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Professionals and Students: 2017 Call for Awards Entries Is Now Open

2016 ASLA Professional Awards General Design Recipient. Grand Teton National Park Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center. Swift Company LLC (Photo credit: Nic Lehoux)

Outstanding juries named for Professional and Student Awards programs.

ASLA has opened its calls for entries for the 2017 Professional and Student Awards, the world’s most prestigious juried landscape architecture competition. Deadlines are approaching! They are April 17, 2017, for ASLA Professional Awards, and May 15, 2017, for ASLA Student Awards

Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession.

Entry payments and submissions must be submitted online. Go to the “Begin Your Submission” page to start the entry process.

Award-winning submissions will be featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media. Award recipients, their clients, and student advisors also will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles, October 20-23, 2017. Award-winning submissions will also be featured in a video presentation at the ceremony and on the awards website following the event.

The prestige of the ASLA awards programs relies on the high-caliber juries that are convened each year to review submissions. Members of this year’s professional awards jury are:

• Elizabeth Miller, FASLA, chair, National Capital Planning Commission, Washington, D.C.
• Diane Jones Allen, ASLA, DesignJones LLC, New Orleans
• Maureen Alonso, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, D.C.
• James Brasuell, Planetizen, Los Angeles
• James Lord, ASLA, Surfacedesign Inc., San Francisco
• Janet Rosenberg, FASLA, Janet Rosenberg Studio, Toronto, Ontario
• Glen Schmidt, FASLA, Schmidt Design Group Inc., San Diego
• Todd Wichman, FASLA, Stantec, St. Paul, Minn.
• Barbara Wyatt, ASLA, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.

Joining the jury for the selection of the Research Category will be M. Elen Deming, ASLA, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, on behalf of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF), and Charlene LeBleu, FASLA, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, on behalf of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).

In addition to offering a chance to attend the ASLA annual meeting, the submission process for student awards is a professional development exercise that can transfer into the working world. Members of the student awards jury are:

• Barbara Swift, FASLA, chair, Swift Company llc, Seattle
• Michael Albert, ASLA, Design Workshop, Aspen, Colo.
• Meg Calkins, FASLA, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
• Mark Focht, FASLA, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York
• Robert Page, FASLA, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Boston
• James Richards, FASLA, Townscape Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
• Roberto Rovira, ASLA, Florida International University, Studio Roberto Rovira, Miami
• Meghan Stromberg, American Planning Association, Chicago
• Mercedes Ward, ASLA, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Flushing, N.Y.

Both the ASLA Professional and Student awards feature five categories: General Design; Residential Design; Analysis and Planning; Communications; and Research. The Professional Awards also include The Landmark Award, while the Student Awards include the Student Community Service Award and Student Collaboration categories.

Entry submissions and payment must be received by:

• April 17, 2017 for ASLA Professional Awards
• May 15, 2017 for ASLA Student Awards

In need of inspiration? View the ASLA 2016 professional and student award-winning projects.

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