College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Landscape Architecture

UMD wins 1st PLACE in the U.S. EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

Photo Credit: 
Edwin Remsberg

It is our pleasure to announce that the University of Maryland team submission “Historic Chapel Site: Meadows, Meanders and Meditation”, under the supervision of Dr. Victoria Chanse has been awarded FIRST PLACE in Site Demonstration Category for the national competition, the U.S. EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge 2014.

Above: Winning team's submission (Board 1).

Congratulations to team members: Harris Trobman- Landscape Architecture, Jonathan Gemmell- Landscape Architecture, Penny Jacobs- Landscape Architecture, Jaison Renkenberger- Civil and Environmental Engineering,  Yan Wang- Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nick Yoder- Landscape Architecture.

Photo credit: Edwin Remsberg

Faculty advisors included Mr. Dennis Nola, Dr. Lea Johnson, Dr. Peter May, and Dr. David Myers. Karen Petroff served as Facilities advisor.

Special thanks also go to John McCoy, Columbia Watershed Association,  Michael Carmichael, Coordinator, SWM Facilities, University of Maryland, Stephen Reid, Environmental Planner, University of Maryland and Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware.

Above: Winning team's submission (Board 2).

In addition, a second UMD team was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Master Plan category for the U.S. EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge 2014. Their submission is The ECO-S.T.E.M: Stormwater Innovations in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics District. Congratulations to this team: Chris Shipley- Landscape Architecture, Seth Fleming- Landscape Architecture, Jun Jiang- Landscape Architecture, Amina Mohamed- Landscape Architecture, Jaison Renkenberger- Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yan Wang- Civil and Environmental Engineering, Maria Harwood- Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, Benjamin Alexandro- Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology/Environmental Public Policy, Monica Renee Saavoss- Agricultural & Resources Economics.

Above: Video submission from the team that was awarded an Honorable Mention in 2013. Project team: Travis Wierengo, Nancy Britt, Shoshanah Haberman, and Jaison Renkenberger

Learn more on the EPA's 2014 Challenge Winners website!

Read more on UMD's Right Now page!

Read the news story by A. James Clark School of Engineering here!

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