Congratulations to the 2020 Student Award Recipients!

Thank you to Prairie Gateway Chapter ASLA for jurying the 2020 awards program.

Bike to School

Jiafeng Deng
Penn State University
Faculty Advisor: Larry Gorenflo

Project Location: Darley Park, Baltimore, MD

Project Statement:

The main goal of this project is to promote a new connection between Reach! Partnership School and Darley Park. It aims to provide a safe, convenient, and fun route for children to walk and bike to and from school. It also intends to encourage more students to bike or walk to school, provide more health and physical activities.

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Le Pont

Jiafeng Deng
Penn State University
Faculty Advisors: Niel Korostoff, Miguel Roldan

Project Type: Plaza Design
Project Location: Barcelona, Spain

Project Statement:

The concept of Le Pont is based on the idea of a bridge to create an ascending experience. The word “pontiff” (pope) comes from the Latin meaning: a bridge. Using a bridge to connect Sagrada Familias symbolizes linking to heaven, in which the bridge creates a sublime spiritual feeling. The bridge helps to separate dense tourists on-site and create multiple layers of platforms for people to hang out and enjoy.

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The changing landscape drives public garden programming at the Delaware Botanic Gardens

Karen Steenhoudt
Temple University
Faculty Advisors: Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, Susan Mrugal, Michael Coll

Additional Project Credit: Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, DNREC, Robinson Anderson Summers Landscape Architects, Gregg Tepper, Eva Monheim, Katie Bartling, William McAvoy, Brian Marsh, Al Rizzo, Andrew Hayes

Client: Delaware Botanic Gardens

Project Location: Dagsboro, DE

Project Statement:

The 12-acre woodland at the Delaware Botanic Gardens has freshwater wetlands and a brackish tidal shoreline. These unique conditions provide an opportunity to educate the public about the impacts of climate change in the region. The site can be used to test and demonstrate techniques to increase the resiliency of the land. These ideas are the framework of the management plan that seeks to steward this landscape through the inevitable changes of the coming decades.

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Sensory Path

Fahimeh Farhadi
Penn State University
Faculty Advisor: Larry Gorenflo

Project Type: Neighborhood Park
Project Location: Baltimore, MD

Project Statement:

The sensory path connects people with nature and creates a deep understanding of space by using five senses; sight, scent, sound, touch, and taste. It provides pollinator habitat and adds to the canopy of the neighborhood, at the same time, it generates a feeling of deep connection and belonging to the community. This place is a hub for people to come, gather, socialize and learn about nature.

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