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October 2022 Preview of LAM

Cover: October LAM: The 2022 ASLA Awards

This year’s Student and Professional juries, led by Mark Hough, FASLA, and Dennis Otsuji, FASLA, respectively, reviewed more than 900 outstanding projects.

The efforts of the Student Award winners revealed a growing concern over the impacts of climate change and the need to solve problems with a combination of rigorous research and imaginative designs. Students are clearly looking forward to a future in which landscape interventions can make a real difference on the local and global scales.

In the Professional Awards, look for projects that focus on social justice, climate resilience, site responsiveness, and financial feasibility. The winning teams vigorously pursued community input, often in inventive ways. Jurors were impressed with approaches that asked the right questions and laid a foundation on which other landscape architects could build.

Among the ASLA Honors is the Bradford Williams Medal. LAM’s Editorial Advisory Committee selects two Bradford Williams Medal awards each year, one published in LAM and one in a mainstream publication, that demonstrate excellence in writing about landscape architecture. Both are well worth the read.

Also in this issue:

  • MASS Design Group expands habitat for Rwanda’s mountain gorillas.
  • North Carolina’s riverfront parks must do more to stay dry.
  • A bike-friendly park by Offshoots makes a big impact in a small footprint.
  • A new atlas will track land restoration and conservation nationwide.
  • Hood Design Studio builds crows’ nests at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Watch your mailbox for the October issue of LAM and keep an eye on social media for announcements of the winners starting October 1. @landarchmag #ASLA2022Awards

And join us as we present the ASLA Awards in person at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, November 11–14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. #ASLA2022

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