A bequest from the estate of Dan B. Franklin, BLA’63 established the Dan B. Franklin Distinguished Professorship in the College of Environment and Design.
Franklin first received a degree in Economics from UGA in 1938. After a successful career working for the R.C. Cola Company, he returned to the university and earned a BLA with an intense interest in landscapes and gardens in 1963.
A prolific and successful garden designer in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast, Franklin received numerous awards during his long career, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) as well as the organization’s highest honor, being inducted as a Fellow.
The professorship named in his honor is intended to help a scholar/educator who shares his passion for plant life promote education, research and service excellence in landscape architecture, garden design and horticulture in particular.