The PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) named its 2014 Outstanding Educator of the Year.
The award was presented to Zachary Johnson, Landscape Industry Certified, PLA, association professor of Landscape Design and Contracting and the Landscape Business programs at Colorado State University.
The award was presented March 23 at PLANET’s Student Career Days hosted by CSU in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Johnson earned a bachelor’s in Environmental Horticulture from CSU and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.
With more than two decades of experience in the landscape industry in landscape design & contracting and landscape business programs at CSU, Johnson’s expertise is in residential and small-scale commercial design, emphasizing sustainable construction techniques.
He is a member of PLANET’s Design/Build/Installation Specialty Group and was recently elected to the PLANET board. In addition to his responsibilities at CSU, Johnson also owns Green Ink Designs. He is also an at-large director for the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado and participates on numerous committees. Johnson is a licensed landscape architect and holds multiple industry certifications.