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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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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Melanie Bowerman joins CED alumni in Atlanta on Urban Food Forest Effort

Melanie Bowerman, a third year MLA student from California, recently presented to Atlanta residents and stakeholders on urban edible forests. Speaking at the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill community design meeting in the Lakewood neighborhood, Melanie’s talk focused on the meeting theme, “What Could Be On Our Food Forest,” and provided case studies that she has researched for her […]

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MLA Students Make a Site Visit to East Georgia State College

Earlier this month the second year MLA’s made a site visit to East Georgia State College (EGSC) in Swainsboro, Georgia, where they will be developing a campus master plan. This project will continue to hone the class’s design skills, and will also give the students a chance to have a deep and lasting impact on their community. As an access institution, EGSC […]

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MLA Trip to Wormsloe for Eco-Restoration Studies

On the weekend of January 13th Professor Jon Calabria’s Eco-Restoration class traveled down to the Georgia Barrier Islands to stay at UGA’s campus at Wormsloe, near Savannah, Georgia. The purpose of the trip was to check on several restoration projects that had been set up the previous year: an experiment in the establishment of long leaf pine, a project to create […]

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Bricks and Bones: Exploring Atlanta’s Spaces of Neo-Slavery

Bricks and Bones: Exploring Atlanta’s Spaces of Neo-Slavery Dr. Richard Becherer January 17th, 5pm Jackson Street Building, Room 123 Dr. Richard Becherer, architectural historian, will give a lecture on the use of African American convicts at the Chattahoochee River Brick Company in Atlanta, now an historic complex faced with pressures from development. The lecture will be of interest to anyone […]

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