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ASLA Announces its 2003 Professional Awards


ASLA Staff

2003-04-02

Washington, DC—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the recipients of its 2003 Professional Awards. ASLA will honor the winners at its annual meeting in the fall.

Professional Awards Category I-Design

This category recognizes site-specific works of landscape architecture, including urban design. For large incremental projects, at least the first stage of construction must be completed in order to be eligible.

Judging criteria included: quality of design; functionality; context; environmental responsibility; and relevance to the profession, the public, and the environment.

Design Excellence Award:

Westlake Corporate Campus, Circle T Ranch, Westlake, TX
Landscape Architect: SWA Group, Dallas, TX
Client: Name withheld by request

Design Honor Awards:

Hither Lane, East Hampton, NY
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
Client: Patsy and Jeff Tarr

J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: J. Paul Getty Trust

Design Merit Awards:

560 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Architect: Hart Howerton, San Francisco, CA; Christian Lemon, Senior Designer and Project Manager
Client: Hines

Arthur Ross Terrace of the Rose and Priest Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Landscape Architect: Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture, Seattle, WA
Lead Landscape Designer: Kathryn Gustafson
Client: American Museum of Natural History

Christian Science Center Seasonal Plantings, Boston, MA
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
Client: The First Church of Christ, Scientist

Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Emerson Residence, Los Angeles, CA
Landscape Architect: R. Michael Schneider, ASLA, Orange Street Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Client: Rita and Steve Emerson

Jinji Lake Public Open Space, Park, and Landscape, Suzhou, China
Landscape Architect: EDAW, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Client: Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee (SIPAC)

Lewis Avenue Corridor, Las Vegas, NV
Landscape Architect: SWA Group, Sausalito, CA
Client: City of Las Vegas

Maple Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
Client: Trustees of the Mount Auburn Cemetery

Michigan Avenue Streetscape, Chicago, IL
Landscape Architect: Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture, Inc., Evanston, IL
Client: City of Chicago

Pennswood Village Regional Storm Water Quality and Management System, Middletown Township, Bucks County, PA
Landscape Architect: Wells Appel Land Strategies, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Pennswood Village

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, New York, NY
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority

Tide Point, Baltimore, MD
Landscape Architect: W Architecture & Landscape Architecture, LLC, New York, NY
Client: Struever Brothers, Eccles, and Rouse

Tokyo University Foreign Studies Campus, Fuchu, Japan
Landscape Architect: SWA Group, Sausalito, CA
Client: Tokyo University, Fuchu, Japan

Watercolor Cerulean Park, Watercolor, Walton County, FL
Landscape Architect: Nelson-Byrd Landscape Architects, Charlottesville, VA
Client: Arvida, A St. Joe Company

Professional Awards Category II-Analysis & Planning

This category recognizes the wide variety of professional activities that lead to, guide, or evaluate landscape architecture.

Judging criteria included: quality of analysis and planning; functionality; context; environmental responsibility; effective use, presentation, or programming of landscape architecture techniques; opportunities for landscape architecture to have a significant impact on the environment or environmental decision making; and overall relevance to landscape architecture, the public, and the environment.

Analysis and Planning Honor Awards:

Highbrook Business Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Landscape Architect: Peter Walker and Partners, Berkeley, CA
Client: Highbrook Development, Ltd.

The Blue Ring: Seattle’s Center City Open Space Strategy, Seattle, WA
Landscape Architect: Mithun, Seattle, WA
Client: CityDesign, Seattle, WA

Analysis and Planning Merit Awards:

A Vision for the Menomonee River Valley, Milwaukee, WI
Landscape Architect: Wenk Associates, Inc., Denver, CO
Client: City of Milwaukee

Masterplan for Buffalo Bayou and Beyond, Houston, TX
Landscape Architect: Dodson Associates, Inc., Ashfield, MA
Clients: Buffalo Bayou Partnership; City of Houston; Harris County Flood Control District; and Harris County.

The Presidio Trust Management Plan, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
Client: The Presidio Trust

The Tidal Schuylkill River Master Plan, Philadelphia, PA
Landscape Architect: EDAW, Inc., Alexandria, VA
Client: Schuylkill River Development Corporation

University of Virginia Carr’s Hill Master Plan and Landscape Design for the New Arts Precinct and Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia, PA
Client: University of Virginia

Wetland Mitigation at the Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, CA
Landscape Architect: Wetlands Research Associates, Inc., San Rafael, CA
Client: Rancho San Carlos Partnership

Professional Awards Category III-Research

This category recognizes research projects that identify, examine, and address challenges and problems that are resolved using solutions of value to the profession.

Judging criteria included:

  • clarity and adequacy of execution of the below five steps:
    1. identification of the problem to be researched;
    2. relationships to be investigated;
    3. method of inquiry used;
    4. results of the research, which may include statistical or other analysis and demonstrate advancement of the body of knowledge of landscape architecture; and
    5. conclusions concerning the significance of the results, comparisons with past research, applicability to landscape architecture, and the need for new or further research.
     
  • overall significance and relevance to the profession, and quality of the presentation.


Research Merit Award:

Restoring the Earth: Reconstructing the Post-mining Environment
Jon Bryan Burley, ASLA , Michigan State University, Perrinton, MI

Professional Awards Category IV-Communications

This category recognizes achievements in communicating landscape architecture information, appreciation, technology, theory, or practice to those within OR outside the profession of landscape architecture.

Judging criteria included: quality of context, presentation usefulness to the intended reader or viewer; and overall significance and relevance to the profession, the public, or the environment.

Communications Honor Awards:

Inventing the Charles River
Charles River Conservancy, Newton, MA

National Capital Memorials and Museums Master Plan
Leo A Daly, Washington, DC, & EDAW, Inc., Alexandria, VA

Communications Merit Awards:

Garden History Reference Encyclopedia CD
http://www.gardenvisit.com/order_form.htm
Tom Turner, University of Greenwich, London, UK

Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture and the Making of Modern Israel
http://www.upress.virginia.edu/books/helphand.html
Kenneth Helphand, FASLA, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Center for American Places
University of Virginia Press
Israeli Association of Landscape Architects

The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago’s Parks
http://www.americanplaces.org/CAPgallery/chiparks/chisplash.html
Julia Sniderman Bachrach, Chicago Park District, Department of Planning and Development

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