Alumni and Honors Day

Alumni and Honors Day 2017 is April 21! All events will be held in the Jackson Street Building, 285 S. Jackson Street, except for the 5:00 launch party at Blue Sky. 1:30 P.M. Neel Reid Lecture by Dr. Allan Armitage 2:30 P.M. Reception immediately following lecture 3:00 P.M. Alumni and Honors Presentation 5:00 P.M. BLUE SKY, DOWNTOWN. CEDAA/Georgia Landscape Magazine Launch […]

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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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Steve Nygren to Keynote CED Graduation Ceremony

Steve Nygren, who will be the keynote speaker at this year’s CED graduation ceremony, had a long career in the hospitality industry before creating the community known as Serenbe in southwest Fulton County, near Atlanta. When uncontrolled sprawl threatened their idyllic retirement farm, Steve and his family set about finding ways to address the surrounding community’s problems by bringing together […]

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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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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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Vernacular Architecture visits North Carolina and Virgina

Students in Dr. Reinberger’s Vernacular Architecture course this semester had the opportunity to participate in a field trip from March 23-25 visiting sites in North Carolina and Virginia. Students started the three day journey with a stop at Mendenhall Homeplace in Jamestown, NC before visiting Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC.  Old Salem is an historic Moravian community featuring Germanic architecture, founded […]

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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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