A senior in the landscape architecture program at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bonnie Reichert has been selected to receive the $500 Dow AgroSciences Scholarship for 2012. Reichert already has a B.S. in Horticulture. She said she returned to UW-Madison for a degree that would enable her to play a bigger part in the design and implementation of techniques in the landscape. She is also pursuing a degree in Geographic Information Systems & Cartography. In addition to her studies, Reichert also works as a landscape architecture intern at Ganshert Nursery and Landscapes.
Reichert’s interest in planning and designing has focused on sustainable landscapes.
“Since returning, I have learned about many sustainable techniques that can be applied to every design at a variety of scales and locations,” she said. “I now have an increased awareness of the environmental implications of design and best management practices for sustainability.”
Reichert has augmented her education by participating in two independent study projects with the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture. One project was to restore an historic horse barn while developing it into a net-zero site. The second project was an analysis and critique of the Milwaukee Inner Harbor Redevelopment with research and design for Brownfield redevelopment, stormwater management and remediation and public space usage. Both projects used an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability, and involved many of the latest ideas and methods used to follow LEED standards.
Reichert is also active in the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and is a student member of the American Society of Landscape Architects National Chapter.
Photo caption: Scholarship recipient Bonnie Reichert (center), with Beth Whitehouse Duschack of Dow AgroSciences (right) and Paul Ganshert of Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes (left).