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ASLA Announces the 2018 Student Awards Winners


The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) proudly announces
the 27 winners of the ASLA 2018 Student Awards. Selected from 332
entries representing 17 schools, the awards honor the top work of
landscape architecture students in the United States and around the

The winners will receive their awards at the ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting
and EXPO in Philadelphia on Monday, October 22, at the Pennsylvania
Convention Center.

The September issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM)
features the winning projects and is available for free viewing here:{"issue_id":517938,"page":0}

The following is a complete list of 2018 student award winners. Winning
projects are designated as either an honor award or an award of
excellence, which is the highest possible distinction.

General Design Category

Award of Excellence
In Between Walls, Pyramid Lake, Nevada
Niloufar Makaremi Esfarjani, Student ASLA, University of Toronto

Honor Awards
Myth, Memory, and Landscape in the Pyramid Lake
Paiute Reservation, Pyramid Lake, Nevada
by Derek Lazo, Student
ASLA, and Serena Lousich, Student ASLA, University of California,

Sharawadgi Garden: A New Understanding of Chinoiserie for a Chinese
Garden at the MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York
by Douglas A.
Breuer, Student ASLA, University of Pennsylvania

Songs from the Ocean, Dancers from the Land: Rendering an Ecological
Choreography of Coastal Habitats in Phuket, Thailand, Phuket, Thailand
Kate Jirasiritham, Student ASLA, The City College of New York

Stop Making Sense: Spatializing the Hanford Site's Nuclear Legacy,
Hanford, Washington
by Kasia Keeley, Student ASLA, and Andrew
Prindle, Student ASLA, University of Washington

Wetness behind the sc/een: Re-wetting the Oran, Tilwara, Rajasthan, India
Cyrus Sohrab Khan, Student ASLA, University of Pennsylvania

Residential Design Category

Award of Excellence
Baseco: A New Housing Paradigm, Manila,
by Julio F. Torres Santana, Student ASLA, Yinan Liu,
Student ASLA, Aime Vailes-Macarie, Harvard University Graduate School of

Honor Award
The Snow [RESERVE]: Dynamic Microclimate
Strategies for South Boston Living, Boston
by Sunmee Lee, Student
ASLA, and Phia Sennett, Student ASLA, Harvard University Graduate School
of Design

Analysis and Planning Category

Award of Excellence
‘El retorno a la tierra' / 'Going back
to the land', Las Marías, Puerto Rico
by Nicole Rivera-Ramos,
Student ASLA, State University of New York, College of Environmental
Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF)

Honor Awards
Bloom! A Dynamic Landscape Biological System,
Fort Worth, Texas
by Xiwei Shen, Student ASLA, Jiawen Chen, Student
ASLA, Chengzhe Zhang, Student ASLA, Harvard University Graduate School
of Design

Developing with Water: A Landscape-driven Regulatory Framework, New
by Meikang Li, Student ASLA, University of Toronto

Pyro-Diversion: Planning for Fire in the San Gabriel Valley, Glendora,
by Sarah Toth, Student ASLA, The City College of New York

Terre d'eau - Land of water, St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada
Marianne Lafontaine-Chicha, Student ASLA, University of Toronto

Topographic Urban Expansion - A Landscape Armature on Hillsides of
Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
by Qiwei Song, Student ASLA,
University of Toronto

Waters in Peril: Collective Measures for a Dying Lake Winnipeg, Lake
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
by Jaysen Ariola, Student ASLA,
University of Toronto

Communications Category

Award of Excellence
‘Korea Remade': A Guide to the Reuse of
the DMZ and Hinterlands towards Unification, Border of Republic of Korea
and Democratic People's Republic of Korea
by Xiwei Shen, Student
ASLA, Jiawen Chen, Student ASLA, Siyu Jiang, Student ASLA, Harvard
University Graduate School of Design

Honor Awards
District Hill Cemetery Master Plan,
Chickamauga, Georgia
by Arianne Wolfe, Student ASLA, and Devyn
Quick, Student ASLA, University of Georgia

The Living Things Nursery Catalogue and Guide to Climate
Bonnie-Kate Walker, Student ASLA, University of Virginia

Public Space Design Guidelines for Saltillo, Mexico, Saltillo, Mexico
a team of students from the University of Texas at Austin

A Student's Guide to Environmental Justice Version 1.3, Democratic
People's Republic of Korea
by Kari Spiegelhalter, Student ASLA,
Tess Ruswick, Student ASLA, Patricia Noto, Student ASLA, Cornell
University, Rhode Island School of Design

Research Category

Award of Excellence

Restoring Diversity: Factors Influencing Revegetation Efforts in the
Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave Desert Land Trust
Marinna Wagner, Student ASLA, California State Polytechnic University,

Student Collaboration Category

Award of Excellence
The One Tree Project, Tilwara,
Rajasthan, India
by a team of students at Washington University in
St. Louis

Honor Award
Thermal Thresholds, Minto, Alaska
by Yin Yu
Fong, Katie Kelly, Student ASLA, Anna Morrison, University of Virginia

Community Service Category

Award of Excellence
Children's Garden: Strengthening
Mother-Child Relationships within Prison Walls, Mitchellville, Iowa
a team of students at Iowa State University

Honor Awards
Croatian Monastery Continues to Heal: A
Community Restorative Garden for Youth, the Blind, and the Elderly with
Disabilities, Rijeka, Croatia
by a team of students at the
University of Washington

Dolores Street Pollinator Boulevard, San Francisco
by Julia Prince,
Student ASLA, Benjamin Heim, University of California, Berkeley

Jazz Fence, Chicago
by Jiaming Sun, Student ASLA, and Yu Si,
Student ASLA, Illinois Institute of Technology

The student awards jury included:

  • Roberto Rovira, ASLA, Chair, Florida International University, Miami
  • Andrea Cochran, FASLA, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San
  • Kurt Culbertson, FASLA, Design Workshop, Aspen, Colorado
  • Tom Dallessio, Professional Planner and Policy Expert, Philadelphia
  • Jennifer Daniels, ASLA, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Ray Gastil, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • Jeffrey Hou, ASLA, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Elizabeth Kennedy, ASLA, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect,
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Lucinda Sanders, FASLA, OLIN, Philadelphia

Complete awards criteria, project information and images can be viewed

High-resolution images are available for journalists. Please contact
Karen Grajales at

About the American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is
the professional association for landscape architects in the United
States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society's mission is
to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication,
education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA's mission
since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the
Society's programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in
demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient
development practices through the creation of its own green roof,
co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation
of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

The ASLA Honors and Awards is a program of the ASLA Fund.

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