LAF Scholarship and Fellowship Winners
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- ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship
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- Dangermond Fellowship
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- EDSA Minority Scholarship
- Hawaii Chapter/David T. Woolsey Scholarship
- LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA
- Landscape Forms Design for People Scholarship
- Peridian International Inc./Rae L. Price, FASLA Scholarship
- Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship
- Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship
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Kevin Jeffery moved from Washington, D.C. to pursue his master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. His research objective is to develop the Blue Index project; a system for ranking and categorizing water areas of all types for the amount of relaxation they induce as well as their perceived human value. He will install a series of twenty-five photo stations around the city of Austin where participants will rank how much it contributes to their level of calmness as well as submit a picture capturing the water scene with their smart device. Prior to his graduate studies in Austin, Kevin was a professional environmentalist in D.C. where he acquired a unique set of skills in metropolitan green infrastructure, non-profit advocacy, government, networking, water management, and youth development. Post graduation, Kevin is looking to advance his career in the sustainability sector. He is a skilled communicator with a knack for talking to diverse range of people, experienced in the design/fabrication process, proven leadership capacity, and very well versed in stormwater policy and low impact development.
2017 Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship
University of Texas at Austin
Rivka Weinstock is a first-generation American artist and designer. She’s an MLA candidate in her second year at the University of Pennsylvania. Rivka holds a BA in Psychology and Fine Arts, with a concentration in painting, from Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College. She approaches her design work through a poetic and ethical lens, weaving aesthetics, history and process, as well as pressing socio-political concerns into her designs. Rivka draws from a wide variety of experiences in her praxis, which prioritizes community-centered, flexible and equitable spaces within our complex, contemporary urban landscapes.
2017 ASLA-NY Designing in the Public Realm Scholarship
University of Pennsylvania
Anjelica is originally from San Antonio, Texas where she grew up surrounded by the rich culture of her Mexican ancestors, sparking her interest in the relationship designers have with the past. Her experience in both Texas and Louisiana has given her a new perspective on how human interactions directly influence the unique social, cultural, and ecological aspects of an environment. Anjelica believes that landscape architects have the ability to influence the world in a way that benefits each specific region by bridging the gap between history and innovative design. She is currently researching the urbanization trends of cities along the U.S.-Mexico border and how to approach spatial programming successfully despite harsh human interference. Her hopes are to continue to be an advocate for the profession through the promotion of cultural remediation and activism in landscape architecture.
2017 EDSA Minority Scholarship
Louisiana State University
Dhara Mittal is a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at the University of Michigan. Her interest in designing human ecosystems in urban areas stem from a long standing interaction with nature. Dhara grew up in two countries, dividing time between India and Tanzania. Growing up within diverse ecologies and communities across continents, she learned to celebrate differences while recognizing common humanity. Her undergraduate studies first sparked her interest in river systems while working on a project on a neglected creek in her hometown of Vadodara, a city established on the banks of the Vishwamitri River in India. At the University of Michigan she has successfully formulated her passions and interests into an interdisciplinary Master’s project that aims to propose alternative design mechanisms and policy recommendations for the Vishwamitri River. After graduation, Dhara intends to expand her work to other natural systems oriented projects in India. Her immediate interest is to work on the national river interlinking project. Through her work she intends to bring a paradigm shift in the way river systems are perceived in India.
2017 LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sarah Robinson is an undergraduate landscape architecture student at the University of Guelph. She enjoys designing not just spaces but improving people’s lives through the leadership and innovation that this discipline offers. Sarah is currently working on an independent design project based on her thesis; these projects seek to alleviate loneliness through retrofitting suburban neighborhoods. As someone who grew up on a cul-de-sac in Kitchener, Ontario, Sarah is especially interested in using the centers of these dead-end streets as opportunities to create social engagement. After graduation, Sarah hopes to continue designing communities – specifically designing for communities – to bring neighbours together through their local built environment. This focus allows her to pursue other interests which include learning about other cultures and exploring the everyday lives of people around the world.
2017 Landscape Forms Design for People Scholarship
University of Guelph
Jesse Lafian, a senior Horticulture student at the University of Georgia (UGA), is working to give people healthy plants and clean water. He is the founder of Reservoir, a startup that is developing a patent-pending tensiometer that can measure how much water in the soil isavailable to plants. This technology will help landscapers and farmers conserve water, reduce agro-chemical pollution, and increase profits by improving irrigation management. Jesse has raised $13,500 from grants and built a small-scale laboratory prototype with his mentor Dr.Marc van Iersel, a UGA Horticulture Professor and irrigation-sensor expert. They are working with UGA’s grounds management department to deploy several of these units on campus later this semester. Jesse plans to secure more funding to complete R&D on the tensiometer after graduation. Aside from school and work, he enjoys drumming, hiking, and riding his 1980 Kawasaki motorcycle.
2017 Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship
University of Georgia