From the South to the Pacific Northwest

Benjamin Stinnett (B.L.A. ’12) is shown in summer 2012 during a short weekend excursion to Clouds Rest, a 9,930-foot elevation mountain just east of the Yosemite Valley. The small glacial lake behind him was located along the trail.

Benjamin Stinnett (B.L.A. ’12) is shown in summer 2012 during a short weekend excursion to Clouds Rest, a 9,930-foot elevation mountain just east of the Yosemite Valley. The small glacial lake behind him was located along the trail.

By Liana Bugslag

Landscape architecture alumnus Benjamin Stinnett (B.L.A.’ 12) has been on quite the journey since he finished up his studies at the University of Arkansas.

Upon his graduation last spring, Stinnett immediately took an internship through the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) at Yosemite National Park in central California. During the 12-week internship, he worked within the Branch of History, Architecture and Landscapes (HAL), where he assisted the park’s historical landscape architect and historical architects with an assortment of projects, including condition assessments of historic structures, landscape and architectural documentation, landscape inventory and analysis.

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