Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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86 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 4 7 UC Berkeley Excellence in Landscape Design Awards This year was the inaugural year of University of California Berkeley's Award for Excellence in Landscape Design, put on by the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning. Funded by the Narayanan Family Foundation, the recognition is awarded to an individual or team of undergraduate and/or graduate student(s) that undertake a research project in which they explore "innovation in landscape design that relates to environmental issues such as sea level rise, green infrastructure, climate change, wetland restoration, and/or environmental justice." To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing in their final year as an undergraduate student, a graduate student, and/or a Ph.D student in the Landscape Architect program. This year's winners are: Dana Davidson for her project "Energy Efficiency in Hybrid Landscape Design," Alison Ecker for her project "E-Commerce Country: Cataloging Conditions and Speculating Futures at Sites of the On-Demand Urban Economy," and Kate Lenahan with "Groundwater Level Rise and Novel Contamination Pathways." For more information on the winning projects visit: https://tinyurl.com/ybytsvpm Scholarship Recipients Honored at Golf Tournament Fifteen recipients received scholarships from CLASS Fund. Two were present to speak at the 36th annual CLASS Fund Golf Tournament on June 25th. L a n d s c a p e architecture students were honored at a golf tournament and dinner held by California Landscape Architectural Student Scholarship (CLASS) Fund on June 25, 2018 at the Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club. At the event, attended by representatives from LASN, two of the award recipients, Pedro Baz and Terri Larronde, both from UCLA, addressed the audience. Baz, hoping to reassure the fundraiser participants that their efforts were making a real impact, concluded with, "The money you are raising is going somewhere. We never expected it, but thank you very much." The other thirteen scholarship recipients were unable to attend the event due to scheduling conflicts. These include: • Morgan Ruby, Sergia Carillo and Sean McLaughlin, Cal Poly Pomona • Tyler Ellison, Silvia Viola and Jose Sandoval, Cal Poly SLO • Johsua Davis, Audra McClain and Teska Hapig-Ward, UC Davis • Arturo Fuentes-Ortiz and Brigitta Rehn, UC Berkley • Catherine Valverde and Jing Wu, USC The annual tournament raised around $85,000 as part of CLASS Fund's efforts to raise money in pursuit of impacting the landscaping industry by providing grants and scholarships to accredited landscape architecture programs in the United States.

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