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Louisiana ASLA Presents Awards of Excellence

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is pleased to announce that four ASLA Awards of Excellence were presented to Louisiana landscape architects during the recently held annual meeting of the Chapter. The awards “represent the highest honor in the profession of landscape architecture” according to Bill Daly, ASLA, partner in the firm of Daly & Ibert Landscape Architects, Kenner, Louisiana, who acted as Chairman of the 1988 Awards Program.

Eighteen submissions were juried by a panel of judges consisting of Jane Brooks, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional at the University of New Orleans, Arlen Brunsen, ASLA, Chief Landscape Architect for the New Orleans Parks and Parkway Commission, Dr. Eugene Cizek, AIA, Professor in the School of Architecture, Tulane, University, and Emery Clark, an accomplished Louisiana artist.

The jury selected the following projects for Merit Awards:

Bayou Segnette State Park, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, submitted by Design Consortium, Ltd of New Orleans. Ace Torre, ASLA was the project Landscape Architect.

Riverstone Office Building, Lafayette, Louisiana, submitted by project Landscape Architect Ted Viator, ASLA.

Landscape Ordinances in Louisiana was cited for its researchof green laws in Louisiana and adjacent states. The work was submitted by the internationally recognized School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, Associate Professor Buck Abbey, ASLA, Principal Author.

An Honor Award was given to Design Consortium, Ltd., of New Orleans, for the design of the Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida. Ace Torre, ASLA was the project Landscape Architect.

The jury granted a special Patron of Landscape Architecture Award to Julius McLaurin, Administrator and CEO of Rapids Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.

The awards are representative of the quality of design, planning and research work being done in Louisiana by the landscape architecture profession.

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August 18, 2019, 12:44 am PDT

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