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28 Landscape Architecture Student Projects Win 2017 ASLA Student Awards


2017-09-05

In addition to the Professional Awards winners, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the 28 winners of the 2017 Student Awards. Selected from 295 entries representing 52 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 Los Angeles on Monday, October 23, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

The September issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) features the winning projects and is available for free viewing here: https://www.zinio.com/delivery?of=500545875  

The following is a complete list of 2017 student award winners: 

General Design Category 

Award of Excellence  

Invisible Works: A Public Introduction to the Dynamic Life of Wastewater Treatment
by Bridget Ayers Looby, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota 

Honor Awards  

Weaving the Waterfront
by a graduate team at Cornell University 

Milan Traversing
by Zhiqiang Zeng, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania 

Concrete Nurse Logs: Spawning Biodiversity from Ballard's Century-Old Locks
by Hillary Pritchett, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Washington 

Creating Dynamic Hybrid: Towards Landscape Innovation in a Smart City
by Fang Wei, Student Affiliate ASLA, a graduate student at Tsinghua University 

Create a Walkable History: Editing the Historical Percorsi of Pienza
by Zhengneng Chen, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania 

The Turning Point: A Focused Design Study for the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York
by Christopher O. Anderson, Student ASLA, a graduate student at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) 

Residential Design Category

Honor Award  

Micro-infrastructure as Community Preservation: Kampung Baru  
by a team of graduate students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design  

Analysis and Planning Category  

Award of Excellence  

Water and the Agricultural Landscape of Illinois
by an undergraduate student team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Honor Awards  

Desert River Water Conservation
by Zhuofan Wan, Student Affiliate ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Toronto 

Disaster Autopsy Model
by an undergraduate student team at the Louisiana State University 

Climate Change Armor
by Zixu Qiao, Student ASLA, a graduate student at Texas A&M University 

Reviving the 30 Meters
by Tianjiao Yan, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Toronto 

Landscape in Evolution: Creating a Resilient Nomadic Landscape from Bottom Up in Hulunbuir            
by a team of graduate students from Beijing Forestry University 

Forests on the Edge: Plant-Based Economies Driving Ecological Renewal in Haiti
by Christine Facella, Student ASLA, a graduate student at City College 

Communications Category  

Award of Excellence

HydroLIT: Southeast Tennessee Water Quality Playbook
by a team of graduate students from the University of Tennessee  

Honor Awards  

Agro-pelago (Foodscapes for the Future)
by Jaclyn Kaloczi, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of British Columbia 

Urban Landscape Metrics: Re-imagining the Class Field Trip in New York City's Great Parks
by Quinn Pullen, Associate ASLA, a graduate student at the Pennsylvania State University 

Tactile MapTile: Working Towards Inclusive Cartography
by Jessica Hamilton, Student ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Washington 

Research Category   

Honor Award

Fairy Tales to Forest
by Amy Taylor, Student ASLA, a graduate student at Ohio State University 

Student Collaboration Category  

Award of Excellence

RISE, a Coastal Observation Platform
by a team of graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin 

Honor Awards

The White House Kitchen Garden
by a team of graduate students at the University of Virginia  

Follow the Water: Rain Garden as Diagram
by a team of graduate students at Mississippi State University 

Community Service Category  

Award of Excellence

Ridge Lane
by Nahal Sohbati, Student Affiliate ASLA, a graduate student at the Academy of Art University 

Honor Awards

Earth and Sky Garden: A Therapeutic Garden for the Puget Sound Veteran's Affairs Hospital
by a team of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Washington 

An Outdoor Learning Environment for and with a Primary School Community in Bangladesh
by Matluba Khan, Student Affiliate ASLA, a graduate student at the University of Edinburgh 

The student awards jury included:

  • Barbara Swift, FASLA, Chair, Swift Company llc, Seattle
  • Michael Albert, ASLA, Design Workshop, Aspen, Colorado
  • Meg Calkins, FASLA, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Mark Focht, FASLA, New York City Parks & Recreation, New York
  • Robert Page, FASLA, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Boston
  • James Richards, FASLA, Townscape Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
  • Roberto Rovira, ASLA, Florida International University, Studio Roberto Rovira, Miami
  • Meghan Stromberg, American Planning Association, Chicago
  • Mercedes Ward, ASLA, New York City Parks, Flushing, New York

Complete awards criteria, project information and images can be viewed at:
https://www.asla.org/2017studentawards.

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

About ASLA  

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

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Karen T. Grajales
Manager, Public Relations 
tel: 1-202-216-2371
ktgrajales@asla.org
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