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KNOXVILLE— Four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students received top awards in the Tennessee Student American Society of Landscape Architects Design Awards.

The students accepted their awards in late October at the Tennessee American Society of Landscape Architects Conference held in Knoxville. UT landscape architecture students Nathan Oliver, Chris Chandler, Ezekiel Cooper, and Valerie Friedmann received the awards for studio design projects produced from their classes at the UT College of Architecture and Design.

Friedmann won a Merit Award in the Student Awards General Design Category for “Center-City Park.” The project examined the Western Avenue Viaduct in Knoxville.

“It was an honor to receive a Tennessee State ASLA Merit Award for my work in Professor Moir-McClean’s studio,” said Friedmann. “I am very appreciative of the opportunity presented to us students by Tennessee ASLA, and I am grateful to be included in the first group of student award recipients in our state.”

Chandler, Oliver, and Cooper won an Award of Excellence for a rehabilitation project at the Vulcan Materials site along the Tennessee River in the West Side District of Chattanooga. Working with Professor Ken McCown, the students’ project, “Vulcan Stormwater Park,” transformed a gravel site into a wetlands remediation.

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