|Jack Ohly on Right. Photo from MySpace.|
Jack Ohly, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, was selected as the 2012 National Olmsted Scholar and recipient of the $25,000 award. Jack will receive a Master of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning degree in May and plans to use the award to build on his previous work in agroforestry and community development in Northeastern Brazil to develop a set of regionally appropriate models for more ecologically and culturally vibrant public space.
Ben worked with Jack during his internship at OLIN last year and was impressed with not only his work ethic but his clever wit and daring singing style. Emily and Ben attended a show at the Trocadero where his band West Philadelphia Orchestra opened for Man Man. They were instant fans.