Landscape Architecture Program Receives National Honors for Excellence in Research and Teaching

Students and faculty in the landscape architecture program recently received prestigious fellowships from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) and the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF).

Claudia Phillips, associate professor and director of the landscape architecture program, was designated a CELA Fellow during an awards ceremony March 29.

“The designation of Fellow in the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture honors a faculty member’s lifetime accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, creative activity and service,” CELA said in announcing Phillips’ award. “[Phillips] accomplishments represent excellent endeavor sustained over an extended period of time that is truly significant and inspiring.”

Phillips was honored as a CELA Fellow because of her outstanding contributions in teaching, research and service activities that benefit the local community. “Her extensive work in ecosystem management and sustainable urban design has formed the basis for her research and academic practice,” CELA said.

The Landscape Architecture Program also was selected to participate in the LAF Case Study Investigation (CSI) 2012 research program. LAF awarded a $1,000 honorarium to Phillips to participate in CSI and a $5,000 stipend plus administrative costs to landscape architecture student James Bonney. The fellowship will support research at PhilaU.

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