Maine Landscape Architect Elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows

Michael, photographed at Canal Plaza (photo by Christina Wenk for  Maine Home & Design ).

Michael, photographed at Canal Plaza (photo by Christina Wenk for Maine Home & Design).

Michael Boucher, of Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture (MBLA) in Freeport, has been selected for induction into the ASLA Council of Fellows at the ASLA Annual Meeting this November in San Diego. Michael had the following to say about his accolade:

Thanks to our devoted staff and the support of many talented colleagues and collaborators, I am humbled to have been elected to the 2019 ASLA Council of Fellows. I also am grateful to the many wonderful opportunities presented by our fine clients and for my mentors and generous employers along the way.”

Michael is among 22 individuals selected into the 2019 class of the Council of Fellows. ASLA National had the following to say about Michael:

Michael Boucher received his nomination in Works from the Boston Chapter. Michael’s craft is characterized by an ability to skillfully apply clear principles to a wide range of biomes, project scales, and architectural approaches. He strives for all his designs to be not only durable, but to endure in the memories of those who experience them. In collaboration with Canal 5 Studio, he led the extensive redesign and construction of Canal Plaza, which brought new life to an underused and once dreary space in downtown Portland, Maine. Actively engaged in the community, including the Portland Society for Architecture, the Maine Audubon Society, and the Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, he has also taught in the MIT Department of Architecture as a studio instructor and served as a “reader” supporting thesis students and their advisors. Michael’s simple and restrained designs contribute to the greater conversation about the importance of creating timeless, lasting designs that advance the aspirations of our evolving profession.

Congratulations, Michael!

You can learn more about MBLA’s work by visiting their website and about ASLA’s Council of Fellows eligibility and the nomination process.

Canal Plaza in downtown Portland, Maine - one of Michael’s recent works.

Canal Plaza in downtown Portland, Maine - one of Michael’s recent works.