Meet the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar and Finalists: The Undergraduates
The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Program is the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students. The program honors students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits.
Here, we showcase the 2014 undergraduate winner and finalists, who were announced last spring. An independent jury of leaders in the landscape architecture profession selected them from a group of 30 undergraduate students nominated by their faculty for being exceptional student leaders. The winner receives the $15,000 undergraduate prize and each finalist receives $1,000.
All of the 2014 Olmsted Scholars will be honored at LAF’s Annual Benefit in Denver on November 21. We hope to se you there!
National Olmsted Scholar Erin Percevault of Louisiana State University
Erin discusses her research looking at how renewable energy technologies and policies affect landscape and communities.
Finalist Blythe Worstell of the Ohio State University
In this slideshow, Blythe shares how travel, service, and her rustbelt upbringing have shaped her design interests.
Finalist Clemente Rico of Arizona State University
Clemente discusses his belief that landscape architecture can be an agent for social and environmental justice and his work to develop future designers.
Finalist Viviana Castro of the University of Florida
In this slideshow, Viviana shares her experiences abroad and discusses plans to return to Bogota, Columbia to share her capstone research and visions for rediscovering the Fucha River.