Ridge Lane Park
In 2017, Nahal Sohbati (MFA ’17) won the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Award of Excellence in Student Community Service for her Ridge Lane Project, which was also her MFA thesis project. While the project originated in the classroom, it has the added distinction of actually being installed. Nahal’s entry was one of 295 entries from 52 different landscape architecture programs around the world.
Working closely with the local community, Nahal proposed changes to a long and forgotten strip of abandoned land in the heart of the neighborhood. It now serves as a center for community gatherings and provides a safe, beautiful pathway connecting the various streets of the neighborhood.
This project has also won recognition from the California State Senate, the California State Assembly, the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Parks Alliance.