The University of Virginia School of Architecture received an Honor Award for the 2017 ASLA Student Awards for their project "White House Kitchen Garden." The project was built to become a symbol of "health and well-being for children and adults across the country," and utilized "salvaged materials from important American places," including plants from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and pine wood from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's home in Georgia. The White House Kitchen Garden is currently visible from the south fence line.
The team was made up of several A-School graduate students and faculty advisors:
Scott Shinton, Associate ASLA; Mary McCall, Associate ASLA; Anna Cai, Architecture; Stephen Grotz, Architecture; Owen Weinstein, Architecture; Josh Aronson, Architecture | Faculty Advisors: Elizabeth Meyer, FASLA; Julie Bargmann, ASLA; Roger Sherry, ASLA; Nancy Takahashi, ASLA; Melissa Goldman; Tanya Denckla Cobb
Winners of the award were selected from 295 entries representing 52 schools.
For more information on the ASLA student award and the prize winners, please visit here.
Details on the project can be found on the ASLA website.