June 12, 2024

The UMass Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning congratulates Chandana Palika, a recent graduate of the UMass Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program, for receiving the Z+T Scholarship.

The Z+T Scholarship is generously sponsored by LARP alum Dong Zhang and Ziying Tang of Z+T Studio. Dong and Ziying completed their MLA degrees at UMass in 2005. They won several national design competitions during their studies, and in 2009, they founded the internationally award-winning Z+T Studio in Shanghai, China.

"Thanks to the funders of Z+T Scholarship, I was able to graduate on time and with a clear mind, ready to embark on the next chapter of my professional journey. This achievement would not have been possible without your support and belief in my potential." - Chandana Palika

On behalf of all of us at LARP, thank you, Z+T Studio, for continuing to support and inspire our students. Your generosity makes a profound difference in their academic journeys.