Student – 2019 WLA Awards Shortlist

Arlington National Cemetery – Amanda Ton – Harvard Graduate School of Design

Arlington National Cemetery – Amanda Ton – Harvard Graduate School of Design
The proposed design reimagines the cemetery entrance ground with elegance, respect, and function. Human being’s relationship to the ground is profound, and especially in Arlington National Cemetery, where people buried their loved ones into the earth.

Discover Krakow Remember Plaszow – Caitlin Dawson – University of Edinburgh

Discover Krakow Remember Plaszow – Caitlin Dawson – University of Edinburgh
Through a concept of visibility to tackle the conflicting programs and loss of history, I wanted to create a design that balanced both memorial and active programs on the site through materiality, vegetation and time. This final year project explored this through a variety of scales.

Martian Scape – Maheshika Ekanayake – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Martian Scape – Maheshika Ekanayake – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Concept- “ An Anthropocosmic  landscape
“Tuned human in to cosmos” through landscape – acquiring “Spatial progression of landscape geo points to convert the human horizontal perception in to vertical perception.”


Ouzai Coastal Slums – Tara Kanj – American University of Beirut

Ouzai Coastal Slums – Tara Kanj – American University of Beirut
The primary goal of this intervention is to procure ecological resilience, consequently attaining social resilience. An ecological intervention which will result in the creation of spaces that significantly contribute to the social component. The design will revolve around morphing this liminal space of time through a set key of design actions inspired by the peculiar morphological characteristic of this landscape.

The Drainage Filter for the Everglades – Meikang Li, Qiwei Song, Chaoyi Cui – University of Toronto

The Drainage Filter for the Everglades – Meikang Li, Qiwei Song, Chaoyi Cui – University of Toronto
The Drainage Filter re-channels the water runoff by utilizing public-owned properties and the water will be stored and treated before arriving at its destination, the Everglades. The project proposes a phased, cost-efficient alternative and improvement to existing expensive treatment infrastructures in the Everglades.

Three Stacks and a Rock-Inheriting Californian Coastal Powerplants – David Koo – University of California Berkeley

Three Stacks and a Rock-Inheriting Californian Coastal Powerplants – David Koo – University of California Berkeley
This design proposal proposes new and novel ways for the community to care for such a large landscape. Simple design operations were conceived to develop incremental approaches to transform the site:  understood and could be applied to various scales and sites in Morro Bay. Though there are many aspects to this project, the primary focus is creating spaces that will be cared for by the local community while the eventual future of this vast landscape is realized.

Urban Refill – Jinyi Yang & Qingyi Li – Wuhan Polytechnic University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Urban Refill – Jinyi Yang & Qingyi Li – Wuhan Polytechnic University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology
The synthetic of industrial wasteland and the ecological consequence remains as an unsettling crisis has become a universal issue in the development of the city, was just like this oil tank factory surrounded by several residential lands under the background of global energy transformation.

Waters In Peril Collective Measures For A Dying Lake Winnipeg
Jaysen Ariola – University of Toronto

Waters In Peril Collective Measures For A Dying Lake Winnipeg – Jaysen Ariola – University of Toronto
A framework is created to examine how we can implement new rules and landscape policy for waterway adjacencies and landowners to address the issue of nutrient runoff into the River, which eventually drains into Lake Winnipeg. It outlines components such as stakeholders, economy and strategies.  The framework would address and convey what it means to protect and restore ecosystems to various groups and people.

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