Texas ASLA design competition spotlights Texas Tech LA students
By: Norman Martin
Standout students in Texas Tech's Department of Landscape Architecture recently took home two awards in the category of general design from the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects' 2023 Design Competition. The honors were presented on Thursday (Apr. 27) at the Texas ASLA Annual Conference in Fort Worth.
The projects showed work across topics such as site resilience and renewal, said Kathryn Nelson, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Department Chair within the Department of Landscape Architecture. The projects were created during the participation in the sophomore-level Site Design Studio and the senior-level Capstone Studio.
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Award: Honor / Jonathan Mata, a sophomore from Midland, Texas
Award: Merit / Anna Jenkins, a May 2022 graduate from San Antonio, Texas
The Texas chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects was established to promote the practice of landscape architecture and advanced the profession through advocacy, education, communication and fellowship. In 1959, the Texas chapter of ASLA was first established as a larger regional chapter known as the Southwest Chapter. It was not until 1978, that the current Texas chapter was created. There are five sections in the Texas chapter.
In other action during this time period, more than 40 students from the Department of Landscape Architecture took the opportunity to participate in an extended field trip to multiple landscape architecture firms and site visits in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Andrew Castilleja, an instructor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and a doctoral student in Land-Use Planning, Management & Design, led the off-campus program.
Among the four sites visited were:
- Star in Frisco (Frisco, Texas)
- Klyde Warren Park (Dallas, Texas)
- Mustang Lakes (Celina, Texas)
- The River Walk (Flower Mound, Texas)
CONTACT: Kathryn Nelson, Senior Lecturer & Assistant Department Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-2862 or Kathryn.Nelson@ttu.edu
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