ABOUT THE FUND
The Elizabeth K. Meyer Bicentennial Scholars Fund was created to provide financial support to the Department of Landscape Architecture’s area of greatest need – its students. Honoring Beth Meyer, Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture, the School’s 13th Dean, and a double Hoo, the fund recognizes Meyer's dedication and passion for nearly three decades towards advancing the School and educating its students.
Established by Paul (COM’79) and Amy Meyer, this graduate fellowship provides an opportunity, otherwise not available, for numerous students to fulfill their educational goals in the discipline of landscape architecture. Each additional gift to this fellowship will be matched $.50 to the dollar as long as matching funds are available.
ABOUT ELIZABETH K. MEYER
Beth Meyer is broadly recognized as one of the most influential landscape architectural critics and theorists. In 2017, she received the ASLA Jot Carpenter Teaching Medal for sustained and significant contribution to landscape architecture education, and in 2019 she was named as the 19th Laureate of the Vincent Scully Prize for exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design. Meyer founded the UVA Center for Cultural Landscapes as a collaborative hub for scholars and practitioners seeking to create new models for cultural landscape research, interpretation, preservation and adaptive use.
Meyer’s deep impact is recognized through her appointment as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, her participation on many winning design competition teams as a cultural landscape adviser, and her appointment to the US Commission of Fine Arts by President Obama. Additionally, Meyer has participated in numerous national design competition juries and has given keynote lectures in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Meyer's studios explore urban landscapes replete with contested cultural meanings and layered socio-ecological histories as vehicles for catalyzing new experiences and envisioning new typologies of public space. She approaches design theory as a bridge between the world and design. A beloved teacher and colleague, Meyer has made a lasting impact on generations of landscape architecture educators, researchers and practitioners.
TO MAKE A GIFT TO THE ELIZABETH K. MEYER BICENTENNIAL SCHOLARS FUND
- Make your gift online (including one-time gifts, multiple payments and ongoing gifts).
If you have questions, please contact Woody Wingfield at the UVA School of Architecture Foundation: