MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 10, 2006---The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has proclaimed April 2006 as National Landscape Architecture Month. The Minnesota Chapter, and chapters across the U.S., will celebrate with public outreach activities to help communities “Discover Landscape Architecture,” the theme for this year. The month encompasses Earth Day on April 22 and the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted on April 26, who founded the American landscape architecture profession.
In recognition of the month, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MASLA) held their 37th Annual Awards Dinner last Friday and announced their 2006 Professional Award Winners, juried by the Indiana Chapter of ASLA. Chris Coleman, St. Paul Mayor, delivered the keynote address.
This year’s award winners included:
Public Landscape Design Category
· Award of Excellence: Dahlgren, Shardlow and Uban for the Nicollet Commons in Burnsville, Minn.
· Merit Award: Short Elliot Hendrickson for the Loring Bikeway Bridge in Minneapolis, Minn.
· Merit Award: SRF Consulting Group, Inc for the Main Avenue Bridge and Riverfront Revitalization in Fargo, N.D.
Private Landscape Design Category
· Merit Award: Close Landscape Architecture for the West River Commons in Minneapolis, Minn.
· Honor Award: Center for Changing Landscapes, Roger Martin, FASLA, for the Red Lake River Corridor Enhancements Plan in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
· Merit Award: Kestrel Design Group for the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Stewardship Project in Minneapolis, Minn.
· Merit Award: Short Elliot Hendrickson for the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway Enhancements Plan in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Unbuilt Works Category
· Honor Award: Coen + Partners, Inc. for the Dickerman Park in St. Paul, Minn.
· Merit Award: Laura Musacchio, ASLA, and Ann Forsyth for the publication Designing Small Parks
· Merit Award: Kestrel Design Group for the publication Minnesota Soil Bioengineering Handbook