Wonderful and exciting news from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Council of Fellows will welcome Cody Klein as a new member of the 2024 Class. We are thrilled for Cody and his accomplishments, as well as the trust shown to him and OJB by an esteemed group of collaborators. Thank you to the BSLA/Boston Society of Landscape Architects for the support and encouragement and congratulations to the other 39 new Fellows! Cody will be inducted in a special investiture ceremony at the 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. on October 8, 2024.

Read more about Cody’s accomplishments and this year’s class of Fellows below.

“Cody Klein’s design work at OJB is changing how we look at corporate workplace health and wellness, offering naturalistic, beautiful ways to solve environmental challenges with green infrastructure. Partnering with well-known companies, Cody creates visible models of how landscape architecture advances climate resilience, blurring boundaries between the public and private realms. With his passion, relentless optimism, limitless creativity, and commitment to a highly collaborative process, Cody is addressing the challenge that many companies face: corporate landscape as an adjunct to wellness and employee health and retention. For the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI, Cody turned a challenging site into a regenerative meadow ecosystem and solved a flood issue with a green infrastructure solution of two detention ponds. He also developed a reforestation plan with botanical stands of native trees and a layered naturalistic planting palette that balances pollinators, wildlife, and public use. At American Airlines, Cody replanned the 258-acre Texas landscape as a restorative seasonally appropriate and regionally accurate series of outdoor spaces which include 81 acres of amenity space with work enabled courtyards, active recreation areas, woodland trail systems, and regional multi-use connection paths. In Oklahoma City, Cody’s work restitched the urban fabric together with a streetscape redesign and the redesign of public spaces around Devon Energy Headquarters and downtown Myriad Botanical Gardens. The generously shaded and safe streets are shared by pedestrians, cyclists, and cars and a connected network of parks and open spaces.”