We are delighted to announce the selected students for the Extreme Design Challenge Competition at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, San Diego 2019. We received many compelling entries, and we appreciate the interest and effort of everyone who applied. This “shark tank” style presentation of student work will showcase innovative designs in landscape architecture. Come join us to see the ideas that students across the country are exploring.

Announcing the finalists:

Alex Balog and Julia May, University of Oregon
Brianne Fast, University of Minnesota
Jingyi Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Katie Pitstick and Rosa Zedek, University of Pennsylvania
Leah Bryant and James Oberhansley, University of Colorado – Denver
Charity Cheung, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Tone Chu and James Billingsley, University of Pennsylvania

The selected students will give project innovation presentations at the ASLA Conference on Sunday, November 17th from 10:15-11 AM in the Expo.  All projects will be presented to our jury of industry thought leaders: Walter Hood (Hood Design Studio), Mikyoung Kim (MYKD) and Michelle Delk (Snohetta).

Up to two student led projects will be selected and they will have the opportunity to participate in a Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Fall 2020.  Thaisa Way, Professor at the University of Washington and Program Director at Dumbarton Oaks and Bryan Chou, Design Leader of MYKD will be moderating the discussion.

Come see the students try to convince the jury and the audience that their idea is mind-shattering AND groundbreaking. Audience participation is welcome!