American Society of Landscape Architects

  2004 ASLA Student Awards




Natural and Cultural Systems:
A Small Town's Framework for the Future
Brad Aldrich, Student ASLA
University of Minnesota
Advisor: Professor Dean Abbott.

Good clear intent... good graphic layout...
          2004 Student Awards Jury Comments

The objective of this project was to help people realize and make connections between natural and cultural systems by focusing on an abandoned paper mill in Little Falls, Minnesota, which embodies an intense example of these battling systems. The closing of the mill has provided a powerful opportunity to dramatically display and educate people about the inherent connections of the natural and the cultural. By identifying those connections, this small town can create a framework and direction to re-define its place in the changing Minnesota landscape.

Drawings: (left to right by row) Master Plan, Night Entrance, Machine Room, Pine Clearing, Finishing Room, Fish Passage, Bedrock Pole Field.

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