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UTK Architecture & Design Studios to Benefit Regional Planning Process


Posted 02/09/2012

The University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design, as part of their leveraged $1 million dollar match with the PlanET process, held their first graduate studio project this past fall with students in the 2nd year of the Master’s of Landscape Architecture professional degree program.


The University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design, as part of their leveraged $1 million dollar match with the PlanET process, held their first graduate studio project this past fall with students in the 2nd year of the Master’s of Landscape Architecture professional degree program.

This project was designed to help inform the PlanET process as issues of water quality and possible solutions are being discussed around the region. Their project focused on the intersection of land use and water quality, highlighting the impact that best management practices (BMPs) can have in mitigating non-point source pollution in a watershed. As many communities in our region will be dealing with the implications of Phase II of the Clean Water Act, which requires that new developments implement onsite infiltration of the first one inch of runoff during precipitation events, this studio project helped provide real examples in our region of how this can be accomplished.

Landscape Architecture Professor Brad Collett oversaw the student work that modeled various land use types within the First Creek Watershed in Knoxville and offered up design techniques for infiltrating runoff. The land use types were broken down into uses common around our region, including strip commercial centers, residential subdivisions with large lots, small lots, parks, greenways, and agricultural areas. Examples of mitigation BMPs included bioinfiltration facilities, simulated wetlands, cisterns, and raingardens that can be used to infiltrate and clean stormwater or store and treat runoff for reuse within the impaired watershed.

UT’s Collett and graduate student Valerie Friedmann summarized the landscape architecture studio work at the February PlanET Consortium Partners meeting at the East Tennessee History Center on February 2, 2012. Subsequent studios are continuing through 2013.

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