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Demonstrating that experiential learning has an impact, research that Urban Landscape majors Molly McNally and Elisabeth Hoff participated in while working at Tom Leader Studio in Berkeley, California was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. The article “2 Concepts for shaping region’s future shoreline” discusses different visions for the shorelines of the Bay Area.

Tom Leader is considered an imaginative designer and the students worked with him on proposals that address the potential average tide rise of 3 feet over the next 100 years. Their approach is to work with the landscape to absorb and accommodate the tides it rather than attempt to block the water flow as the existing infrastructure does.

Molly and Elisabeth were featured in a Coop Profile earlier this year and you can read more about their experience at the studio and in the Bay Area here.

Read the full article on the project here.