Nine U.S. landscape architecture students will spend the first two weeks of August studying the grounds surrounding the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and drafting a sustainable landscape design that can be phased in over five years. The students will work alongside three Swiss landscape architecture students, and under the guidance of three American landscape architecture educators, to deliver a comprehensive, sustainable landscape design that improves the landscape’s performance while also demonstrating American expertise.
Excerpt: The US Mission to the UN in Geneva has begun a project with a group of nine American and three Swiss university landscape students to help “green” the grounds of the Mission. The students, selected by the American Society…
To some, working in a foreign country, staying with an American ambassador and designing a project that could benefit an entire nation may sound too good to be true.
But for University of Minnesota graduate student Natalie Ross, it’s a reality. Ross, who is seeking a master’s degree in landscape architecture, is one of eight students selected to intern at the U.S. Mission in Geneva, Switzerland. The interns, chosen from a pool of 150 applicants, will spend the first two weeks of August designing a five-year plan to make the grounds of the Mission greener.