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LAF Scholarship Winner

2013 Hawaii Chapter / David T. Woolsey Scholarship

Congratulations to Angelica Rockquemore (MLA '14)! 

from the Landscape Architecture Foundation Leadership in Landscape webpage:

"Raised in Kaneohe, Oahu,  Angelica graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology, International Studies and Japanese from Pacific University. Having received the honor and support of a Fulbright Fellowship to continue her bachelor’s thesis research on Japanese Garden preservation, Angelica spent one year living and researching gardens in Japan. It was in Japan that she realized how the preservation efforts of Hawai’i’s unique landscapes were in need of creative thought and action. This realization led Angelica to her current Master’s degree studies of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. With a research focus of designing outdoor environmental education play spaces for young children based on Native Hawaiian cultural traditions and values, Angelica is determined to return to Hawai’i to not only become a professional landscape architect but to use her education, training and experiences to be a cultural landscape steward for Hawai’i’s environment in the face of urban development."

This scholarship was established in memory of David T. Woolsey, an alumnus of California Polytechnic University and former principal in the firm of Woolsey, Miyabara and Associates. The award provides funds for educational or professional development purposes exclusively to applicants whose permanent residence is Hawaii.

Posted Sunday 31 March 2013 at 11:32 pm |
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Lima Fog Collection Studio

LArch students create and harvest fog

In 2012, the Department of Landscape Architecture was awarded a Phase 1 grant and selected to compete in the EPA’s 2012/2013 People, Planet and Prosperity Student Competition. The competition focuses on the development of socially, environmentally and economically innovative technologies with applications around the world. The UW competition team involves students and faculty from disciplines including landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, environmental sciences, meteorology, material sciences and physics. Efforts center upon the developing innovative approaches to fog collection as an alternative water resource in the slums of Lima, Peru. The project will provide clean water at point of use (POU), help Lima’s slum communities adapt to increasing water scarcity and reduce air pollution and improve food security through the irrigation of public green spaces and gardens.

Under the direction of Ben Spencer and Susan Bolton (School of Environmental and Forest Sciences) our students have been testing low-cost materials capable of harvesting water from fog in a temporary “hoop house” next to the Botany Greenhouse. They create the fog with a specially adapted power washer and record how much water condenses and drips off various panels of low-cost materials, such as shade cloth.

As posted on:  UW Today  Seattle Times

Posted Monday 18 March 2013 at 3:18 pm |