28 Apr Moultrie News: Local Landscape Architect Chosen as Fellow in National Society
Kenneth (Kenny) R. Seamon, principal of SeamonWhiteside, has been elevated to fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Seamon was nominated by the executive committee of the South Carolina Chapter of ASLA in the category of Leadership.
He has been a member of ASLA since 1982. Out of 80 nominations, Seamon was chosen as one of 28 to join the highly regarded board. To date, there have been 10 fellows from South Carolina, three of which are in Charleston County. He is joined by Gregory Duckworth, ASLA of North Myrtle Beach who serves in the South Carolina House of Representatives, bringing the total number of fellows in South Carolina to 12.
Seamon has worked throughout his career to bring a more holistic approach to master planning, design and construction, bringing some of the most iconic landmarks in Charleston to life, such as Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, Coleman Boulevard, Family Circle Tennis Center and Wannamaker County Park.
Seamon’s resume touts an esteemed list of professional and leadership accolades, honors and awards. He has served on the East Cooper Land Trust Board, the South Carolina Board of Landscape Architectural Examiners and the Charleston County Board of Adjustment in his 40-year long career. “Kenny defines leadership, integrity and excellence in the Charleston community,” said former mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Kathleen Duncan, South Carolina Chapter President of ASLA, was passionate about nominating Seamon saying, “He cares about the land, he cares about the community and he cares about people.” Seamon’s true motivation as a landscape architect has and will always be to make people’s lives richer and more complete by the spaces they use for work, shopping, worship and play.
The Fellows Investiture will take place on October 23, 2016 in New Orleans, La., at the ASLA Annual Meeting.