American Society of Landscape Architects

  2004 ASLA Student Awards




Redesigning Renourishment
Kelly Hughes, Student ASLA
University of Florida
Advisors: Professor Sara Katherine Williams, FASLA, Professor Margaret H. Carr, and Professor Karen Bjorndal.

A beautifully crafted, simple and elegant presentation... very thoughtful research and a clear application of ecological design principles... goals and objectives clearly stated... substantive results presented in an articulate and illustrative way.
          2004 Student Awards Jury Comments

Currently, there are no environmental design criteria for beach renourishment that are sensitive to sea turtle nesting habitats, the needs of human users and the goals of beach renourishment. This project creates guidelines and priorities that direct human users and wildlife users, balancing the component of time through the beach renourishment design process.

The research is based on information collected at three sites within the state of Florida, as well as an in-depth look at the three main component groups associated with the renourishment projects. The guidelines and priorities are also based on site-specific design recommendations established for each of the three sites: Panama City Beach, Anna Maria Island, and Juno Beach. The new guidelines and priorities offered by site-specific design recommendations can be applied statewide by governing agencies, designers, coastal developers, and private landowners.

Photos and Drawings: (left to right by row) Cover, Process Diagram, Open Spaces Design, Site Analysis, Relationship Diagram, Anna Maria Island Matrix.

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