PFS’s Grant Fahlgren is in Chicago today to accept the National Olmsted Scholarship. He is the first Canadian to ever receive this honour.
Grant was selected from a pool of the most promising Landscape Architecture graduate students across North America. Each of the 43 accredited schools of Landscape Architecture across the United States and Canada nominates one student for this honour. From these 43 candidates – 43 of the most promising students in the field – Grant was chosen to be one of two National Olmsted Scholars. The Olmsted Scholarship is the highest honour that a student of Landscape Architecture can receive, and we are tremendously proud of Grant’s achievement!
Grant intends to use the award to expand his research of collaborative partnerships between indigenous communities and designers in the Cascadia Bioregion. This research will help elucidate the connections between traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and landscape architecture and provide a foundational knowledge to inform future collaborations.
Grant first joined PFS Studio as a summer intern in 2014, and has been a full time employee since completing his Master degree at the University of British Columbia.