July 7, 2023

Karen McCoy Elevated to ASLA Fellow

The landscape architecture alumna was among those elevated by the ASLA in 2023.

Karen McCoy Elevated to ASLA Fellow

Karen McCoy (BSLA ’79) was among those that the American Society of Landscape Architects elevated to their College of Fellows for 2023.

McCoy is a principal at MKSK where practice includes projects such as cultural environments, gardens, municipal parks, urban planning, and entertainment and theme park design. Among her many awards are an Ohio Chapter ASLA Honor Award for the Ohio State Mirror Lake Enhancement (2019), an OCASLA Honor Award for the Cincinnati Children’s Clinical Sciences Pavilion (2017), a Columbus Landmarks James B. Recchie Design Award for the Columbus Museum of Art Expansion (2016), and many more.

Karen McCoy has been creating beautiful, artful, sustainable places for human interaction and respite throughout her four-decade career. Her lifelong commitment to biophilic design and healing landscapes has shaped her work, creating spaces beloved by the communities they touch. A principal at MKSK, her body of work is recognized for the artistic quality of design details, borne from the site context, history, and culture. Throughout her career, Karen has maintained her commitment to mentoring students and young female landscape architects, and lecturing at Ohio State University, also participating frequently as a studio juror. 

Read more at the American Society of Landscape Architects


June 29, 2022

Landscape Alum Elevated to ASLA Fellow

Jeffrey J. Pongonis (BSLA ’98) were among those elevated by the ASLA in 2022.