Landscape Architecture Alumni Named 2018 Olmsted Scholars

Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2018

The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Program (named for Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture) recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits.  Now in its eleventh year, the premier national award program recognizes outstanding students in accredited landscape architecture programs in the U.S. and Canada.  Students are both honored for past achievements and recognized for their future potential to influence the landscape architecture profession.

The Landscape Architecture program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph is proud to announce that Zixiang Chen, BLA and Tatiana Zakharova, MLA are named as 2018 University Olmsted Scholars.

Student and presenter holding up award parchmentPhoto above:  Zixiang Chen, BLA graduate receiving his 2018 University Olmsted Scholar recognition from Stephanie Rolley, Kansas State University / member of LAF Board of Directors.

Tatiana in front of leaf vinePhoto above:  Tatiana Zakharova, MLA graduate.

These future leaders of the profession join a growing community of nearly 400 past and present Olmsted Scholars. The prestige and publicity associated with the award serve to promote the significance of the landscape architecture profession and help attract inspired and motivated leaders.

See the Landscape Architecture Foundation for more information.

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