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University of Texas at Arlington

August 26, 2011

Landscape Architecture students from the University of Texas at Arlington were among the winners of the recently announced Texas ASLA Student Awards for 2011.  The award winners were officially announced at the Texas Chapter of ASLA 2011 State Conference in Galveston, April 27-29, 2011.  Winning entries were also displayed during the conference.

The award winners from UT Arlington were:

  • Overall Winner (Highest Recognition) in Analysis & Planning Category.  Environmental Planning Studio IV Group Project: "Alliance, Texas: Environmental Inventory, Analysis, Planning, Vision"  Recipient Team: Susan Alford, Alexandra Leister, Cuiyan Mei, Yao Lin, Nakjune Seong, Chia-Yin Wu, Sara Kuehn, Yunhui Zhou, with contributions by graduated team member Rhonda Fields.
  • Honor Award Winner (Second Highest Recognition) in Design Category. Urban Landscape/Design Studio V Individual Project: "Re-inventing Junius Heights".  Recipient: Nakjune Seong.

Both of the projects receiving awards were undertaken by landscape architecture studios at UT Arlington taught by Dr. Taner R. Ozdil as community partnership projects.  The Overall Winner in the Analysis & Planning Category, the Alliance Group Project, was developed in Studio 4 Environmental Planning, in partnership with the Hillwood Development Company. The Re-inventing Junius Heights Project, selected as the Honor Award Winner in the Design Category, was developed in Studio 5 Urban Design and Landscape Studio in partnership with Junius Heights Neighborhood Association.

The mission of the American Society of Landscape Architects is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.

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