2017 ASLA Professional Awards Announced

John Hill
5. September 2017
ASLA 2017 Award of Excellence, General Design Category. Klyde Warren Park - Bridging the Gap in Downtown Dallas by OJB Landscape Architecture. (Photo: Thomas McConnell)

Thirty-eight projects in six categories have been named recipients of the American Society of Landscape Architects' 2017 Professional Awards.

The ASLA made the announcement Tuesday, a few months after it revealed the recipients of its 2017 Honors. All winners will receive their awards on 23 October 2017, during the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Los Angeles.

General Design Category

ASLA 2017 Award of Excellence, General Design Category. Klyde Warren Park - Bridging the Gap in Downtown Dallas by OJB Landscape Architecture. (Photo: Marion Brenner)

Award of Excellence

  • Klyde Warren Park - Bridging the Gap in Downtown Dallas, Dallas, by OJB Landscape Architecture for the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation 

Honor Awards
  • The Entrance Garden, Sao Paulo, Brazil, by Alex Hanazaki Paisagismo for Eliane Revestimentos
  • Windhover Contemplative Center, San Francisco, by Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture for Stanford University
  • Owens Lake Land Art, Inyo County, California, by NUVIS Landscape Architecture for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • SteelStacks Arts + Cultural Campus, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, by WRT for the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem 
  • Central Seawall Project, Seattle, by James Corner Field Operations LLC for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation and Office of The Waterfront 
  • The Yue-Yuan Courtyard, Suzhou, China, by Z+T Studio Landscape Architecture for Avic Legend Co. Ltd. 
  • Merging Culture and Ecology at The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, by Surface 678 for the North Carolina Museum of Art 
  • Chicago Botanic Garden: The Regenstein Learning Campus, Chicago, by Mikyoung Kim Design and Jacobs/Ryan Associates for the Chicago Botanic Garden 
  • Workplace as Landscape - Facebook MPK20, San Francisco, by CMG Landscape Architecture for Facebook

Residential Design Category

ASLA 2017 Award of Excellence, Residential Design Category. Birmingham Residence by Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture. (Photo: Marion Brenner)

Award of Excellence

  • Birmingham Residence, San Francisco, by Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture for Linda Dresner 

Honor Awards
  • Telegraph Hill Residence, San Francisco, by Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture 
  • Northeast Harbor, a Restoration on Mount Desert Island, Hancock County, Maine, by Stephen Stimson Associates | Landscape Architects 
  • Smith Residence, by Roche + Roche Landscape Architecture 
  • Casa Las Brisas - Formation of a Coastal Retreat, Las Condes, Chile, by C. Stuart Moore Design 
  • Proving Grounds - A 20-Year Education in American Horticulture, by Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture for Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan 
  • Agrarian Modern - The Recovery and Renewal of Manatuck Farm, by Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture 
  • Abstracting Morphology, by HOLLANDERdesign | Landscape Architects 
  • Northpoint Apartments, Orinda, California, by JETT Landscape Architecture + Design Inc. for Aline Estournes, Northpoint Apartments LLC 

Analysis and Planning Category

ASLA 2017 Award of Excellence, Analysis and Planning Category. Storm + Sand + Sea + Strand -- Barrier Island Resiliency Planning for Galveston Island State Park by Studio Outside. (Image: Studio Outside)

Award of Excellence

  • Storm + Sand + Sea + Strand -- Barrier Island Resiliency Planning for Galveston Island State Park, Galveston, Texas, by Studio Outside for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department 

Honor Awards
  • The Olana Strategic Landscape Design Plan: Restoring an American Masterpiece, Hudson, New York, by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects for the Olana Partnership and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 
  • Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, by Perkins+Will for Botanica 
  • Positioning Pullman, Chicago, by Site for the National Parks Conservation Association 
  • Conservation at the Edge - Prototyping Low-intervention Conservation in the Patagonian Wilderness, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture for Victor F. Trahan III, FAIA 
  • Fitzgerald Revitalization Project: Landscapes as the Framework for Community Reinvestment, Detroit, by Spackman Mossop Michaels for the City of Detroit 
  • Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan, Austin, Texas, by Page and Sasaki Associates for the Texas Facilities Commission 

Research Category

ASLA 2017 Award of Excellence, Research Category. Fluid Territory: A Journey into Svalbard, Norway by Kathleen John-Alder, ASLA, Rutgers University, Tromsø Academy. (Image: Kathleen John-Alder)

Award of Excellence

  • Fluid Territory: A Journey into Svalbard, Norway, by Kathleen John-Alder, ASLA, Rutgers University, Tromsø Academy 

Honor Awards
  • Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Landscapes in the Pacific West Region, National Park System by Cultural Landscape Research Group, University of Oregon for the Pacific West Region, National Park Service
  • Seeding Green Roofs for Greater Biodiversity and Lower Costs by Richard Sutton, FASLA, for the Sandhills Publishing Inc., Arbor Day Foundation, Tetrad Property Group, LPS NRD, and Lincoln Urban Development 
  • Rendering Los Angeles Green: The Greenways to Rivers Arterial Stormwater System (GRASS) by Lee-Anne Milburn, FASLA, for the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation 
  • The Ecological Atlas Project by Studio Roberto Rovira 

Communications Category

ASLA 2017 Award of Excellence, Communications Category. Digital Library of Landscape Architecture History by Benjamin George, ASLA. (Image: Benjamin George)

Award of Excellence

  • Digital Library of Landscape Architecture History, by Benjamin George, ASLA

Honor Awards
  • Ecology as the Inspiration for a Presidential Library Park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. for the George W. Bush Presidential Center 
  • The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin by The Cultural Landscape Foundation 
  • Toward an Urban Ecology by Scape, published by The Monacelli Press
  • 'Jens Jensen The Living Green,' A Feature Documentary by Viva Lundin Productions and the University of Michigan
  • Championing Connectivity: How an International Competition Captured Global Attention and Inspired Innovation in Wildlife Crossing Design by ARC Solutions 

The Landmark Award

ASLA 2017 Landmark Award. The J. Paul Getty Center by OLIN. (Photo: OLIN)

The Landmark Award


The 2017 ASLA Professional Awards jury*:

  • Elizabeth Miller, FASLA, Chair, National Capital Planning Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • Diane Jones Allen, ASLA, DesignJones LLC, New Orleans
  • Maureen Alonso, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • James Lord, ASLA, Surfacedesign Inc., San Francisco
  • Janet Rosenberg, FASLA, Janet Rosenberg Studio, Toronto
  • Glen Schmidt, FASLA, Schmidt Design Group Inc., San Diego
  • Todd Wichman, FASLA, Stantec, St. Paul
  • Barbara Wyatt, ASLA, National Park Service, Washington, D.C. 

​*For the selection of the Research Category, the jury was joined by M. Elen Deming, ASLA, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, on behalf of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and Charlene LeBleu, FASLA, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., on behalf of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). 

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