14 October 2018
The Hungry River: Designing a Future for the Amite River’s Former Sand and Gravel Mines
Graduates students in LSU Landscape Architecture’s LA 7031 Water Systems Studio in Fall 2018 studied how sand and gravel mines have impacted the Amite River and designed new futures for reclaimed mining sites. This semester long design studio and the resulting report were made possible through grant support from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as generous gifts from the Chevron Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and the Charles Lamar Family Foundation.
An aerial survey of a sand and gravel mine on the Amite River by the studio.
Drone: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Software: Agisoft Metashape & CloudCompare
Team: Brendan Harmon, Hayden Hammons, Taylor Jacobsen, Nguyet Nguyen, Elizabeth Peterson, Tanvi Shah, Xi Stich, & Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright, MLA 2020