April 27, 2022

Sydney Lister Awarded LAF Honor Scholarship

The MLA student was the second runner-up in the North American scholarship competition.

Sydney Lister (MLA ’22) was awarded the LAF Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, FASLA, Second Runner-up Award from the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She will receive $5,000. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a Master’s degree in landscape architecture at an accredited university in the U.S. or Canada.

Sydney has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and minors in Chemistry and Geography from the University of Vermont. She is interested in the intersection between geospatial qualities of place, ecological literacy, and cultural landscapes. Professionally, Sydney has researched and designed speculative histories for deconstructing confederate monuments which celebrate the social fabric and cultural shifts surrounding such events. Sydney’s current research focuses on interstitial networks which serve as places of resistance, resilience, and subversive community—building for oppressed groups throughout United States history.

Read more at the Landscape Architecture Foundation