The weekend of September 8th and 9th, 2018 was a special day for a select group of certificate students in UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture program. These thirteen students presented their final projects in the Landscape Architecture certificate. Their capstone studio projects, the final course in the 3 year program, were presented in front of an audience of fellow students, family, instructors and professional critics. Projects ranged from an redesign of an abandoned cemetery, a new design concept for homeless housing in DTLA, to a unique approach to wetland restoration.
Students who participated and successfully completed the Capstone Studio, and who are now graduates of the program are as follows:

Sean Carter
Claudette Contreras
Lindsey Flook-Stroup
Christine Franks
Laura Gallenbach
Les Hairrell
Micolee Lazaro
Alexandra Piotrowski
Miriam Rainville
Elaine Roark
Doug Short
Lindsey Taormina
Evan Zalesak

Each student presented their projects PechaKucha style, which gave them approximately 7 minutes to very succinctly convey their project in a well thought out and timed manner.
We are extremely proud of our 2018 Capstone students and wish them much success as they quickly turned their focus and time to studying for the LARE (Landscape Architecture RegistrationĀ  Examination) in December.
Below areĀ  a few of the Capstone Projects presented in September. These projects are also on display at 1010 Westwood Blvd. as part of the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Student Show, sponsored by the Student Chapter of ASLA. Show closes on Oct 26, 2018.

Lindsay Taormina – Verdugo Hills Peace Pioneer Cemetery: Creating a Community Sanctuary through Preservation and Restoration











Micolee Lazaro – Design With Industry: A Landscape Architectural Approach towards Industrial Reuse












Lindsay Flook-Stroup – Reclaim & Reconnect: An Exercise in Post Industrial Placemaking















Les Hairrell – Transforming a Lagoon into a Wetland Park: Reuniting the Colorado Lagoon with the Pacific Ocean.













Christine Franks – Mentryville Park: Creating a Future for the Past