Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Student Awards

Posted by Sam Fox School March 20, 2021


Two members of the Sam Fox School's Master of Landscape Architecture program received Student Awards from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) during the annual CELA Conference Award Ceremony, held virtually on March 19, 2021.

John Whitaker-Dark Matter

John Whitaker (MLA20) received the Student Creative Scholarship Award for Dark Matter, a research-by-design thesis that investigates organic reduction (composting) of human remains as a means of promoting biological and cultural diversity in human cemeteries. Jacqueline Margetts served as his faculty advisor. The project also received an Award of Excellence in the 2020 National ASLA Student Awards.

Weicong Huang

MLA/MUD candidate Weicong Huang received the Student Creative Scholarship Honorable Mention for The Death and Life of the Barge Industry in the Mississippi River Basin, which proposes using barges to transport trapped sediment from reservoirs in the Missouri River for wetland restoration and land reclamation at the Louisiana Delta in the Missouri River Basin. He developed the project for a fall 2020 MLA studio taught by associate professor Derek Hoeferlin.

To view a full list of award recipients, visit the CELA Facebook page.