Mark Hollinger, ASGCA, has been named a 2014 Fellow by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Hollinger – principal of JMP Golf Design Group – and the other new fellows will be recognized at the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo in Denver this November.
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.
Hollinger is internationally renowned for a consistently strong integration of dramatic landscape elements forged into his golf course design concepts. He creates visually appealing, enjoyable, environmentally responsible, financially successful, and memorable courses for clients worldwide. He is well-known in Japan and SE Asia and introduced his style of golf course design to China in the early ’90s.
Hollinger’s golf courses are notable for his high standards of land planning with keen sensitivity to the best landscape architecture principles of environmental stewardship. He understands the value of golf as a visual community open space, and his designs feature highly detailed landscape elements, all integrated naturally, which is his signature. He received his BLA from University of Georgia.
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 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.