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UT Arlington Inquiry Magazine: Winning Landscapes

February 5, 2014

In a Winter 2014 article titled "Winning Landscapes", UT Arlington Inquiry Magazine discusses Kent Elliott and Blake Samper, landscape architecture students from UT Arlington, and their honor­able mention in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Campus RainWorks Challenge.

"As part of their design studio project, landscape architecture graduate students Kent Elliott and Blake Samper competed against 218 other student teams from 42 states; the competition challenged them to create innova­tive green infrastructure designs that would promote sustainable community impact.

"Elliott and Samper proposed a design that would replace imper­vious pavement with permeable paving and an aqueduct while adding increased tree canopy and vegetation, rain gardens, green roofs, a rain barrel-staircase, veg­etated swales, 'hydrowalls,' and vegetated terraces."

Landscape Sudents

Kent Elliott and Blake Samper's design took home honorable mention.