BLA 2021 Landscape Architecture graduate Madison Hutchings was selected as one of six national award finalists recognizing exceptional leadership and research in Landscape Architecture by the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

VT School of Architecture and Design, the Landscape Architecture Department congratulates Madison Hutchings (BLA ’21) for being named one of six Landscape Architecture Foundation 2021 National Olmsted Scholar Finalists. This is the highest honor in the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier national award program for landscape architecture students.

LAF’s Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits.

Named for Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture, the National Olmsted Scholars Program is part of the leading national award program for landscape architecture students, awarding outstanding undergraduate students and graduate students nationally each year through a jury process. Madison was selected as a finalist from a group of 51 graduate and 36 undergraduate student nominees from universities across the U.S. and Canada. Now in its 14th year, students are both honored for past achievements and recognized for their future potential to influence the landscape architecture profession.