The Department of Landscape Architecture is grateful for the continued support of our alumni, emeriti faculty, and community members.

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To donate to a Landscape Architecture account or to make an Unrestricted Gift:

visit UK Network for Good and type in the exact name of the account into the search box at the top, or

send a check to the Department of Landscape Architecture with the fund name in the memo line.


Tom and Jan Nieman Education Abroad Fund

The Tom and Jan Nieman Education Abroad Fund supports students participating in the Department of Landscape Architecture’s faculty-led international study programs. Tom and Jan Nieman established the fund with a lead gift along with matching gifts from friends of the department. 

Thomas Nieman, PhD, FASLA, was a faculty member in the Department of Landscape Architecture (1976-2016). Tom led many travel programs in Asia, Europe, and South America and was a proponent of the educational benefits of international travel.  

 

Horst Schach Scholarship 

The Horst Schach Scholarship supports beginning Landscape Architecture students showing exceptional intellectual growth, design ability, and studio engagement in their first year of studio courses. Horst Schach established the fund with a lead gift along with matching gifts from friends of the department.  

Horst Schach, FASLA, began teaching at UK in 1969. He developed the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and later became the first chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture. 

 

Landscape Architecture Discretionary  Fund 

The Discretionary Fund is a non-endowed fund that provides support for student and faculty travel, workshops, lectures, and equipment. 

 

LA Program Enrichment Endowment 

The LA Program Enrichment Endowment supports activities that enhance student education in the Department of Landscape Architecture. This includes student travel, guest lecturers, workshops, and other educational programs. 

 

William Ray Professorship Endowment 

The William Ray Professorship Endowment supports continuing education endeavors, such as lectures and workshops that benefit students and regional professionals.  

Bill Ray was a landscape architect and owner of a highly successful design-build firm in Louisville. He was not an alumnus of UKLA, but he had a continuing interest in the success of the Department of Landscape Architecture and generously established this fund with a bequest. 

 

David Spaeth Memorial Endowment 

The David Spaeth Memorial Endowment supports urban design focused lectures. 

David Spaeth taught in the School of Architecture until his death in 1994. For many years, he taught the introductory studio in Landscape Architecture along with his course the History of Urban Form. David Spaeth’s sons established the fund along with matching gifts from friends of David and the department. 

 

Jane Martin Delker Memorial Scholarship

The memorial scholarship supports upper level non-traditional students majoring in Landscape Architecture.  

Jane Delker was a returning student who graduated from UKLA in 1994 and went on to a career at the landscape architecture firm Carman in Lexington. Jane’s husband Bill established the fund with a lead gift along with matching gifts from friends of Jane and of the department. 

 

Mansbach Scholarship 

The Mansbach Scholarship supports Kentucky residents entering the University of Kentucky as first year Landscape Architecture majors and who have 1) a demonstrated potential for academic excellence and/or 2) financial need. Preference is given to student(s) from Boyd County; second preference to student(s) from Greenup, Carter or Lawrence Counties; and third preference to student(s) from all other Kentucky counties.  

The Mansbach Scholarship originated with Robin Mansbach, who graduated from UKLA in 1980.