Alumnus to be inducted as president of american society of landscape architects at national conference
Student publication honored with Award of Excellence
Alumnus Susan Hatchell, FASLA, LEED AP (MLA 1982) will be inducted as president of the American Society of Landscape Architects at the National 2011 ASLA conference in San Diego, California later this month.
Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, DPACSA, along with Department of Landscape Architecture Head Gene Bressler, FASLA, will be hosting an alumni and friends reception during the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo on Sunday, October 30, 2011 beginning at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Harbor House Restaurant, 831 West Harbor Drive.
Alumni who are new ASLA fellows will also be recognized and honored: Christine Lockwood Hilt, FASLA, David L. Lycke, FASLA, and James G. Verdone, FASLA.
To RSVP for the Alumni and Friends reception visit: design.ncsu.edu/rsvp or call 919.515.8313.
In the October 2011 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, two student-led projects were recongized including the Award for Excellence for the SHIFT:infrastructure student publication sponsored by the NC State ASLA Student Chapter and an honor award for CityFabric led by Master of Landscape Architecture student Matt Tomasulo under the guidance of faculty adviser Simon Atkinson.
Excerpt from Landscape Architecture Magazine
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by the North Carolina State ASLA Student Chapter, SHIFT: is an annual student publication that provides a scholarly, provocative forum for professionally reviewed student research. The publication provides a glimpse into the values and design theories students will define, explore, and test as professionals. It examines emerging issues at the forefront of landscape architecture theory and practice and sets out to foster creative interaction across disciplinary boundaries to raise awareness of emerging trends within academic and professional communities. With a global call for submissions, the publication’s current focus is on infrastructure. The vision shown by the editorial team is what drew the jury’s admiration for this publication and web site.
CityFabric is a simple, effective way of using maps to communicate that one has a favorite place, physically and experientially. It uses Nolli maps to depict cities in graphically abstract way on T-shirts and hand-stretched prints. As urban landscape design apparel, this concept allows wearers to express their pride of place and, perhaps, initiate a conversation about it. The figure-ground Nolli map has served as a planning and design tool for centuries, and these very public depictions introduce the visual language to nonprofessionals so they can better understand and talk about the urban landscape. The jury found this concept entrepreneurial and clever. This concept of a T-shirt as social networking medium was well thought out at all levels, they said.