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Taking a Virtual Leap: Landscape Architecture Professor Helps Design Studios Transition Online

Mariah Spencer


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Professor Ben George instructs group of students

Due to unprecedented events resulting from the spread of COVID-19, faculty at Utah State University and colleges and universities across the country faced the challenge of moving their classes online in just a matter of days. Some classes transitioned to an online format smoothly, while for others, it wasn’t that simple. Some classes in USU’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) fell into the latter category because the classes and studio work revolve around collaboration and the hands-on nature of design and critique.

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