Washington, D.C., May 19, 2009 — Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the PepsiCo World Headquarters in Purchase, N.Y., as the winner of the 2009 Landmark Award. The award recognizes a project’s design excellence, longevity and contribution to the public realm. A full project description and high-resolution images are available at:
Designed by EDSA in 1970, the PepsiCo World Headquarters remains one of the top corporate campuses anywhere on the globe. It features a blend of landscapes, sculptures, gardens and fountains that sets the standard for corporate campus environments and continues to enhance the quality of employees’ attitudes, lifestyles and overall performance.
A key component of the design separated the parking lot from the buildings, directing employees through the beautiful landscape on their way to their desks. The awards jury said, “It marks one of the first times a great landscape had to deal with cars, and the relationship is extraordinary...it’s a masterpiece.”
The Landmark Award recognizes a distinguished landscape architecture project completed between 15 and 50 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm of the community in which it is located. Previous recipients include the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Golden Gate National Recreation Area near San Francisco, Harvard University’s Tanner Fountain and Charleston Waterfront Park.
About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the irreplaceable. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize communities. Its Washington, D.C., headquarters staff, six regional offices, and 28 historic sites work with the Trust’s 270,000 members and thousands of local community groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit the Trust’s Web site at www.nationaltrust.org.
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing 17,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use their “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.