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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Winston Receives ASLA Honor Award

Oct. 18, 2022
FABE Assistant Professor Ryan Winston

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awarded Ohio State Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Assistant Professor Ryan Winston the Honor Award in the Research Category for Curbing Sediment: A Proof of Concept.

Winston worked with Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Halina Steiner of the Knowlton School of Architecture. The project's goal was to investigate the current design of the curb and to explore a new proposed design that captures pollutants and toxins before they enter the storm drain and waterways.

“Twenty-one redesigns were tested in triplicate and proved that redesigning curb, gutter, and apron standards can be a viable option to collecting pollutants on roadways, especially when done in concert with green infrastructure,” according to the report.

The awards jury noted that, “There are many places where landscape design offers new ways to address overlooked bits of infrastructure. This is a significant contribution to materials-based research methods and could have a notable impact on cities and water quality.”

Read the original article and more about the project.