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San Francisco Tops All Cities in Landscape Architecture Awards

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2007 – Seven San Francisco area projects and designers will receive top honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in October, more than any other city in 2007.
“This is only fitting, since San Francisco is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world,” said Patrick W. Caughey, FASLA, president of the Society. “It is among the many reasons we selected San Francisco as the site for our annual meeting this year and we expect the largest gathering of landscape architects in history.” The ASLA Annual Meeting will be held October 6-9 at the Moscone Center.

Veteran award-winning firm Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture will receive two national honor awards in design this year. The Curran House incorporates soothing green spaces, garden spots, and private balconies into the design of an affordable housing project in the Tenderloin neighborhood. The firm will also receive an award for a private residential project in San Francisco.

Surfacedesign will receive an honor award in residential design for the Erman Residence, showcasing innovation within a small space. The firm designed a low maintenance garden that leads to a deck and hot tub for winding down after a long day.

Hargreaves Associates will receive the national award of excellence in analysis and planning for Hunters Point Waterfront Project. The firm’s plan for the decommissioned military base in San Francisco resulted in a document that makes a case for a large park as an economic generator, a catalyst for clean-up, and a critical step in achieving environmental justice for the community.

High resolution images of the 2007 award winning projects are available online at

In addition, three San Francisco landscape architects will be inducted into the ASLA Council of Fellows, among the highest honors the Society confers upon its members each year. Andrea Cochran, ASLA, Bonnie Fisher, ASLA, and Owen Lang, ASLA, will be recognized for their extraordinary work, leadership, knowledge, and service to the profession throughout their careers.

About ASLA
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 17,600 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship. Members of the Society use their “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession.
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