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Sasaki Project Selected for LAF Research

We are delighted to announce that Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park has been chosen as select project through the Landscape Architect Foundation (LAF)’s  Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. Read on for the full press release.

Press Release | January 11, 2018

LAF Announces 2018 Case Study Investigation Program Participants

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has selected seven faculty Research Fellows and eight exemplary landscape projects for its 2018 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. Now in its eighth year, the CSI program is a unique research collaboration that matches LAF-funded faculty/student research teams with design firms to measure and document the benefits of high-performing landscapes.

CSI Research Fellows lead the teams and work with firm liaisons to identify and develop methods to quantify environmental, economic, and social benefits. The teams conduct research and document the projects through images and narrative that includes background information, descriptions of sustainable features, and lessons learned. The resulting Case Study Briefs are published in LAF’s award-winning Landscape Performance Series database of over 120 projects.

The 2018 CSI program kicks off in February and runs through early August. The participating academic teams, design firms, and projects are:

CSI Research Fellow: Catherine De Almeida, University of Nebraska
Student Research Assistants: Hannah LoPresto and Brandon Zambrano

CSI Research Fellow: Lisa DuRussel, RLA, LEED AP, Pennsylvania State University

Student Research Assistant: Aastha Singh

  • Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects – West Point Foundry Preserve, Cold Spring, NY
  • SWA – Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, Queens, NY

CSI Research Fellows: Jon Calabria, Alfred Vick, and Brian Orland, University of Georgia

Student Research Assistant: Rachael Shields

  • HDR, Inc – Historic Fourth Ward Park Phase 1, Atlanta, GA
  • HDR, Inc – University of Georgia Science Learning Center, Atlanta, GA

CSI Research Fellow: George Bradley Guy, Assoc AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SEED, Catholic University of America

Student Research Assistant: Jazzmin Reid

  • Depot Park, Gainesville, FL

CSI Research Fellow: Pavlina Ilieva, AIA, Morgan State University

Student Research Assistant: Naomi Wong Hemme

  • Mahan Rykiel Associates – The Sandlot, Baltimore, MD

The CSI program is highly collaborative with the goal of better integrating the innovative work being done by academia and professional practice to increase knowledge about the design and long-term performance of sustainable landscapes.

About the Landscape Architecture Foundation

The Landscape Architecture Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. Established in 1966, LAF invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase our collective capacity to achieve sustainability and cultivate the next generation of design leaders.

Case Study Investigation (CSI) program:

Landscape Performance Series Case Study Briefs:

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