General Design Category

Award of Excellence

Nature’s Song - An Interactive Outdoor Music and Sound Museum

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Travis Johnson;
Faculty Advisors: Christopher Marlow, ASLA; Craig Farnsworth, ASLA;
Ball State University

Nature's Song is the proposal of an outdoor music and sound museum at Northerly Island Park in Chicago, Illinois. Utilizing three pillars for exemplar exhibit design, tactile, visual, and entertainment, each of the interactive and immersive exhibits is designed to highlight music, sound, and the vibrations they make. The museum is divided into three overarching exhibit themes, each spotlighting one of the soundscape typologies. The first exhibit is Chicago Style – a discovery of the anthrophonic and cultural music phenomena of the early 20th century, Chicago style jazz. The second is The Natural Symphony, a showcase of the music our Earth provides us daily, as well as how the natural processes of the Earth can be harnessed into more traditional music using sound sculptures. Lastly is the largest exhibit, The Soundscape, a collection of four microhabitat environments each highlighting an Illinois native species and the unique tonal composition of their environments.

Gain a new appreciation for the world we live in by discovering the confluence of environment and culture: Nature and Song.

Honor Awards

Arboretum Within Wetland

Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Wenqi Yang, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Karen M'Closkey;
University of Pennsylvania

Boston Anthro-zoo Park: Redefining Zoos as Biophilic Public Spaces

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Andrew Carrano, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Carolina Aragón, ASLA; Theodore Eisenman, ASLA;
University of Massachusetts Amherst (BSLA)

Cell Growth Dish – Brownfield Landscape Ecological Restoration Design

Tianjin Dongjiang Free Trade Port Area, Tanggu Development Zone, Binhai New District, Tianjin, China
Zhuoran Chen, Student International ASLA; Ke Dong, Student International ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Yan Wang;
Tianjin University

Residential Design Category

Honor Awards

A New Central District and Balanced Community

Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, United States
Yihan Huang; Zhimin Ma; Linda Ge; Ruoxin Jia;
Faculty Advisors: David Gouverneur; Judy Venonsky, ASLA;
University of Pennsylvania

Urban Design Category

Honor Awards

The Bottom Rises: Sustainable Infrastructure Anchors a Reviving Neighborhood

Dallas, Texas, United States
Avery Deering-Frank, Student ASLA; Cooper Begis, Student ASLA; Amanda Buss; Violet Lam, Student ASLA; Jessie Hitchcock, Student ASLA; Ann Thuruthy; Dasom Mun, Student ASLA; Oren Mandelbaum, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Joowon Im, ASLA;
University of Texas at Arlington

A Vision for Reparations: Reimagining the Eco Industrial Park for South LA

Los Angeles, California, United States
Alyssa Leal- Moffitt, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Pamela Brief, ASLA; Meg Coffee; Jim Pickel, ASLA;
University of California Los Angeles Extension

Analysis and Planning Category

Award of Excellence

Street Trees of New Orleans - Rethinking Tree Practices for a Fluctuating City

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Kerry Shui-kay Leung;
Faculty Advisors: Kristi Cheramie, ASLA; Paula Meijerink, ASLA; Forbes Lipschitz, ASLA;
Ohio State University

Despite the importance of street trees as ecological infrastructure, their effectiveness is hampered by a patchwork system for implementation and care. This problem is particularly acute in New Orleans, where an ad hoc network of nursery practices, local planting practices, different governmental departments, and private developers combines to produce inequitable, reactive, and ineffective provision of tree infrastructure. The care of street trees needs to expand from individual trees, or even the scale of streets and neighborhoods, to robust city-wide systems. The well-established system of medians in New Orleans offers great opportunities for redesigning a new tree care system that is city-wide, but still has the capacity to be highly nuanced and engaging for local needs.

In a city that is already facing intense impacts from climate change due to sea level rise, subsidence, and hurricanes, a systematic and geodata-based approach to street trees is proposed to allow urban tree planning to become responsive to nuanced and complex situations of the city, as well as anticipatory towards future projections of the city and environment.

Honor Awards

Dredge Ecologies: Climate-Adaptive Strategies for a Changing Island in a Changing Climate

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Marybeth Campeau, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Andrew Fox, FASLA; Madalyn Baldwin, Associate ASLA;
NC State University Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Learning from Animal Adaptations to Wildfire

Monrovia, California, United States
Andrea Binz, Student ASLA; Diana Nightingale, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Greg Kochanowski; Aja Justine Bulla-Richards;
University of Southern California

Research Category

Honor Awards

Thermalscape Tactics – Solutions in Response to Ubiquitous Heat Threat in El Paso

El Paso, Texas, United States
Xiaoyu Li, Student ASLA; Jingxi Peng;
Faculty Advisors: Robert Brown, FASLA; Dongying Li, FASLA; Kirk Hamilton;
Texas A&M University

TOXIC/Tonic: Mapping Point Source Dementogens and Testing the Ability of Environmental Tonics to Mitigate Public Health Concerns

Mecklenburg, Union, and York Counties, North Carolina + South Carolina, United States
Britt Davis, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Celen Pasalar;
North Carolina State University

Communications Category

Award of Excellence

Landscape Travels

Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Chloe Gillespie, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Stephanie Rolley, FASLA; Kirby Barrett;
Kansas State University

This project began as an opportunity to travel the country to learn more about the landscape architecture profession and became a journey of bringing awareness to the importance of landscape architecture. Through vertical short-form videos specifically curated for social media, Landscape Travels brings viewers along on my journey across the country, introducing them to 22 people engaged in the profession highlighting projects in ten different cities. As of May 27th, 2022, after four months of posting, @landscapetravels_22 has a following of 580 users, with a reach of over 120,000 through Instagram and TikTok.

@landscapetravels_22 continues to reach new people every day, through tri-weekly posts, highlighting unique aspects of landscape architecture. Each video is under 60 seconds giving viewers a quick glimpse into projects in cities they live in or visit. Every video highlights a different aspect of landscape architecture, while following a similar story pattern, broadening the public’s understanding of the breadth of landscape architecture.

Honor Awards

Overlook Field School: Wildfire Recovery

Eugene, Oregon, United States
Abigail Pierce, Student ASLA; Audrey Rycewicz; Celia Hensey; Hannah Chapin; Ian Vierck, Student ASLA; Kennedy Rauh; Masayo Simon; Rosie Yerke; William Bonner, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Michael Geffel, ASLA; David Buckley Borden, ASLA;
University of Oregon

Student Collaboration Category

Award of Excellence

Carbon in the Tidewater

Hampton, Virginia, United States
Leigh Muldrow, Student ASLA; Ryan McCune; DJ Bromely, Student ASLA; Christophe Fettke von Koeckritz, Student ASLA; Delaney Pilotte, Student ASLA; Kevin Ganjon;
Faculty Advisors: Jules Bruck, ASLA;
University of Delaware

The City of Hampton, Virginia is on the front line of climate change with low elevation, high rate of land subsidence, and intense storm surge risk from direct exposure to the Atlantic Ocean. This project uses the Global Carbon Market to catalyze nature-based coastal infrastructure that is self-regenerating and captures carbon from the atmosphere while offering structural protection for both at-risk coastal wetlands, human life, and property.

Honor Awards

Fixed In Flux: A World Class Park Embracing Rising Waters

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Brian Vaughn, Student ASLA; Lauren Joca, Student ASLA; Makayla Esposito, Student ASLA; Davis Turner, Student ASLA; Hassan Shata, Student ASLA;
Faculty Advisors: Andrew Fox, FASLA; David Hill; Madalyn Baldwin, Associate ASLA;
NC State University Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Student Community Service Category

Award of Excellence

Seeding Resilience: Celebrating Community, Education, and the Environment at Princeville Elementary School

Princeville, North Carolina, United States
Spencer Stone, Associate ASLA; Madison Sweitzer; William Stanton; Rebecca Asser, Associate ASLA; Sarah Hassan; Martha Tack, Student ASLA; Anna Edwards; Tianyu Shen; Ruixin Mao; Sara Fetty;
Faculty Advisors: Andy Fox, FASLA; Carla Delcambre, ASLA;
NC State University Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Founded in 1865 as Freedom Hill and later chartered in 1885 as the Town of Princeville (NC), “The Oldest Town Chartered by Blacks in America'' has demonstrated a legacy of resilience by recovering and rebuilding after multiple devastating floods. One example of resilience and a symbol of hope is Princeville Elementary School. After significant flooding from Hurricane Matthew (2016) damaged the school, students living in Princeville were forced to relocate to schools in nearby towns. After renovations and floodproofing, Princeville Elementary School reopened in January 2020.

Through an ongoing partnership with the town, landscape architecture students designed and implemented numerous on-site educational features, including rain gardens, multifunctional outdoor furnishings, artwork scrims featuring school artwork, educational and interpretive signage, and an integrated outdoor learning curriculum guide. These components sustainably manage stormwater, support the teachers’ and students’ curricular needs, and beautify this long-serving communal hub. Project outcomes are shaping a sustainable vision for the school, and the town more broadly, by investing in and connecting local youth to the community’s rich environmental and cultural context.

Honor Awards

15 Weeks to Transform Colorado's Unique Ecosystem into a Learning Landscape

Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States
Finley Sutton, Student ASLA; Charlotte Francisco, Student ASLA; Claire Bulik, Student ASLA; Anna Varella; Sylvia Pasquariello; Ari Solomon, Student ASLA; Alex Bullock, Associate ASLA; Eion Donelan, Associate ASLA; Miriam Hernandez Arroyo; Victoria Hancock;
Faculty Advisors: Lois Brink; Louise Bordelon, ASLA;
University of Colorado Denver