Alumni Connection Awards Presented at Landscape Architecture Program 2012 Awards Ceremony

August 1, 2012 in Uncategorized by admin

Alumni Connection presented awards to outstanding students at the UCLA Extension Landscape Architect Program 2012 Student Awards Ceremony on July 14th.

The selection criteria were: 1) how well the student solved their stated problem or program; and 2) how well they communicated the solution. The awards this year go to:

Jessica Barrie for her Design IV Spring Street Park project. Jessica’s design was well conceived, her boards were clear, and her process included a site inventory, site analysis, and provided the context to the street and adjacencies.

Dolly Chu for her Site Engineering and Watershed Management project and her Irrigation Plan. Both technical projects displayed thoroughness and clear sheet design.

Jessyca Frederick for her Advanced Graphics Culver City Museum of Art project. Her photoshop and graphic design skills were clearly demonstrated on both the boards and the well designed and highly readable book.

Samantha Hung for her well designed Construction Methods and Materials book. Her hand drawings were well done and showed a clear understanding of the different construction methods. And also for her Design VI Cal Arts Campus project with compelling graphics and a creative use of aerial views.

Julia Newton for her Design III Melnitz Stairs project. Julia’s process was thorough and well documented in her process book. Her boards were clear and the use of sections and color highlighted her design solution. The use of a model further demonstrated the design in the context of the space.

Linda Whitney for her Public Field Sequence project which clearly told the story of the space in a highly creative way that was visually arresting. And also for her Site Engineering and Watershed Management which demonstrated thoroughness and clear sheet design.

The Judging Committee members were:
Cathy Robert
Anne Jones
June Scott

In addition to the student awards a new award was instituted this year and our Alumni Connection President, Yvonne English (07), and President Elect, Debbie James (09) were pleased to present the first Honorary Member Award to Alexis Joan Shaffer. The Alumni Connection Board chose Alexis to receive this award for her contribution not only to Alumni Connection, but also to the Landscape Architect profession.


Yvonne English, Alexis Schaffer and Debbie James shown in the photo above at the awards ceremony.