EXTENTS ISSUE II 2018: MATERIAL + MATTER
EXTENTS is a curated collection of student work in the landscape architecture department at the University of Washington, assembled and edited by the UW chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (UWASLA).
This year we wanted a theme that would encompass the true breadth of our field. We looked to the theme of Materials + Matter as an encapsulation of the building blocks of our landscapes as well as the issues that drive us to strive for better design. What matters to us?
We opened this year’s issue up to the wider design community, including people outside the field of landscape architecture as well as faculty. This, we feel, is a true reflection of the collaborative, systems thinking approach of landscape architects.
The projects in this publication were evaluated anonymously by a panel of professionals on the basis of content, graphic presentation, and technical attributes. All student work in landscape architecture at the UW was eligible for submission. The resulting collection in this issue of EXTENTS represents some of the most engaging student work completed at the UW during the 2017-2018 academic year. In print these projects appear static, but the concepts and challenges they address will continue to be re-evaluated and re-imagined as part of the iterative process of design education. EXTENTS is a snapshot of this ongoing process and a window into the collective imagination of landscape students this year at the UW.
– The UWASLA publication team