MHP Student Lisa Demarais Kirby creates exhibit for ACHF at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Second year MHP student Lisa Demarais Kirby recently completed an internship with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library here at UGA.  The purpose of Lisa’s internship was to compile the information, documents, and physical items for a special exhibit celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (ACHF). The exhibit, titled “Saving Athens: Celebrating 50 Years of ACHF,” is on […]

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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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SHPO hosts Spring Gala

On Friday, April 14, 2017, the Student Historic Preservation Organization hosted its annual Spring Gala fundraising event.  The event was themed Secret Garden and was held at the Founders House and Memorial Garden, a perfect setting.  Guests enjoyed refreshments including Automatic Pizza and dessert from Donderos’ Kitchen while enjoying the spring weather and good company.  Second year MHP student Dylan […]

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SHPO Volunteers with Hands on Athens

The Student Historic Preservation Organization spent the weekend of April 8-9 volunteering with Hands on Athens.  Hands on Athens, a program of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, is an organization dedicated to assisting low-income Athens homeowners in historic neighborhoods to maintain, repair, and restore their properties as part of overall neighborhood revitalization.  As part of their volunteer work this weekend, SHPO members assisted […]

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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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MEPD Alumnus Matthew Nahrstedt Discusses Mentor Match Program on APA Website

Matthew Nahrstedt (MEPD 2016) recently wrote an Impact Story for the American Planning Association (APA) website discussing his experience with the APA’s Mentor Match program and the 2016 National Planning Conference in Phoenix. Matthew now works as an Environmental Planner and Designer with the nonprofit Institute for Building Technology and Safety, a job he secured at the conference. Read more about his […]

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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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