Public Southern Colleges Dominate ASLA Awards

by | Sep 4, 2020 | Associations, Awards, Design, Industry News, Landscape Architecture

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has just announced its 2020 Student Award winners. The ASLA Awards represent the highest honor in the profession of landscape architecture. 

Students from Southern universities account for 13 of 35  award winners, selected from 560 submissions around the world. Student winners came from NC State, LSU, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, UT Austin, Arkansas, Virginia, Florida and Tennessee—as well as Harvard, Penn and other universities across the globe.

Two female students, Xiaoyu Zheng and Kate Noel, from the University of Florida (shown above) won the highest prize in the Urban Design Category. 

“ASLA’s Professional and Student Awards programs celebrate the best of our profession today, and the brightest hope for the future,” said ASLA President Wendy Miller, FASLA. “From making sure Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as other underserved individuals and communities prepare for the many challenges of the climate crisis, this year’s projects clearly demonstrate how landscape architects are designing a future that addresses the biggest problems facing our world.” 

Student Award winners represent a bright and more inclusive future of the landscape architecture profession in the General Design, Urban Design, Residential Design, Analysis & Planning, Research, Communications, Student Collaboration, and Student Community Service categories. A full list of this year’s Student Award winners can be found at 


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