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(Norwegian) Cities on Water

Though not a part of the University of Minnesota’s Cites on Water study-abroad program, my sojourn– accompanied by fellow landscape architecture student Brendan– to Norway was very informative and inspiring as I continue on my path as a student of … Continue reading

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Cities on Water 2012 Murano Project

Beyond simply absorbing the culture and scenic beauty of Venice and discovering the nuances of this city within the sea, my class was involved in a design project that attempted to rejuvenate part of this historic place.  A short distance … Continue reading

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Cities on Water: The First Days in Utrecht

On Friday morning I landed at Schiphol International Airport in the Netherlands to begin my ten week stay in Europe studying the ecology and culture of landscapes that shape- and are shaped by- water.  The Netherlands that we see today … Continue reading

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Cities on Water: A Preparation

Among the reasons I chose the MLA program at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design is the 10 week Study Abroad program called Cities on Water.  This course has been developing for several years and this year promises to … Continue reading

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Access to Water

Beyond the obvious ‘broadening of one’s horizons’ that accompanies any sort of thoughtful travel experience, our Cities On Water program offers incredible access to the Netherlands.  Not only have we had amazing opportunities to look at the land and water … Continue reading

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A Culmination

I was recently nominated to compete for the American Society of Landscape Architects’s National Honor and Merit awards.  The announcement read: ‘Each year, the ASLA invites each accredited University program to nominate several of their graduating students for the awards … Continue reading

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Marker Wadden Charette: On The Horizon

One of our primary functions here, besides touring the landschap of the Netherlands is to work through a few quick design projects, or charettes.  Generally, a design charette involves being given a particular problem and then coming together in small … Continue reading

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It could be Rotterdam… Or anywhere.

From my bed in sleepy Utrecht, from glimpses of North Holland’s rural expanse I arrive in Rotterdam.  A rush-hour city made even more chaotic by the long necks of mechanical cranes peeking over the slender constructions of rebuilding from the … Continue reading

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Houtribdijk

We’d been traveling along earthen enclosures all day before we found ourselves poised for the Houtribdijk.  The Netherlands of course owes its existence to the variously sized, aged, and constructed dikes that stretch across her landscape but this one seemed … Continue reading

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Inspirations

As a student of landscape architecture, I’m very fortunate to be learning to notice the spaces I’m in and to think about what makes them effective and enjoyable. One interior space that I’ve become very fond of is the inner … Continue reading

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