Stuckeman School students earn regional landscape architecture awards

August 11, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two landscape architecture students in the Penn State Stuckeman School earned honors for their work through the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Pennsylvania-Delaware (PA–DE) chapter’s 2020 Student Awards Program.

Jiafeng Deng earned top honors for two of his projects: “Bike to School” in the Analysis and Planning category and “Le Pont” in the General Design category. 

Based in Baltimore, the main goal of "Bike to School" is to reuse an existing alley at Darley Park to provide a safe environment to connect schools and children. 

The concept of “Le Pont” is based on the idea of a bridge creating an ascending experience to the Basílica de la Sagrada Família. Also known as Sagrada Família, it is a large unfinished Roman Catholic basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. According to an excerpt, “The word ‘pontiff,’ or pope, comes from the Latin meaning: a bridge. Using a bridge to connect Sagrada Família symbolizes a link to heaven, in which the bridge creates a sublime spiritual feeling.”

Fahimeh Farhadi, a master’s student, also earned a Merit Award in the General Design category for her “Sensory Path” project for Darley Park in Baltimore. According to the project description, “The sensory path connects people with nature and creates a deep understanding of space by using five senses; sight, scent, sound, touch and taste.” 

Both students’ projects can be viewed in the Stuckeman School’s Virtual Student Awards Gallery.

The PA–DE ASLA Student Awards Program recognizes projects in six categories: analysis and planning; communications; general design; research; residential design; student collaboration; and student community service. Honor, merit and special recognition awards are presented in each category.

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Last Updated August 20, 2020