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Mark Francis and Rob Thayer

December 15, 1999

-- Professors Mark Francis and Rob Thayer of the UC Davis Landscape Architecture Program in the Department of Environmental Design, were in the audience recently when Davis Mayor Julie Partansky was presented the Centennial Medallion by the American Society of Landscape Architects for Davis Central Park. Francis and Thayer were partners in CoDesign, the firm that designed the park, and Francis was chief designer. The medallion is a once-in-a-century honor received by a select few of America's "places of the heart," landscapes that improve the quality of life in the nation. The city of Davis' Central Park joins 362 historic landscape sites around the country -- including the U.S. capitol grounds and New York's Central Park -- in receiving the honor.

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