Kathleen Ryan and Robert Krikac, faculty in the School of Design and Construction, earned the Outstanding Paper of the Year award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).
Ryan and Krikac were co-authors with Ole Sleipness, formerly at WSU, currently at Utah State University, and Susie Gomez, a 2015 WSU graduate, now at Utah State University. Their paper, “Rural Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Projects: Frameworks for Engagement within Regional Rural Development Centers,” was honored in CELA’s Landscape Research Record No. 5.
The award will be presented at the 2017 CELA annual conference “BRIDGING“ in Beijing, China. The paper identifies opportunities for land-grant design disciplines to engage with rural communities while fulfilling the land-grant mission.