Alumna helps students discover a career in landscape architecture

“What is landscape architecture?” That’s the first question Nicole Plunkett (BLAE 10), asks students she meets through her non-profit organization, Future Landscape Architects of America or FLAA. The organization’s main goal is to educate K-12 students about a career in landscape architecture. FLAA has a volunteer committee of 18 landscape architects located throughout Florida. “The …

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SWA CEO Gerdo Aquino featured speaker at Edward D. Stone, Jr. Lecture Series

On March 31 at UF’s Harn Museum, the annual Edward D. Stone, Jr. Lecture Series featured SWA CEO and DCP Alum Gerdo Aquino. Los Angeles-based SWA is an award-winning global practice operating on the leading edge of landscape architecture, urban design and planning. “I am really honored to be here at the University of Florida,” …

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Landscape Architecture Students Help Make UF Health Patient’s Design a Reality

Four landscape architecture students volunteered their time to help make a UF Health patient’s design for a rock garden come to fruition. Thanks to the help from landscape architecture students Joey Amodo, Nathania Martinez, Christopher Nelson and Breana Ross, Dan Angeles’ design was featured through May 31 at the Harn Museum’s Asian Rock Garden. Angeles, …

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Landscape Architecture Department Honors Students and Alumni

The 2017 Department of Landscape Architecture Scholarship and Awards Ceremony was held Friday, April 21 at Leonardo’s 706. While the two alumni award winners were unable to attend, the students and faculty had a great time celebrating all the hard work they put in throughout the academic year Congratulations to all the award winners:Distinguished Alumni …

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DCP Alum is a Dual Threat

Nicole Plunkett, BLAE 2010, recently won not one but two awards for her work. She was named the first recipient of the Exceptional Emerging Professional Award by the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). She also was selected for the inaugural year of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Fellowship for Innovation …

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Martinez Named National Olmsted Scholar Finalist

Landscape architecture undergraduate student Nathania Martinez recently was named a 2017 National Olmsted Scholar Finalist by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). The National Olmsted Scholars Program is the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students. Martinez was named one of six national finalists (three graduate and three undergraduate) from amongst a group of 50 …

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LA Programs Undergo Double Re-accreditation

The UF landscape architecture undergraduate and graduate programs underwent a double re-accreditation in mid-October, testing the first-ever double re-accreditation review of its kind. Typically, an accreditation for undergraduate and graduate programs are done separately with an accreditation team of three people over a period of three days. This time, both programs went through the review …

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Gator Grand Slam: three LAE students win state-level competition

For the fourth consecutive year, landscape architecture students from the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning have won top state awards in the Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN): “Real Landscapes Design Competition,” for the use of Florida native plants. Only this year, the students swept all three categories in the competition! The annual …

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Edward D. Stone, Jr. Lecture Series

In remembrance of Edward D. Stone, Jr., the Department of Landscape Architecture held its annual lecture last Thursday. The event began with a plaque unveiling, commemorating Stone and featuring the donors who made the endowed lecture series possible. Afterwards, the 2016 featured speaker Laurie Olin presented his lecture at the Harn Museum.

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