CED and East Georgia College Campus Design: Creating a Master Plan for the College in the Pines

By Melissa Tufts Think of the special places on the UGA campus: Herty Field, the Founders Memorial Garden, Brooks Drive, or the North Campus quadrangle, to name a few. All of them hold meaning for us in addition to simply serving as locations that occupy the space between buildings. Yes, we walk often without noticing them to classes, the library, […]

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Students Recommend Trees for Rocksprings Homes Community Center in Athens

Shade and food plantings for the area surrounding the Rocksprings Homes Community Center in Athens were among the suggestions made by second year BLA students in Shelley Cannady’s planting design class recently. Based on the students’ design solutions, the trees and shrubs will be planted in spring 2018 on Arbor Day. Students presented their proposals to members of the community […]

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MLA Students Get the Scoop on Daily Tasks at HGOR Landscape Architecture Firm

What day-to-day tasks are involved in the professional world of a landscape architect? Which skills are most marketable and how will employers help shape one’s professional trajectory? These were a few of the questions on the minds of CED graduate students who visited Atlanta landscape architecture firm HGOR recently. HGOR, one of the most recognizable and longstanding landscape architecture firms […]

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Site Interpretation Class explores Central Georgia

Students in Dr. Wayde Brown’s Site Interpretation Class recently took a three day field trip through Central Georgia to explore interpretation at different sites. Leaving on Thursday, September 7, and returning on Saturday, September 9, students were able to visit a variety of sites in the Central Georgia region. Students began their first day at the Old Governor’s Mansion in […]

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First Year Odyssey Students Explore Historic Preservation at UGA

First-year students participating in MHP Professor James Reap’s Odyssey seminar explored historic preservation projects at UGA as part of their course titled “Is There a Future for the Past? An Introduction to Community Heritage Preservation.”  The course uses Athens as a laboratory to explore how communities go about preserving their natural and cultural heritage for future generations.  A major focus […]

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MLA Student Experience—Cortona Study Abroad Program

Danielle Schwartz, MLA Candidate ’18 Last summer I studied a dialect of Quechua in the Ecuadorian Amazon and was never so aware of how well a language reflected the culture and belief system of its people. This summer, I am studying abroad with UGA Cortona and have likewise been amazed by how the values of Italian culture are ingrained in […]

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Cultural Resource Assessment Class Presents Final Project in Eatonton

MHP students in Professor Goetcheus’s Cultural Resource Assessment Class presented their final projects on Friday, April 28, in Eatonton, GA. As part of the class, students learned about the various aspects of the National Register of Historic Places and the research required to add places to the National Register. Their final project, which was to add the childhood home of […]

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Charrette Led by Center for Community Design & Preservation Featured in Columns

The Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP) is working with the City of Winterville, Georgia this semester. Recently the CCDP led a charrette in Winterville, with students in the service-learning Community Design Charrettes class leading discussions and work-sessions with local residents. Columns: The Online Newspaper for the University of Georgia Community, featured the charrette in this week’s issue, describing the […]

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MLA Students Tour Downtown Greenville, South Carolina

This semester the 2nd year MLA’s took a field trip to visit downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville has undergone a series of downtown Master Plan designs that have worked to revitalize and activate the city center. The success of these designs has made Greenville a hallmark for Landscape Architects and Planners working on Urban Redevelopment. The class is currently working […]

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