Grace Ragland, ASLA
Grace graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture in the spring of 2019 and rejoined CARBO’s team after interning with the firm in 2018. Throughout her undergraduate career, Grace acquired a variety of skills through her internship experiences and her time spent studying abroad, that strengthened her appreciation for the profession and for the distinct Louisiana landscape that she gets to call home.
During her final semester at LSU, Grace was the recipient of the college’s Dean’s Medal, as well as a state ASLA Merit Award for her work collectively throughout the RRSLA program, culminating with her Capstone project, “Meandering Manchac”. The project focused on weaving together the threads of ecology, history, recreation, public engagement and accessibility by using Bayou Manchac, a jurisdictional border, as a catalyst of unity instead of a dividing boundary within the community. Her work was awarded Best Capstone by the faculty, and heightened Grace’s interest in showcasing working landscapes through thoughtful design and educational interventions.
Grace looks forward to growing her professional career in Baton Rouge, her hometown, and is passionate about furthering her understanding of purposeful and environmentally conscious design at CARBO.