University of Virginia MLA Student is awarded scholarship from ASLA Virginia
The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce that third-year MLA student Fangli Zhang has been chosen for this year’s Virginia ASLA Chapter ‘Scholarship for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture’ Award, which recognizes service to the school community and academic achievement. Each year, the Virginia Chapter recognizes one student from each of the state’s two accredited landscape architectural programs—University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic University- based on the recommendations of the faculty. Fangli will receive a certificate and a monetary award at the Chapter Annual Meeting to be held in the fall.
The faculty wishes to recognize Fangli’s role in helping to establish AISA / The A-School International Student Association last year. AISA’s mission is to “provide a platform for international students to share ideas and concerns, and to help each other better integrate into the A-School community academically, socially and culturally.” With the current focus on growing a positive climate of diversity at UVA, the formation of AISA at this time is both timely and needed.
Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture Program Announces Winners of 2019 ASLA Student Honor and Merit Awards
Four students graduating from the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech have won awards in the annual ASLA Student Awards competition, sponsored in Virginia by the State ASLA Chapter. The four were shortlisted in a preliminary stage of the competition and went on to present their work to a jury of Chapter members including Alisa Cowen ASLA, Borden Edgerton ASLA, and Jennifer Jessup ASLA. Zichen Liu and Jessy (Jingyi) Qiu were recipients of ASLA Honor Awards. Merit Award winners were Megumi Kamiya and Holly Waterman.
The ASLA Student Awards recognize academic achievement, design competence, and interpersonal skills. Students qualify based on grade point average, demonstrated excellence in academic scholarship and in accomplishments related to the art and technology of landscape architecture.
Jurors and Virginia Tech award recipients left to right:
Jennifer Jessup ASLA, Holly Waterman, Megumi Kamiya, Borden Edgerton ASLA, Zichen Liu, Jessy Qiu, Alisa Cowen ASLA