MLA Student Brett Kordenbrock Named 2012 University Olmsted Scholar


Second year MLA student Brett Kordenbrock has been named a 2012 University Olmsted Scholar in the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Program. The Program recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits. It is the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students. In its award statement, the Program noted the exceptional quality of Kordenbrock’s work on landscape sustainability.

In addition to this recent honor, last year, Kordenbrock was named one of five winners of the ACSA Archive100 Being Resourceful competition.

Named for Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, the Olmsted Scholars Program, now in its fifth year, recognizes one outstanding student from each university in the U.S. and Canada with an accredited landscape architecture program. Students are both honored for past achievements and recognized for their future potential to influence the landscape architecture profession. Kordenbrock is one of 46 students named 2012 University Olmsted Scholars, and joins the growing community of 175 past and present Scholars.

For a list of all of the 2012 winners, including professional bios of Kordenbrock and the other winners, see the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars website.