General Design Category

Award Of Excellence

Heritage Flume

Sandwich, MA, USA
STIMSON
Client: Heritage Museums and Gardens


The Heritage Flume was sensitively constructed through a marginal forested dell and a little-used lawn, transforming these areas into an iconic element for Heritage Museums and Gardens. The design explores the intersection of American landscape history and contemporary design through the reinterpretation of the region's historic gristmill water flumes. The Heritage Flume enriches the multi-sensory experience of visitors, the garden's collections, and the museum's mission of sharing American history with future generations.

Honor Awards

Barangaroo Reserve

Sydney, Australia
PWP Landscape Architecture
Client: Barangaroo Redevelopment Agency

Changchun Culture of Water Ecology Park

Changchun, China
SHUISHI
Clients: Changchun Urban and Rural Construction Committee and Changchun Construction Investment Co., Ltd.

Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park

Bangkok, Thailand
LANDPROCESS
Client: Chulalongkorn University

Glenstone

Potomac, MD, USA
PWP Landscape Architecture
Client: Glenstone Foundation

Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park Phase II: A New Urban Ecology

Long Island City, NY, USA
SWA/BALSLEY and WEISS/MANFREDI with ARUP
Clients: New York City Economic Development Corporation and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

Lower Rainier Vista & Pedestrian Land Bridge

University of Washington/Seattle, WA, USA
GGN
Client: University of Washington

The Bentway

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
PUBLIC WORK Office for Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
Clients: The Bentway Conservancy in partnership with the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto, enabled by Judy and Wilmot Matthews Foundation with Ken Greenberg

Washington Fruit & Produce Company Headquarters

Yakima, WA, USA
Berger Partnership
Client: Washington Fruit & Produce Company

Yellowhorn Farm Park: Battling The Threat of Desertification

Inner Mongolia, China
China Construction Design Group
Clients: Yellowhorn Exhibition Center and Inner Mongolia Yellowhorn Agricultural Technology, Ltd.

Residential Design Category

Award Of Excellence

Sonoma Mountain

Glen Ellen, CA, USA
Hocker Design Group


Situated on a 4-acre parcel within a 96-acre preserve on Sonoma Mountain, this hidden retreat offers private spaces for entertainment, recreation, and respite. A masterplan effort optimized the potential of the exterior spaces with adjacency to structures while hiding vehicles from sight, all along a sloping hillside. Elements of the site are organized along the sloping meadows amongst the predominant native Quercus agrifolia. Two small "weeHouse" structures, connective walks and steps, a pool, outdoor grilling area, privacy wall, and seating space are meticulously placed on and carved into the site, surrounded by re-sown native grasses. The dwelling spaces, both indoor and out, offer stunning valley views toward Matanzas Creek below.

Honor Awards

Analysis and Planning Category

Award Of Excellence

TOcore: Downtown Parks and Public Realm Plan

Toronto, Canada
PUBLIC WORK Office for Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
Client: City of Toronto


The Downtown Parks and Public Realm Plan addresses one of the most pressing questions facing Toronto: how can we re-imagine the public realm to enhance quality of life within a rapidly intensifying urban core?

As one section of a comprehensive plan for the growth and evolution of Downtown Toronto, the Parks and Public Realm Plan establishes a vision and framework to achieve an expanded, improved and connected parks and public realm network within the Downtown's mature urban fabric to support future growth. It is based on Five Transformative Ideas: The Core Circle, Great Streets, Shoreline Stitch, Park Districts, and Local Places. This set of integrated spatial transformations uncover the most iconic landscape experiences of the city and identify hidden opportunities within the Downtown's urban fabric. The Plan presents new ways of thinking about the public realm and landscape in the city, and provides a tactical dialogue about how we design, maintain and use our parks, streets and other open spaces to support urban life and achieve a bold and transformative legacy for future generations.

Honor Awards

Girl Scout Property Planning: National to Local Strategies

Regional Southwest & Utopia, TX, USA
Studio Outside
Clients: Girl Scouts USA and Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

McIntire Botanical Garden: Masterplan for Resiliency and Healing

Charlottesville, VA, USA
Mikyoung Kim Design
Client: McIntire Botanical Garden

Re-Storying the Knobs: A Master Plan for Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Clermont, KY, USA
Studio Outside
Client: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Revitalizing the Great Wall ---- Datong Ancient Great Wall Cultural Heritage Corridor in Shanxi Province, China

Datong City, China
BLLA and Beijing Forestry University
Clients: Datong Municipal Government and Datong Planning and Natural Resources Bureau

The Cleveland Flats Connections Plan: Connecting a Missing Link

Cleveland, OH, USA
CMG Landscape Architecture
Clients: LAND Studio; Ohio City, Inc.; Port of Cleveland; Building Cleveland; and Michael Baker International

Public Sediment for Alameda Creek

San Francisco, CA, USA
SCAPE
Client: Resilient by Design Bay Area

Research Category

Award Of Excellence

Site Commissioning: Proving Triple-Bottom-Line Landscape Performance at a National Scale

Andropogon
Client: US General Services Administration


Site commissioning—the process of establishing and then field-verifying performance goals—is a mechanism for proving that investment in constructed landscapes is environmentally, socially, and financially worthwhile. The Site Commissioning White Paper, published in 2017 by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), proposes an agency-wide, site-commissioning process for GSA's future land development projects. This process has the potential to advance the effectiveness of the site design, construction, and management industries within one of the world's largest public real estate organizations, which in turn could positively impact landscape performance at a national scale. The white paper was developed through a unique collaboration between policy-makers, landscape architects, and 89 industry leaders. While written as a policy tool, the white paper's tone and graphic quality make it equally accessible to practitioners. The Site Commissioning White Paper uniquely demonstrates how landscape architects can help shape policy, thereby advocating for a more resilient built environment.

Honor Awards

Communications Category

Award Of Excellence

The FloMo: A Mobile Messenger for Sea Level Rise

Bionic
Client: Resilient By Design


The FloMo is a Trojan Horse to deliver a message of awareness and unity to a community of immigrants and business that are at risk of displacement or devastation by flooding and sea level rise.

The canal district in San Rafael California is home to a community of thousands of immigrants. Their community it tight knit, hardworking, and interdependent with a strong social structure. They are the workforce of the bay area, and critical to the regional economy; they live in an area below sea level and thinly protected by aging pumps and levees. A single flood event would devastate the community and its social cohesion. In time the whole community will inevitably be displaced by sea level rise if nothing is done.

Fun, informative, relatable, and bi-lingual the FloMo delivers a profound and simple message about climate change and flooding.

Honor Awards

The Landmark Award

The Landmark Award

Crosswinds Marsh Wetland Interpretive Preserve

Sumpter Township, MI, USA
SmithGroup
Client: Wayne County Parks and Recreation


Originally created as recompense for wetland impacts during the expansion of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Crosswinds Marsh has transformed into a treasure valued by both human and natural communities. Celebrating its 20th anniversary as one of the largest self-sustaining wetland mitigation projects in the country, Crosswinds Marsh has become a national benchmark for ecological restoration and environmental design. Most notably, the project recreated ecosystems for hundreds of native flora and fauna species by restoring over 1,000 acres of historical wetland ecosystems from former agricultural and residential uses.

The technical design considered the pump-free hydrologic functions of the site to provide essential habitats that attract hundreds of animal species. While intentionally limiting direct human access, the site still serves as an invaluable educational and community resource with expansive permitted opportunities to observe critical habitat. The strategic site design also facilitated low-impact recreation like hiking, horseback riding, paddling, fishing and birding, leaving an indelible legacy that continues to offer numerous environmental learning opportunities for thousands of annual visitors to this day.