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Thursday, April 14, 2016

MLA Student Tom Klein Awarded Fellowship from the Cultural Landscape Foundation

MLA Student Tom Klein Awarded Fellowship from the Cultural Landscape Foundation

The BAC is pleased to announce Tom Klein, a student in the Master of Landscape Architecture program, was awarded a 2016 fellowship from The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). Tom was one of five individuals throughout the nation to be awarded a fellowship by the foundation, and he will serve as the inaugural fellow for the TCLF-Sasaki Fellowship.

In his role, Tom will work at Sasaki's headquarters in Watertown, MA, where he will contribute to the What's Out There Cultural Landscapes Guide to Boston, an interactive online guide being developed by TCLF and the National Park Service (NPS) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of NPS's founding.

"I am incredibly excited and honored to have this opportunity to play a small part in moving TCLF's mission forward," said Tom. "This experience will enable me to explore the culturally important landscapes in the Boston area while developing my own unique design perspective. I am eager to learn from industry leaders at TCLF and Sasaki, and thankful for this opportunity."

Tom is a passionate urbanist, whose main areas of focus include designing urban landscapes and finding opportunities to create vibrant community nodes and linear corridors. Prior to the BAC, he spent many years as an entrepreneur with a cultural focus in Madison, WI, championing a variety of initiatives. He was the sustainability director for a farm-to-table café and was the Dane County director for the Wisconsin Bike Fed, a statewide bicycle advocacy nonprofit. After graduation, he hopes to work on large-scale urban design projects that focus on urban mobility, sustainability, and ecology.

Please join us in congratulating Tom on this incredible accomplishment!

To learn more about the fellowship, visit The Cultural Landscape Foundation's original release.

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