Interested students should apply now
The award is open to student members studying on LI accredited programmes, and offers support of up to £750 to successful applicants. Clare Michael CMLI, who chairs the judging panel for the award, had the following words for prospective applicants:
‘Since re-launching the Student Travel Award two years ago, we have received a huge variety of entries. Judges are looking for proposals that are unique, carefully thought through and make best use of the award on offer.’
One of last year’s successful applicants was Arlene Decker, who visited India to support the effort to rebuild the Druk White School in Ladakh, after the original school was destroyed by flooding and mud slides in 2001. Arlene volunteered her skills as a landscape architect, designing a sustainable Buddhist landscape. Buddhist culture and traditions are intrinsic to the identity of the local community, who Arlene worked with closely during the design process.
The second recipient of the award in 2013 was Dora Wunschova, who travelled to China to investigate the approaches that are being employed to deal with urban storm-water issues. Dora visited a number of award winning storm water landscapes in Shanghai, Beijing and the Yellow Mountains, exploring strategies involving restoration of ecosystems as well as the economic, social and environmental outcomes of water-related urban sites.
The award is supported by a fund set up in memory of four landscape architects, David Ashmore, Adrian Brunswick, Michael Norton, who were tragically killed in an air crash at Biggin Hill on 13 January 1979, and Mary Mitchell whose estate added a legacy to the fund when she died in December 1988.
The closing date for applications is April 30 and successful recipients of the award will be notified shortly afterwards.
Click here for further details and an application form – and to read Arlene and Dora’s personal accounts of their experiences.