I have enjoyed writing Landscape Architecture Project (LAP) reviews for my webpage over the past year. I have also enjoyed writing the first two LAP’s for my Italy travels. I have decided to discontinue this portion of my website so that I can focus on my writing responsibilities at Landscape Architects Network (LandArchs.com). I guess I can’t do everything I want that’s out there. I still plan to write in my Blog, despite its recent inactivity.
(Advocacy Picture) Over the next year I will be serving as the Student representative to the American Society of Landscape Architects Board of Trustees. This is a position that I hope to elevate and serve well. This will also require a fair amount of my time. As I enter my final year in Graduate School I hope to actively continue my website. I will be posting soon on my last semesters activities.
Keep your eyes out for my Spring Studio Works where we explored a wetland design for the UT Gardens and assisted Harmony Adoptions with a Master Plan for their Camp in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
I also will be updating my website with recent designs that I have completed. A wildlife attractor garden is already on the site and I plan on adding a 5.25 acre master plan which I completed last month.
A group of four of us recently completed a co-dependent study where we researched threats to the resources of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We explored sound pollution, light pollution, invasive exotic species, and roads as stressors. This was a fantastic study and we had a lot of fun.
In my remaining class, I and fellow classmates explored the latent realities of the large scale effects of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on the Tennessee Valley. Well known for their 1930’s Works Progress Administration Dam building, we attempted to look backwards at the massive geologic and sociologic efforts that were their works.
I will be revisiting these works throughout the summer and changing and amending the visualizations and designs. For now, I will place what finished work I have and change as time allows. I find myself busy this summer conducting research for the Landscape Architecture Foundation and the University of Tennessee and spending time hanging out with my family. I hope you find the upcoming site changes of interest and value to your works.