Fadi Masoud (MLA II ’12) selected as 2012 National Olmsted Scholar Finalist

Fadi Masoud (MLA II ’12) was recently selected by the Landscape Architecture Foundation as one of four 2012 National Olmsted Scholar Finalists. He was selected from a  pool of 46 candidates nominated by their faculty as University Olmsted Scholars. Jack Ohly, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, was selected as the 2012 National Olmsted Scholar. 
The Olmsted Scholars Program is the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students. Now in its fifth year, the program was established to recognize students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable planning and design and foster human and societal benefits. 
The winner and finalists are selected by an independent jury of leaders in the landscape architecture profession. The 2012 jury members were: Lucinda Sanders, FASLA, President, LAF Board of Directors and CEO, OLIN; Tom Tavella, FASLA, President-Elect, ASLA and Director of Design, Fuss&O’Neill; Joseph Lalli, FASLA, President and CEO, EDSA; Douglas Reed, FASLA, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand; Joseph Ragsdale, ASLA, FAAR, Interim Department Head and Associate Professor, Cal Poly Pomona; Brad McKee, Editor-in-Chief, Landscape Architecture Magazine; and Kate Tooke, 2011 National Olmsted Scholar and Design Associate at Dodson & Flinker Associates.