June 30, 2010 — University of Virginia graduate landscape architecture student Kirsten Ostberg has been selected as one of nine students who will spend the first two weeks of August living in Geneva, Switzerland and working on design ideas for the U.S. mission there.
The American Society of Landscape Architects partnered with the U.S. mission in Geneva to provide the internship opportunity, and Ostberg was selected from among 130 students who applied.
The mission is looking to "green" its grounds to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable design and showcase American design expertise. To that end, the mission asked the American Society of Landscape Architects to help bring a group of U.S. landscape architecture students to Geneva for two weeks to research the site; conduct a design charrette; create a five-phase, iterative implementation plan; and oversee and participate, if possible, in first steps of design implementation.
Ostberg plans to receive her master of landscape architecture degree in 2012.