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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Associate Dean David Spooner Recognized in Design Intelligence Magazine

Associate Dean David Spooner is among the 25 most highly regarded professors of landscape architecture in the U.S. according to Design Intelligence magazine. Spooner, who is a graduate of NC State University and holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from UGA, teaches numerous design studios, as well as a landscape photography elective. His research interest includes campus design, environmental […]

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Georgia Students of Landscape Architecture Host Chad Danos, Former President of ASLA

  Chad Danos, FASLA, former president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, joined us here at CED for a two-day visit recently, hosted by Georgia Students of Landscape Architecture (GSLA). Sponsored in large part by Permaloc, his visit was a great opportunity for students of landscape architecture to hear about trends in hiring as well as emerging challenges for […]

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Tybee Island Master Plan Awarded Outstanding Student Project by Georgia Planning Association

CED student work for the Tybee Island Master Plan was recently awarded Outstanding Student Project for the year by the Georgia Planning Association (GPA). Congratulations to Assistant Professor Alison Smith and her students in the Fall 2016 LAND 4050 class! The award was made public at the annual awards dinner in Columbus, Ga., on September 28th 2017. Pictured here with […]

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Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus in Feature Piece by National Park Service

Cari and Fielding from NPS article

Check out this recent NPS feature article on Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus and her career in Cultural Landscapes. “Cari’s professional experiences across the NPS and academia have made her uniquely qualified to teach cultural landscape preservation and to collaborate with students and educators from diverse backgrounds. Her work draws upon history, ecology, design, planning, and management. One of the most important […]

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Associate Professor Ashley Steffens Presents Design for Park Redevelopment

Steffens plan in Brunswick News

Associate Professor Ashley Steffens presented a design for the redevelopment of a public waterfront park in Brunswick, Ga. this summer. Steffens and her father, also a landscape architect, redesigned the park to include retail and dining space, a native garden, and a water play area equipped with water fountains. Click here to read more.

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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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