On Wednesday, October 13, the UGA College of Environment + Design will celebrate the publication of Plants in Design: A Guide to Designing with Southern Landscape Plants, with a book signing and exhibition in the college's Circle Gallery. A reference guide to planting strategies and plant material available in the Southeast, Plants in Design was created by CED professors Brad E. Davis and David Nichols; the accompanying exhibition, "Oh, The Places We'll Go!", also curated by Davis and Nichols, features large-format photographs and text from their book.
Visitors to the Founders Memorial Garden have noticed a remarkable transformation in recent months. In June, the UGA College of Environment + Design hired a new garden curator, Dr. Debbie Mitchell who has been working diligently to rejuvenate the garden and reveal many of its historic qualities. In addition to serving as Curator of the Founders Memorial Garden, Debbie serves as an instructor, bringing more than twenty years of experience as an environmental educator, classroom science teacher and professional gardener to the CED.
The UGA College of Environment + Design is honored to announce that Christina Hite, UGA CED Alumna and chair of the Dean's Advisory Council, has been elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects' 2021 Council of Fellows. The Fellowship is among the highest honors that the ASLA bestows upon its members, and it is used to recognize outstanding commitment to the profession of landscape architecture. Nominated by the Florida Chapter ASLA, Hite was recognized for excellence in Leadership and Management and was one of only 35 professionals nationwide to be named a Fellow this year.
The University of Georgia's College of Environment + Design is excited to announce that CED alumnus Mario Cambardella ((BLA '06, MUPD '11, and MLA '13) has been chosen as part of the UGA Alumni Association's "40 Under 40" Class of 2021. Inclusion on the annual 40 Under 40 list is one of the most prestigious honors available to UGA alumni; selected from more than 400 nominations, the 40 Under 40 list celebrates the personal, professional, and philanthropic achievements of outstanding UGA graduates under the age of forty.
The Master of Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Georgia has been recognized as an official STEM discipline by the Board of Regents. An acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM designation broadens the CED's educational spectrum and provides students with greater access to career-related opportunities.