Landscape Architecture Curriculum Reform Approved by SEBS Academic Forum
On April 3, 2013, the SEBS Academic Forum approved the curriculum reform for the Landscape Architecture Option of our Major Environmental Planning and Design. This reform is taking place in preparation for the proposed name change of the BS Environmental Planning and Design Option Landscape Architecture into a BS Landscape Architecture. That name change will most likely occur in January 2014.
At this point, the name change does not have an impact on the three remaining options of the continued BS Environmental Planning and Design: Landscape Industry, Environmental Planning, and Environmental Geomatics.
Rutgers LA at the CELA Conference
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture just completed its annual meeting in Austin, TX. We are proud to say that 5 of our faculty presented papers at this year's meeting:
- "Solar Park on a Landfill - Integrating Service Learning and Community Impact in the Design Process" by Wolfram Hoefer
- "Programming the Middle Landscape: Cherry Grove Farm Case Study" by Holly Grace Nelson
- "Designing and Preserving Change: An Examination of the Home of Landscape Architect James Rose" by Dean Cardasis
- "Resourcefulness and Community Design: African American Yards in Baton Rouge, Louisiana" by Richard Alomar
- "Toward a New Landscape: The Evolution of Modular Form in Ian McHarg�s Theory of Design" by Kathleen John-Alder
A great showing by Rutgers!
It�s Scholarship Season!
This is a great time of year for our students because there are so many different opportunities for scholarship and other awards. Our scholarship committee has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities that Rutgers� students should be looking closer at. The deadline for SEBS scholarship applications is NO LATER THAN APRIL 12, 2013.
Outstanding Alumni Award 2012 and 2013
Our department's Outstanding Alumni Award celebrates the life work and contributions of alumni from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers.� We are pleased to announce David Reed, principal of the San Diego based firm David Reed Landscape Architects, as our 2012 Outstanding Alumnus. �We are also pleased to announce Ilonka Angalet, Principal Landscape Architect in the Engineering and Architectural Division of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as our 2013 Outstanding Alumna.� (Read full story)
Landscape Architecture receives $50,000 from NJASLA
The New Jersey Chapter of the ASLA is an essential supporter of our programs and students. At this year�s annual meeting, the NJASLA executive committee presented the Department of Landscape Architecture with a $50,000 check to establish an endowment to assist in paying for professional development experiences for undergraduate and graduate students.
Members were encouraged to donate to this fund so that we can expand opportunities such as student participation in the NJASLA annual meeting, class field trips, internships, and other professional experienced opportunities.
Thank you, NJASLA!
The Social Life of Structures
Classicism, Romanticism & Modernity: A Painter�s Perspective
Inhabiting Topography Alampi Hall 6:30
**DATE MOVED TO 05.1.13
Resilient Urban Environments
From the Sanitary to the Sustainable City
Cosponsored with DEENR
Community Mapping: Spatial Thinking & Geospatial Innovation
Observation & Landscape Architecture
Post Industrial Landscapes: Richard Haag & Gas Works Park
Cekada Memorial Lecture Trayes Hall 6:30
Janike Kampevold Larsen
Beyond Nation: Challenges for Northern & Arctic Landscapes
Wild for the City: Creating & Sustaining Urban Nature
* Sponsored by Pamela Holzapfel and Levien & Company, Inc.
Resilient Urban Environments
National ASLA meeting Sept. 27-30. See you there.