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LAF Announces CSI Fellows and Projects
2019 Program Award Recipients

LAF Announces CSI Fellows and Projects

Designed by site design studio, the Argyle Shared Street project is located in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. It was designed to encourage a more pedestrian-friendly streetscape for the community. The project has been selected for Landscape Architecture Foundation's CSI Program.
Photo credit: Scott Shigley for site design group, ltd


In the fall, the Landscape Architecture Foundation accepted project proposals for its Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. Just recently, the CSI teams and projects were announced for 2019. The Fellows receive a $1,000 honorarium, and $9,000 will also be given to support the student Research Assistant. The teams will develop "methods to quantify environmental, social and economic benefits," and their Case Study Briefs will be published in LAF's Landscape Performance Series. The CSI program will take place from February to August 2019.

The selection included 11 faculty Research Fellows and 12 landscape projects, which consisteof a world-class museum, a shared street project, wind farms and more. The award recipients are listed on the LAF website as follows:

CSI Research Fellows: Aidan Ackerman, ASLA, Robin E. Hoffman, Ph.D., and Maren King, ASLA, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Student Research Assistant: Meghan Keefe
• Environmental Design & Research - Block Island Wind Farm, New Shoreham, R.I.
• Environmental Design & Research - Hardscrabble Wind Power Project, Fairfield, N.Y.

CSI Research Fellow: Amanda Aman, AIA, University of Texas at Arlington
Student Research Assistant: Yalcin Yildirim
• MIG, Inc. - Yanaguana Garden, San Antonio, TX
• SWA Group - Buffalo Bayou Park Post-Harvey, Houston, TX

CSI Research Fellow: Sarah Hanson, Illinois Institute of Technology
Student Research Assistant: Matt Callone
• Jacobs/Ryan - Regenstein Learning Campus at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Ill.
• Sasaki - Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, Ill.
• site design studio - Argyle Shared Street, Chicago, Ill.

CSI Research Fellow: Dennis Karanja, MAAK(A), Ph.D., Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Student Research Assistant: Carolyne Wanza Nthiwa, MAAK(LA)
• HM Design - Eagle View Camp, Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya

CSI Research Fellow: Jun-Hyun Kim, Ph.D., ASLA, Michigan State University
Student Research Assistant: Amanda Catherine Wakefield
• Mithun - Chatham University Eden Hall Campus, Richland Township, Penn.

CSI Research Fellow: Emma Mendel, University of Virginia
Student Research Assistant: ChloA(C) Skye Nagraj
• PWP Landscape Architecture - Glenstone, Potomac, Md.

CSI Research Fellow: Mark Lindquist, Ph.D., ASLA, University of Michigan
Student Research Assistant: Evan Gill
• Stoss Landscape Urbanism - Eda U. Gerstacker Grove

CSI Research Fellows: Yi Luo and Michael Volk, University of Florida
Student Research Assistant: Kanglin Chen
• Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency - Depot Park, Gainesville, Fla.

Note: LASN published site design studio's Argyle Shared Street project in August 2018. To view, click HERE.



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