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Landscapes in Process 2018-2019
The Release of Process 23
The Landscapes in Process series is an annual publication of work undertaken in design studios, lectures and seminars as well as student awards, faculty news and list of graduates. Process 23 showcases the work of students from the school year 2018-2019.
"The work collated in these pages offers a glimpse into the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania. This is the twenty-third volume in a series of end-of-year reviews, outlining the coursework and events of the past academic year. We have included sections with information about the MLA program including the history of the program, its philosophy, curriculum requirements, as well as MLA and dual-degree plans of study. This year we have added an additional twenty pages to highlight the work of the ten graduating MLA students who were nominated by the faculty to present their work to the ASLA Awards Jury on May 13, 2019. While this publication is an extremely edited and partial form of summary, it communicates not only the richness of the MLA program at Penn but also the department’s commitment to advancing the field through inquiry and design-based research. In addition to coursework in history and theory, media and visualization, ecology, horticulture, earthworks, water management and construction technology, studio work captures the full ambitions of a program committed to design. Last year, studio sites included the Upper Roxborough Reservoir and the North Philadelphia Delaware River Waterfront; several sites in New Jersey; and the Tri-Boro Line that runs through Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Students also had the opportunity to work on studio sites in the Galapagos Islands; the Pearl River Delta in China; Prague, Czech Republic; Puerto Rico; Monterrey and Bogotá Colombia; Rajasthan, India; Quadra Island, British Columbia; and Beirut, Lebanon. The geographic reach, variety of scale and complexity of issues with which students and faculty have engaged in these studios is testament to our ambitions for landscape architecture in the twenty-first century" (Forward by Richard Weller, Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture Department, October 2019).
Full Publication: Process 23
Prior Publications: Volumes 12-23