In The Media 06.25.2020

Landscape Memorial at George Mason University Recounts the Untold Stories of the Institution’s Namesake – SCUP

An article co-authored by our client, Cathy Pinskey, and Stephanie Wolfgang discusses the processes of the landscape team's latest project at George Mason University.

Through historical study, outreach, and education, undergraduate students at George Mason University (GMU) began research that developed into the Enslaved Children of George Mason Project.

The goal of the project was to broaden the university narrative, encourage discussion about American ideals of equality and freedom, and transform a complex historical legacy and memorial into an inclusive campus place for reflection and dialogue.

Published in the latest issue of Society of College and University Planning (SCUP)’s Higher Education Journal, our client Cathy Pinskey, Capital Program Director in Facilities at GMU, and Stephanie Wolfgang, Senior Landscape Architect, recount this project in a co-authored articled titled, Telling the Untold Stories. In the piece, the authors discusses the processes and outcomes of recent efforts at GMU to acknowledge and celebrate the lives of those individuals enslaved by the institution’s namesake.

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