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2005 ASLA Professional Awards

The American Society of Landscape Architects selected 33 recipients for its annual professional awards, this year including a residential design category. The awards are classified thusly:

Award of Excellence: General Design (2 awards)
Award of Honor: General Design (10 awards)
Residential Design: Award of Excellence (1 award)
Residential Design: Award of Honor (8 awards)
Analysis and Planning: Award of Excellence (1 award)
Analysis and Planning: Award of Honor (9 awards)
Communications: Award of Honor (2 awards)

The awards will be presented Oct. 10 at the ASLA annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale.






2005 ASLA Professional Awards jury. From left: Barbara Wilks, ASLA; Terence Harkness, FASLA; Todd Johnson, ASLA; Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA (chairman); Suzanne Turner, FASLA; Edward Feiner, ASLA (honorary); Beth Dunlop; Mia Lehrer, ASLA; Bill Marken, editor, Garden Design; Karen Jessup (National Trust for Historic Preservation). The jury selected 33 projects to receive awards from a field of over 520 entries. Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, jury chairman and principal for Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., noted a "compelling set of diverse projects ... demonstrat(ing) the rising cultural relevance of responsible planning and good design" showing "clarity, expressiveness, rigor, and durability in design."







AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: GENERAL DESIGN






Thanks to the "Dreaming in Color" artwork commissioned by the Seattle Art Commission, visitors to the Seattle Center Campus walk under a glowing "ceiling" implied by a series of translucent metal scrims floating overhead in the 300-foot-long Kreielsheimer Promenade leading to the Center. Photo by Gareth Loveridge, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd.


The Kreielsheimer Promenade at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd, Seattle

Client: Seattle Center Foundation






AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: GENERAL DESIGN






"The Heart of the Park" and park entrance prior to the 1992 design competition are compared to the improved park entrance. (Note: Hermann Park was featured in Oct. 1996 LASN.) Photo by Tom Fox, SWA Group.


The Heart of the Park at Hermann Park, Houston, Texas

SWA Group, Houston; Olin Partnership, Ltd., Philadelphia (conceptual design collaboration consultants).

Client: Hermann Park Conservancy/Houston Parks & Rec. Dept.






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






Sand blasted concrete and precast concrete pavers bring texture and form to the green geometry of the South campus. Photo by Chris Crostea.


Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., South Campus, Torrance, Ca.

LPA, Inc. Irvine, Ca.

Client: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






A promenade by the virtual sea seen from the upper level of the pedestrian Arcade. Photo by Shlomo Aronson, Barbara Aronson, Liya Kochavi.


Ben Gurion International Airport, Lod, Israel

Shlomo Aronson Architects, Jerusalem, Israel

Client: Israeli Airport Authority






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






Rice paddies with concrete platforms and narrow paths allow students and faculty to closely observe and touch the rice. Native canopy trees proliferate. Photo by Kongjian Yu, Chao Yang.


Shenyang Architectural University Campus, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China

Peking University Graduate School of Landscape Architecture and Turenscape, China

Client: Shenyang Architectural University Campus






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






An aerial view of the pedestrian entrance to the parking structure below and the extension of Governor's Lane. The raised planting beds present native California grasses and wildflowers. Photo by Tim Wight, James Lord.


Stanford University Medical School, underground parking garage, Palo Alto, Ca.

Peter Walker and Partners, Berkeley, Ca.

Client: Stanford University






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






After heavy rains, the excavated landscape north of the factory becomes a large water retention area that becomes a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. Photo by Ron Anton Rocz.


12,000 Factory Workers Meet Ecology in the Parking Lot, Canton, Ga.

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., New York City

Client: Herman Miller, Inc.






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






Facade of IIT State Street Village shows formal courtyards and plantings between the buildings designed with respect to Alfred Caldwell's native landscape of the historic IIT campus. Photo by Leslie Schwartz.


Institute of Technology Campus, Chicago, Ill.

Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, Inc., Chicago, Ill.

Client: Illinois Institute of Technology






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






Before: The graves of over 30 Civil War veterans before the restoration project included toppled and broken headstones and paths, made by bike tires, crossing many graves.







After: Damaged headstones were documented before removal from the site for careful repair. The bike paths that impacted grave sites have been revegetated to prevent further damage. Photo by Ron Sladek.


Ute Cemetery Restoration, Aspen

BHA Design, Inc., Fort Collins, Co.

Client: Aspen's community development department






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






"We try to make these spaces visible to the public," Thomas Balsley, FASLA, told LASN, and thus the can't-miss 12-foot x 96-foot corrugated metal fence painted with red Kynar 500. The fiberglass planters hold temple and pygmy bamboo. Boulders lie in beds of daylilies and ornamental grasses. Stainless steel benches are wall-mounted with bracketed tablettes welded to the benches. Curved, battered seating walls look out onto precast concrete terrace steps. (This project was the cover feature for the LASN February 2005 streetscape issue.) Photo courtesy of Thomas Balsley.


Capitol Plaza, New York, NY

Thomas Balsley Associates, New York City

Client: Witcoff Group/Adell Corp.






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. People flock to the site to view the mountain and its destruction. This is a spring 2005 view of the main entrance to the Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center showing fractured pavement and specially designed light elements. Photo by Andrew Buchanan.


Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Coldwater/Johnston Recreation Complex, Castle Rock, Wash.

Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture, Seattle; EDAW, Inc., Seattle; USDA Forest Service, Vancouver

Client: Gifford Pinchot National Forest/Mount St. Helens National Volcano Monument






AWARD OF HONOR: GENERAL DESIGN






Parc Diagonal Mar contains playgrounds, a waterfall, shaded seating areas, sports facilities, an outdoor cafe, fountains and viewing mounds, grouped around a large central lake. Fanciful steel mist fountains grace the edge of the lake. Photo by Dixi Carrillo, EDAW.


Parc Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Spain

EDAW, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., and EMBT Arquitectes, Barcelona, Spain

Client: Hines Spain Regional Office






AWARD OF EXCELLECE: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






This project is a single-family home and guesthouse on six acres in Chilmark. The wall here pierces a privet hedge and becomes steps. Photo by Charles Mayer Photography


Stone Meadow, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Stephen Stimson Associates, Falmouth, Mass.






AWARD OF HONOR: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






This rural 10-acre parcel on the banks of the Cane River south of Natchitoches was once a cotton field. The entry garden of local perennials is contained by a fence of recycled heart pine and cypress fencing that replicates local 18th and 19th century rural precedents. The lawn circle garden is to the south, a pea gravel path along the east-west axis leads to the adjacent courtyard and rose garden. Photo by Chipper Hatter.


Cane River Residence, Natchitoches, La.

Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects/Site Planners, Alexandria, La.






AWARD OF HONOR: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






A Corten steel water wall and floating patio, planters and a meditation pavilion are contained within a space of 3,100 square feet. Photo by George Heinrich.


Private residential garden, Minneapolis, Minn.

oslund.and.assoc., Minneapolis






AWARD OF HONOR: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






The home's living room looks out on the pool garden with water chute, steps, seat ledge and deck. Photo: Lanny Provo.


Island Modern, Key West, Fla.

Raymond Jungles, Inc., Miami






AWARD OF HONOR: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






This minimalist interpretation of an Italian terraced garden incorporates freestanding Tennessee sandstone, bronze gates, a black slate terrace defined by a naval brass reflecting pool and a bronze vine scrim supporting grape vines. Photo by Scott Smith.


Residence/Garden of Planes, Richmond, Va.

Gregg Bleam Landscape Architects, Charlottesville, Va.






AWARD OF HONOR: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






This residence is a three-acre landscape design and restoration project overlooking the Columbia River near The Dalles, Ore. A stylized French drain is placed at the edge of the outdoor living area. Photo by Alejandro Barragan.


Private Residence, Rowena, Ore.

Koch Landscape Architecture, Portland, Ore.






AWARD OF HONOR: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






View from the loft showing the plexiglass screen, Trex paving, and custom planters. Photo by J.D. Peterson immediately after installation.


Ivy Street Roof Garden, San Francisco

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco

Client: Maria McVarish






AWARD OF HONOR: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






View looking west across the pond and constructed wetlands south of the house site. Photo by Jim Verdone.


Livingood Residence, Jackson, Wyo.

VLA, Inc., Jackson, Wyo.






AWARD OF HONOR: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN






Two elongated concrete troughs, reminiscent of livestock watering tanks, add a sculptural element. The overflow of the troughs spill onto a shallow concrete basin used as a bird bath. Photo by Tom Jenkins.


Reyrosa Ranch, Waxahachie, Texas

MESA Design Group, Dallas

Client: Rusty & Deedie Rose






AWARD OF EXCELLECE: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






The master plan for the old Naval Base property is a high-density residential and commercial development and a civic center.



The New American City: The Noisette Community of North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston, S.C.

BNIM Architects, Kansas City, Mo., & Burt Hill Inc., Washington, D.C.

Client: Noisette Co.






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






The neighborhood park is intended as an outdoor living room for the neighborhood and habitat for many species. It is also a staging area for the wastewater treatment system.


Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design Plan, Portland, Ore.

Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners, Seattle Landscape architecture consultants: GreenWorks, Portland

Client: Portland Development Commission






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






The grand manicured lawn is bordered by an allee of Shumard Oaks, a wide pedestrian promenade in the tradition of the American urban park, framing views to Pinnacle Mountain.



Clearings, Clusters, and Cloisters: a Garden of Trees for Two Rivers Park, Little Rock, Ark.

University of Arkansas Community Design Center, Fayetteville

Client: Pulaski County, Ark.






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






The issue: The urban sprawl of Taizhou city.



The Growth Pattern of Taizhou City Based on Ecological Infrastructure, Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

Peking University Graduate School of Landscape Architecture & Turenscape, China

Client: Taizhou City Government






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






This aerial photograph, facing northeast, shows the selected site and surroundings.


Brightwater Siting Project, King & Snohomish County, Wash. King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks-Wastewater Treatment Div., Seattle

CH2M Hill, Bellevue, Wash. Environmental Science Associates, San Francisco

Client: King County, Seattle






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






The land use map approved by the Chicago Plan Commission for development in the Calumet area. Because the Lake Calumet area is a significant wildlife habitat, it is necessary to consider the future of both industry and nature together, in a comprehensive and synergistic land use plan.



Calumet Plans, Chicago, Ill.

Chicago Dept. of Planning; Wolff Clements & Associates, Chicago; Planning Resources Inc., Wheaton, Ill.

Client: chicago department of planning and development






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






The residential hillside streets branch off the main entry road along the contours and have a cultivated landscape image. They will be characterized by an unfolding sequence of driveways, entryways, courtyards, garden walls, architecture and visitor parking areas. The uphill side of the streets will retain a more open feeling of native open grasslands, punctuated by groupings of oaks.


Gateway Valley Development, Orinda, Ca.

Hart Howerton, San Francisco and Minneapolis

Client: Farallon Capital Management






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






The site plan emphasizes shared open space, community gardens and orchards, a natural landscape enhanced by seasonal drainage, clustered neighborhoods with a strong bike and pedestrian linkage, common facilities located in the center of the site, a looped transit route and energy efficient units and buildings in a ranch style.


Burlingame Ranch Affordable Housing, Aspen

DHM Design, Carbondale, Colo.

Client: city of Aspen






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






Begun in 2002, the Battery Park City streetscape project is an urban design project for the improvement of the streetscapes, parks amenities and connections, and perimeter security at the World Financial Center. Shown above is The North neighborhood dog run.


Battery Park City Streetscapes, NYC

Rogers Marvel Architects, NYC

Client: Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority






AWARD OF HONOR: ANALYSIS & PLANNING






Phase one of a master plan for the new Hill Station community on 8,000 acres in the Mose Valley of Maharashtra, India is underway.


Dasve Village, Maharashtra, India

The HOK Planning Group, St. Louis

Client: The LaVasa Corp., Ltd.






AWARD OF HONOR: COMMUNICATIONS






The manual encourages readers to apply a systematic approach to maintenance, one tailored to the landscapes they maintain Photo by Grant Sparkes, Sky Shots Aerial Photography.


Publication: The Grand Concourse Authority Walkway Maintenance Manual

Publisher: The Grand Concourse Authority, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada






AWARD OF HONOR: COMMUNICATIONS






Riparian and channel restoration along Indian Creek. The manual is intended for a broad base of individuals interested in community planning and building.



Publication: Urban Ecology; Landscape Design Principles and Practices for Water Quality Improvement in the Lower Boise River

Publisher: Ecosystem Sciences Foundation, Boise, Idaho



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