Fifth-year B.L.A. student Katie Nguyen recently was awarded first prize (along with Alex Prujean and Michael Cook) at the Australasian Student Competition, “This Public Space.” Nguyen, who is studying abroad at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, presented her work at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects conference, “Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life,” in Melbourne, Australia.
Nguyen, Prujean and Cook’s winning design, “Aftershock,” prevailed over 76 other submissions in the student competition. “Aftershock” proposed a web of disaster-resilient parks, providing safe havens to meet, play and interact with nature, while also acting as a disaster relief zone for the Te Aro region. For the full story, click here.