University of Virginia: School of Architecture

Students Win Honor Award in ASLA Design Competition

Type: News

For the second year in a row, students in the Program in Landscape Architecture have been awarded a top prize for their submission in the annual ASLA competition. Shanti Levy (MLA, MArch, degree expected Dec, 2008) and Elizabeth Hoogheem (MArch'08) submitted, "AGUA: Infrastructure as Landscape Identity," a proposal for a 300-acre water infrastructure park in the Mexico City Basin. Assoc. Professor Julie Bargmann and Mario Schjetnan, FASLA, who was the Frank Talbot, Jr. Visiting Professor for 2007-08, served as faculty advisors.

The awards jury commented, "Beautifully presented, real art! This project dealt with important hydrological issues in a revelatory way that was culturally specific and spoke to things that were Mexican in nature."

Additional Information: ASLA Student Awards: Aqua

Published: November 6, 2008