In the spring, landscape design students at the CED took the phrase, 'dream big,' to a whole new level! With the support of CED lecturer James Schulte and the UGA Archway Partnership, landscape design students used their imagination and critical thinking skills to brainstorm revitalization ideas for a large property in Griffin, Georgia.
A team of six master's students, led by Dr. Eric MacDonald, had the exciting opportunity this spring to work with the owners of Cedar Lane Farm, located in Morgan County, Georgia. Deeply connected to the state's botanical heritage, this farmstead has a plethora of historical and cultivated plants, formal gardens, an intricate trail system, and unique natural features nestled within the landscape. The students worked diligently to create and tailor a comprehensive management report for Cedar Lane Farms, including management strategies for invasive plant species and programming trail systems highlighting the site's natural character.
During the spring semester, Dr. Jessica Fernandez and her first-year Master of Landscape Architecture students in Studio II embarked on an exciting project: the Outdoor Pavilion Enhancement at Bert Adams Scout Camp.
Professor Donnie Longenecker's Senior Capstone Studio assisted a team of educators and citizens working on a master plan for The Center for Innovative Teaching (CFIT), located 23 miles from UGA's campus in Winder, Georgia. Our students were tasked with developing concepts for a portion of the campus. In the end, a final concept was assembled from favorable parts of each of the student designs. The project is now coming to fruition as they plan on breaking ground in early April 2023.
The Experience UGA program is a partnership between the Clarke County School District (CCSD) and the UGA Office of Service Learning which aims to bring every PreK-12 student to UGAʼs campus every year for a curricular-based field trip. This year, we welcomed students from Clarke Central High school on November 14th and from Cedar Shoals High School on November 16th. The Experience UGA trips achieved the goal of exposing high schoolers to college and the field of landscape architecture through a thoughtfully tailored experience.
CED students from various programs worked together with community members and stakeholders in Hoschton, Georgia to develop concept plans addressing population growth and preserving Hoschton's historic character.
Members of the CED are participating in two research teams as part of a 2021 cohort sponsored by the UGA Office of Research. In partnership with the Office of the Provost, competitive "pre-seed" funding was made available to stimulate collaboration around areas of need and to position faculty teams to be competitive for internal and external grants.
CCDP began a virtual design charrette this week to envision a brewpub and enhanced river walk for downtown Hawkinsville. Read more: instagram.com/p/CGBjY9WBqOY/