Inaugural CityStudioSTL Student Award

WashU Student Chapter of the ASLA with their 2015 PARK(ing) Day installation in the Delmar Loop.

Posted by Liz Kramer January 20, 2016


The WashU Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is the recipient of the inaugural CityStudioSTL Student Award for an extended exhibition of Add/Remove/Improve.

Conceived as the chapter’s 2015 contribution to PARK(ing) Day—a global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places—the public installation asks community members to consider what they would add, remove, or improve in their community. The original installation, held September 18, 2015, on the Delmar Loop, prompted nearly 200 visitors, residents, and curious citizens to write their ideas on colorful helium balloons, creating a dynamic environment that visualized their desired changes.

The CityStudioSTL funding, totaling $500, will contribute to additional installations of Add/Remove/Improve in spring 2016, including at the Sam Fox School's Lewis Center building in University City and at an additional community site yet to be determined. The newly shared ideas will be collected and synthesized into an open letter that addresses key topics that emerge, in the hopes of stimulating a wider community dialogue.

About WashU's ASLA Student Chapter

The WashU Student Chapter of the ASLA is a student-led organization that focuses on community service through design-based projects and networking with community partners outside of Washington University. For more information, visit their Facebook page>>

About CityStudioSTL

CityStudioSTL is an initiative inspired by Design for Excellence, the Sam Fox School's 10-year strategic plan. Originally offered in partnership with Washington University's Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Gina and Bill Wischmeyer, BA69/MArch71, this program has supported a series of community engagement and outreach projects in the city of St. Louis over the past five years. More information is available here>>

About CityStudioSTL Student Awards

CityStudioSTL Student Awards are open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who propose to continue a community collaborative project from a curricular or cocurricular experience. Awards support students who wish to either complete a project begun in a course, or expand the project's original scope; priority is given to initiatives that are already under way. The deadline for spring cycle award applications is 5p May 4, 2016. More information is available here>>