Alexander Robinson wins 2015 Rome Prize Fellowship

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Alexander Robinson wins 2015 Rome Prize Fellowship

April 22, 2015

 

Professor Alexander Robinson has been named a 2015 Rome Prize winner. He is the recipient of the Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, which will enable him to live and work at the American Academy in Rome for eleven months.

 

"I am thrilled and honored to be given this opportunity and to join this fantastic community of scholars and artists," said Robinson. "It also comes at an opportune moment in my research; I will use this precious time to help reconcile two different strands of my work, and theory at large, that will be critical players in my future research and work here at USC and in Los Angeles."

 

During his fellowship in Rome, Robinson's research will focus on applying contemporary design tools to integrate the traditionally scenic aspects of landscape architecture with modern expectations of performance. He’ll focus specifically on Rome’s urban waterways, which he anticipates to be influential on his work in Los Angeles with the L.A. River.

 

“Alex has combined computational processes with that of nature,” said Dean Qingyun Ma. “Endless searching for new areas of research has yielded new ideas for design intervention.”

 

Learn more about Professor Robinson’s research here and here.