ASLA-NY Announces 2016 Design Award Winners

For Immediate Release

New York, March 7, 2016

Contact: Kathy Shea, 212-269-2984, [email protected]

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ASLA New York Announces 2016 Design Award Winners

Plaza 33 by W Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The jury highlights the project’s temporary, yet “subtle intervention intended to subvert eternal autocentrism.” Credit: W Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Plaza 33 by W Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The jury highlights the project’s temporary, yet “subtle intervention intended to subvert eternal autocentrism.” Credit: W Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

On February 27th, an interdisciplinary jury comprised of landscape architects and allied professionals from the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) convened to select winners of the 2016 ASLA New York Chapter Design Awards. Of the 55 award submissions, 18 projects received “Honor” or “Merit” designations. The awards will be presented at the ASLA-NY Design Awards Ceremony and Reception to be held on Thursday, April 7th, at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan.

The projects chosen represent excellence in professional accomplishment by ASLA New York members in five categories: General Design, Residential Design, Collaborative Design, Analysis/Planning/Research and Communications, and Un-Built Projects. This year’s jury responded favorably to the interesting collection of valuable ideas and research-based design solutions presented by award winners.  ASLA-NY 2016 President Celine Armstrong notes, that “the body of work represented by this year’s award recipients is very inspiring as these projects will bring joy to those visiting these landscapes and awareness to our profession. I am thankful to the landscape architects who continue to work tirelessly creating such beautiful works of art.”

The winning projects included two Honor Awards in General Design, two in Analysis/Planning/Research and Communications and four in Residential Design.

Columbia Farm by LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects. The jury highlights the project’s sensitive integration into the surrounding landscape. Credit: Jane Messinger.

Columbia Farm by LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects. The jury highlights the project’s sensitive integration into the surrounding landscape. Credit: Jane Messinger.

Residential design projects swept the awards in 2016, the jury often highlighting the “exquisite marriage of architecture and landscape through thoughtful detailing and smart contrast of space and material.”  Honor awards in Analysis and Planning, including the Underline Master Plan and the East River Esplanade Vision Plan were applauded for their historical research and thorough analysis of site.

Honor Awards include:

East River Esplanade Vision Plan, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.

The Underline Master Plan, James Corner Field Operations & Friends of the Underline

Plaza 33, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture, LLC

Erie Basin Park, Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture

Columbia Farm, LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects

Surfside, Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architects

Under the Wind, Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architects

Residence on Christopher Street, Sawyer | Berson  Architecture and Landscape Architecture LLP

 

Merit Awards include:

Guiyang Nanming Riverfront Cultural CBD Open Space Master Plan, Thomas Balsley Associates & SOM

The Giving Delta: Changing Course Design Competition, Moffatt & Nichol, West 8, LSU-CSS

Hunts Point Landing, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architecture P.C.

Replacement of Hoboken’s 14th Street Viaduct, Stantec Consulting

Blake Hobbs Play-za, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture PLLC

Philadelphia Navy Yards Central Green, James Corner Field Operations

Newark Riverfront Park, Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture

Butter Lane Residence, LaGuardia Design Group Landscape Architects

The Landmark Colony Landscape, Staten Island, NY, Nancy Owens Studio

Run On, Runoff: A Green Infrastructure Playground and Community Park at P.S. 111M, SiteWorks Landscape Architect and the Trust for Public Land

 

Erie Basin Park by Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture. The jury noted the strategic set of light-handed interventions used to improve the utility site. Credit: Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture

Erie Basin Park by Weintraub Diaz Landscape
Architecture. The jury noted the strategic set
of light-handed interventions used to improve
the utility site. Credit: Weintraub Diaz Landscape
Architecture

The award winners will be celebrated at a Ceremony and Reception sponsored by Victor Stanley at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place on April 7th at 6 pm.  The award winning work will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture beginning April 1st. The exhibition, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, will remain on display through April 30th. For more information go to aslany.org.

 

The Jury

A special thank you goes out to the Southern California Chapter for jurying our awards this year. This year’s jury included 2 Landscape Architects, 1 Architect, 1 Planner and 1 Horticulturalist. Learn more about our jury here.

 

About the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter:

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects.  Founded in 1899, the association represents over 15,000 members and features 49 professional chapters and 76 student chapters. The New York Chapter, founded in 1914, encompasses the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties.  The Society’s mission is to lead in the planning, design and care of both our natural and built environments. While keeping pace with the ever-changing forces of nature and technology, landscape architects increasingly have a profound impact on the way people live, work and play.

 

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