PRESS RELEASE: ASLA-NY Anounces 2024 Design Awards Recipients

April 2, 2024 / ,

PRESS RELEASE: ASLA-NY Anounces 2024 Design Awards Recipients

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American Society of Landscape Architects, New York
Diane Sferrazza Katz, Executive Director

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS DEMONSTRATE EXPERTISE IN CLIMATE AND COMMUNITY-CENTERED DESIGN: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK (ASLA-NY) ANNOUNCES 2024 DESIGN AWARDS RECIPIENTS
New York, New York (April 2, 2024) – The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York (ASLA-NY), the New York City chapter of the national professional organization representing landscape architects, today announced the recipients of the Chapter’s 2024 Design Awards. Organized by the ASLA-NY Chapter Awards Committee, the Design Awards bolster local visibility, acknowledge and promote the work of the Chapter’s membership, and publicly recognize excellence in the practice of landscape architecture.
Juried by an interdisciplinary team of professionals from the ASLA South Carolina Chapter, this year’s winning entries were selected based on quality of design and execution, innovation, and impact on the community and the profession. The jury selected one (1) Award of Excellence, eight (8) Honor, and sixteen (16) Merit award winners, and the ASLA-NY Executive Board selected one (1) entry to receive the Board Choice Award. All awards will be presented at our Design Awards Ceremony on April 17 to be held at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place in Manhattan.

Photo credit:Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Selected for this year's Award of Excellence is Setting a New Ecological Agenda for Brooklyn’s Oldest Public Garden by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a historic community resource located at the center of Brooklyn that is driven by its mission for growth—in horticultural practices, climate adaptation, and visitor experience. A combined suite of recent projects prepares the garden for its next century of use by strengthening BBG’s leadership role in community engagement, education, and botanic research while ensuring the future resilience of the landscape and the city by transforming its use of water resources.

Photo Credit: Sahar Coston-Hardy Esto

Photo Credit: Starr Whitehouse

Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC is the recipient of two honor awards and two merit awards. Honor award-winning projects are Battery Playscape and East Shore Shoreline Parks Plan. The Battery Playscape is a new play area that promotes ecological literacy in children. Responding to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, the design weaves narratives of ecology and climate resilience into a challenging and vibrant play experience. The East Shore Shoreline Parks Plan presents a vision for adaptation and greenway enhancements along 1,000 acres of parkland on Staten Island’s East Shore. Integrating 5.5 miles of upcoming Army Corps sea walls into existing parks and streetscapes, the Plan improves waterfront access and aligns programming with community priorities.

 

Photo Credit: SCAPE

Hudson Valley Guest House and Grounds designed by SCAPE, was selected for an honor award in residential design. The Hudson Valley Guest House and Grounds is an 11-acre estate that nestles an iconic residence into an expansive and ecologically conscious landscape. The design blends the Hudson Valley’s legacy of art and environmentalism, fully utilizing the landscape to showcase art, architecture, and local ecology. The design places unique features of the landscape on center stage, spotlighting geologic formations and native plantings.

 

Photo Credir: Anthony Crisafulli

Also winning an honor award in residential design is Seascape by LaGuardia Design Group. Elevated 10 feet above grade per FEMA regulations, Seascape integrates innovative stormwater management with rain gardens doubling as flood mitigators and habitat for native pollinators. Terraced steps connect the raised residence with nature, featuring outdoor living spaces, an infinity-edge pool, and fire table, showcasing transformative design in a coastal environment.

 

Photo Credit: Joe Thomas

Receiving an honor award, the 2-acre Morgan North Landscape designed by HMWhite is integral to the 1933 building’s adaptive reuse into a reimagined 21st-century work environment. Set on the 7th floor of the City’s largest postal distribution center, a variety of outdoor workspaces and event space are defined within an all-encompassing Hudson River Valley-inspired landscape haven.

Photo Credit: SWA Group

Within the historically layered waterfront the SIPG Harbour City Parks designed by SWA/Balsley links three multi-use development districts to each other and their seafront. What as once a rusting steel port on Shanghai’s Yangtze River has become a mile-long verdant vibrant park. The elevated Ribbon Park caps the new highway below and leverages its topology into forested promontories, tunnels, basins, and dramatic waterfall teeming with public life below.

 

Photo Credit: Street Labs

Selected for an honor award in the Community Impact category, Streetscapes For Wellness: A Changing Course for Streets in New York is a collaborative publication of the New York City Public Design Commission, New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Fine Arts Federation of New York, and the New York City Department of City Planning Urban Design Office. Streetscapes for Wellness is the result of collaborative, community-centered research for a broader perspective for shaping healthy public spaces. Through diverse community engagement, principles outlined in this publication have been put to work to empower communities in shaping the future of their streets to benefit all people.

Photo Credit: OLIN

The New York Botanical Garden Comprehensive Master Plan by OLIN in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden is a bold initiative to comprehensively design the 250-acre institution’s future, while preserving its past. The plan creates a precise vision; strengthening pedestrian and transit access, introducing visitors to hidden ecological landscapes, and establishing NYBG as a leader of biodiversity and decarbonization. The jury selected this project for an honor award in Analysis, Planning, Research and Communications.

The list of award winners is as follows:
Excellence
Setting a New Ecological Agenda for Brooklyn’s Oldest Public Garden - Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
Honor
Battery Playscape - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC
East Shore Shoreline Parks Plan - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC
Hudson Valley Guest House and Grounds - SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Morgan North Landscape - HMWhite
Seascape - LaGuardia Design Group
SIPG Harbour City Parks - SWA/Balsley
Streetscapes For Wellness A Changing Course for Streets in New York - NYC Public Design Commission Publication Team
The New York Botanical Garden Comprehensive Master Plan - OLIN in partnership with the NY Botanical Garden
Merit
11 Hoyt - Hollander Design Landscape Architects
A Garden By The Sea - Araiys Design, Landscape Architecture
Belle Isle Vision Plan - Marvel
Borrowed Views - James Doyle Design Associates
Bridgehampton - Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Cobb Isle - LaGuardia Design Group
High Line – Moynihan Connector - Field Operations
Hudson River Park’s Gansevoort Peninsula - Field Operations
Manhattan Greenway Harlem River - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC
Marsha P Johnson State Park - Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC
Radio Park - HMWhite
Southpoint Park Shoreline Restoration - Langan
The New York Botanical Garden John J. Hoffee Tulip Tree Allée Restoration Plan - OLIN
The Underline Phase 3 - Field Operations
Wasteyards at New York City Housing Authority - Grain Collective Landscape Architecture & Urban Design PLLC
Why Do We Love the High Line Park A Lesson from Big Data - The University of Georgia
Board Choice
Astoria Park Charybdis Playground & Waterplay - Nancy Owens Studio Landscape Architecture + Urban Design PLLC
The ASLA-NY Awards Committee is co-chaired by Nicholas Pettinati ASLA and Dave Russo, ASLA. The winning submissions will be exhibited online at aslany.org. Images may be used upon request and proper credit.
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, ASLA is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. Landscape architects lead the planning, design, and stewardship of healthy, equitable, safe, and resilient environments.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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