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College of Environment and Design

Chris Hite Appointed to ASLA Council of Fellows

Chris Hite

The UGA College of Environment + Design is honored to announce that Christina Hite, UGA CED Alumna and chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council, has been elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2021 Council of Fellows. The Fellowship is among the highest honors that the ASLA bestows upon its members, and it is used to recognize outstanding commitment to the profession of landscape architecture. Nominated by the Florida Chapter ASLA, Hite was recognized for excellence in Leadership and Management and was one of only 35 professionals nationwide to be named a Fellow this year.

Christina Hite attended the University of Georgia and received her bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture in 1987. Upon founding Dix.Hite + Partners, in Longwood, Florida in 1994, Hite embarked upon a career in landscape architecture that has emphasized stewardship of the environment and sustainable design. Dix.Hite maintains an emphasis on low-impact development and has been recognized throughout Florida for their water-wise approach to landscape design. Hite recently joined the OUTSIDE sustainable landscape collaborative, with a goal to shift the state’s landscape paradigm toward a future that incorporates research, policy, culture, and industry to position landscapes as a vital solution to the health and viability of Florida’s natural resources. Chris and her firm were introducing native palettes and plants and championing low-impact development strategies long before it was commonplace. Her thought leadership has propelled the development of a thriving women-led firm and clients of global significance, and she has used her platform to inspire the next generation of landscape architects and engage the highest levels of the profession and academia.

Christina Hite’s involvement at the CED has spanned several years, including serving on the CED Alumni Council before being appointed to the Dean’s Advisory Council, where she is currently chair. This November, the new ASLA Fellows will be elevated during a special investiture ceremony at the 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture, which takes place in Nashville.


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