the Neighborhood Design Center


May 24, 2022

Three of Our Staff Members Just Received Accolades for Their Outstanding Work!

Avery Haynes

Avery Haynes, one of our amazing interns, was named a finalist for the LAF Olmsted Scholars Program. This national honor for landscape architect students recognizes students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits.

Avery plans to use the scholarship to “explore community design through the lens of public art as an advocacy tool.” Their current project uses skateboarding to map edge conditions in the built environment. They plan to focus on Black, queer collectives to connect a sense of identity to the way that we experience designed spaces.

Laura Robinson

Laura Robinson was selected for The Harvard Climate Justice Design Fellowship’s inaugural cohort, a group of seven leaders in environmental justice advocacy, organizing, and law.

This Institute for Quantitative Social Science Fellowship program focuses on the belief that everyone deserves equal access to participate in decision making about their environment, and information is key to that participation. The program supports advocates fighting for change; public agencies serving the welfare of their constituents; and researchers in climate, sociology, and design.

Kelly Fleming

Kelly Fleming has received an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) award for her work with the Guardians of the First Amendment Memorial. Annapolis, MD is establishing a memorial to honor the five members of the Capital Gazette newspaper which was target of a mass shooting in June 2018.

Working with stakeholders, Moody Graham developed a variety of design concepts commemorating the lives of the slain journalists. The memorial encourages visitors to contemplate the importance of free press and the feeling of loss when that freedom is threatened.