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ASLA 2003 Awards

Professional Awards Category I-Design

This category recognizes site-specific works of landscape architecture, including urban design. For large incremental projects, at least the first stage of construction must be completed in order to be eligible.

Judging criteria included: quality of design; functionality; context; environmental responsibility; and relevance to the profession, the public, and the environment.

Design Excellence Award:

Westlake Corporate Campus, Circle T Ranch, Westlake, TX
Landscape Architect: SWA Group, Dallas, TX
Client: Name withheld by request

Design Honor Awards:

Hither Lane, East Hampton, NY
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
Client: Patsy and Jeff Tarr

J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: J. Paul Getty Trust

Design Merit Awards:

560 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Architect: Hart Howerton, San Francisco, CA; Christian Lemon, Senior Designer and Project Manager
Client: Hines

Arthur Ross Terrace of the Rose and Priest Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Landscape Architect: Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture, Seattle, WA
Lead Landscape Designer: Kathryn Gustafson
Client: American Museum of Natural History

Christian Science Center Seasonal Plantings, Boston, MA
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
Client: The First Church of Christ, Scientist

Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Emerson Residence, Los Angeles, CA
Landscape Architect: R. Michael Schneider, ASLA, Orange Street Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Client: Rita and Steve Emerson

Jinji Lake Public Open Space, Park, and Landscape, Suzhou, China
Landscape Architect: EDAW, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Client: Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee (SIPAC)

Lewis Avenue Corridor, Las Vegas, NV
Landscape Architect: SWA Group, Sausalito, CA
Client: City of Las Vegas

Maple Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
Client: Trustees of the Mount Auburn Cemetery

Michigan Avenue Streetscape, Chicago, IL
Landscape Architect: Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture, Inc., Evanston, IL
Client: City of Chicago

Pennswood Village Regional Storm Water Quality and Management System, Middletown Township, Bucks County, PA
Landscape Architect: Wells Appel Land Strategies, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Pennswood Village

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, New York, NY
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority

Tide Point, Baltimore, MD
Landscape Architect: W Architecture & Landscape Architecture, LLC, New York, NY
Client: Struever Brothers, Eccles, and Rouse

Tokyo University Foreign Studies Campus, Fuchu, Japan
Landscape Architect: SWA Group, Sausalito, CA
Client: Tokyo University, Fuchu, Japan

Watercolor Cerulean Park, Watercolor, Walton County, FL
Landscape Architect: Nelson-Byrd Landscape Architects, Charlottesville, VA
Client: Arvida, A St. Joe Company

Professional Awards Category II-Analysis & Planning

This category recognizes the wide variety of professional activities that lead to, guide, or evaluate landscape architecture.

Judging criteria included: quality of analysis and planning; functionality; context; environmental responsibility; effective use, presentation, or programming of landscape architecture techniques; opportunities for landscape architecture to have a significant impact on the environment or environmental decision making; and overall relevance to landscape architecture, the public, and the environment.

Analysis and Planning Honor Awards:

Highbrook Business Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Landscape Architect: Peter Walker and Partners, Berkeley, CA
Client: Highbrook Development, Ltd.

The Blue Ring: Seattle’s Center City Open Space Strategy, Seattle, WA
Landscape Architect: Mithun, Seattle, WA
Client: CityDesign, Seattle, WA

Analysis and Planning Merit Awards:

A Vision for the Menomonee River Valley, Milwaukee, WI
Landscape Architect: Wenk Associates, Inc., Denver, CO
Client: City of Milwaukee

Masterplan for Buffalo Bayou and Beyond, Houston, TX
Landscape Architect: Dodson Associates, Inc., Ashfield, MA
Clients: Buffalo Bayou Partnership; City of Houston; Harris County Flood Control District; and Harris County.

The Presidio Trust Management Plan, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
Client: The Presidio Trust

The Tidal Schuylkill River Master Plan, Philadelphia, PA
Landscape Architect: EDAW, Inc., Alexandria, VA
Client: Schuylkill River Development Corporation

University of Virginia Carr’s Hill Master Plan and Landscape Design for the New Arts Precinct and Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: University of Virginia

Wetland Mitigation at the Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, CA
Landscape Architect: Wetlands Research Associates, Inc., San Rafael, CA
Client: Rancho San Carlos Partnership

Professional Awards Category III-Research

This category recognizes research projects that identify, examine, and address challenges and problems that are resolved using solutions of value to the profession.

Judging criteria included:

  • clarity and adequacy of execution of the below five steps:
    1. identification of the problem to be researched;
    2. relationships to be investigated;
    3. method of inquiry used;
    4. results of the research, which may include statistical or other analysis and demonstrate advancement of the body of knowledge of landscape architecture; and
    5. conclusions concerning the significance of the results, comparisons with past research, applicability to landscape architecture, and the need for new or further research.
  • overall significance and relevance to the profession, and quality of the presentation.

Research Merit Award:

Restoring the Earth: Reconstructing the Post-mining Environment
Jon Bryan Burley, ASLA , Michigan State University, Perrinton, MI

Professional Awards Category IV-Communications

This category recognizes achievements in communicating landscape architecture information, appreciation, technology, theory, or practice to those within OR outside the profession of landscape architecture.

Judging criteria included: quality of context, presentation usefulness to the intended reader or viewer; and overall significance and relevance to the profession, the public, or the environment.

Communications Honor Awards:

Inventing the Charles River
Charles River Conservancy, Newton, MA

National Capital Memorials and Museums Master Plan
Leo A Daly, Washington, DC, & EDAW, Inc., Alexandria, VA

Communications Merit Awards:

Garden History Reference Encyclopedia CD
http://www.gardenvisit.com/order_form.htm
Tom Turner, University of Greenwich, London, UK

Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture and the Making of Modern Israel
http://www.upress.virginia.edu/books/helphand.html
Kenneth Helphand, FASLA, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Center for American Places
University of Virginia Press
Israeli Association of Landscape Architects

The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago’s Parks
http://www.americanplaces.org/CAPgallery/chiparks/chisplash.html
Julia Sniderman Bachrach, Chicago Park District, Department of Planning and Development

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