Four graduating students completing their Bachelor of Landscape Architecture have won awards in the annual ASLA Student Awards competition, sponsored by the Virginia Chapter of the ASLA. The four were finalists in the first stage of the competition, presenting an overview of their student work over the last five years. Each finalist then presented their work in a closed interview with an external jury of VA ASLA chapter members, including Alisa Cowen ASLA, Borden Edgerton ASLA, and Jennifer Jessup ASLA. Zichen Liu and Jessy (Jingyi) Qiu are recipients of ASLA Honor Awards. Megumi Kamiya and Holly Waterman received Merit Awards.
The ASLA Student Awards recognize academic achievement, design competence, and interpersonal skills. Students qualify based on grade point average, demonstrated excellence in academic scholarship and in accomplishments related to the art and technology of landscape architecture.
Jurors and Virginia Tech award recipients left to right:
Jennifer Jessup ASLA, Holly Waterman, Megumi Kamiya, Borden Edgerton ASLA, Zichen Liu, Jessy Qiu, Alisa Cowen ASLA