15 July 2013
VT Team Wins Casey Tree Farm Design Competition
An interdisciplinary Virginia Tech team has been named the winner of a design competition sponsored by the Casey Trees Foundation.
Fifty university teams from across the country were invited to submit proposals for a master plan for the Casey Tree Farm, more than one-square-mile of forest and farmland in Clarke Co., Virginia. The four finalists in the competition presented their proposals in May, and the jury comprised of Casey Trees board members unanimously awarded first prize to Virginia Tech.
The team includes School of Architecture + Design faculty and students based at the Washington-Alexandria Center: Paul Kelsch, an associate professor of landscape architecture; Nathan Heavers, an assistant professor of landscape architecture; Susan Piedmont-Palladino, a professor of architecture; Laura Cohen and Amanda Foran, master’s students in landscape architecture; and Sarah Richter and Andrea Swiatocha, master’s students in architecture; along with faculty and students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources and Environment.