The American Society of Landscape Architects- Minnesota (ASLA-MN) and the University of Minnesota College of Design presented the Founder’s Event on March 3, 2011.  This was a fantastic opportunity for me to learn more about the dialogue between place and those who make it.

Landscape design has been an important vocation in Minnesota and this event provided a space for some of the founding members of the University of Minnesota’s  Landscape Architecture Department to recount their contributions. There were many people in attendance- both young and seasoned- to hear the stories.  I was surrounded by students of this institution, some of whom were in the first classes taught in the 1960’s while others are currently enrolled and share a studio space with me.

I feel as though I’m only beginning to understand the complexities of Landscape Architecture as an historic, artistic, and holistic process.  Through events like these I’ve learned about the very thoughtful process of shaping the land and I am proud to be part of that continuing tradition.

Take a look at the photographs I made of the event on the ASLA-MN Legacy website Sedimentation and read some of the memories that people have posted about studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota College of Design.


About matthewtraucht

Graduate school student at the University of Minnesota's College of Design pursuing a Master's of Landscape Architecture, class of 2013.
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