Recognizes: research projects that identify and investigate
challenges posed in landscape architecture, providing results that
advance the body of knowledge for the profession.
Typical projects include: investigations into methods,
techniques, or materials related to landscape architecture practice
or education; assessments of social, economic, or environmental
impacts of landscape architecture; study of relationships of landscape
architecture to law, education, public health and safety, or public
policy; investigations into historic practices, designed sites,
cultural landscapes, or individual designers and design heritage;
Criteria: The jury will consider how the research is framed,
the context and resources of the study, the methods of inquiry,
the results of investigation, and the lesson value of the research
conclusions to the field at large.
Recognition: The Professional Awards Jury and the Student
Awards Jury may each select one Award of Excellence and any number
of Honor Awards.
Research Category Rules and Entry Instructions
- Anyone may enter the Professional Research Category as long
as the project team includes a landscape architect, a graduate
of a landscape architecture program, or a faculty member of a
landscape architecture program.
Research Category Entry Instructions
- All submission materials must fit into the official entry binder
provided by ASLA. The binder contains 24 views in 8.5” x 11”
format. The jury will not consider any items that are oversized or behind
other items. Additional material not included in the binder views will
- Entries in this category must conceal the name of the landscape
architect(s), other designers, students, and/or firm(s) responsible
for designing the project. This information should be listed on
the Research Concealed Identification and Credit Form.
- Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers
for publication and reproduction by ASLA. ASLA will provide proper photography
credit when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any
copyrights or photography fees.
- Binder covers may not be altered in any manner.
Entry binders must contain the following items:
- Descriptive Data Summary: Complete
the form and place the three (3) pages so that they show as the
first three views of the Entry Binder.
Research Descriptive Data Summary Form
Descriptive Data Summary Form
- Drawings and Photographs:
- Submit at least five (5), but no more than ten (10) total
drawings and/or photographs, in both hard copy and electronically
on a CD-ROM (see details below).
- Hard copy drawings and photographs must be 8” x 10”
in either landscape or portrait format. No collages or smaller
format photos will be accepted.
- Descriptions of Drawings and Photographs:
On a separate, one-page, typed sheet, please provide one or two
sentences describing each drawing and photo. Place the sheet in
the view immediately following the photos in the Entry Binder.
- Concealed Identification and Credit Form:
Complete the form and attach to front cover of the Entry Binder
with a paperclip (please do not staple).
Research Concealed Identification and Credit Form
Concealed Identification and Credit Form
- Copy of Submission on CD-ROM [required]:
- Save all Entry Binder contents on an IBM-compatible CD-ROM.
- The Descriptive Data Summary, descriptions of drawings
and photographs, and Concealed Identification and Credit form
should be saved in a word processing application (such as
rich text format, MS Word, WordPerfect, WordPad, etc.).
- Photographs and drawings must be stored in JPEG format
and the dimensions should be 3000 pixels x 2400 pixels, at
a minimum of 300 ppi (pixels per inch). Label each image with
your Entry Binder number and the number of the image. For
example, if your entry number is “123,” you will
label your JPEG files as 123-01, 123-02, 123-03, and so on.
- Please label the CD-ROM jewel case with your Entry Binder
number and secure the CD-ROM in the pocket inside the front
cover of the Entry Binder.
To download and edit forms:
- Place cursor over highlighted link;
- Right click on mouse to show menu of options;
- Click “Save Link/Target As” and save to your hard drive
(under a name and place you can easily find);
- Open with word processing application (MS Word, WordPerfect, WordPad,
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