Awards & Honors

2021 On the Brinck Book Award and Lecture Winner: Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

Professor Catherine Seavitt Nordenson has received the book award On the Brinck, a newly launched initiative of the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning in honor of the landscape writer J. B. Jackson (1909-1996). Her book Depositions: Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship (University of Texas Press, 2018) was praised because it  “reveals the contemporary relevance of landscape architecture and public space through a historical study. It discusses profound societal and cultural change, similar to the contemporary issues we face, like the pandemic and our political situation. The volume is decentered from the West, and it contextualizes design as heritage.”