ASLA Announces 2011 Professional Awards

Thirty-seven projects honored for innovation, design and sustainability.

Washington, D.C., September 28, 2011 – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the winners of the 2011 Professional Awards. The awards honor the top public places, residential designs, campuses, parks and urban planning projects from across the U.S. and around the world. High-resolution images and full project information can be viewed at

The jury of leading design experts considered 567 entries and selected 37 winners in the categories of General Design, Residential Design, Analysis and Planning, Communications, Research and the Landmark Award. In addition to the quality of the design, the jury also weighed the environmental sensitivity and sustainability of each project. The October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine features the winning projects. Winners will be honored at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego on Wednesday, November 2. The upcoming ceremony and awards video are sponsored by Firestone Specialty Products.

The winners are:

General Design Category
Award of Excellence
Portland Mall Revitalization, Portland, Ore. 
By ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, Ore. 

Honor Awards
Stone River, Eastern New York State
By Jon Piasecki, ASLA, Housatonic, Mass.

The Steel Yard, Providence, R.I.
By Klopfer Martin Design Group, Cambridge, Mass.

Contrasting Shade: Building a Sustainable Urban Grove Central Wharf Plaza, Boston
By Reed Hilderbrand, Watertown, Mass.

Manassas Park Elementary School Landscape, Manassas Park, Va.
By Siteworks, Charlottesville, Va. 

City of Greensburg Main Street Streetscape, Greensburg, Kan.
By BNIM, Kansas City, Mo.

Citygarden, St. Louis
By Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Charlottesville, Va.

West Seoul Lake Park, Seoul, Korea
By CTOPOS DESIGN, Seoul, Korea

Casa Nueva: Working in the Garden, Santa Barbara, Calif.
By Van Atta Associates, Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif. 

Residential Design Category
Honor Awards
Peninsula Residence, Hillsborough, Calif.
By Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco

Salame Residence, Beirut, Lebanon
By Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, Broumana, Lebanon

Snake River Retreat, Jackson Hole, Wyo. 
By Design Workshop, Inc., Denver

Galisteo Modern, North Central New Mexico
By Design Workshop, Inc., Denver

Beyond Pictorial: Revising Philip Johnson's Monumental Beck House, Dallas
By Reed Hilderbrand, Watertown, MA

A Farm at Little Compton, Little Compton, R.I.
By Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd., Alexandria, Va.

Half-Mile, Hand-Built Line: Berkshire Boardwalk, Stockbridge, Mass.
By Reed Hilderbrand, Watertown, Mass.

Carnegie Hill House, New York City
By Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Charlottesville, Va.

Analysis and Planning Category
Award of Excellence
An Emerging Natural Paradise — Aogu Wetland Forest Park Master Plan, Taiwan
By National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Honor Awards
Adding Green to Urban Design, Chicago
By City of Chicago 

South Grand Boulevard "Great Streets Initiative", St. Louis
By Design Workshop, Inc., Denver

The Regeneration / Yongsan Park, Seoul, South Korea
By UnitedLAB and Isaac T. Brown Ecology Studio, Seol and Los Angeles.

Monumental Core Framework Plan, Washington, D.C.
By AECOM, the National Capital Planning Commission, and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

Integrating Habitats: “Growing Together”, Portland, Ore.
By AECOM, Seattle

Making a Wild Place in Milwaukee’s Urban Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee
By Landscapes of Place, LLC, Mequon, Wis. 

The Dignity of Restraint: A Historic Landscape Preservation Study for the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
By Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, Chicago

Hunters View Public Housing Neighborhood Redevelopment, San Francisco
By GLS Landscape / Architecture and Daniel Solomon Design Partners, San Francisco

GreenPlan, Philadelphia
By Wallace Roberts & Todd, Philadelphia

Communications Category
Award of Excellence
LID Low Impact Development: A Design Manual for Urban Areas
By the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville, Ark.

Honor Awards
Landslide: 2004-2010 The First Six Years
By The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Metropolitan Paradise, The Struggle for Nature in the City: Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020
By Carol Franklin, FASLA, and David Contosta, Philadelphia

The Better Block Project
By SWA Group and the StreetSpace Collaborative, Dallas

Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange's Photographs and Reports from the Field
By Anne Whiston Spirn, FASLA, University of Chicago Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Stormwater from KC to the Sea: An Experimental Curriculum for Students in the 4th to 6th Grades
By BNIM, Kansas City, Mo.

San Mateo County Sustainable Green Streets and Parking Lots Design Guidebook
By Nevue Ngan Associates, Portland, Ore.

Research Category
Honor Awards
Backyard Farm Service: A Business Plan for Localizing Food Production
By Visual Logic, St. Louis

Multi-Variate Study of Stormwater BMPs
By BNIM, Kansas City, Mo.

Landmark Award, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation
First San Diego River Improvement Project, San Diego
By Wimmer Yamada and Caughey, San Diego


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