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College of Environment and Design

SHPO Hosts Spring Gala

SHPO spring gala

On Friday, April 14, 2017, the Student Historic Preservation Organization hosted its annual Spring Gala fundraising event. The event was themed Secret Garden and was held at the Founders House and Memorial Garden, a perfect setting. Guests enjoyed refreshments including Automatic Pizza and dessert from Donderos' Kitchen while enjoying the spring weather and good company. Second year MHP student Dylan [...]

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SHPO Volunteers With Hands on Athens

SHPO Volunteers With Hands on Athens

The Student Historic Preservation Organization spent the weekend of April 8-9 volunteering with Hands on Athens. Hands on Athens, a program of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, is an organization dedicated to assisting low-income Athens homeowners in historic neighborhoods to maintain, repair, and restore their properties as part of overall neighborhood revitalization. As part of their volunteer work this weekend, SHPO members assisted [...]

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Charrette Led By Center For Community Design & Preservation Featured In Columns

Charrette Led By Center For Community Design & Preservation Featured In Columns

The Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP) is working with the City of Winterville, Georgia this semester. Recently the CCDP led a charrette in Winterville, with students in the service-learning Community Design Charrettes class leading discussions and work-sessions with local residents. Columns: The Online Newspaper for the University of Georgia Community, featured the charrette in this week's issue, describing the process and some initial findings, as well as including several student perspectives on the value that service-learning projects bring to their education in the CED, as well as to the communities that CCDP assists. "I'm blown away by how intensely they're working and how public this process is," [Winterville Mayor] Ferrelle said, "There are some things that I'm hoping they bring to us that we can put into place and adopt."

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Danielle Schwartz and Chloe Weigle Chosen as CED Olmsted Scholar Nominees

Danielle Schwartz and Chloe Weigle Chosen as CED Olmsted Scholar Nominees

Congratulations to Danielle Schwartz (right), candidate for Master of Landscape Architecture, and Chloe Weigle (left), candidate for Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, for being chosen this year's CED Olmsted Scholar nominees. Each year, the CED faculty chooses one graduate student and one undergraduate student to represent UGA CED in the national competition, which is sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) [...]

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MEPD Alumnus Matthew Nahrstedt Discusses Mentor Match Program on APA Website

MEPD Alumnus Matthew Nahrstedt Discusses Mentor Match Program on APA Website

Matthew Nahrstedt (MEPD 2016) recently wrote an Impact Story for the American Planning Association (APA) website discussing his experience with the APA's Mentor Match program and the 2016 National Planning Conference in Phoenix. Matthew now works as an Environmental Planner and Designer with the nonprofit Institute for Building Technology and Safety, a job he secured at the conference. Read more about his [...]

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Professor Emerita Marguerite Koepke Designs Healing Garden for Children

Professor Emerita Marguerite Koepke Designs Healing Garden for Children

Professor emerita Marguerite Koepke recently completed a healing garden designed for children at Piedmont Athens Regional's Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support here in Athens. The garden is a component of the larger healing garden for which Professor Koepke has been the lead designer since its inception in 2000. In this article published by Piedmont Healthcare, Professor Koepke gives some insights into healing garden [...]

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"Landscape, Remembrance, and Healing: Paintings by Rich Panico" Exhibit Opening and Artist's Lecture

Panico exhibit

As a medical practitioner, yogi, and artist, Rich Panico has a deep and multi-faceted understanding of the human condition. Rich's current interest in art and medicine addresses the propensity of our species to turn the inevitable human experiences of pain and loss into suffering, which, if not understood and engaged in wisely, leads to the acquisition of co-morbid (the simultaneous [...]

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East Georgia State College Master Plan Process - Second Year MLA

East Georgia State College Master Plan Process - Second Year MLA

Over the past four months the second year MLA class has been working with their professors to develop a Campus Master Plan for East Georgia State College (EGSC). The collaborative efforts, real world clients, and exploration of a project from formative research to final design, all came together to provide us with our most real world design experience yet. East Georgia [...]

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