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Archway Partnerships/CED exhibit now on display

The annual Archway Partnership/CED Summer Internship Exhibit is on display through Sept. 26 in the main hall of the Jackson Street Building, located at 285 S. Jackson St.

A collaboration of UGA’s Archway Partnership and the College of Environment and Design, the exhibit showcases the work and design recommendations of 18 CED graduate and undergraduate students who worked with Archway Partnership communities in Candler, Habersham, Hart, Sumter, Pulaski and Washington counties this summer.

The students worked on landscape designs, planting plans, building renovations, trail design, streetscape design, neighborhood and regional revitalization and master plans for government agencies, civic leaders and community members. Specifically, some examples of projects included signage for entryways, walking trails around downtowns, way finding signage for communities and playgrounds for neighborhoods.

“Because the College of Environment and Design is completely committed to the university’s land-grant mission to serve Georgia and its citizens, we are indeed grateful to the Archway Partnership for providing our students with several outstanding design and planning projects in partnership communities,” said Dan Nadenicek, dean of the College of Environment and Design. “While those communities certainly benefit from the plans and designs created by our students, the students themselves are the real beneficiaries of important real-world experiences and skills guaranteed to give them an essential advantage in the job market.”

Through this partnership, Archway and the environment and design college have worked to extend the university’s knowledge and expertise to counties facing significant issues related to economic and community development. To date, approximately 215 projects have been completed by more than 150 students.

“Archway’s relationship with CED exemplifies our mission to enhance teaching, research and service at the University of Georgia,” said Mel Garber, director of the Archway Partnership. “The students who work in Archway communities bring the best of what UGA has to offer to the citizens of Georgia-a key part of our responsibility as the land-grant university of the state. The experiential learning acquired by the students and the value of the work done for the communities are truly immeasurable.”