Issue #Winter 2017

2017 LandTEXTURE Newsletter

Published February 23, 2017

Published by the MSU Landscape Architecture Alumni & Advisory board for the alumni and friends of Landscape Architecture.

Front Cover of the LandTEXTURE newsletter, Winter 2017.
  • Photo of Emma Genevieve Gillette.

    First Class: Emma Genevieve Gillette, the First Lady of Michigan State Parks and Natural Areas

    2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Emma Genevieve Gillette's enrollment at Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University. Gillette was to become the first and only woman graduate in the college's first landscape architecture class of 1920.

  • Photo of Scott Witter, director of the School of Planning, Design and Construction.

    Director's message 2017

    This year has brought many wonderful things for us all.

  • Photo of Deb Cooper, LAAAB president.

    President's message 2017

    For the past six years I have had the delight of serving on the MSU LAAAB as a board member for three years, vice president for one year, president for two years, and I will round out my term as past president for one additional year.

  • Garden gazebo and viewing area.

    FIREWISE: Demonstration Garden, Cadillac Michigan

    Planners, designers, and citizens are interested in how site design can mitigate the effects of landscape hazards.

  • Two students constructing window shutters.

    SPDC Builds Sparty’s Cabin

    Professor Pat Crawford, PhD, SPDC associate director, and graduate student Rohit Menon talk about the "tiny home" movement and the fruition of Sparty's Cabin.

  • Graphic model of design concept.

    Looking back

    Alumnus William Herman Kockler, MSU LA class of 2006, reflects on his MSU experience and talks about his life since graduating.

  • Bill Johnson working with students.

    Pioneers of American Design

    Alumnus William "Bill" Johnson and his newly recorded story of his life and career, and alumnus Dean Abbott on being recognized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation as a Pioneer of American Landscape Design.

  • Landscape architecture students in Barcelona, Spain.

    Study Abroad 2016: A journey through Europe

    Landscape Architecture student Rayshaun Landrum wrote about his experience while on the annual LA study abroad in Western Europe.

  • Riders gather at the Broad Art Museum.

    The first LA Ride

    Landscape Architecture Instructor Bob Ford wrote about the first LA Ride and it's purpose.

  • Alumna Beth Hagenbuch working with students in studio.

    State of the program and updates

    Landscape Architecture Program Leader Karen Russcher wrote an update about the program, including recent student awards.

  • Landscape Architecture students in studio.

    2016 Landscape Architecture Alumni Survey

    The 2016 Landscape Architecture Alumni Survey was sent to 1081 email addresses provided by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This article address the structure of the survey and talks about it's key findings.

  • Principal Component Analysis Chart by Na Li, Landscape Architecture Master’s student.

    What do designers emphasize the most?

    LA Master's Student Na Li writes about her experience as a student and discusses her Master's Thesis.

  • Golfers gather before the shotgun start.

    2016 LA Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Outing

    This year's scholarship fundraiser, held at the picturesque Eagle Eye Golf Course, was historic on many levels.

  • Scott Reniholt.

    A journey for all

    As the incoming President of the MSU LAAAB, I am encouraged by the students I have met and I am impressed by their hunger for knowledge and change.

  • Charles Leider, MSU Landscape Architecture Class of 1957.

    Charles Leider elected as an AICP Fellow

    Dr. Charles Leider, professor and director emeritus of the Landscape Architecture Program at Oklahoma State University, has been elected as a fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planner.