdoor Plan and, throughout her career, has been an advocate for women in landscape architecture.”

Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service.

The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Individuals considered for this distinction must be full members of the ASLA in good standing for at least 10 years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the executive committee of their local chapter, the executive committee of ASLA, or the executive committee of the Council of Fellows.

Clements received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley.

Also being recognized with fellowship is alumna Claudia G. Phillips, who received her doctorate in Environmental Design and Planning from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

The Landscape Architecture program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, currently ranked second in the nation for both its graduate and undergraduate program by DesignIntelligence, is committed to discovering, developing, and disseminating knowledge related to the discipline and profession of landscape architecture.