St. Louis ASLA Student Awards

Ji Yuting, Landscape | Pipeline, perspective of pipe playground in autumn.

Two MLA students honored by St. Louis Chapter of ASLA

Posted by Katherine Welsch February 27, 2015

Two Master of Landscape Architecture students received Student Chapter Awards at the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Annual Awards event, held February 21.

Ophelia Yuting Ji received the Merit Award for Landscape | Pipeline, which focused on the forested, vacant site of the former Pruitt-Igoe housing project in North St. Louis. "My intention for this project is to transform the existing site into an art-themed park, in order to serve the public school students and public housing residents close to the area," she wrote. Specific proposals included recycling Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) pipes from the site and using them to build multiple pipe playgrounds, and remediating the soil through detention basins, bioswales, and landform transformation. Ji developed the project as part of the fall 2014 landscape architecture studio The Context of Vacancy, led by visiting assistant professor Justin Scherma.

Siting Huo received the Honor Award for Release: Room for the Mississippi River. The Her proposal sought to re-energize the downtown and riverfront district of Alton, Illinois, through the construction of a new marina, sports field, botanical garden, and bird watching tower, while also maintaining an important habitat for wildlife, reserving wetland on the east riverfront to serve as an extension of the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Huo developed the proposal as part of a landscape architecture studio taught by former assistant professor Kees Lokman.

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