Honors & Awards


The Community Service Awards

The Community Service Award

Purpose: To recognize an individual landscape architect, group of landscape architects, landscape architecture firms, landscape architecture education programs, or ASLA Chapters who have provided sustained, pro bono service to the community demonstrating sound principles or values of landscape architecture.

Firm or Group Eligibility: Service must be performed by a landscape architecture firm or group of landscape architects and must be provided pro bono.

Individual Eligibility: Service must be performed by an individual landscape architect and must be provided pro bono.

Frequency: No more than two awards are awarded annually; one may be presented to an organization and one to an individual.

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 award; 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(s).
  • Up to five (5) letters of endorsement.
Please send nomination packages to:
ASLA Community Service Award Nominations
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 recipient by secret ballot during the mid-year meeting (held in the Spring). The recipient is notified by the president and invited to attend the ASLA Annual Conference (held in the Fall) where the award will be presented.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Mitchell, Honors and Awards Coordinator, 202-216-2331
NOTE: Email subject line must read “ASLA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD.” email cmitchell@asla.org


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