MINNESOTA CELEBRATES NATIONAL
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MONTH
MASLA Announces 2006 Professional Award
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 10, 2006---The American Society of
Landscape Architects (ASLA) has proclaimed April 2006 as National
Landscape Architecture Month. The Minnesota Chapter, and chapters
across the U.S., will celebrate with public outreach activities
to help communities “Discover Landscape Architecture,”
the theme for this year. The month encompasses Earth Day on
April 22 and the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted on April
26, who founded the American landscape architecture profession.
In recognition of the month, the Minnesota Chapter of the
American Society of Landscape Architects (MASLA) held their
37th Annual Awards Dinner last Friday and announced their
2006 Professional Award Winners, juried by the Indiana Chapter
of ASLA. Chris Coleman, St. Paul Mayor, delivered the keynote
This year’s award winners included:
Public Landscape Design Category
· Award of Excellence: Dahlgren, Shardlow and Uban
for the Nicollet Commons in Burnsville, Minn.
· Merit Award: Short Elliot Hendrickson for the Loring
Bikeway Bridge in Minneapolis, Minn.
· Merit Award: SRF Consulting Group, Inc for the Main
Avenue Bridge and Riverfront Revitalization in Fargo, N.D.
Private Landscape Design Category
· Merit Award: Close Landscape Architecture for the
West River Commons in Minneapolis, Minn.
· Honor Award: Center for Changing Landscapes, Roger
Martin, FASLA, for the Red Lake River Corridor Enhancements
Plan in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
· Merit Award: Kestrel Design Group for the Minneapolis
Chain of Lakes Stewardship Project in Minneapolis, Minn.
· Merit Award: Short Elliot Hendrickson for the Whitefish
Bay Scenic Byway Enhancements Plan in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Unbuilt Works Category
· Honor Award: Coen + Partners, Inc. for the Dickerman
Park in St. Paul, Minn.
· Merit Award: Laura Musacchio, ASLA, and Ann Forsyth
for the publication Designing Small Parks
· Merit Award: Kestrel Design Group for the publication
Minnesota Soil Bioengineering Handbook
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association
for landscape architects, representing more than 16,500 members
in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. Landscape
architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis,
planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation.
ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances
the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and
fellowship. Learn more about landscape architecture online
at www.asla.org or the Minnesota chapter at www.masla.org.
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