ASLA Celebrates Student Award Winners During National Hispanic Heritage Month

Editorial & Advertiser Disclosure Global Banking And Finance Review is an independent publisher which offers News, information, Analysis, Opinion, Press Releases, Reviews, Research reports covering various economies, industries, products, services and companies. The content available on is sourced by a mixture of different methods which is not limited to content produced and supplied by various staff writers, journalists, freelancers, individuals, organizations, companies, PR agencies Sponsored Posts etc. The information available on this website is purely for educational and informational purposes only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of any of the information provided at with respect to your individual or personal circumstances. Please seek professional advice from a qualified professional before making any financial decisions. also links to various third party websites and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of the information provided by third party websites. Links from various articles on our site to third party websites are a mixture of non-sponsored links and sponsored links. Only a very small fraction of the links which point to external websites are affiliate links. Some of the links which you may click on our website may link to various products and services from our partners who may compensate us if you buy a service or product or fill a form or install an app. This will not incur additional cost to you. A very few articles on our website are sponsored posts or paid advertorials. These are marked as sponsored posts at the bottom of each post. For avoidance of any doubts and to make it easier for you to differentiate sponsored or non-sponsored articles or links, you may consider all articles on our site or all links to external websites as sponsored . Please note that some of the services or products which we talk about carry a high level of risk and may not be suitable for everyone. These may be complex services or products and we request the readers to consider this purely from an educational standpoint. The information provided on this website is general in nature. Global Banking & Finance Review expressly disclaims any liability without any limitation which may arise directly or indirectly from the use of such information.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognizes and celebrates Latinx heritage and culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15“October 15, 2018. ASLA proudly highlights several students of Latinx descent who recently won ASLA 2018 Student Awards.

ASLAs annual Student Awards program honors the best work by landscape architecture students at universities across the country in several categories, including general and residential design, analysis and planning, research, communications, collaboration, and community service. The winners, selected by a prestigious jury in a highly competitive process, will be honored at the ASLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, on Monday, October 22.

El Retorno a la Tierra/Going Back To the Land

This project, created by Nicole Rivera-Ramos, Student ASLA, presents strategies that Puerto Rican communities could use to produce their own food and be self-sufficient. It received the ASLA 2018 Student Award of Excellence in the analysis and planning category. Rivera Ramos is a student State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF).

Public Space Design Guidelines for Saltillo, Mexico

For this project, which received an ASLA 2018 Honor Award in the communications category, a team of students at the University of Texas at Austin worked with the Planning Institute of Saltillo (IMPLAN) to develop urban design guidelines for the city of Saltillo, Mexico. Their objective was to improve the quality of life of citizens through better public spaces. These guidelines are currently being distributed in Saltillo.

The student team included: Gabrielle Comeau, Student ASLA; Jiahui Huo, Student ASLA; Rem Kielman, Associate ASLA; Maria Pia Navarrete Garcia, Student Affiliate ASLA; Miles Payton, Student ASLA; Emilie Potter, Student ASLA; Kelsey Ross, Student ASLA; Roha Teferra, Student Affiliate ASLA; Huixiang Wang, Student ASLA; Matt Wagoner, Student ASLA; Haley Wagoner, Student ASLA.

Croatian Monastery Continues to Heal: A Community Restorative Garden for Youth, the Blind, and the Elderly with Disabilities

In this project, which received an ASLA 2018 Student Honor Award in the general design category, Nathania Martinez, Student ASLA, led a team of students at the University of Washington to design a publicly accessible garden in Rijeka, Croatia. The students applied the principle of universal design throughout much of the garden to ensure enjoyment by all in an equitable manner.

The team also included Nathania Martinez, Student ASLA; Issamar Aguilera, Student ASLA; Nicky Bloom, Student ASLA; Bryana Boileau, Student ASLA; Margaret Chalmers, Student ASLA; Yuan Chen, Student Affiliate ASLA; James Ditto, Student ASLA; Boo Y. Jang, Student ASLA; Yan Li, Student ASLA; Kun Lyu, Student ASLA; Jean Ni, Student ASLA; Aaron Parker, Student ASLA; Ye Sun, Student ASLA; Monica Taylor, Student ASLA; Hanyu Wang, Student ASLA.

Complete awards criteria, project information and images can be viewed at:

High-resolution images of these projects are available to journalists. Contact Karen Grajales at [email protected].

About the American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Societys mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLAs mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Societys programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

The ASLA Honors and Awards is a program of the ASLA Fund.