ASLA Announces 2016 Professional Award Recipients

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced 30 professional award recipients for 2016. Selected from 456 entries, the awards honor top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications and research projects in the U.S. and around the world.

The winners received their awards at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO at the New Orleans Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.

The following is a complete list of 2016 professional award winners: 
General Design Category
Award of Excellence
Underpass Park, Toronto, Ontario
by PFS Studio for Waterfront Toronto                
 
Honor Awards
Framing Terrain and Water: Quzhou Luming Park, Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China           
by Turenscape for the Quzhou City Government            
 
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Bishan, Singapore
by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl for the Public Utilities Board / National Parks Board, Singapore                      
 
Converging Ecologies as a Gateway to Acadiana, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana    
by CARBO Landscape Architecture for St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission
 
The Metro-Forest Project, Bangkok, Thailand     
by Landscape Architects of Bangkok (LAB) for PTT Public Company Limited
 
The Power Station, Dallas         
by Hocker Design Group for The Pinnell Foundation                   
 
Corktown Common: Flood Protection and a Neighbourhood Park, Toronto, Ontario
by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. for Waterfront Toronto in Partnership with Toronto Region Conservancy Authority (TRCA) and Infrastructure Ontario (IO)
 
Grand Teton National Park Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, Moose, Wyoming
by Swift Company LLC for the National Park Service, Grand Teton National Park Foundation and Grand Teton Association
 
Eco-Corridor Resurrects Former Brownfield, Ningbo, China
by SWA for Ningbo Planning Bureau – East New Town Development Committee
 
Analysis and Planning Category
 
Award of Excellence
The Copenhagen Cloudburst Formula: A Strategic Process for Planning and Designing Blue-Green Interventions, Copenhagen, Denmark                
by Ramboll and Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl for the Municipality of Copenhagen
 
Honor Awards
Central Puget Sound Regional Open Space Strategy, Puget Sound Region, Washington 
by University of Washington Green Futures Lab for The Bullitt Foundation and The Russell Family Foundation
                                                           
Rebuild by Design, The Big U, Manhattan, New York     
by Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Rebuild by Design          
 
Memorial Park Master Plan 2015, Houston        
by Nelson Byrd Woltz for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, The Memorial Park Conservancy, and Uptown Houston                                      
 
Baton Rouge Lakes: Restoring a Louisiana Landmark from Ecological Collapse to Cultural Sanctuary, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                    
by SWA Group for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation                
                                                  
Bayou Greenways: Realizing the Vision, Houston          
by SWA Group for the Houston Parks Board                  
                                                  
Communications Category
 
Award of Excellence
What’s Out There Guidebooks   
by The Cultural Landscape Foundation
 
Honor Awards
Roving Rangers: Bringing the Parks to the People
by BASE Landscape Architecture, for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund 
 
Activating Land Stewardship and Participation in Detroit: A Field Guide to Working with Lots        
by Detroit Future City, published by Inland Press            
 
Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices      
by Design Workshop, published by John Wiley & Sons
 
PHYTO: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design  
by Kate Kennen, ASLA, and Niall Kirkwood, FASLA, published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
 
DredgeFest Event Series          
by The Dredge Research Collaborative 
Sea Change: Boston     
by Sasaki Associates Inc.
 
Research Category
 
Honor Award
Weather-Smithing: Assessing the Role of Vegetation, Soil and Adaptive Management in Urban Green Infrastructure Performance    
by Andropogon Associates Ltd. for the University of Pennsylvania
 
Residential Design Category
 
Award of Excellence
DBX Ranch: A Transformation Brings Forth a New Livable Landscape, Pitkin County, Colorado   
by Design Workshop Inc.
 
Honor Awards
Kronish House, Beverly Hills, California 
by Marmol Radziner
 
The Restoring of a Montane Landscape, Rocky Mountains, Colorado      
by Design Workshop Inc.
 
Chilmark: Embracing a Glacial Moraine, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts         
by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects
 
The Rivermark, Sacramento, California  
by Fletcher Studio for Bridge Housing Corporation                     
 
Water Calculation and Poetic Interpretation, Carmel, California   
by Arterra Landscape Architects
 
The Landmark Award
Michigan Avenue Streetscape: 20 Years of Magnificent Mile Blooms, Chicago
by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects for the City of Chicago/Michigan Avenue Streetscape Association
 
The professional awards jury was:
Kona Gray, ASLA, Chair, EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Keith Bowers, FASLA, Biohabitats Inc. Baltimore
Jennifer Guthrie, FASLA, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Seattle
Mami Hara, ASLA, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia
Christopher Hume, Architecture Critic, Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario
Lee-Anne Milburn, FASLA, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
Willett Moss, ASLA, CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco
Suman Sorg, FAIA, DLR Group | Sorg, Washington, D.C.
Laurinda Spear, ASLA, ArquitectonicaGEO, Miami

Complete awards criteria, project information and images can be viewed here.  

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