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By Kevin Kim
  • Landscape Architecture
Master of landscape architecture (MLA) students in the Department of Landscape Architecture received honor awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). These national awards represent the highest recognition of student work across landscape architecture programs globally.

Two projects from Instructor Mitch Glass’ LA 6020 studio based in Cleveland, Ohio, and one project from Associate Professor Maria Goula’s LA 6010 studio based in Barcelona, Spain, were recognized under the ASLA Student Award’s General Design and Analysis and Planning categories.

Lok Tim Chan MLA ’22, Eric Zhenrui Mei MLA ’22, and Echo Xingjian Wang MLA ’22 received two honor awards. Their project “Bringing ‘Wetness’ Back into the City” for their Barcelona, Spain studio received an honor award under the ASLA’s General Design category. They also received the honor award under the Analysis and Planning category for their project in Cleveland, Ohio, entitled “Kingsbury Run Nature Reserve: Collective Re-imagination.”

Shanni Jin MLA ’22, Xinyue Hope Shen MLA ’22, and Lai Ching Tsui MLA ’22 (pictured above) received the honor award under the General Design category for their studio project in Cleveland, Ohio, entitled “Laces, Ties, and Knots.” The ASLA Awards Jury commended the group’s efforts towards integrating community engagement as a fundamental piece to their phasing process.

“From the beginning, this group’s sophisticated phasing process – with its focus on community and ecology- came with a depth that was beautiful and comprehensive."

ASLA Student Awards Jury

The MLA students and faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture traveled to Nashville, Tennessee in late November to present their student projects and received their awards at the National ASLA Conference.

The list of student award recipients can be viewed on the ASLA website.


Banner Image: Aerial perspective drawing of wetland boardwalk design by Lok Tim Chan, Eric Zhenrui Mei, and Echo Xingjian Wang.

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