We are delighted to announce the 2022/2023 recipient of the Hollander Design Fellowship. The three-year fellowship was established in 2020 with the City College of New York and the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture to encourage and support New York City students from demographics and communities that are historically underrepresented to pursue education in the field of landscape architecture. To date, the fellowship and awards program has contributed $60,000 to ten students.
The fellowship is given to selected recipients enrolled in the Spitzer School who are pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture. The grant’s mission is to encourage and support Black/African American, Latinx, Alaskan Native, American Indian students, and those from other underrepresented cultural or ethnic groups.
Hollander Design launched the Fellowship in response to the nationwide demonstrations and national conversation of our country’s racial inequities following the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Within the field of landscape architecture, the profession is significantly underrepresented by people of color. One of the barriers to a more diverse profession are the high financial burdens of pursuing higher education. Hollander Design committed to take action to improve access to education so that the landscape architecture profession may have the best and brightest talent.
The Hollander Design Fellows receive $4,000 in each of the three years of their enrollment in the MLA program. For 2022, the recipient of the fellowship is:
Cassandra Castano, MLA Class of 2025
In addition to the Hollander Design Fellowship, HOLLANDERdesign| Landscape Architects also provided two Hollander Design Awards this year, each a one-time scholarship of $4,000. The recipients are:
(left) Ximena Diaz Velasco, MLA Class of 2025
(right) Sonia Uthuph, MLA Class of 2025
Congratulations to each of the fellowship and award winners! We look forward to following your progress and celebrating your achievements.
Learn more about these talented recipients, the fellowship and the Spitzer School of Architecture.