CED Celebrates Annual Alumni Awards

Students, faculty, and alumni were honored by the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design at its 2015 Alumni Reunion Celebration April 24-25 in Athens.Jim Tiller, MLA 1973 received the CED’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Clay Mooney, BLA 1979, received the Dean’s Award of Honor.


Distinguished Alumni Award

Jim Tiller, who earned a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the UGA College of Environment and Design in 1973, is a registered landscape architect and land planner with three decades of professional experience in all phases of Master Planning, Site Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Detailed Landscape Construction. Former professor of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University’s prestigious School of Architecture, Tiller’s expansive professional portfolio includes coastal and mountain resorts, parks and recreational facilities, golf course and retirement communities, military projects, medical and commercial facilities, streetscape and urban designs, highway beautification, international projects, private residences, multi-family communities and private residential developments.

Dean’s Award of Honor

Clay Mooney

Clay Mooney received his BLA magna cum laude from the College of Environment and Design in 1979. He owns the LA and Land Planning firm Design Associates based in Asheville, North Carolina. Clay is also registered in South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia and has been a member of ASLA since 1981. Clay has worked for the Land Planning Collaborative, John Broadbooks, and Six Associates.  Clay has been actively involved with the College for many years. He served several terms as president of the CED Alumni Association (CEDAA) and was instrumental in the creation of the College’s tailgating event in the Founders Memorial Garden.  Because of his long standing involvement he has become an unofficial historian of the CEDAA and continues to play an integral role on the Steering Committee as its long standing secretary. Clay is married to Rosetta and they live in Asheville, North Carolina.

The College of Environment and Design has presented annual alumni awards since 1986. The College hosts the annual alumni reunion and awards, which celebrates both alumni and student achievement. Alumni award winners are selected by members of the College of Environment and Design’s Alumni Association (CEDAA) and the Dean.