Five PennDesign MLA Students Receive 2011 ASLA Student Awards
Five University of Pennsylvania School of Design students and recent graduates are named as winners of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2011 Student Awards. Entries demonstrate an idealistic and urgent approach to problem solving for today’s and tomorrow’s pressing social issues.
A jury comprised of fellows and members of the ASLA selected 40 winners in seven categories including Residential, Analysis & Planning, and General Design. Of note, the jury was impressed with the graphic skill both the graduate and undergraduate students possessed, along with the breadth of their theoretical survey. Awards will be presented on November 2 at the ASLA Annual Meeting in San Diego, where PennDesign Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture (LA) Laurie Olin will receive the 2011 ASLA Medal.
Johanna Barthmaier, May 2011 MLA graduate: Award of Excellence in the General Design Category for her “Tempelhof Wasserpark” project for the Tempelhof Airfield studio site in Berlin, Germany. Martin Rein-Cano and Yadiel Rivera-Diaz were the faculty advisors.
Joseph Kubik, May 2011 MLA graduate: Honor Award in the General Design Category for his “Co-Modification” project for the Bintan Island, Indonesia studio. Mark Thomann was the faculty advisor.
Jun Zhou, MLA student: Honor Award in the General Design Category for his “Growing Fun(ction): Delaware River Park Islands of Resilience” project for Studio III, The Philadelphia Studio: Urban Transformations and the Making of Sustainable Districts. Lucinda Sanders was the faculty advisor.
Karen Lutsky, May 2011 MLA graduate: Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning Category for her “Big Old Tree; New Big Easy, using New Orleans’ native trees to structure a new plan for Iberville and the Lafitte Corridor” project for the New Orleans Studio: Iberville/Treme, A Landscape Transformation. David Gouverneur and Nicholas Pevzner were the faculty advisors.
Abigail Smith, dual MLA/MAR student: Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning Category for her “Gateways through Gesture: The Philadelphia Handshake Connecting North Philadelphia to the Delaware River” project for Studio III, The Philadelphia Studio: Urban Transformations and the Making of Sustainable Districts. Lucinda Sanders and Michael Miller were the faculty advisors. Smith also was the winner of a scholarship from the Connecticut Chapter of the ASLA.