Recent alumna Grace Mitchell Tada (M.L.A. ‘19) was recognized as a 2019 National Olmsted Scholar Program Finalist. The program, run by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, is the premier leadership recognition program for landscape architecture students and administers funds ranging from $3,000 to $25,000 to each awardee. Two independent juries selected the two winners and six finalists from a group of 49 graduate and 37 undergraduate students nominated by their faculty.
Now in its twelfth year, the Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable planning and design and foster human and societal benefits.
Some of Grace's most recent work can be found in the 2019 issue of Ground Up, the student-run journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. Her article, "Making a Home in the Unfamiliar: Designing for Asylum Seekers," can be viewed online at Issuu, or purchased as a print journal at groundupjournal.org.
To read more about the awardees, visit the LAF website.