This certainly rings true for alumna Michele Shelor, who is founding partner of Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, which was honored as Office of the Year. Alumnus Marc Beyer won the award for Landscape Architect of the Year. Alumnus Aaron Allan received recognition as the Volunteer of the Year, and Justin Azevedo, an alumnus and faculty associate, received honor award recognitions for work completed at Coffman Studio.

Student project winners included the team for “Ready! Set! Activate!” which won a student collaborative community service honor award for Elizabeth Ferguson, Amanda Trakas and Kevin Scholfield — all sixth-year students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program. Dora Rodriguez and Jose Madrigal, recent graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture program, won a student collaborative honor award for their project “Bosque Del Sol.” And finally, alumnus Victor Soudani won an individual student honor award for his Phoenix Union Park project.

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Ray Cabrera

Community Outreach Specialist, The Design School