CED Recognized at 2014 GA ASLA Awards Ceremony

The University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design students and faculty were recognized with 3 awards at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Georgia Chapter Awards Reception on Friday, October 24. This year the ASLA Georgia Chapter enlisted the Wisconsin Chapter to form a jury to review award submissions. Statewide, 10 submissions received awards in 2014.

An ASLA Award of Honor for Student Collaboration was awarded to a project under the direction of Assistant Professor Jon Calabria that tackled the vegetative restoration plan and analysis of the Historic Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah, Georgia. Graduate students from CED’s MLA program and Ecology undertook the task as a 48-hour charrette the goal of which was to enhance the natural environment, allowing for the hopeful resurgence of the longleaf pine savanna ecosystem – one of the most highly endangered in the U.S. The student team was comprised of: Beverly Bell, Ying Chen, Jialiu Cui, Tianyi Dong, Elizabeth Guinessey, Laura Keys, Christopher Morphis, Gregory Muse, Chengquezhuoni Shen, Daniel Sizemore, Megan Turner, Tianchi You, Yiran Zhao, and Xuran Zou.
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An ASLA Award of Merit for Student Work was presented the 2014 issue of Georgia Landscape Magazine. The annual magazine has over thirty years of history of being produced solely by students in the CED. The publication strives to keep students, alumni, the public, and peer programs at other universities informed of CED’s events, projects, and accomplishments. The award was accepted by student editors Sig Sandzen, Emily Hunt, Katherine Perry, Renee Dillon, and Jacob Schindler. Associate Professor Brian LaHaie served as faculty advisor for the magazine and was also present. The 2015 issue is currently underway and will be published in March. You can follow the progress of the editorial board on Facebook and TwitterView the 2014 issue.

Finally, Assistant Professor Jon Calabria was presented with an ASLA Award of Honor in Analysis and Planning for his project “Daylighting Greenville Branch.”

Congratulations to all CED students and faculty involved with these award-winning projects!