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Alumna Wins 2012 Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture

SCI-Arc alumna Karen M'Closkey (B.Arch ‘84), Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, has won the Garden Club of America Rome Prize. She has proposed A Field Guide to Rome: Baedeker and Beyond as her topic.

The American Academy in Rome’s annual Rome Prize Competition each year recognizes 30 individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. The prestigious fellowship offers an opportunity for prize winners to pursue their work in an atmosphere conductive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange and innovation. The prize includes a stipend, a work studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome, Italy.

M’Closkey will begin her fellowship at the American Academy in Rome this fall. Winners were formally recognized at the Janet & Arthur Ross Rome Prize Ceremony held in New York City in April.

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