posted on February 23, 2017 3:16pm2017-02-23T15:16:04
2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Emma Genevieve Gillette’s enrollment at Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University. Gillette was to become the first and only woman graduate in the college’s first landscape architecture class of 1920.
posted on February 23, 2017 3:15pm2017-02-23T15:15:18
Planners, designers, and citizens are interested in how site design can mitigate the effects of landscape hazards. I have studied various aspects of landscape hazards, publishing research papers and winning awards for this work. Wildfires are one form of landscape hazard in which good site design practices can reduce damage. In Michigan, there are actually between 8,000 and 10,000 wildfires each year, damaging 100 to 200 structures yearly. Several years ago, I began work on this topic with Mark F. Hansen from Michigan State University Extension, Michael R. Penskar from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Dr. Tom Fernandez from Michigan State University’s horticulture department. With the Kettunen Center near Cadillac, Michigan, operated by the Michigan 4-H Foundation, we designed and constructed a firewise demonstration garden in the Kettunen Center’s arboretum.
posted on February 23, 2017 3:14pm2017-02-23T15:14:31
Professor Pat Crawford, PhD, SPDC associate director, and graduate student Rohit Menon talk about the “tiny home” movement and the fruition of Sparty’s Cabin.
posted on February 23, 2017 3:13pm2017-02-23T15:13:21
Alumnus William Herman Kockler (MSU LA class of 2006) reflects on his MSU experience and talks about his life since graduating.
posted on February 23, 2017 3:12pm2017-02-23T15:12:16
This two-part article takes a look at alumnus William “Bill” Johnson (MSU LA class of 1953) and his newly recorded story of his life and career and commends alumnus Dean Abbott (MSU LA class of 1961) on being recognized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation as a Pioneer of American Landscape Design.
posted on February 23, 2017 3:11pm2017-02-23T15:11:29
Landscape Architecture student Rayshaun Landrum wrote about his experience while on the annual LA study abroad in Western Europe.
posted on February 23, 2017 3:10pm2017-02-23T15:10:03
Landscape Architecture Instructor Bob Ford wrote about the first LA Ride and it’s purpose.
posted on February 23, 2017 3:09pm2017-02-23T15:09:52
Landscape Architecture Program Leader Karen Russcher wrote an update about the program, including recent student awards.
posted on February 23, 2017 2:40pm2017-02-23T14:40:29
The 2016 Landscape Architecture Alumni Survey was conducted for several purposes: to better understand the skills landscape architect (LA) professionals look for when they hire; to inform alumni about, and set expectations for, the Landscape Architecture Alumni and Advisory Board (LAAAB); to assess the role of the MSU LA study abroad program; and to identify mechanisms for connecting with alumni. The survey was sent to 1081 email addresses provided by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. There were 253 respondents who started the survey and 190 completed surveys. This article address the structure of the survey and talks about it’s key findings.
posted on February 23, 2017 2:00pm2017-02-23T14:00:32
LA Master’s Student Na Li writes about her experience as a student and discusses her Master’s Thesis: From my seven years of studies in the landscape architecture program at Michigan State University, I learned that our world is not linear. There is always a new perspective to see just by adding a bit of seasoning to change our routine dishes…
...Without all my fellows, my advisors, and my instructors who helped me at MSU, I probably could never have found a good point of view to start my master’s thesis. They helped me find the right seasonings to make my school life richer and more cheerful than before.