This time of year, many students are seeking Summer internships. For two CED students, their remarkable experiences left a big impact as they closed a chapter on their time at UGA.
Students in the Master of Historic Preservation program get hands-on experience researching the physical condition of old buildings. Every Fall semester, students in Dr. Mark Reinberger's Building Material Conservation class are divided into teams to create structural assessments for a variety of clients. Students in the class were interviewed about their experiences.
Brad Davis, associate professor and MLA program coordinator, and David Nichol, associate professor at the University of Georgia have teamed up to publish "Plants in Design." The goal of the book was to create a well-rounded reference guide to help users to create well-designed landscapes. The focus of the book is on southern landscapes and covers from herbaceous perennials to shrubs and trees. "Plants in Design" is available for preorder through the UGA Press and will be officially released on May 1st, 2021!
In February 2020, Stephen Ramos was awarded the UGA Provost's Office Study in a Second Discipline Fellowship for the Spring/Fall 2021 semesters for his research project, "Regional Praxis: Howard W. Odum, Planning, and the Southern Imaginary." Ramos received generous support from the UGA Willson Center for Humanities & Arts as he developed the proposal.
One of the best ways for students to learn about what their career will be like after college is to talk to professionals in the field. This semester the bachelor's and master's students in the Landscape Architecture program spoke via Zoom with CED alumni in landscape architecture and related careers across the country.
The Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT) Campus Development Project is an exciting partnership between Barrow Community Foundation, Barrow County schools, ArtsNow, and community leaders to create an innovative arts and science center that includes a playground and destination park in Winder, Georgia. This past summer, College of Environment and Design (CED) seniors in Professor Donnie Longenecker's capstone undergraduate landscape architecture studio (LAND 4900) partnered with the CFIT to develop concepts for playground and park designs.
The Anthropology A.B./Historic Preservation M.H.P Double Dawg program prepares students to be leaders in the fields of historic preservation and cultural resource management, as well as providing a pathway into Ph.D. programs in the social sciences and humanities. The Master of Historic Preservation is the terminal degree in the field of historic preservation and would allow graduates access to employment options at local, state, and federal government levels, would prepare them to work in the non-profit cultural heritage sector, as well as to find employment in the construction, cultural heritage tourism, and design industries.
Dean Sonia Hirt recently joined an Urban Design class at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to give a presentation on the 60th anniversary of Jane Jacobs' "The Death and Life of Great American Cities"--one of the most influential texts on urbanism written during the 20th century.
The College of Environment and Design's Senior Project and Graduate Capstone summer studio was held fully online, but that did not stop the students from experiencing their project site from afar. Dr. Fernandez's class used emerging technologies for site exploration and analysis of their Atlanta BeltLine urban plaza project located in Atlanta, Georgia. Aside from, but connected to the online summer, Epic Games has awarded the College of Environment and Design with a $25,000 Epic MegaGrant to integrate virtual reality and advanced visualization technologies into teaching and research efforts.