MDesS student receives honorable mention for National Geographic Award in mapping

Leif Estrada (MLA/MDesS in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology) has received honorable mention in the 2014 National Geographic Award in Mapping for “Morphology: Synthetic Growth + Natural Decline.” Estrada created his submission in the fall 2013 course “Maps and Mapping” taught by Charles Waldheim (professor of landscape architecture and department chair) and Matthew Wilson (visiting assistant professor of landscape architecture and urban planning and design).

The award was designed to encourage undergraduate and masters-level research and recognize achievement in the art, science, and technology of mapping. A committee of the Association of American Geographers Cartography Specialty Group judged the entries.

Look for Estrada’s map on the award website with the announcement of the 2014 winners.