LSU’s College of Art & Design is pleased to announce that the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture students, faculty, and alumni earned significant recognition in the 2012 awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), announced in late August. Joshua Brooks and Chad Caletka, BLA 2012, each won Honor Awards for their Capstone projects, under the direction of the Reich School’s Interim Director and Professor Van Cox and Associate Professor Lake Douglas. Brooks won in the Analysis and Planning category for Microcosm of America and Caletka was recognized in the General Design category for ReWilding City Park.
Graduate students from the 2012 MLA class, through the School’s Research Methods class under direction of Lake Douglas (spring semester, 2011), submitted over 50 entries for What’s Out There, an on-line data base of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington DC, that won an Honor Award in Communications.
Associate professors Brad Cantrell and Wes Michaels were recognized with an Award of Excellence in the Communications category for their recent book Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design (Wiley, 2011).
Alumni recipients of recognition include Jeffrey Carbo Associates of Alexandria, Louisiana, (Jeff Carbo, BLA, ’85; Mike Lanaux, BLA ’94), together with MESA of Houston, Texas (Tary Arterburn, BLA ’79), recognized with an Honor Award in the General Design category for Shangri La Botanical Garden, in Orange, Texas. Assoc. Prof. Lake Douglas (BLA ’72) served as arts consultant on the project. The Office of James Burnett of Solana Beach, California (James Burnett, BLA ’83) received an Honor award for Sunnyland Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, California, and Reed Hilderbrand LLC of Watertown, Massachusetts (Doug Reed, BLA ’78), won an Honor Award for Reordering an Old Quarry in Guilford, CT.