Landscape Architecture Studio Won National ASLA Honor Award
Dr. Joowon Im, Assistant Professor and the UTA Landscape Architecture Studio IV class, won a national honor award for their design project from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The student awards represent the highest recognition of future landscape architects, and from 459 student entries, Landscape Architecture Studio IV was one of the 19 awarded. Each year, Award recipients receive featured coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of ASLA, and the opportunity to attend a national conference later in the year.
The winning project is entitled: “The bottom Rises: Sustainable Infrastructure Anchors a Reviving Neighborhood.“ A focus on the Bottom, a historic Freedman’s Town situated in the Low terrain along the Trinity River. The team addresses a solution to how to stabilize and improve the neighborhood by Integrating parks and green landscape infrastructures that acknowledges the cultural heritage of those spaces. The elements proposed for this space will revive the neighborhood and bring people back into the community for exhibition, gatherings, and the appreciation of the historical significance of The Bottom.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.
About the Bottom Project: Dr. Jowoon Im,
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture