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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MLA Advanced Graphics Workshop

This Spring the University of Georgia’s MLA program offered optional weekend graphics seminars for students eager to further hone their rendering abilities. Taught by MLA alum Cameron Berglund, these three seminars focused on different workflows and rendering techniques: SketchUp modeling and rendering, rendering in watercolor, and rendering in Photoshop. These tutorials sought to build upon the students existing knowledge and […]

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CED Teams Earn Recognition in 2016 EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Two CED teams recently submitted entries in the EPA’s 2016 Campus RainWorks Challenge. There were 60 total submissions. With both teams making it to the final round of 16, and one going on to achieve an Honorable Mention, the CED made an impressive showing in this national competition! Congratulations to the team of Ming Guan, Carter Ricks, Danielle Schwartz, Danielle Valdes, and Yuwen Yang […]

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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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Danielle Schwartz and Chloe Weigle Chosen as CED Olmsted Scholar Nominees

Congratulations to Danielle Schwartz (right), candidate for Master of Landscape Architecture, and Chloe Weigle (left), candidate for Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, for being chosen this year’s CED Olmsted Scholar nominees. Each year, the CED faculty chooses one graduate student and one undergraduate student to represent UGA CED in the national competition, which is sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) […]

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Professor Emerita Marguerite Koepke Designs Healing Garden for Children

Professor emerita Marguerite Koepke recently completed a healing garden designed for children at Piedmont Athens Regional’s Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support here in Athens. The garden is a component of the larger healing garden for which Professor Koepke has been the lead designer since its inception in 2000. In this article published by Piedmont Healthcare, Professor Koepke gives some insights into healing garden […]

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East Georgia State College Master Plan Process – Second Year MLA

Over the past four months the second year MLA class has been working with their professors to develop a Campus Master Plan for East Georgia State College (EGSC). The collaborative efforts, real world clients, and exploration of a project from formative research to final design, all came together to provide us with our most real world design experience yet. East Georgia […]

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Student reaction to Thomas Rainer lecture

Thomas Rainer, MLA ’02, recently came back to the CED to give a lecture on “Planting in a Post-Wild World.” Revolutionary to students and professors alike, this rebellious approach to planting design can make for more complex and ambitious planting plans. An expertise that is often neglected in the profession of landscape architecture, Rainer reminded CED faculty and students alike […]

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