Several A&AA scholars, alumni, and friends were recognized recently with the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ inaugural Honor Awards. Recognition was given for service, design, leadership, and stewardship.
A team of UO landscape architecture students won the People’s Choice award in the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, along with a separate $10,000 cash prize, for their project “Living Filtration System.” The People’s Choice award included $3,000 plus software valued at another $3,000.
Sculptor Devin Laurence Field, whose public art has been installed in Sweden, China, and South Korea, recently completed his seventh installation in the City of Springfield.
Two UO professors are helping to organize an inaugural gathering to develop a healthy-building certification process similar to LEED, which advocates for green-building programs. Architecture Associate Professor Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg and biology Professor Jessica Green are working on the 2017 Health and Energy Consortium, which hopes to strike a balance between the greenest and healthiest technologies.
Eden Powell won’t forget seeing “real spaces where people create in the New York art world,” which she experienced last March on a field trip with her “Spring Break in New York” ART 408 class. The visit included a stop at SculptureCenter, which exposed the students to “a really current, cutting edge art scene [in] a multidimensional and dynamic space,” said Powell, an undergraduate art student.