Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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164 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 4 8 This project received the ASLA 2018 Student Honor Award, Community Service Category. Croatian Monastery Continues to Heal: A Community Restorative Garden for Youth, the Blind, and the Elderly with Disabilities, was created by a team of students at the University of Washington. PHOTO CREDIT: DANIEL WINTERBOTTOM ASLA 2018 Student Awards The American Society of Landscape Architects has recognized those of Latinx descent during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Several students have won in a program that honors the best landscape architecture work from students around the country. Nicole Rivera-Ramos received the Award of Excellence in the analysis and planning category for her project that focused on ways for Puerto Rican communities to improve on self- sufficiency and food production. A team of students at the University of Texas received the Honor Award in the communications category. They worked with the Planning Institute of Saltillo to improve the wellbeing of citizens through the development of better public spaces in Saltillo, Mexico. An Honor Award, in the community service category, was given to a group of students at the University of Washington. They designed a garden for youth, the blind, and the elderly who have disabilities in Rijeka, Croatia. The winners will be acknowledged at the annual ASLA Meeting in Philadelphia, on October 22. For details on the projects, visit https://tinyurl.com/y9ank4lk. Ohio ASLA Chapter Section to Hold Plant Symposium The Miami section of the Ohio Chapter ASLA is holding its 2018 Native Plant Symposium at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The symposium will host a roster of speakers that include professors, naturalists, landscape designers and even a specialist from the botanical gardens that serve as the location for the event. Section members are invited to attend. Two notable speakers that will make appearances at the symposium are Kelly Norris and Anna Brooks. Norris is an award-winning author and horticulturalist from Iowa and the director of horticulture and education at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Brooks, of Arcadia Gardens, is a top landscape designer who works mainly in southwest Michigan. The event will be held November 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $75. For more information and to register for the symposium, visit https://tinyurl.com/ yd4mfhkg.

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