Category Archives: Learning to Learn

And thus, after all of that…

    And with that, my role as a student at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design has come to a close.  I wish the best of luck to my fellow graduates and look forward to following their careers. … Continue reading

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Capstone Project, Master of Landscape Architecture

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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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Personal and Professional Portfolio

  I finally posted a portfolio website of my student work.

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Pre-Capstone Final Book

The period leading up to a semester-long capstone project requires careful study of theory, history, and site.  This past semester- almost finished already- has required me to justify my project to my peers, my instructors, and to myself.  I had … Continue reading

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Approach and Area of Interest (Redraft)

Based upon current readings, the telescope might be replacing the microscope as the preferred instrument to guide new site designs in historic landscapes.  Emerging philosophies of site conservation that consider the passage of time and the subjectivity of place are … Continue reading

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Eschatological Design

As my capstone and personal interests continue to evolve, there is an equal draw upon my past for information, clarity, and inspiration.  As someone interested in the conservation of cultural landscapes, I am intrigued by the notion of designing with … Continue reading

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Area of Knowledge- Capstone Project Programming

Articulate the primary ‘area of knowledge’ within the discipline of landscape architecture to be investigated in the Capstone and express why it is of personal interest. The development of an area of knowledge is more useful to the progress of … Continue reading

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The Map Is Not the Journey: Beginning the Capstone Process

Our first requirement for Project Programming involved mapping out the design process. Thinking about the next nine months, what are some of the considerations I’ll need to remember while making a successful capstone project?  Beyond that, how can I represent … Continue reading

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How true was the voice of the Void.

I stand on the sandy shore of Tarawa, a narrow strip of coral in the Pacific Ocean, the most populated of the 33 atolls that comprise the equatorial island nation of Kiribati.  As you might expect, picturesque palm trees sway … Continue reading

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