The Landscape Institute has announced the winners of its 2018 Student Travel Award.

The theme of the 2018 Award was ‘resilient design’. Landscape students from across the UK proposed their dream study trip to anywhere in the world they could learn more about this topic.

The joint winners, Ella Perkins and Jack Gregory Summerhayes, are both first-year landscape architecture MA students. Ella studies at Sheffield University. Jack studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Ella will use her fund to study ecological planting design across the USA. She’ll visit iconic landscapes including the Boston Emerald Necklace and the recently developed Brooklyn Bridge Park.

‘I’m really excited to have been selected for the Award. I’ve just finished my first year at Sheffield University, and being new to the discipline, this trip will give me much-needed, first-hand experience of a wide range of projects.’
Ella Perkins, MA Landscape Architecture student at Sheffield University

Jack will use his fund to study the phenomena of ‘Shrinking Cities’ in the North American Rust Belt. He’ll pay particular attention to the mapping of urban developments, with a focus on erasure, origination, transformation and migration.

‘I feel truly honoured to receive this Award. It now offers me an opportunity to further develop and research my ideas that I hope to carry forward, learn from and evolve into my design work.’
Jack Gregory Summerhayes, MA Hons Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh