Purpose: The Landscape Architecture Medal of Excellence (previously the Award of Excellence) recognizes significant contributions to landscape architecture policy, research, education, project planning and design, or a combination of these items. The body of work must have been maintained at a consistent level of excellence for at least 10 years.
Eligibility: Individuals, firms, programs, organizations, or agencies may be nominated. The medal recognizes significant contributions to landscape architecture policy, research, education, project planning and design, or a combination of these items. The body of work must have been maintained at a consistent level of excellence for at least 10 years.
Frequency: One medal is awarded annually.
Nomination Process: Nominations may be made by an ASLA professional member or an ASLA chapter. Nominations are to be kept confidential. Nominees should not be made aware of their nominations or asked to participate in the preparation of their nomination materials.
Each nomination to include:
- A letter of nomination describing the nominee's qualifications for the medal; the letter may be no more than five (5) pages in length. Include three (3) to four (4) images representing the nominee’s work (in high resolution, .jpg format).
- Photo of nominee (if applicable).
- Up to five (5) letters of endorsement.
Please send nomination packages to:
Medal of Excellence Nominations
c/o Carolyn Mitchell
636 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736
Selection Process: The Executive Committee reviews all nominations and forwards no more than two nominees to the Board of Trustees (BOT) for final selection. The BOT selects the medal recipient by secret ballot during the mid-year meeting (held in the Spring). The medal recipient is notified by the president and invited to attend the ASLA Annual Conference (held in the Fall) where the medal will be awarded.
Questions? Contact Carolyn Mitchell, Honors and Awards Coordinator, 202-216-2331
NOTE: Email subject line must read "ASLA MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE." e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org