Landscape Architecture

News and Student Awards


Olin Prize for Design + Scholarship ($500 check and certificate)

Each year the landscape architecture faculty selects a graduating student that it feels is the “outstanding” student for that year. This year’s recipient was…

Christopher Y. Lousos.  Chris has grown tremendously from the time he started in our program 5 years ago and has developed into a thoughtful designer who consistently exhibits enthusiasm and pride in his work.  He consistently goes the extra mile to research a topic, site or building, and explores various design precedents to produces a thoughtful and sensitive design solution.  Chris has a bright and exciting future in the profession!

ASLA Awards (American Society of Landscape Architects)

Each year the landscape architecture faculty nominate up to two graduating students to compete for Honor and/or Merit Awards. A jury of practicing professionals is selected to review the “lifetime” work of the two students. After a formal presentation to the group, the jury makes its decision. This year the winners were…

Award of Honor: Vanessa Miller

Vanessa Miller is an exceptionally bright, thoughtful, creative and dedicated student.  Vanessa was also named a 2014 Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Student Scholar, which recognizes students with exceptional leadership potential to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits. Vanessa is currently an intern at AKRF Inc., a leading environmental, planning and engineering consulting firm.

Award of Merit: Timothy Linehan

Tim Linehan, a native of New Hampshire, is a very talented designer, outstanding student and really nice person.  He has been on the Dean's list the last nine semesters.  Tim's versatility and collaborative nature allows him to excel at whatever he tries.  He is also a history buff.  Tim's successful internship with the Philadelphia Water Department led to his current position at CHPlanning, a nationwide development planning company.  

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