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23 Landscape Architecture Student Projects Win 2015 ASLA Student Awards


2015-09-29

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is excited to announce its 23 student award recipients. Selected from more than 327 entries representing 84 schools, the awards honor the top work of landscape architecture students in the U.S. and around the world.

The winners will receive their awards at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago on Monday, November 9 at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center, Arie Crown Theater.

The October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) features the winning projects and is available online for free viewing on here.

The following is a complete list of the 2015 student award winners:

General Design Category

Award of Excellence

Imagine the Barracks of Pion: Developing the Edge of the Park of Versailles
by Zheming Cai, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Honor Awards

Walk into the Sea
by Zhi Wang, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design

Deconstructing Hydrologies: Reviving the Memory of Water in Dumbarton Oaks Park
by Elizabeth Anderson, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Washington

Borderless Landscapes of Control
by Rui Felix, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Toronto

For the Rest
by Maria Landoni De Rose, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley

Residential Design Category

Honor Awards

Within the Frame: The Countryside as a City
by a graduate student team from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Valley Families: Between Fog and Flood
by a graduate student team from the University of Pennsylvania

Analysis and Planning Category

Award of Excellence

Rethinking Taj Heritage Corridor: A River as Historic Connection
by Peichen Hao, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Honor Awards

Confronting the Present: Towards a Civic Realm on Beirut's Urban Fringe
by Logan Littlefield, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Toronto

Airborne
by a graduate student team from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

After Steel - Toward an Industrial Evolution
by Robert McIntosh, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Toronto

Fallow Ground | Future City
by a graduate student team from the University of Virginia

Productive Conservation: Utilizing Landscape Ecology and Precision Agriculture Towards Land-Water Conservation
by a graduate student team from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Communications Category

Award of Excellence

Landscapes of Longevity
by a graduate student team from the University of Virginia

Honor Award

PLOT: A Student-edited Journal of Landscape Architecture
by a graduate student team from the City College of New York

Research Category

Honor Awards

Counterordinance: a Manifesto on Maintenance
by Cali Pfaff, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Grounding Root System Architecture
by Gwendolyn McGinn, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Virginia

Student Collaboration Category

Honor Awards

Reverse Engineering: Reconfiguring the Creek-Campus Interface
by a graduate student team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fire Circle and Stargazing Platform at Goose Island State Park
by a graduate student team from the University of Texas at Austin

Community Service Category

Award of Excellence

Landscapes of Justice: Redefining the Prison Environment
by an undergraduate student team from Iowa State University

Honor Awards

Ghana International Design Studio: Playtime in Africa
by a graduate student team from North Carolina State University

Starkville Public Library 'Read' Garden
by Travis Crabtree, Student ASLA, an undergraduate student from Mississippi State University

Kintsugi Garden: The Meaning of Mending
by an undergraduate student team from the University of Washington

The student awards jury included:

  • Kona Gray, ASLA, EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jury Chair
  • Richard Bumstead, ASLA, University of Chicago, Chicago
  • Maurice Cox, Affiliate ASLA, Detroit Department of Planning and Development
  • Katya Crawford,  ASLA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture, Los Angeles
  • David Hill, ASLA, D.I.R.T. Studio, Auburn, Alabama
  • Fernando Magallanes, ASLA, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Katherine Orff, ASLA, Scape / Landscape Architecture PLLC, New York City
  • Laura Solano, ASLA, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Complete awards criteria, project information and images can be viewed at: https://www.asla.org/2015studentawards/index.html

High-resolution images are available for journalists. Please contact Karen Grajales at images@asla.org.

About the American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use "ASLA" after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning and design of our built and natural environments; the Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.

 

 

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