alumni awards

Our students and alumni are highly regarded; listed below are significant national awards received in the past few years:

2013 AIA|LA Design Awards

Great news!  The 2013 AIA|LA Design Awards have just been announced.  We’d like to congratulate Tina Chee (MLA 2012) for receiving a merit award for her project Metabolicscapes.  Tina developed this project about Dodger Stadium for her Directed Design Research during her last semester at USC.   Way to go, Tina!!

2013 National Olmsted Scholar Finalist

USC proudly congratulates Tina Chee (MLA 2012) for becoming a 2013 National Olmsted Scholar Finalist. Only 5 finalist are chosen each year. Tina was a 2012 Finalist as well!

2013 Association for Women in Architecture Scholarship winner

Please join us in congratulating current USC MLA student Nicole Ives! Nicole was selected by the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation as a 2013 Scholarship winner!

2013 ASLA Honor Award for overall work, Tina Chee (MLA 2012)

2013 ASLA Merit Award for overall work, Chuan Ding (MLA 2012)

2013 ASLA Honor Award for overall work, Lily Kerrigan (MLA 2013)

2012 ASLA Honor Award

Yingjun Hu (MLA 2012) has received a 2013 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for a project that proposes turning the present concrete-laden confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco into a recreation destination. His project was published in October’s Landscape Architecture Magazine. Hu will be honored at an awards presentation during the national society’s annual meeting in mid-November.

2012 Association for Women in Architecture Scholarship winner

Lily Kerrigan (MLA 2013) was selected by the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation as a 20132Scholarship winner!

2012 Dumbarton Oaks Landscape Architecture Intern

Robin Abad Ocubillo (MLA 2012)  was the only student selected from a national pool of highly qualified applicants as a Dumbarton Oaks Landscape Architecture InternDumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, in Washington, DC, is an institute of Harvard University dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies. One Landscape Architecture Intern will be appointed, reinstating a summer position that was available to landscape architecture students at Dumbarton Oaks between the 1950s and 1970s.  This intern will work in the garden under the supervision of the garden staff in the morning, learning planting design, maintenance, and management strategies as they apply to a historic garden.  Afternoons will be available for the intern to pursue a research project of his or her own choosing appropriate to the resources of Dumbarton Oaks or Washington, D.C.

2012 Southern California ASLA Honor Award: The Los Angeles Riverscape: an urban estuary by Tina Chee (MLA 2012)

2012 Southern California ASLA Merit Award: The Regenerative Surface CAP IT Landscape Architecture and the Future of LA by Tina Chee (MLA 2012)

2011-12 Califonira Architectural Foundation William Turnbull Competition

Hua Ye (MLA 2013) was the Arid Lands 2012 California Architecture Foundation William Turnbull Prize Drylands Research Award Winner.  She was awarded $10,000 to continue her studies.


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