CAPLA students receive national awards in the 2017 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

April 27, 2018

Two of the six winning teams in the 2017 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge were from Bo Yang's third year master of landscape architecture design studio.

The Challenge is a green infrastructure design competition for American colleges and universities.
Third year Master of Landscape Architecture Students
2017 EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge
The University of Arizona Campus

The Campus Rainworks Challenge is an annual "collegiate competition that engages the next generation of environmental professionals to design innovative solutions for stormwater pollution."

The CAPLA teams received an honorable mention in the Demonstration Project and Master Plan categories, having been selected out of 87 entries from 30 states at 53 different academic institutions.

Following green infrastructure (GI) design principles, both winning submissions aimed to transform previously sterile, flood-prone, or underutilized campus sites into multifunctional spaces that benefit the campus and engage students, faculty and staff in meaningful ways. The campus is situated within the Sonoran Desert, a unique and fragile ecosystem within which the performance and climate change resilience of GI strategies await further assessment and refinement.

Many congrats to the winning CAPLA teams!

Honorable Mention - Demonstration Project: A River Runs Through It


Daniel Zedick, Fei Yu, Yuheng Zhang and Nate Ritchie, with their project, A River Runs Through It.

Honorable Mention - Master Plan: The West University Wash Revival



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