GENERAL DESIGN CATEGORY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus

Seattle, WA
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Client: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


The construction of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Campus transformed a contaminated 12-acre parking lot in the heart of Seattle into an ecologically and socially sustainable hub for global collaboration and local engagement. The landscape architects designed the site to serve as the ground that connects employees and regenerates the surrounding community meeting the Foundation’s principles of having a global mission with local roots.

HONOR AWARDS

Slow Down: Liupanshui Minghu Wetland Park

Liupanshui, Guizhou Province, China
Turenscape
Client: Liupanshui City Government

Salem State University - Marsh Hall

Salem, MA
WagnerHodgson Landscape Architect
Client: Massachusetts State College Building Authority & Salem State University

Low Maintenance Eco-Campus: Vanke Research Center

Shenzhen, China
Z + T Studio, Landscape Architecture
Client: Dongguan Vanke Building Technique Research Co., Ltd.

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

Grand Teton National Park, WY
Hershberger Design
Client: D.R. Horne & Company

Shoemaker Green

Philadelphia, PA
Andropogon Associates, Ltd.
Client: University of Pennsylvania

Gebran Tueni Memorial

Beirut, Lebanon
Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture
Client: Solidere (Société Libanaise de Développement et Reconstruction)

Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park

Queens, NY
Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi
Client: New York City Economic Development Corporation/City of New York

Urban Outfitters Headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Philadelphia, PA
D.I.R.T. Studio
Client: URBN, Inc.

Segment 5, Hudson River Park A Resourceful and Resilient Space for a Park-Starved Neighborhood

New York, NY
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Client: Hudson River Park Trust

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CATEGORY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Woodland Rain Gardens

Caddo Parish, LA
Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects
Client: Private


Preservation and enhancement of this site’s forest, and the use of native materials, with innovative and visible rain water collection systems, define and organize these gardens, by highlighting water collection strategies. An intensely collaborative process from inception allowed our firm and project architect to work simultaneously, allowing a dialogue through planning, design resolution and construction of all site and garden elements.

HONOR AWARDS

West Texas Ranch

Marfa, TX
Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc.
Client: Private

Le Petit Chalet

Southwest Harbor, ME
Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
Client: Private

Vineyard Retreat

Napa Valley, CA
Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture
Client: Private

City House in a Garden

Chicago, IL
McKay Landscape Architects
Client: Private

Sky Garden

Miami Beach, FL
Raymond Jungles, Inc.
Client: Private

GM House

Bragança Paulista - SP/Brazil
Alex Hanazaki Paisagismo
Client: Private

Hill Country Prospect

Center Point, TX
Studio Outside Landscape Architects
Client: Sara Story Design

ANAYLSIS AND PLANNING CATEGORY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Midtown Detroit Techtown District

Detroit, MI
Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Client: Midtown Detroit


The TechTown District Plan articulates an inspiring vision for the revitalization of TechTown, a knowledge district in Midtown Detroit. The plan leverages the potential of the three institutions that anchor the district – Wayne State University, the College for Creative Studies, and the Henry Ford Health System – to create a dynamic hub for innovation, collaboration and production. Carefully curated public realm improvements, focused around a new central plaza, will foster private investment over time.

HONOR AWARDS

The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock

Little Rock, AR
University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell Architect
Client: City of Little Rock

Devastation to Resilience: The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Houston, TX
Design Workshop, Inc. Austin and Reed|Hilderbrand
Client: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Unified Ground: Union Square - National Mall Competition

Washington, DC
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Client: Trust for the National Mall

Zidell Yards District-Scale Green Infrastructure Scenarios

Portland, OR
GreenWorks, PC
Client: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and ZRZ Realty

Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

San Francisco, CA
CMG Landscape Architecture
Client: Yerba Buena Community Benefit District

COMMUNICATIONS CATEGORY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

Traveling Exhibition and Web Site
The Cultural Landscape Foundation


The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley honors the life and legacy of this pioneering and influential Modernist landscape architect through a traveling exhibition of newly-commissioned photography that surveys twenty-seven of Kiley’s 1000+ designs, an illustrated exhibition guide, and an in-depth, profusely-illustrated Web site with newly-gathered recollections from colleagues. The project also assesses the current condition of Kiley’s landscape legacy and promotes informed stewardship of those places and Modernist landscape architecture generally.

HONOR AWARDS

Monk's Garden: A Visual Record of Design Thinking and Landscape Making

Boston, MA
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Client: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Garden, Park, Community, Farm

Nelson Byrd Woltz
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers

James Richards, FASLA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes

Louise A. Mozingo, ASLA
Publisher: MIT Press

RESEARCH CATEGORY

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Finding Connections to the Outdoors for Youth and Families in Larimer County, Colorado

Larimer County, CO
Design Workshop, Inc
Client: Great Outdoors Colorado and Larimer County, CO


Across the nation, children lack access to nature. In fact, the result of the decline in nature-based activities is so significant, it now has a name: Nature Deficiency Disorder. Some sources suggest they are outside less than 50 percent as much as they were ten years ago. The reasons for this decline are not well understood. The focus of the Larimer County study is to understand the underlying patterns for the decline and the barriers to nature connections. Analyzing existing community structures with the application of spatial data has helped determine how the physical organization of cities either encourages or discourages interaction with natural areas.

HONOR AWARDS

A New Norris House and Landscape

Norris, TN
University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Design

The Phenology Project

Auburn, AL
Landscape Performance LAB, Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture

Exhuming the Modern: The Lost Bench of James C. Rose

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

THE LANDMARK AWARD

Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square

Boston, MA
Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc.
Client: Friends of Post Office Square, Inc.


Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square illustrates what can happen when a visionary idea is realized through excellent design. Enormously popular from the day it opened, this 1.7-acre park is often credited with jump-starting Boston’s downtown revival. Built on the roof of a 7-level underground garage, it continues to be a model of public-private cooperation and stands as an exemplar of contemporary design in harmony with its urban surroundings. The Park at Post Office Square has become a model for center city parks in the 21st century, cited by designers, public advocates, municipal officials and educators, alike.