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Two Chatham University Student Projects Win Merit Awards From American Society of Landscape Architects

PITTSBURGH – Two Chatham University student projects were recipients of merit awards from the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) at the annual meeting of the organization held at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa.


The two projects awarded were:

  • A design proposal for an outdoor classroom/civic space for the Homewood Renaissance Association by Elaine Kramer, developed as an outreach component of Visiting Assistant Professor, Jim Feath’s, landscape construction documentation course.
  • A design proposal for an outdoor classroom and rain garden to complement Chatham Master of Sustainability student, Tony Miga’s, rainwater harvesting system at Chatham’s Eden Hall campus. This project was submitted by an interdisciplinary team of students including:  Alisa Blatter, Abigail Brehm, Tony Miga and Poojitha Ramalingachar.  Last fall, Miga’s ongoing thesis project at Eden Hall was incorporated into Assistant Professor of Lanscape Architecture, Kyle Beidler’s, site engineering course.

More information on the projects is available at Pa-DE ASLA website.

This is the first year that student work from Chatham has been recognized by the state chapter of the ASLA.  Several landscape architecture programs throughout the state routinely submit student work. In addition to being recognized at the annual meeting, the projects will be also be featured on the chapter’s website and subsequent awards publication.