Bowen is currently a graduate student in his second year of the Masters of Landscape Architecture Program at Auburn University. A member of the Auburn University Dean’s List, he is also a recipient of the Auburn University Spirit of Auburn Scholarship (Fall 2012 – Spring 2013), Auburn University Board of Trustees Endowed Scholarship (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016), and most recently, the Jack Williams Annual Scholarship (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017). He received First Place in Poster Presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities during the This is Research: Student Symposium 2016.
The pieces being presented are part of the Masters of Landscape Architecture Studio II TopoGRAFT project. The goal of this studio was to challenge the ideas and structures of conventional landscape forms through material and digital exploration. Using fabric molds to recreate modifier words (folding was used for this individual project) through plaster castings allowed for the hands on manipulation of form-based design. The final plaster model was transformed into a digital mesh that could be manipulated and reworked through 3D modeling software to further expand upon the possibilities of landscape form.