President Obama has appointed Elizabeth Meyer, a landscape architecture professor in the University of Virginia School of Architecture and a leading landscape architectural theorist, to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
As a member of the seven-member commission, Meyer will provide design review for the Mall and the major public spaces in Washington, D.C., with an eye to historical precedents and to future needs and plans. The appointment is for four years, with a possible reappointment.
“Beth Meyer is one of the country’s most highly respected landscape architects, with a deep passion for the design and use of public space in service of democracy,” Kim Tanzer, dean of U.Va.’s School of Architecture, said. “Her appointment to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts confirms her significant national contributions to date and provides a venue to extend her value in this important realm. We are all incredibly proud of Beth's contributions to the school, the University and to the country.”
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