The world is your canvas when you are a designer, but all the world's a stage when you're also a performer. Laura Koch, a fourth-year Landscape Architecture student with the College of Architecture at UNL, can usually be found one of two places, in Arch Hall or at Memorial Stadium spinning her flag and practicing for her next game day performance.
Koch takes that same level of dedication and enthusiasm into the classroom. Most recently, Koch participated in a project that focused on the Omaha Waterfront, right behind the Century Link Center. The project involved extensive inventory and analysis and design which focused on the revitalization of the area, including connections to the site's urban context. Koch says these learning opportunities have been truly inspiring.
"Who I am as a person has evolved tremendously since joining the Landscape Architecture program. I didn't know exactly what to expect when I came to UNL, but it is more than I could have imagined. I owe a great deal of that growth to the amazing faculty at UNL.
My most influential instructor has been Sarah Thomas Karle. She really pushed me in terms of my abilities in design, graphics and presentation. Professor Karle taught me the basic structure of Landscape Architecture, something that I will carry with me throughout the rest of my life. I also know that I can go to her whenever I need something and having that kind of support is invaluable.
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