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David R. Coffin Publication Grant for 2017

The Foundation for Landscape Studies is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 David R. Coffin Publication Grant, which is given for the research and publication of a book that advances scholarship in the field of garden history and landscape studies. The recipients are listed in alphabetical order.

Margarita Blanco
Designing Paradise: Diego Suarez, America’s First Hispanic Landscape Architect

ORO Press

Margarita Blanco is a landscape architect and the co-founder and director of ArquitectonicaGEO, a landscape design firm in Miami, Florida. She is a PhD candidate in landscape architecture program at the University of Florida. Designing Paradise is her first book.

Sonja Duempelmann
Seeing Trees: Street Trees in New York City and Berlin

Yale University Press

Sonja Dümpelmann, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University, is the coeditor, with Dorothee Brantz, of Greening the City: Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century.

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson
Depositions: Cultura and the Counsel of Roberto Burle Marx

University of Texas Press

Catherine Seavitt is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at CUNY’s City College of New York and principal of Catherine Seavitt Studio. Her research focuses on design adaptation to sea level rise in urban coastal environments and explores novel landscape restoration practices given the dynamics of climate change. Seavitt co-authored the book On the Water: Palisade Bay, a climate adaptation proposal for the New York / New Jersey Upper Harbor; this study, examining the use of “soft” infrastructural systems to mitigate the impacts of storm surge and flooding, was the foundation of the 2010 exhibition Rising Currents at the Museum of Modern Art.