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Announcing: AIANY+ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognize exceptional design by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania AIA and ASLA members. The awards program is open to registered architects, landscape architects, and planners.

Built and unbuilt projects will be reviewed for their innovative design approaches to transportation and infrastructure. AIANY + ASLANY will recognize projects that reflect a commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and civic architecture.

Students enrolled in an accredited architecture, landscape architecture, and planning programs are also eligible.

Award Categories

  • Structures – recognizes design excellence in commissioned and completed buildings, bridges, tunnels, and mixed-use development
  • Planning- seeks the most compelling work and ideas in urban planning, studies, design guides, advocacy, and regional scale planning. Commissioned and completed master plans and planning reports are also eligible.
  • Open Space – recognizes design excellence in parks, constructed wetlands, and resilient sites.
  • Projects – recognizes conceptual, unfinished, or unbuilt work. If an entry is awarded under this category, it will not be eligible for a future award once project has been realized.
  • Student Award – recognizes excellence in a project from the three categories above: Structures, Planning, and Open Space.

Award Levels for all Categories

  • Honor Award – Represents the highest level of achievement
  • Merit Award – Represents distinguished achievement
  • Citation – Represents exemplary achievements on specific project aspects.
  • Best in Competition – Jurors will select one entry among the Honor Award winners to receive this unique recognition
For more information and to submit a project:

 

 

ASLA Officially Opens 2018 Call for Awards Entries

2017 General Design Honor Award. Merging Culture and Ecology at The North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh by Surface 678. Photo: Art Howard)

2017 General Design Honor Award. Merging Culture and Ecology at The North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh by Surface 678. Photo: Art Howard)

Outstanding juries named for Professional and Student Awards programs.

1/25/2018—The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is now accepting entries for the 2018 Professional and Student Awards, the world’s most prestigious juried landscape architecture competition.

Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession.

Entry payments and submissions must be submitted online—www.asla.org/2018cfe. Go to the “Begin Your Submission” page to start the entry process.

Award recipients receive featured coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of ASLA, and in many other design and construction industry and general interest media. Award recipients, their clients and advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia, October 19-22, 2018.

The prestige of the ASLA awards programs relies on the high-caliber juries that are convened each year to review submissions. Members of this year’s professional awards jury are:

  • Mark A. Focht, FASLA, Chair, New York City Parks and Recreation, New York City
  • Gerdo Aquino, FASLA, SWA, Los Angeles
  • Anita Berrizbeitia, ASLA, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Christian Gabriel, ASLA, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Terry Guen-Murray, FASLA, Terry Guen Design Associates, Chicago
  • Dale Jaeger, FASLA, Jaeger Landscape Architecture, Gainesville, Georgia
  • Sam Lubell, Architecture Writer, New York City
  • Patrick Phillips, Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Barbara Wilks, FAIA, FASLA, W Architecture + Landscape Architecture LLC, New York City

Joining the jury for the selection of the Research Category will be M. Elen Deming, ASLA, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill., on behalf of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and Ashley Steffens, University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, on behalf of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).

Members of the student awards jury are:

  • Roberto Rovira, ASLA, Chair, Florida International University, Studio Roberto Rovira, Miami
  • Kurt Culbertson, FASLA, Design Workshop, Aspen, Colorado
  • Andrea Cochran, FASLA, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco
  • Tom Dallessio, Next City, Philadelphia
  • Jennifer Daniels, ASLA, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Ray Gastil, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • Jeffrey Hou, ASLA, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Elizabeth Kennedy, ASLA, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architects, New York City
  • Lucinda Sanders, FASLA, OLIN, Philadelphia

Both the ASLA Professional and Student awards feature five categories: General Design; Residential Design; Analysis and Planning; Communications; and Research. The Professional Awards also include The Landmark Award, while the Student Awards include the Student Community Service Award and Student Collaboration categories.

  • Professional entry registrations and payments are due by February 19, 2018; submission deadline is March 5.
  • Student entry registrations and payments are due by May 7, 2018; submission deadline is May 21.

Please review the Submission Preview carefully prior to the deadline date. You can go back and edit your submission until the deadline.

In need of inspiration? View the ASLA 2017 professional and student award-winning projects,

About the American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

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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2016 ASLA-NY Design Awards

ASLA-NY 2016 Design Awards Are Right Around the Corner!

The ASLA New York Chapter’s awards program will be calling for entries starting January 4, 2016. Organized by the Chapter Awards Committee, the ASLA-NY Chapter awards bolster local visibility, acknowledge and promote the work of our membership and publicly recognize excellence in landscape architecture. This year’s jury will be a multidisciplinary panel convened by a sister chapter of ASLA. jurors’ bios will be made available after awards are awarded. Awards will be presented formally at our annual reception on April 7, 2016 at the Center for Architecture.

2015 Honor Winner: Creating a World Apart: Longwood Gardens Physical Master Plan, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture P.C.

2015 Honor Winner: Creating a World Apart: Longwood Gardens Physical Master Plan by West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture P.C.

CATEGORIES

  • General Landscape Architecture Design
  • Small Landscape Project Under $80,000
  • Residential Landscape Design
  • Collaborative Design Award, recognizing the collaboration between a landscape architect and allied professionals.
  • Analysis, Planning, Research and Communications
  • Un-built Projects

WHO CAN SUBMIT?

Landscape Architects registered in New You State are qualified to submit their work for a ASLA-NY award. In the case of multi-disciplinary partnerships or collaborations, at least one of the lead partners must be a registered New York Registered landscape Architect. ASLA-NY Chapter members receive a discount. If you are not a current member, you may apply for a national and chapter membership. Entries should either be designed by offices located in the State of New York OR be projects that are located in the State of New York.

WINNING ENTRIES RECEIVE

  • Awards certificates presented at the Chapter’s Annual Design Awards Event
  • Recognition on the Chapter’s website
  • Press releases sent to local media and design publications

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS
Honor Award: Recognizes superior professional accomplishment.
Merit Award: Recognizes excellence in professional accomplishment.

JURY: The Awards Committee has requested the assistance of a sister ASLA Chapter in convening an interdisciplinary jury comprising landscape architects and allied professionals.

SUBMITTAL FEES: ASLA-NY Members – $200

Non- ASLA-NY Members and Others – $300

Call for Entries will begin January 4.  Entries will be due no later than January 31 at 11:59PM.  Submitters are encouraged to register ahead of time to familiarize themselves with the system and allow for enough time to load their submissions prior to the deadline.

 

**HELPFUL HINT:  Make sure to have your work photographed now if you haven’t already. Great photos are key to winning submissions!

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Announces 2015 Design Awards

For Immediate Release
New York, March 6, 2015
Contact: Kathy Shea, 212-269-2984, [email protected]

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Announces

2015 Design Awards

The field of landscape architecture has continued to push the boundaries of creativity, innovation and leadership in the planning, design and development of our built environment.  The Annual Design Awards held by the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter demonstrate this design excellence in action.  As noted by the awards Jury, the “diversity, depth, and quality of projects was truly inspiring.” Out of the 58 submissions judged by the Kentucky Chapter of the ASLA, 18 projects were chosen that had “something that elevated them above simply good design and presented solutions that were outside the normal set of design tools.” The awards will be presented at the ASLA-NY Spring Party to be held on April 2nd, at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan.

Governors Island Phase 1 Park and Public Space, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape  Architecture P.C.

Governors Island Phase 1 Park and Public Space, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape
Architecture P.C./Mathews Nielsen; photo: Timothy Schenck

Resiliency was a keyword amongst many entries, with an Honor Award going to Starr Whitehouse and BIG for the Big U, a plan developed in response to Hurricane Sandy that proposes a 10-mile ribbon of protective landscapes on Manhattan’s waterfront. Innovative measures to address resiliency were incorporated into the West8 designed Governors Island Park & Public Space, which received an Honor Award.  The transformation of a seemingly ‘invisible’ island into 30-acres of dynamic waterfront park included building up topography to lift the park above the 100-year flood zone. Similarly, Hunter’s Point South Park designed by Thomas Balsley Associates/ WEISS/MANFREDI, received an honor award for the transformation of an urban wasteland into a beautiful park that not only celebrates the site’s heritage and spectacular views, but also fuses a diverse program with strong sustainability and resiliency goals. The awards jury noted a special appreciation and respect for the work being done in the everyday public sector, awarding NYC Parks with a Merit Award for Playground 123, a model for universal design.

Hunter's Point South Park, Thomas Balsley Associates

Hunter’s Point South Park, Thomas Balsley Associates/WEISS MANFREDI. photo: Wade Zimmerman

The private sector also flourished with green in 2014. Edmund Hollander Landscape Architect’s Flying Point, which received a Merit Award, highlights the intersection of architecture and landscape, using native plants and restored dunes to demonstrate elegant, yet effective restraint in design. The residential landscape of the SCAPE designed Cove Co-Habitat saw ecological interventions to restore 1.7 acres of property in Sag Harbor with native plants and restored ecologies, earning an Honor Award.

Flying Point, Edmund Hollander Landscape Architect Design, PC

Flying Point, Edmund Hollander Landscape Architect Design, PC; photo: Charles Mayer

With projects ranging in size and scale, private and public, built and unbuilt, submissions demonstrated design excellence across the board. “Complex site challenges have been met with beautiful, insightful and sustainable solutions on these winning designs. It is very clear with this year’s entries that our members continue to elevate landscape architectural design and are leaders not just in NYC but nationally and internationally as well,” commented Jennifer Nitzky, ASLA New York Chapter President.

The seven firms that won Honor awards and the eight firms that won Merit awards will be celebrated at a Spring Party sponsored by Victor Stanley at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place on April 2 at 5 pm.  The award winning projects will be on display in an exhibit at the Center for Architecture sponsored by Longshadow Garden Ornaments from April 3-30.

Following is a list of the Honor Awards:

  • Creating a World Apart: Longwood Gardens Physical Master Plan, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture P.C.
  • The Big U, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners/BIG
  • Cove Co-Habitat, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture PLLC
  • East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers, WORKSHOP Ken Smith Landscape Architect
  • Governors Island Phase 1 Park and Public Space, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture P.C./Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
  • High Line, Section 3, James Corner Field Operations / Diller Scofidio +Renfro / Piet Oudolf
  • Hunter’s Point South Park, Thomas Balsley Associates/WEISS/MANFREDI
  • Miami Beach SoundScape Park, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture P.C.
  • Urban Garden Residence, HMWhite

Following is a list of the Merit Awards:

  • Rotterdam Urban Metabolism: The International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam, James Corner Field Operations
  • The QueensWay Plan, dlandstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture/WXY architecture + urban design
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden Native Flora Garden Extension, SITEWORKS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
  • 51 Astor Place, Thomas Balsley Associates
  • Deerfield Residence, Water Mill NY, LaGuardia Design
  • Flying Point, Edmund Hollander Landscape Architect Design, PC
  • Glen Oaks Branch Library, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture PLLC
  • Gotham West, Thomas Balsley Associates
  • Playground 123, NYC Parks

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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Built By Women NYC Needs Nominations!


The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation received grants from the New York Building Foundation and the New York Council for the Humanities to identify 100 outstanding structures and built environments, either contemporary or historic, designed and/or constructed by women in New York City. You are invited to nominate a woman or yourself using the following criteria:

The structure or built environment must have a woman who was directly
responsible for leading the design (architecture, engineering, or landscape) or who
led the construction, either from the development or construction management team.

Projects must be completed or have broken ground and located in New York City.

The jurors for BxW NYC include:

Deborah Berke, FAIA, Principal, Deborah Berke Partners
Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, Principal and Global Interior Design Director, Perkins + Will
Aine Brazil, PE, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
Fiona Cousins, PE, Principal, ARUP
Cheryl McKissack Daniel, President & CEO, McKissack & McKissack
Andrea Leers, FAIA, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Audrey Matlock, FAIA, Principal, Audrey Matlock Architects
Laura Starr, ASLA, Partner, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners

Advisor: Andrew Dolkart, Director of the Historic Preservation Program and Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University

Click here for nomination form

Nominations will be accepted now until October 31st, with an announcement of the BxW NYC finalists in late November. Over the next year, walking tours, interactive maps, and other educational materials will be developed to highlight women’s contributions to the built environment and BWAF will host local events to publicize the spaces.

Remember, it is acceptable to nominate yourself, or anyone deserving of this honor.

Enter the HGTV Fresh Faces Design Awards by Sept. 30

HGTV is celebrating young professionals, age 35 or below, who are doing awesome things in the world of residential design. We’d love to invite those who qualify to submit their work for consideration.

All 10 categories are listed below and can be found at hgtv.com/freshfaces , as well as more information on how to enter the design competition.

We are particularly interested in seeing landscape architecture featured in more than just our “Best Outdoor Room” category.  From “Most Family Friendly Space” to “Most Unusual Space, ” there are multiple opportunities to highlight exterior residential design.

The entry period ends September 30th, with our panel of judges selecting six finalists for each category. The category finalists will be posted on HGTV.com for public voting this fall! Click here to register now.

HGTV FRESH FACES OF DESIGN CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

Best Outdoor Room: The best of the great outdoors is celebrated in this category: dreamy decks, outdoor kitchens, views of paradise and luxe rooftop hangouts.
Most Serene Retreat: Spa-like master retreats. Reading nooks. Yoga lofts. The spaces of this category are perfect for escaping to get some rest and relaxation.
Most Family-Friendly Space: Having kids doesn’t mean your house can’t look fabulous. Whether it’s a game room or a kitchen with a giant chalkboard, this category captures rooms that are fun for the whole family.
Best Use of Pattern/Texture: Pink paisley wallpaper? Animal print area rug? Rooms with pattern or texture that create an impact are showcased in this category.
Best Space for a Party: From impromptu gatherings to planned events, these spaces use thoughtful layouts and amenities that encourage socializing. In this category, the rooms are the real stars of the celebration.
Most Unusual Space: Home office underneath the stairs? Living wall garden in the kitchen? Reading loft in the bedroom? This category highlights creative and unexpected design solutions for any room in the house.
Most Dramatic Transformation: Total gut job. Kitchen remodel. From drab to fab. The stunning makeovers in this category leave you wondering if it’s really the same space.
Best Kitchen: Beautiful kitchens designed for cooking and entertaining like a pro. We’re talking killer backsplashes, breakfast bars, bold fixtures and stylish solutions for the hub of the home that reflect the lifestyle of the owner.
Best Small Space: Who says small rooms can’t be big on style? The closets, powder rooms, studio apartments and other small living spaces in this category highlight how to pack a lot of style into a little space.
Best Use of Color: From unexpected color palettes to traditional color combos, this category puts the spotlight on rooms that use colors that make a statement.

 

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