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Division of Architecture and Environmental Design
Horticulture major Megan Bazin would be perfectly content living off the land given the opportunity. Modern life — bills to pay, responsibilities to meet — sometimes get in the way of “simple plans.” Bazin, however, has found the perfect compromise — urban agriculture. She just took the scenic route to get there.
The Center for Sustainable Communities has undertaken a multi-year project to evaluate stormwater control structures along the heavily traveled I-95 Corridor. Supported by a $1.8 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the two-year study will examine stormwater management best practices with the intent of helping to improve water quality in the municipalities along the corridor.
Graduating from Temple University Ambler with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture, Diana Fernandez has placed her stamp on innovative, cutting-edge design projects, from concepts for revitalizing the Reading Railroad site in Philadelphia to a community led waterfront project for the Port of Los Angeles.
If Dr. Frankenstein worked with plants instead of bodies, he’d still have nothing on Temple University Ambler alumnus Brandon Huber. It’s no wonder that when his pride and joy — a 6-foot, 4-inch tall, 38-inch wide behemoth of a flowering plant — recently bloomed, it was welcomed by thousands of visitors to the greenhouse it currently calls home.