Maeder-York Family Fellowship in
Five Finalists Selected for the 2014 Maeder-York Family
Fellowship in Landscape Studies
The Landscape Fellowship Jury wishes to thank everyone who submitted applications for the 2014 Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landscape Studies at the Gardner Museum. The response to the call for submissions demonstrates the strength and creativity of emerging practitioners in the field of contemporary landscape.
The Fellowship Jury has selected five outstanding finalists:
- Neeraj Bhatia, MSArch, Assistant Professor, California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
- Fionn Byrne, MLA, principal, Office of Pedonic Operations, Toronto
- Michael Ezban, MArch, MLA, Lecturer, University of Maryland
Silver Spring, MD
- Richard Hindle, MLA, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA
- Conor O'Shea, MLA, graduate candidate, Master in Design Studies '14,
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Our finalists represent a range of disciplinary and institutional affiliations. Their work and ideas demonstrate a significant engagement with the landscape medium.
The Fellowship Jury will meet on Friday February 7, 2014, to interview the finalists and the new Maeder-York Landscape Fellow will be announced on February 24, 2014.
The Maeder-York Family Fellowship recognizes an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The residential Fellowship is awarded through a juried international portfolio competition and builds upon the Gardner’s Artist-in Residence programs that have fostered creativity and collaboration in the arts for over two decades.
The jury met to interview five finalists in early February and awarded the 2012 Fellowship to Takuma Ono.
Ninety-one applications from fourteen nations around the world were received following the announcement of the 2012 Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landscape Studies in September 2011. The tremendous response to the call for submissions demonstrates the strength and creativity of emerging practitioners in the field of contemporary landscape.
The Fellowship Jury comprised of international figures in landscape architecture and allied design disciplines met in February. The two-stage competition process identifies a short-list of up to five finalists who will be invited to interviews with the competition jury. The Jury was led by Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape.
Julie Bargmann, University of Virginia
Alan Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard University
Julia Czerniak, Syracuse University
Anuradha Mathur, University of Pennsylvania
Jane Wolff, University of Toronto
Margaret K. Burchenal, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum