American Society of Landscape Architects

  2004 ASLA Student Awards



First Place

Strip Mine Reclamation
Katie Paquette, Student ASLA
Kansas State University
Advisors: Professor Dennis L. Law, FASLA, Professor Robert L. Page and Professor Timothy Keane.

Good site context information... great overall design solution for the reclaimed site... enough analysis presented to make the point... good sequence of scales from the overall sanctuary through to the details of stream and lake construction, and some nice ideas for the visitor center. This seems to be a very realistic approach.
          2004 Student Awards Jury Comments

The goal of this project was to find a way to reclaim the land of the San Miguel Lignite Mine, located south of San Antonio, Texas, that enhances the landscape, making it aesthetically appealing and ecologically diverse through the manipulation of landforms to enhance habitat for wildlife and cattle by working with topography, native vegetation, and hydrology.

Photos: (left to right by row) Overall Plan, Welcome Center Plan, Sanctuary Hydrology, Wetland Study, Stream Study, Sanctuary Study Poster.

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