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Students YI Zheng (left) and Meg Foster (right) with Assistant Professor Brenda Brown at the EDRA conference

Landscape Architecture Students win best poster award

YI Zheng and Meg Foster tie for 1st place for best poster award at EDRA conference in Raleigh, North Carolina

June 1, 2016 — 

On May 21, 2016, YI Zheng, Landscape Architecture graduate student, and Meg Foster, graduating student in the Environmental Design- Landscape + Urbanism option, tied for this year’s best poster award at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over 60 posters were presented at this international event. Foster’s Gitigan Mekanyzn and Zheng’s Evoking Other Gardens – Three Islands in Winnipeg began in the LARC/EVLU Possible Urbanisms studio in fall, 2015. As students in Professor Brenda Brown’s section, their first project was to design an ethnobotanical garden for Winnipeg, a project that included interviews with people of different cultures as well as other research on plants, people, Winnipeg and their sites. Students were required to prepare their design presentation based on EDRA specifications and to write and submit an abstract to the juried conference. Seven out of the class’s eleven submissions were accepted in February; six students refined their designs, attended the conference and presented their work. Graduate students Sujana Devabhaktuni and Connor Redman also presented posters; graduate student Raveena Chauhan and undergraduate T.J. Richard presented their projects in 6-minute ‘shorts.’

 

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