NCASLA honors George Stanziale on his lifetime of work and lasting impact

The Landscape Architecture Practice at Stewart is excited to announce George E. Stanziale, Jr., PLA, FASLA, CLARB is the recipient of the NCASLA 2024 North Carolina Award in honor of a lifetime career of achievements, leadership, and service to the landscape architecture profession. George has made significant contributions to the profession, enhancement of the physical environment, and lasting impact on the communities he has served.

A graduate with honors from Louisiana State University in Landscape Architecture, George’s career included leadership and design roles at Edward D. Stone, Jr. and Associates (EDSA) and HadenStanziale. In 2011, HadenStanziale was named by NCASLA as Firm of the Year.  Additionally, HadenStanziale’s projects received more than thirty-five national and state ASLA awards including two national design awards from the National Association of Nurserymen at the White House from First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honorary Chair.


In 2012, George strategically merged HadenStanziale with Stewart Engineering to form one of the largest and the most prominent planning, landscape architecture, and engineering firms in North Carolina. During his 12-year tenure, he served as Director of Design, President and Chief Business Development Officer, and Chair of the Board implementing the company’s vision, design culture, and business development strategies. Under his leadership, the firm grew in size and recognition earning more than 10 design awards from NCASLA.


Throughout his career, George has served on various committees and boards including ULI District Council and ULI Young Leaders Group, in addition to initiating the ULI Carolinas Conference and serving as co-chair of the Southern Cities Council. He was also a Board Member and Past President of the College of Design Leaders Council at NC State. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at the NC State College of Design, Duke University School of Engineering, and the Kenan Flagler School of Real Estate at UNC Chapel Hill, and served on the Advisory Board at the Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University.

George is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, recognized for leadership in design and business. His professional achievements and leadership have profoundly impacted land development and urban design practices at various scales and levels of complexity, while simultaneously ensuring health, safety, and welfare of the public. For more than 48 years, George has enhanced the public’s knowledge and appreciation for the vital role landscape architects play in planning, designing, and stewarding the land.

Please join us in congratulating George on this recognition of the impact he has made in our community through his decades of excellence in design, his leadership and mentoring of countless professionals and students, and his advocacy for the profession.