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Trio of honors for Baird

Landscape architecture professor Tim Baird’s Philadelphia-centered “Urban Arboreta: Tree Nurseries Transform Vacant Lands” has been selected as one of the 32 winning proposals of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Cities Challenge. Baird shares this victory with collaborator Penn State alumnus Matt Langan (BLA ’06) of Sasaki Associates in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Also announced this spring, Baird was awarded the 2015 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Excellence in Design Studio Teaching – Senior Faculty Award. CELA confers this award to recognize the development and direction of design studio projects that demonstrate outstanding quality, emphasize critical thinking, and foster the creative process.

Baird also has been awarded a Dumbarton Oaks 2015 Summer Fellowship in Garden and Landscape Studies by the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C.

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