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Press Release: ASLA Announces 2020 Honors

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK (ASLA-NY)
ANNOUNCES 2020 ASLA HONORS RECIPIENTS

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Annual Program Recognizes Excellence in the Practice of Landscape Architecture
New York, New York (June 25, 2020) – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the 2020 Honors and Medals recipients. Selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, the honors represent the highest recognition ASLA bestows each year. Medals will be presented to recipients at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in October. Two honors have been awarded to New York landscape architects: Martha Schwartz, FASLA will receive the ASLA Design Medal and James Corner Field Operations will receive the Landscape Architecture Firm Award. ASLA-NY Chapter President, Elizabeth Moskalenko, RLA comments,

“On behalf of ASLA-NY, I congratulate Martha Schwartz, FASLA and James Corner Field Operations for their outstanding achievement as our two New York recipients of the 2020 ASLA Honor Awards!”

The ASLA Design Medal recognizes an individual landscape architect who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for a period of at least ten years. In her nomination statement, Thaisa Way PhD, FASLA, FAAR, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington writes,

“Schwartz’s practice as a landscape architect deeply embedded in the art of design has shaped the field and discipline in multiple ways. The beauty and thoughtfulness of her designed landscapes have inspired generations of young designers as they discover the power of design as an art.”

MarthaSwartz_200x200Martha Schwartz, FASLA

Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with major interests in cities, communities, and the urban landscape. As senior partner of Martha Schwartz Partners, she has over 40 years of experience as a landscape architect, urbanist, and artist on a wide variety of projects located around the world with a variety of world-renowned architects. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the Honorary Royal Designer for Industry Award from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts; the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award; the Women in Design Award for Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects; a fellowship from the Urban Design Institute; an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects; Council of Fellows Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects and most recently a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Boston Architectural College.

Martha is a tenured Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, advancing design for Climate Change Mitigation, a founding member of the Working Group of Sustainable Cities at Harvard University and an active member of the Landscape Architecture Foundation Climate Change Task Force. She has lectured nationally and internationally about sustainable cities and the urban landscape, and her work has been featured widely in publications and gallery exhibitions.

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The Landscape Architecture Firm Award is the highest honor that the American Society of Landscape Architects may bestow on a landscape architecture firm. This award recognizes landscape architecture firms that have produced bodies of distinguished work influencing the professional practice of landscape architecture. In the nomination letter of support, Adrian Benepe, Hon. ASLA and Senior Vice President & Director of City Park Development at the Trust for Public Land writes,

“The firm has produced some of the profession’s most lauded built work, including New York’s much-acclaimed High Line, and proven to be a leader in increasing landscape architecture’s visibility and relevance, especially in cities around the country. The firm raises the bar for the profession. Their efforts to help educate and push the profession to new horizons is a distinguishing mark of this firm.”

In a statement of support, Jennifer Nitzky, RLA, ASLA and Trustee of the ASLA NY Chapter comments:

“Through their masterfully crafted designs, James Corner Field Operations has elevated how people experience the landscape offering a creative and memorable celebration of place. With a portfolio of highly recognizable projects of international acclaim, this firm is pushing the envelope of complex design solutions that broadens the reach of landscape architecture with beautiful places that will endure through time.”

JamesCornerFieldOperations150x150James Corner Field Operations

Founded in 1999, James Corner Field Operations is a leading-edge landscape architecture and urban design practice based in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Shenzhen. Field Operations is renowned for strong contemporary design across a variety of project types and scales, from large urban districts, master plans and complex planning sites, to small well-crafted, detailed design projects. Regardless of scale, there is a special commitment to the design of a vibrant and dynamic public realm, informed by the ecology of both people and nature, rooted in place and context.

Project types range from entire sectors of cities to urban development districts, institutional campuses, urban waterfronts, large public parks, urban squares, public places, roof terraces, and small intimate gardens. This range of project types exemplifies our capacity to think creatively in terms of ecology, economics, development and programming, and experientially in terms of physical design, spatial experience, and the poetics of place. Field Operations’ work has been recognized by both peer groups and those outside the field of landscape architecture. The firm’s work has also been published and exhibited internationally.

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For full details on all ASLA Medal and Honor Award recipients, please go to: https://www.asla.org/2020honors.aspx 

For a listing of all past recipients of ASLA Medal and Honor Awards, go to: https://www.asla.org/HonorsAwards.aspx 

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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PRESS RELEASE: ASLA-NY 2020 Design Award Winners Announced

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American Society of Landscape Architects, New York
Diane Sferrazza Katz, Executive Director
212-269-2984

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK (ASLA-NY)
ANNOUNCES 2020 DESIGN AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Annual Program Recognizes Excellence in the Practice of Landscape Architecture
New York, New York (March 12, 2020) – The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York (ASLA-NY), the New York chapter of the national professional organization representing landscape architects, today announced the recipients of the Chapter’s 2020 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.

The winning projects exemplify design excellence with a focus on resilient design strategies and innovative use of materials to provide effective solutions to challenging sites. Another highlight of several projects is the inclusion of community, who were engaged from the beginning and involved throughout the design process resulting in high quality public places that put the users first. All projects demonstrate the wide spectrum of work, which landscape architects are leading, that address environmental and social issues while elevating the quality of life for users. ASLA-NY Awards Committee Co-chair, Nicholas Pettinati comments, “Clearly these winning submissions are a reflection on how diverse and exciting the practice is in New York and the amazing quality of projects being led and designed by NY-based firms.”

Southwest Park, designed by Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners is one such project that blurs the lines between high-functioning, resilient design and participatory community planning to create a beautiful civic amenity that has a transformative impact on nearby communities. The jury was especially appreciative of the landscape architect’s role on every aspect of the design, from visioning to grant funding to collaborative team management. It was the “landscape architect’s leadership role that was the deciding factor for this award.” Starr Whitehouse is the recipient of four awards this year.

BQ-Park by Bjarke Ingels Group

BQ-Park, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, illustrates turning the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) into a park while still accommodating significant vehicle flows along the route. According to the submission description, this project entailed significant public outreach with community groups, elected officials, city, and state agencies and included over 50 public meetings and workshops. The jury commented, “This is a good project for foregrounding the leadership role of landscape architects. Ultimately, this project sets a high bar for the project, and for landscape architects as leaders.”

Peabody Essex Museum Garden, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects won an honor award for The Peabody Essex Museum Garden, a project that celebrates the spirit of curiosity, discovery of its origins and the character of its collection – dynamic works across cultures, eras, and genres. The jury commented on the “elegant and whimsical” fountain design that offers “sinuous and mysterious” space. The jury was impressed by the “enchanting diagrams and unified details carried out through the entire site.”

Chelsea Green, designed by NYC Parks, converted an abandoned sanitation building and vacant lot into a vibrant community space. The park provides an oasis from the busy street life of Chelsea and fits multiple activities into an 11,000 sf footprint that exceeds accessibility requirements and fosters intergenerational interaction. The jury remarked, “The park clearly adds much value to the community and strong community outreach is evident.”

Since its opening in 2009, the High Line has become one of the most popular destinations in New York City. The park’s unique setting, rising 30 feet above street level, offers a view into NYC like no other city park. However, with the setting comes exceptional challenges of maintenance unmatched by other city parks. The High Line Phases 1 and 2 Operations and Maintenance Analysis, developed by ETM Associates, LLC, addresses the complexities of maintaining an elevated, narrow public park that serves as a framework for continued success. “It is critically important to recognize such work,” commented the jury, “this submission offers a helpful look behind the curtain to see the demands of a high profile, performance landscape.”

St Augustine Terrace, Terrain NYC Landscape Architecture PC

St. Augustine Terrace in the Bronx, designed by Terrain NYC Landscape Architecture shows a strong expression of landform and geology in a residential setting through a very clear and exciting entry sequence. The jury was most impressed by the role of the landscape architect as being key in placement of building and how the designer “skillfully addresses accessibility on a challenging topography.”

Juried by an interdisciplinary team comprised of members of the Potomac chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, this year’s entries recognize 5 Honor awards and 17 Merit awards. The 2020 Design Awards will be presented at the ASLA-NY Design Awards Ceremony and Reception on April 15 at 6:00 pm, at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place in Manhattan. The event is sponsored by Platinum sponsor Victor Stanley and Supporting sponsor Maglin. The projects will be on exhibit at the Center for Architecture through the month of April in celebration of World Landscape Architecture Month. For more information please go to aslany.org.

2020 ASLA-NY Honor Award Recipients:

Chelsea Green, NYC Parks
Highbridge Anchor Park Master Plan, MKW+Associates, LLC
Peabody Essex Museum Garden, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Southwest Park, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
St Augustine Terrace, Terrain NYC Landscape Architecture PC

2020 ASLA-NY Merit Award Recipients:

A Vision for a Resilient East Harlem, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
Albany Skyway, Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
BQ-Park, Bjarke Ingels Group
Cornell Tech Campus, James Corner Field Operations
East 92nd Street Bonus Plaza and Terraces, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
East Lake Residence, LaGuardia Design Group Landscape Architecture PC
Estella Diggs Park, Nancy Owens Studio Landscape Architecture + Urban Design PLLC
Lenox Hill House, Steven Yavanian Landscape Architecture
Midtown Center Plaza, SCAPE Landscape Architecture DPC
Modernist Garden at New York Botanical Gardens Brazilian Modern, Raymond Jungles, Inc.
Plaza Life Revisited, SWA/Balsley
Public Square, James Corner Field Operations
Reconstruction of 9th Avenue – Gansevoort Area, Ken Smith Workshop
Riverfront Retreat, Renee Byers Landscape Architect, P.C.
The Battery PlayScape, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
The High Line Phases 1 and 2 Operations and Maintenance Analysis, ETM Associates, LLC
Tidal Pool at Roberto Clemente State Park, MNLA

 

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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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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