BLACKSBURG, Va., April 29, 2008 – George Hazelrigg, of Blacksburg, a senior project associate in the landscape architecture program in Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been awarded the Bradford Williams Medal at the annual national meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architecture in San Francisco.
Two of these awards are given each year to recognize superior writing in Landscape Architecture, the landscape architecture profession's largest circulation publication in the United States.
The focus of Hazelrigg's writings have been on the redevelopment of damaged urban landscapes as community assets, the role of public space in urban revitalization, and lessons learned from the successes and/or failures of modern urban landscape projects revisited after more than 15 years. Recent articles have dealt with projects in Boston, Mass.; Paris, France; Portland, Ore.; Oakland and Palo Alto, Calif.; Dallas, Texas; and Washington D.C.
Hazelrigg received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in geology and political science from the University of Oklahoma, and a master of landscape architecture from Virginia Tech.
The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is composed of four schools: the School of Architecture + Design, including architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture; the School of Public and International Affairs, including urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy and government and international affairs; the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, which includes building construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and construction engineering management in the College of Engineering; and the School of the Visual Arts, including programs in studio art, visual communication and art history.