Monday, July 12, 2021



Allie Connell & Stephen Rezendes, BSLA 2020

Student Merit Award:  Layered Landscapes

Allie and Stephen in their senior studio explored ways to reveal the histories of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Layered with that history, their design exposes and celebrates the infrastructure of Boston’s greenway system.
(Studio instructors: Professors Ethan Carr and Theodore Eisenman.)


Justin Hailey, BSLA 2021

Student Merit Award: Island Park Re-Imagined

Justin’s junior-year studio project envisions an island park in the Connecticut River between Vermont and New Hampshire. The design vocabulary is inspired by the river’s history of logging and log jams.
(Studio instructors: Visiting Faculty Joshua Burgel and Professor Robert Ryan.)





Carolina Aragon, Assistant Professor

Communications Merit Award:  Seeing the Future: 4 public art installations

Between 2016 and 2020, Carolina developed four art installations that brought climate change into Boston’s public realm using aesthetics as a communication tool. Each site-specific artwork represents future sea-level rise physically and visually in the landscape in order to engage and inform the public.

Carolina Aragon, Assistant Professor:  Seeing the Future: 4 public art installations


Samantha Solano, Assistant Professor, VELA Research Collaborative

Research Honor Award & Special Recognition Award for “Watershed Change”: Where Women Stand

This research project examined gender disparities in landscape architecture across the profession and academia. The use of open-sourced data and the visual representation of that data are both significant components of this project. Where Women Stand was completed by the VELA (Visualizing Equity in Landscape Architecture) research collaborative. The collaborative was started in 2018 and is led by Co-Investigators Assistant Professor Samantha Solano and TJ Marston from Florida International University.