Ben Spencer and Jeff Hou received the 2012 Place Design Award and Place Book Award
Four exemplary projects in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and urban design have been named winners of the 2012 Great Places Awards, and were honored during EDRA's 43rd Annual Conference, May 29-June 2, 2012. Among the winners, Escuela Ecologies Saludable Initiative: Pargue Primaria Pitagoras, led by Assistant Professor Ben Spencer, received the Place Design award.
Associate Professor and Chair Jeff Hou's insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities (2010) received the Place Book award.
Click here to learn more about the Great Places award and the 2012 winners.
A Communally Managed Rooftop Garden opens Saturday June 2nd
Please join us this Saturday, 6/2, as we celebrate the opening of the UpGarden, the country's first communally manged rooftop garden, located atop the Mercer Garage at Seattle Center link to map UW Grads Eric Higbee and Nicole Kistler served as the landscape architects for this new 30,000 sqft P-Patch.
As a landscape historian, Way will research the drawings, papers, photographs and videos of 20th-century American landscape architect A. E. Bye, as well as the work of his contemporaries, John Bracken and Stuart Mertz. This work in the history of landscape architecture focuses on the use of land forms, earth art, and topography as a medium in the design of spaces. The research is part of a larger project on post-industrial landscapes and concepts of thick sections in landscape history. Read more.
Congratulations to Easton Branam of the UW Landscape Architecture Department
The Bonderman Travel Fellowship offers University of Washington graduate students (including those in the Law and Business Schools and other graduate and professional programs) and undergraduate students in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) and in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. Easton will will travel to Mongolia, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Sweden, The United Republic of Tanzania, and Iceland to explore the everyday realities and individual adaptations that occur as a result of urbanization.
Associate Professor and Chair Jeff Hou received the 2012 Community Builder Award from Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) for his contribution in bringing community stakeholders together to coordinate physical improvements in the Chinatown ID, including the recently re-opened International Children’s Park and the King St. Visioning Project. More information -- http://www.idspringroll.org/
An independent jury of leaders in the landscape architecture profession selected the winner and finalists from a group of 46 graduate and undergraduate students who were nominated by their faculty for being exceptional student leaders. Congratulations Tera!
Read More about this years Olmsted Scholars here.
Congratulations to UW Students Dinah Gewalt and Betsy Jacobson
Two LA students have been chosen to give poster presentations at the upcoming Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 34th Annual Meeting in Victoria, BC.
BLA student Dinah Gewalt will present "Rehabilitation of the Kennecott Cemetery Honoring Life and Death in the Alaskan Wilderness" drawing from her internship experiences at the Alaska Regional Office of the National Park Service. MLA/MUP student Betsy Jacobson will present Ideas for the next 100 years of National Parks: San Juan Island National Historical Park, Island as Park. Betsy is representing on behalf of her Winter 2012 studio's participation in the "Parks for the People" Design Competition.
Larc 402: Neighborhood Design Studio Led by Julie Johnson made headlines again!
Read the latest UW Today article here
Congratulations to Julie and the Larc 402 students for their exceptional work with the Ballard Community.