Two Landscape Architecture Student Projects Win OCASLA Merit Awards

Two projects by Knowlton School students have won Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (OCASLA) 2018 Merit Awards. Graduate student Linghui Zhang won for her project, Boat City, and seniors Garrett Rubin and Jackie Chen were recognized for Towpath Terminal Metro Park Center.

OCASLA Merit Awards recognize “meritorious professional achievement in projects exhibiting outstanding achievement in the profession of landscape architecture.” Jury criteria includes the quality of design and execution of the overall presentation graphics (plans, sections, 3-D renderings); design context; environmental sensitivity and sustainability.

BOAT CITY | COLUMBUS, OHIO

LINGHUI ZHANG

Aimed at re-engaging human interaction with the Scioto River, this proposal utilizes site design and boat access to reconnect the land with the riverfront and create opportunities for future development. With a public park and residential development, the proposal has the potential to tap into a larger network of water activities and transportation methods. The overall design aspires to re-frame the Scioto River from a hazard to a natural resource.

Images 1, 2 and 3 in the slideshow above.

TOWPATH TERMINAL METRO PARK CENTER | CLEVELAND, OHIO

GARRETT RUBIN + JACKIE CHEN

Towpath Terminal Metro Park Center marks the terminus of one's journey along the Towpath Trail stretching from the heart of Cleveland through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The design aims to provide habitat for native fish species effected by industrialization along the Cuyahoga River. In addition, the design acts as a green hub—a connective place for recreation and observation within an urban context.

Images 4, 5 and 6 in the slideshow above.