09-10-20 | Education

2020 LAF Olmsted Scholars Virtual Induction Ceremony

September 17 at 3:00 pm EDT

The Landscape Architecture Foundation states all are welcome to attend the virtual event where academic departments can cheer on their school's scholar(s), landscape architecture students can learn more about this prestigious program, firms can scope out potential hires, and all can get a glimpse of the issues, ideas, and energy of the next generation of designers.

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) will be holding a virtual induction ceremony to celebrate and welcome their 2020 LAF Olmstead Scholars. This year's program, now in its 13th year, will award 48 graduate students a $25,000 prize and 37 undergraduates will receive $15,000 as they join the program's community of 805 past and present scholars.

The LAF Olmsted Scholars Program honors students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits, according to the foundation. One student from each accredited landscape architecture program in the U.S. and Canada, along with jury-selected graduate and undergraduate national award winners and finalists are chosen each year.

Presenting at the virtual event will be 2012 LAF Olmsted Scholar, Sandra Nam Cioffi, principal, Ink Landscape Architects and Creator, Cut/Fill 2020; and two of this year's national winners: Lys Divine Ndemeye, University of British Columbia (Graduate) and David Hooper, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Undergraduate).

The ceremony is free and will take place Thursday, September 17 from 3:00 - 4:15 pm EDT with registration required.


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