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Kevin Lynch Award presented to Randolph Hester

Landscape architect/sociologist extends Lynch’s legacy
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The School of Architecture + Planning has named landscape architect/sociologist Randolph Hester the winner of the 2011 Kevin Lynch Award. The award is presented biannually for outstanding scholarship and/or practice in urban design, planning and landscape design.

Hester is professor emeritus of landscape architecture and environmental planning and urban design at the University of California, Berkeley. Dean Adèle Naudé Santos, herself a member of the UC Berkeley architecture faculty before coming to MIT, recalls that “Professor Hester’s vivid teaching and community-based professional practice has enabled and inspired Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students for 30 years.”

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