2003 ASLA Awards
This was a year of changes in the ASLA awards program. ASLA added
a new award and changed some of the existing award categories. Most
notable, however, was the big boost that the program got from its
entrants, who came out in record numbers, almost doubling last year’s
Westlake Corporate Campus
by the SWA Group won an Excellence Award in Design
The 238 entries from 2002 grew to a whopping 436 this year. What
was responsible for this huge jump? It’s being attributed
largely to increased promotion of the awards via trade publications,
web sites, regional chapters, and related international societies.
ASLA chapter award winners were also actively encouraged to enter.
In addition, murky and complicated awards guidelines may have limited
interest in the program in the past; this year the guidelines were
rewritten to make them easier to understand and follow, which also
may have encouraged people to enter the competition.
Other changes: The Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence has
been recast as a medal, leaving an opening for a new award, the
Community Service Award. The Classic Award was renamed the Landmark
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