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LAF offers $43,500 in awards through 9 different scholarships and fellowships. Students enrolled at universities in the U.S. and Canada are eligible. Applications due Feb 1 and 15, 2014.
A total of 21 projects – submitted by 14 design firms, one organization and one institution – have been selected for LAF’s 2014 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. CSI is a unique research collaboration that matches LAF-funded faculty-student research teams with leading practitioners to document the benefits of exemplary high-performing landscape projects.
Participants from each firm will work with the 2014 Research Fellows to evaluate the performance of one or more built projects and produce Landscape Performance Series Case Study Briefs. Projects are selected based on design innovation, availability of baseline information, potential for quantified performance outcomes and the firm’s commitment to the research collaboration.
The selected projects represent a wide variety of typologies, locations and climates. The various public parks include several prominent brownfield reclamations, as well as plazas, streetscapes, creek restorations, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learning environments include three university campus sites and two exemplar public schools designed to encourage student appreciation of the sciences. Among the selected projects, several have been recognized with SITES and LEED certifications, while others were awarded national research grants from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Commerce.
The 2014 CSI program kicks off in March. Starting in the fall, look for the resulting Case Study Briefs from these participating firms and projects:
- City of Charlottesville and the Nature Conservancy
Meadow Creek Restoration
NOVA Southeastern University
Pompano Beach Streetscape
- Hargreaves Associates
Chattanooga Renaissance Park
- Jacobs/Ryan Associates
Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy
- Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect
Buffalo Public High School 305, McKinley High School
- Morton Arboretum
Meadow Lake Restoration & Permeable Main Parking Lot
- Perkins + Will
1315 Peachtree Street
Atlanta Belt Line Eastside Trail
- PWP Landscape Architecture
Nasher Sculpture Center
- Raymond Jungles, Inc.
1111 Lincoln Road
- Rhodeside & Harwell
James Madison University College of Integrated Sciences & Technology
- Rick Manning Landscape Architect
TREE Neighborhood, Eco Village at Ithaca
- Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Pete V. Domenici Courthouse
- Site Design Group
Henry Palmisano Park
AT&T Performing Arts Center
George “Doc” Cavialliere Park
- Michael Vergason Landscape Architects
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center/Smith Education Center at Monticello
Plaza at Sundance Square
- Wolf Lighthall
Cornell University Nevin Welcome Center
Eight faculty Research Fellows have been selected for LAF’s 2014 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. CSI is a unique research collaboration that matches LAF-funded faculty and student research teams with design firms to document the benefits of exemplary high-performing landscape projects as Landscape Performance Series Case Study Briefs.
Research Fellows lead the CSI collaboration, work with firms to identify performance benefits of select projects, develop evaluation methods, and oversee the case study production process. These select faculty members receive an honorarium and funding to support a student research assistant.
The selection process was highly competitive with proposals received from over 27 researchers across the U.S and abroad. The following LAF Research Fellows will lead the seven 2014 Case Study Investigation teams:
- Chris A. Martin, PhD, Arizona State University
- Michele Palmer, Cornell University
- Ebru Ozer, Florida International University
- Mary Pat Mattson, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Brad Collett, University of Tennessee
- Taner R. Ozdil, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
- James P. Richards, University of Texas at Arlington
- Leena Cho, University of Virginia
Congratulations to this impressive group! Later this week, we’ll announce the projects and firms selected for participation — stay tuned!