Awards & Honors
Spitzer School Students Win International Landscape Prize in Barcelona
The City College of New York’s Master of Landscape Architecture Program clinched the International Landscape School’s Prize at the 11th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, Spain. Work by Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture students was submitted to represent the program’s approach to the Biennial’s theme, “Climate Change Again.” The award was delayed by Covid, but the school’s work was presented as finalists at the Escola Tèchnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona last year.
The winning projects were by Anna Speidel ’19, Hana Georg ’19, Anna McKeigue ’20, Rujuta Naringrekar ’20, and Abigail Stein ’22.
Former Director and Spitzer professor Denise Hoffman Brandt presented the work to the jury, framing the program’s pedagogical structure and emphasis on addressing the climate emergency. She also shared a video with each student presenting their respective projects.
Félix Solaguren, president of the International Schools Prize jury, was impressed. “From the City College of New York, we see work from across the globe that draws out important theoretical dimensions for our field. The work offers alternative perspectives and new insights, and the projects work with social and environmental issues in new ways,” he said.
Following are the prize-winning Spitzer submissions and their designers:
- Quorum Canopy, by Abigail Stein;
- New Jersey Meadowlands: A Field Guide to Participatory Landscape, by Anna McKeigue;
- Watery Ground: Activating the Lost Mangroves of Mumbai, by Rujuta Naringrekar;
- The City Stabile: A Framework Beyond the Streets, by Hana Georg; and
- A Resonance in Death: Envisioning the Future of Dying in an Urban System, by Anna Speidel.