Funded by the Daniel Iacofano and Susan Goltsman Graduate Support Fund, these awards support individual students enrolled in the Master of Landscape Architecture degree program whose thesis or final project integrates human centered design concerns and methods into the research and design process.
This year the jury was composed of Professor Louise Mozingo, Assistant Professor Anna Brand, and Amy Mitchell, Landscape Architect and Project Manager at MIG. The jury was assisted in an advisory capacity by Daniel Iacofano, CEO of MIG, and Professor Elizabeth Macdonald.
Julia Prince, "The Agency of Landscape Architecture in Decolonization: Participatory Design for Winnemum-Wintu Sacred Geography, Ecology, and Identity in the Upper Sacramento River Watershed"
The jury found that the intent and spirit behind this award was clearly in evidence in this proposal, which focuses squarely on the issue of environmental justice for an often under-served, overlooked and historically abused community. Julia proposes to knit together potential solutions for addressing the pending climate crisis with social and economic divisions in our culture. Her well-thought out research plan is based on a human-centered and holistic approach to landscape architecture, which aims to engage the physical, intellectual and spiritual dimensions of this Native American community.