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Landscape Architecture Students’ Work Envisions Redesigns of Lewiston Waterfront

PULLMAN, Wash. – Landscape architecture graduate students from Washington State University and the University of Idaho will present their visions for the Lewiston waterfront Dec. 10 – 31 at the Sage Baking Company in Lewiston. The opening reception for the show is at 6 p.m., Dec. 10.

Images produced by UI students Katie Bisett, Heather Pung, and Sean Conner. Click for hi-res versions

Called “Water Views,” the show features design work produced in the course “Cultural Interpretations of the Regional Landscape.”

“The students’ projects address and reveal the complex relationships among biological organisms, including people, the locale, and the built environment,” said Jolie Kaytes, the course instructor and associate professor of landscape architecture at WSU. “The students’ designs required them to contemplate Lewiston’s links to the rivers and to rethink recreation, transport, power, plants, animals, agriculture, access, and settlement.”

Images produced by UI students Katie Bisett, Heather Pung, and Sean Conner. Click for hi-res versions

During the course, students explored the connections between people and place in the Lower Snake River Basin, and how those connections are affected by and affect the Lower Snake River dams, Kaytes said.

Images produced by UI students Katie Bisett, Heather Pung, and Sean Conner. Click for hi-res versions

“Ultimately, the students’ projects challenge us to examine how we see and understand the rivers,” she said.

“We’re putting the show up at the Sage Baking Company because it’s downtown and is an informal setting where people talk. Students and I hope that having the work in this setting will facilitate conversations and get people talking — the citizens of Lewiston in particular — about Lewiston’s future, especially as it relates to the rivers,” Kaytes said.

The show, including the opening reception, is free and open to the public. The Sage Baking Company is located at 1303 Main St. in Lewiston.

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Media Contacts

Jolie Kaytes, associate professor of landscape architecture, 509-335-7331