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29 Projects Selected by Prestigious Jury

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2008—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the recipients of its 2008 Professional Awards. The jury considered over 500 entries and selected 29 projects to receive awards. The awards will be presented on October 6 at the ASLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“These awards represent the pinnacle of design achievement by the world’s leading landscape architects,” said ASLA’s President, Perry Howard, FASLA.

Click here to go to the Call for Entries and view the jury.

Click here to visit the main Awards page for details and high resolution images.

General Design Category

Awards of Excellence

The Lurie Garden, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd, Seattle, Washington
client: Millennium Park, Inc.

Honor Awards

Boston Children's Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects, Cambridge, Massachusetts
client: Boston Children’s Museum

Walden Studios,
Alexander Valley, California
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, California

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead,
Scottsdale, Arizona
Floor Associates, Inc, Phoenix, Arizona
Architect: Weddle Gilmore Architects, Tempe, Arizona
client: City of Scottsdale

Fountain Promenade at Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, Mexico
Grupo De Diseño Urbano SC, Mexico
client: Citizen’s Regent Group and Revive Chapultepec Board of Donors

Lagoon Park: Living at the Edge of Wilderness, Santa Barbara, California
Van Atta Associates, Inc., Santa Barbara, California
client: University of California, Santa Barbara

Washington Monument, Washington, DC
Olin Partnership, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania
client: National Park Service

James Clarkson Environmental Discovery Center, White Lake Township, Michigan
MSI Design, Columbus, Ohio
client: Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority

Gannett/USA Today Headquarters, McLean, Virginia
Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd., Alexandria, Virginia
client: Gannett, Inc.

Residential Design Category, co-sponsored by Garden Design Magazine

Award of Excellence

Ketchum Residence, Ketchum, Idaho
Lutsko Associates, San Francisco, California

Honor Awards

Bassil Mountain Escape, Faqra, Lebanon
Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, Broumana, Lebanon
client: Jimmy Bassil

New Poetic Mountain Habitat-the Fragrant Hill 81 Yard, Beijing, China
Zhu YuFan, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Research Center of Landscape vs. Design Study, Bejing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute, P.R. of China
client: Liu Yong

Unfolding Terrace, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
Terrain-NYC, Inc., New York, New York

Malibu Beach House, Malibu, California
Pamela Burton & Company, Santa Monica, California


Coastal Island Retreat, Spring Island, South Carolina
Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc., Washington, DC

Passage to the Lake, Stoneham, Maine
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects, New York, New York
client: Margaret Nomentana

Beach House, Amagansett, New York
Dirtworks, PC, New York, New York

San Juan Island Residence, San Juan Islands, Washington
Paul Broadhurst & Associates, Seattle, Washington

Altamira Ranch, Palos Verdes, California
Marmol Radziner & Associates, Los Angeles, California

Analysis and Planning Category

Award of Excellence

Viet Village Urban Farm, New Orleans, Louisiana
Mossop + Michaels
Urban Landscape Lab LSU, New Orleans, Louisiana
client: Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation

Honor Awards

Port Lands Estuary: Reinventing the Don River as an Agent of Urbanism, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects, New York, New York
client: WATERFRONToronto

New Terrain for the North Lake Region of Chongming Island, Shanghai, China
SWA Group, Los Angeles, California
client: Shanghai Urban Planning Administrative Bureau

Orange County Great Park Comprehensive Master Plan "A Vision for the Great Park of the 21st Century", Irvine, California
Ken Smith Workshop West, Irvine, California, Team Lead, and Mia Lehrer + Associates, Los Angeles, California
client: City of Irvine / Orange County Great Park Corporation

Porchscapes: An Affordable LEED Neighborhood Development
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
client: Habitat for Humanity of Washington County

New Orleans Riverfront: Reinventing the Crescent, New Orleans, Louisiana
Hargreaves Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts
client: New Orleans Building Corporation

Communications Category

Honor Awards

So What?
ahbe landscape architects, Culver City, California
client: ahbe landscape architects

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Landscape Journal: Design, Planning, and Management of the Land, Madison, Wisconsin
SUNY ESF, Syracuse, New York
client: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)

Louisiana Speaks: Our Voice. Our Plan. Our Future
Center for Planning Excellence, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
client: LRA Support Foundation

Bird-Safe Building Guidelines
SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC, New York, New York
client: New York City Audubon

About ASLA
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 18,200 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. 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. Learn more about landscape architecture online at

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