September 5, 2017

28 Landscape Architecture Student Projects Win 2017 ASLA Student Awards


WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- 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.

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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
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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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