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Spring 2012 Students Involved in Wood Comp Project Assist the Friends of the Lady Bird Wildflower Garden

Photo collage of WoodComp models

In 2008 The Friends of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden and Auburn University created a garden to reflect the agenda of the former first lady and to provide a place for the public to experience native flora of the state of Alabama. The Lady Bird Wildflower Garden is a vibrant tribute to former first lady Claudia Alta ”Lady Bird” Johnson who was an early advocate of environmental conservation and landscape beautification.

Second year students led by Justin Miller, Robert Sproull, Ryan Salvas, and Robert Faust engaged in a design investigation for a new museum and learning center  for the Garden at the request of the Friends of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden Foundation.

The collaboration with the Garden was integrated into the annual  Second- Year Alabama Forestry Association Student Design Competition (aka Wood Comp) . Student design proposals were reviewed by a panel of practitioners and faculty at the conclusion of the studio.

The winners were:

1st place

Carlos Hernandez

2nd place        

Michael Lewandowski

3rd place        

Richard Bryant

Honorable Mention

Michael Brudi

Bruce Beuscher

Trent Tepool

Torrance Wong 

Competition sponsors include the Alabama Forestry Association and the Friends of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Garden Foundation.  A public exhibition of the winning projects is currently being scheduled in Prattville, Alabama.

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