Michelle Shelor, who received her Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture, was named Arizona Landscape Architect of the Year in early 2016 at the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (AZASLA) annual awards gala. Shelor is a registered landscape architect and principal at Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, a Scottsdale-based landscape architecture firm. Since Shelor launched the firm, it has become one of the more nationally recognized design firms in the Southwest. Also at the 2016 gala, her firm received the Presidents Design Award for the design of the Scottsdale Museum of the West. The 2017 AZASLA gala will be held March 25 at the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park.