We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Design Awards. Please click here to see the press release. The award winning entries will be on display at the Center for Architecture from April 1-30. Images will be available here in April.
Of the 55 submissions received, 8 received Honor awards and 10 received Merit awards. The selections were made by a team from the Southern California ASLA chapter, pictured below.
About the Jurors
(Architect) Scott Johnson, FAIA; Johnson and Fain Architecture
One of the most highly regarded architects in California, Scott Johnson is also one of the few architects who is well-known to the general public and the design profession alike. A prolific designer of residential, commercial and institutional building projects, a number of his best known designs have been widely published and have become local landmarks, including three high rise buildings in Century City, California, the Opus One and Byron Wineries in the Napa Valley and Santa Barbara County, respectively, Rincon Center in San Francisco, and the Capitol Area East End Complex in Sacramento.
(Planner) Neal Payton, FAIA; Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc.
With a focus on the public realm Neal’s work transforms urban environments into diverse and walkable communities of greater economic vitality and social justice. With an insatiable curiosity and a commitment to challenging conventional wisdom, he has led multidisciplinary teams in the creation of visionary, yet implementable Master plans, and design guidelines for the redevelopment and revitalization of declining urban centers, brownfields, and vast areas of aging inner suburbs. Working across scales the common themes in all of these efforts are: connectivity to transit networks, a focus on walkable urbanism; infill; public participation in the design process, and the inextricability of urban design with economic development. He has been a leader in Transit Oriented Development (TOD) sites throughout the nation, transforming surface parking lots at new transit stations into vital neighborhoods.
(Landscape Architect) Alan Clarke, FASLA, Tongg, Clarke & McCelvey
Alan Clarke has practiced landscape architecture and planning for over 40 years in Hawaii, California and throughout the tropics. An internationally respected landscape architect with special talents in resort, hotel and commercial projects, he has created award-winning and highly recognized projects in over twenty countries. He was honored by his peers in 1993 when he was elected to Fellowship in the American Society of Landscape Architects. Alan has been the president of TC&M since its creation in 1981. His leadership of the firm has created an impressive portfolio of completed and successful large-scale projects. With his hand-on approach each project benefits from his creativity and experience.
(Horticulturist) Robert Perry; FASLA, Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California Los Angeles
Bob teaches ARCH 537, Urban Plant Ecology and ARCH 538, Urban Plant Ecology: California Plant Communities. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Landscape Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is the principal of Perry and Associates Collaborative, Landscape Architecture. Bob is a widely recognized authority regarding the landscape use of plants and water conservation for semi-arid zones.
(Landscape Architect) Ying-Yu Hung; Managing Principal; The SWA Group
Ying-yu Hung is the Managing Principal at SWA’s Los Angeles Studio. Ms. Hung has 25 years of experience in urban design and landscape architecture for complex projects that balance environmental and development issues. Ms. Hung has directed landscape design for a wide variety of public and private projects, including Oceanwide Plaza – a $700,000, innovative mixed-use project located adjacent to L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles.