College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Landscape Architecture

UMD Takes Second Place in National EPA Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for Innovative Design of Green Infrastructure on Campus

Campus Rainworks Challenge
UMD students and faculty took second place in the Master Plan Category of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge , a national competition that engages college students as the next generation of environmental professionals to design innovative...

AGNR Alumnus Named WWI Memorial Finalist

Thousands of servicemen gave their lives during the first World War, and yet there is no monument commemorating their ultimate sacrifice. Recognizing this, the World War One Centennial Commission took over 350 memorial plan submissions last month, of which 2003 College of Agriculture and Natural...

(PARK)ing Day Comes to UMD for Third Year

On September 18, UMD’s Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) hosted its third (PARK)ing Day in front of Cole Field House. However, organizers stepped up their efforts for this year’s presentation. Partnering with Terrapin Beats Society, UMD’s student run music...

Peter Walker: Before the Memorial

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 to Thursday, September 17, 2015
Biosciences Research Building, Room 1101
Peter Walker has exerted a significant influence on the field of landscape architecture over a fivedecade career. Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Walker has taught, lectured, written, and served as an advisor to numerous...

Landscape Architecture Graduate Student, Alumna Awarded for Building a Better World

The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s prestigious Olmsted Scholars Program recognized two University of Maryland scholars for their outstanding work in the field of landscape architecture. Master of Landscape Architecture student Harris Trobman was named one of only six National Olmsted Scholar...

University of Maryland Named Winner of EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the University of Maryland as a winner of its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition created to engage college and university students in reinventing our water infrastructure. Student teams across the country proposed...

Landscape Architecture Faculty Member Receives International Award

Victoria Chanse, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture , was recognized with the 2015 Excellence in Service Learning Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) . Chanse received this prestigious award Friday, March 27th...

Play Attention

Kindergartners at the university’s Center for Young Children (CYC) will not be getting the working rocket or four-story playhouse they pictured for their playground renovation. But this spring, they could see a new outdoor stage, native-grass maze, hillside slide and weather station as part of a...

Changing the Way Children Play

Rather than playing outside, many children are replacing landscape greens with handheld screens, a trend that the United States “Come Alive Outside” campaign is trying to reverse. Dr. Steven Cohan, professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, is collaborating with...

AGNR Faculty, Students Help Turn City of Frederick into Learning Laboratory

The University of Maryland’s new Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) officially launched Wednesday, September 25th in Frederick, Maryland. PALS debuted 28 courses geared toward galvanizing sustainable growth in Frederick for the 2014-2015 academic year and draws from seven...

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