The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is excited to announce its 22 student award recipients for 2016. Selected from 271 entries representing 71 schools, the awards honor the top work of landscape architecture students in the U.S. and around the world.
ASLA 2016 Student Award of Excellence, Analysis and Planning Category. Amphibious Culture: Harmonizing Between Life and Seasonally Flooded Forest by Panithan Kasinphila, Student Affiliate ASLA. Photo Credit: Panithan Kasinphila.
The winners will receive their awards at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans on Monday, October 24 at the New Orleans Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.
The September issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) features the winning projects and is available for free viewing here.
The following is a complete list of the 2016 student award winners:
General Design Category
by Eric Arneson, Student Affiliate ASLA, an undergraduate student at the Academy of Art University
FOGFEST - California Fog Collection Festival in Highway 1
by Pablo Alfaro, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley
The Digital & The Wild: Mitigating Wildfire Risk Through Landscape Adaptations
by Jordan Duke, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Toronto
Urban Ecological Melody
by CC (Qinhe) Qian, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design
Residential Design Category
Award of Excellence
Residential Gardens as a Health Strategy in Impoverished Communities in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Iquitos, Peru
by Jorge Alarcon, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Washington
Analysis and Planning Category
Award of Excellence
Amphibious Culture: Harmonizing Between Life and Seasonally Flooded Forest
by Panithan Kasinphila, Student Affiliate ASLA, an undergraduate student at Chulalongkorn University
Creating Sustainable Future of Mae Kha Canal in Chiang Mai, Thailand
by Sunantana Nuanla-or, Student ASLA, a graduate student at Louisiana State University
From Gold to Pearl: A Framework of Eco-friendly Industry Catalyzing River Revitalization
by a graduate student team at Sichuan Agricultural University
Harnessing the Beating Heart: Living Systems Infrastructure on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
by William Baumgardner, Student ASLA, an undergraduate student at Louisiana State University
The Vermilion Corridor: Rediscovering the Waterways of Southern Louisiana
by Alexander Morvant, Associate ASLA, an undergraduate student at Louisiana State University
PHYTO-Industry: Reinvigorating the North Vancouver Waterfront Through a Phased Remediation Process
by Shan Yang, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Toronto
Sifting the Landscape: Transforming Vacant Lands through Smart Decline
by Yuxian Li, Student ASLA, a graduate student at Texas A&M University
Porous Public Space: People + Rainwater + Cities
by a graduate student team at the University of Washington
South Dakota Transect: 44 Degrees North
by an undergraduate student team at South Dakota State University
Ground Up Journal Issue 5: Delineations
by a graduate student team at the University of California, Berkeley
Dan Kiley Landscapes in Bartholomew County, Indiana and Planting Typologies at the Miller Garden and North Christian Church
by Zhen Tong, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the Pennsylvania State University
Award of Excellence
Feasibility Study of the Integration of Epiphytes in Designed Landscapes
by Brandon Cornejo, Student ASLA, an undergraduate student at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Flowers in Crannied Walls: An Elementary Schoolyard Redesign
by Taylor Metz, Student ASLA, a graduate student at Ball State University
Student Collaboration Category
Bridging Disciplines/Cultivating Health: Using a Collaborative International Community Design/Build Model to Facilitate Mental Health Treatment
by a graduate and undergraduate student team at the University of Washington
by a graduate student team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Community Service Category
GrowingChange Prison Flip: Reclaiming an Abandoned Prison Site
by a graduate and undergraduate team from North Carolina State University
Neighborhood Detox: Enhancing Resilience in a Hazard Vulnerable Area
by Yangdi Wang, Student ASLA, a graduate student at Texas A&M University
The student awards jury included:
- Laura Solano, ASLA, Chair, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Ned Crankshaw, ASLA, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
- Terrence DeWan, FASLA, Terrence J. DeWan & Associates, Yarmouth, Maine
- Janelle Johnson, ASLA, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, Chicago
- Jeffrey Lee, FASLA, Lee and Associates Inc., Washington, D.C.
- Elizabeth Miller, FASLA, National Capital Planning Commission, Washington, D.C.
- Forster Ndubisi, FASLA, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- Trinity Simons, Mayor’s Institute on City Design, Washington, D.C.
- Barbara Swift, FASLA, Swift & Company Landscape Architects, Seattle
Complete awards criteria, project information and images can be viewed at: https://www.asla.org/2016studentawards
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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.