EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners Announced

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s entry, The Ripple Effect, won first place in the master plan category of the 2018 Campus RainWorks Challenge. / image: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Design Board

Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosts the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition for American colleges and universities that “seeks to engage with the next generation of environmental professionals, foster a dialogue about effective stormwater management, and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices.”

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) partners with the EPA to provide assistance with judging and outreach. This year’s judges included the following ASLA Professional Practice Network (PPN) leaders and members:

Katharyn Hurd, ASLA
Associate/Planner at Page/BMS Design Group
Co-Chair, Campus Planning and Design PPN

David Cutter, ASLA
University Landscape Architect at Cornell University
Officer & Past Chair, Campus Planning and Design PPN

Christopher Marlow, ASLA
Assistant Professor at Ball State University
Digital Technology PPN

Lee Skabelund, ASLA
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning at Kansas State University
Officer & Past Chair, Ecology and Restoration PPN

Harris Trobman, Associate ASLA
Green Infrastructure Specialist at University of District of Columbia, Center for Sustainable Development
Planting Design PPN

Stacilyn Feldman, ASLA
Senior Associate at Oehme, van Sweden
Residential Landscape Architecture PPN

To learn about the competition and this year’s winners, see the EPA press release. The winning teams are:

First Place:

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Master Plan Category
The Ripple Effect: Community Cultivated | Regionally Replicated

University of Oregon, Demonstration Project Category
Good Drainage, Good Vibes: Revitalizing, Reprogramming, and Revealing Stormwater at South Eugene High School

Second Place:

Florida International University, Master Plan Category
EcoFLow: Sustainable and Smart Stormwater Solutions for Future Generations of South Florida

University of Arizona, Demonstration Project Category
(Re)Searching for a Spot: Parking Lot Laboratory for Desert Stormwater Management, Research, and Education

Honorable Mentions:

University of Arizona, Master Plan Category
Socio-Hydrology: A Frame for an Integrated Green Infrastructure Master Plan

Utah State University, Demonstration Project Category
The New Heart: Uniting a Divided Campus Through Innovative Green Infrastructure Design

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