Landscape architecture students shine at Texas ASLA Design competition
By: Norman Martin
Several students from Texas Tech's Department of Landscape Architecture captured top honors on Thursday (Apr. 19) at the annual Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Conference in Galveston. Three projects were selected by a jury of landscape architecture professionals for awards by the society in the 2018 Student Design Competition.
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The top state honor, an Award of Excellence in the general design category, went to Kaitlin Craig, a senior from Katy and Michael Hall, a graduate student from Canyon, for their project, "Holistic Healing Rehabilitation Center." Their design features sustainable principles applied to in-patient recovery treatment augmented by a community park to promote health and interconnectedness. Their team also included Texas Tech architecture student Zach Morris in a collaborative effort.
Separately, Tyson Watson, a graduate student from Memphis, Texas, received an Award of Merit for his senior project entitled "Landscape Water Conservation" in the research category. The project examined how groundwater is utilized in Lubbock County and ways to save water used for irrigation by large-scale farming and urban development.
A second Award of Merit went to Hank Oliver, a senior from Lubbock; Natalie Campbell, a senior from Allen; Montana Buendia, senior from Springtown; Clara Cabrera, a junior from San Angelo; Alexandra Sherwood, a junior from Coto de Caza, California; and Ryan Steinkirchner, a junior from Allen, in the analysis and planning category for their submission "Hopeful Housing."
The project detailed an extensive analysis process to identify the most suitable location for new housing for San Antonio's homeless population. It also included a creative community design for phased transitioning to independent living, personal growth and building trust.
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. Its mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.
CONTACT: Eric Bernard, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-3482 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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