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Landscape Architecture Students Win Silver Medal at the San Francisco Garden Show


The Design School landscape architecture students win the silver medal in competition.


Photo by Kyle Fiano

May 18, 2012

Eleven students from the Landscape Architecture program in The Design School in the Herberger Institute at ASU recently won the silver medal at the San Francisco Garden Show.

The students took home the coveted award for their design that introduces a new approach for using available space to create a garden setting in urban and suburban environments.

Titled PLAnTFORM, their vision renovates the existing landscape, allocating a new dimension of space and plantable areas. It capitalizes on the function and science of roof gardens and transforms them to be used by gardeners as a landscape on a usable plane, offering viable options that are simply and affordably constructed.

Environmentally, PLAnTFORM creates more absorbable surfaces and reduces runoff while providing a garden's sensual and aesthetic qualities that people love.

The students include Kyle Fiano, Dian Yu, Erica MacKenzie, Colin Hanson, Ashley Kaminsky, Jesse Westad, David Sodemann, Ryan Maves, Spencer Okeson and Abraham Perez. George Hull, faculty associate in the landscape architecture department, advised the group.



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Carrie Tovar
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480.965.9589
carrie.tovar@asu.edu

Media Contact:
Carrie Tovar
Specialist to the Director
480.965.9589
carrie.tovar@asu.edu

The Design School landscape architecture students win the silver medal in competition.




Photo by Kyle Fiano