American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA 2007 Professional Awards
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The Landmark Award
In partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Click here to view the Landmark Award for the 2006 ASLA Professional Awards Video.

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.

Typical entries include: built landscape works of all kinds. Nominations may be submitted by the original designer, on behalf of the original designer, or by any individual, firm, or organization in the community.

Criteria: The jury will consider the project's sustained value to the community it serves and the continued relevance of the project's specific design expression.

Recognition: The Professional Awards Jury may select one Landmark Award recipient.

The Landmark Award Entry Instructions

Entrants in this category will submit:

  • A completed official Entry Binder
  • A completed Concealed Identification and Credit Form
  • A CD-ROM containing the contents of the official Entry Binder and Concealed Identification and Credit Form in electronic format. 

Official Entry Binder
Upon receipt of entry form and payment (if applicable), ASLA will issue an official, numbered entry binder.  All submission materials must fit into this binder, which contains 24 page views in an 8.5” x 11” format. The jury will not consider any material that is oversized, behind other items, or submitted outside the binder. Use an easily readable typeface, such as Times Roman, Garamond, or Arial, no smaller than 10-point size, for all text.  Binder covers may not be altered in any manner.

Entry binders in the Landmark Award Category must contain the following items:

1.   Descriptive Data Summary: The first two (2) views of the Entry Binder must include a descriptive data summary of up to two (2) typed pages.

  • Identification: At the top of the first page, list the following information in this order:
    • Entry Number and Project Name
    • Project Location
    • Project Type (park, memorial, etc.)
    • Date of Completion
    • Original Landscape Architect/Firm/Designer
    • Original Owner/Client
    • Current Owner (if different from above)
  • Project Statement: In 75 words or less, describe the project and why it is award-worthy.  This statement may be used in promotional materials if the project is selected for an award.
  • Project Narrative: Addressing the criteria for the Landmark Award, describe the project’s original intent, design challenges, original surrounding environment (and how it may have changed), social concerns, history of use, community context, and impact on the public realm, the profession, and practice.

2.   Site Plan: The third view of the Entry Binder should be a simple site plan to give the jurors context of the entire project.  It should be in 8.5” x 11” format, landscape or portrait orientation.

3.   Drawings and Photographs: Include at least five (5) but no more than fifteen (15) total drawings and/or photographs of the project.  Drawings or photographs must be 8.5” x 11” format, portrait or landscape orientation.  Brief captions of no more than 40 words each may be placed on each photo page or listed in order on a single sheet in the binder at the beginning of the drawings/photos section. 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.  ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture magazine, on the ASLA web site, and in promoting the awards program.

4.   Plant List: Include a simple list of plants (Latin names are not required) featured in the project.

Concealed Identification and Credit Form
Please list all project credits on the Concealed Identification and Credit Form. Right click and “Save Link/Target As” and open with word processing application (MS Word, WordPerfect, WordPad, etc.).


The CD-ROM must contain the contents of the official entry binder and the Concealed Identification and Credit form as submitted to the awards program.  Text documents must be in a word processing application (such as rich text format, MS Word, WordPerfect, WordPad). Photographs and drawings must be in .jpg format and the dimensions should be 3000 pixels x 2400 pixels, at a minimum of 300 ppi (pixels per inch). Label each image with the entry number and the number of the image. For example, if the entry number is “123,” label the .jpg files as 123-01, 123-02, 123-03, and so on. Please label the CD-ROM jewel case with the entry number.


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