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ASLA 2018 Students Awards
During National Hispanic Heritage Month

ASLA 2018 Students Awards

This project received the ASLA 2018 Student Honor Award, Community Service Category. Croatian Monastery Continues to Heal: A Community Restorative Garden for Youth, the Blind, and the Elderly with Disabilities, was created by a team of students at the University of Washington. Photo Credit: Daniel Winterbottom

The American Society of Landscape Architects has recognized those of Latinx descent during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Several students have won in a program that honors the best landscape architecture work from students around the country. The various categories in the program include: general and residential design, research, analysis and planning, collaboration and community service.

Nicole Rivera-Ramos received the Award of Excellence in the "analysis and planning" category for her project that focused on ways for Puerto Rican communities to improve on self-sufficiency and food production. She attends the State University of New York, College of Environment Science and Forestry.

A team of students at the University of Texas received the Honor Award in the communications category. The team worked with the Planning Institute of Saltillo (IMPLAN) to improve the wellbeing of citizens through the development of better public spaces and urban guidelines in Saltillo, Mexico.

Another Honor Award was given to a group of students at the University of Washington. The team designed a community garden in Rijeka, Croatia, intended as a restorative place for youth, the blind, and the elderly who have disabilities. This project was recognized in the general design category.

The winners will be acknowledged at the annual ASLA Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 22. For further details on the projects, visit

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