2007 ASLA Student Awards
Design with a Conscience: Award winners address issues of
ecological stress, economic disparity, and social injustice through the lens of
By Lisa Owens Viani
University of Washington
This year’s student award winners have pushed the boundaries
of landscape architecture to include all manner of design and analysis, from
innovative treatments of shoreline and aquatic landscapes in Canada, Korea,
China, and Israel to educational video games, sustainable garden installations,
and multimedia tours of campus art. The winners also show a real sense of
social justice with unique proposals for revitalization projects in struggling
urban fringe areas, programs for community action and education after natural
disasters, and creative responses to homeland security.
The jury selected 25 projects from the 276 entries this
year. Jurors met for three days in June to consider projects in seven
categories: Analysis and Planning, Community Service, Communications,
Residential Design, General Design, Student Collaboration, and Research.
The jury consisted of Todd D. Johnson, FASLA, Jury Chair,
Design Workshop, Denver; Dean Hill, ASLA, Terratecture, and host, Grounds for Improvement, Fishers,
Indiana; Joan Honeyman, ASLA, Jordan Honeyman Landscape Architecture, Washington,
D.C.; Leonard J. Hopper, FASLA, Mark K. Morrison Associates Ltd., New York;
Shannon R. Nichol, ASLA, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd., Seattle; Mark Rios,
FASLA, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Los Angeles; and Lolly Tai, FASLA, Temple
University, Ambler, Pennsylvania.
The awards will be presented on Monday, October 8, during
the ASLA meeting in San Francisco.
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