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Best Landscape Architecture Projects Received ASLA 2009 Professional Awards
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 |

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the winners of its 2009 Professional Awards. The jury considered nearly 600 entries—the largest number in ASLA history—from around the world and selected 49 projects for recognition in general design, residential design, analysis and planning, communications and research. The awards ceremony will take place at the ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago on September 21.

General Design
Award of Excellence
Buffalo Bayou Promenade, Houston. Designed by SWA Group, Houston.

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Buffalo Bayou Promenade, Houston. Designed by SWA Group, Houston: The project was created under challenging urban conditions, overhead freeways and utilities, steep slopes, limited access and critical flood elevations. (Photo: Tom Fox)

Honor Awards
Teardrop Park, New York, N.Y. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

Macallen Building, South Boston, Mass. Designed by Landworks Studio, Inc., Boston.

Changi Airport Terminal 3 Interior Landscape, Singapore. Designed by Tierra Design (S) Pte Ltd., Singapore.

The Museum of Modern Art Roof Garden, New York City. Designed by Ken Smith Landscape Architect, New York City.

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The Museum of Modern Art Roof Garden, New York City. Designed by Ken Smith Landscape Architect, New York City: View from Warwick Hoel, Sixth Avenue and 54th Street (Photo: Peter Mauss/ESTO)

Observation Balloon Preview Park Orange County Great Park, Irvine, Calif. Designed by WORKSHOPWEST Ken Smith Landscape Architect, New York City and Irvine, Calif.

ChonGae Canal Project, Seoul, Korea. Designed by Mikyoung Kim Design, Brookline, Mass.

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. Designed by SWA Group, Sausalito, Calif.

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California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. Designed by SWA Group, Sausalito, Calif.: The 2.5-acre living roof realizes the central design concept-“lifting up a piece of the park and put a building under it”. The sculptural mounds relate to the museum’s interior exhibits and echo the seven major hills of San Francisco (Photo: Tom Fox)

Museo del Acero Horno3, Monterrey, Mexico. Designed Surfacedesign Inc.+ Harari arquitectos, San Francisco.

Poly International Plaza, Guangzhou, China. Designed by SWA Group, San Francisco.

Zobon City Sculpture Garden, Pudong Shanghai, China. Designed by SWA Group, Los Angeles.

Beijing Olympic Forest Park, Beijing, China. Designed by Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute, Beijing, China.

Panhandle Bandshell, San Francisco. Designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco.

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Panhandle Bandshell, San Francisco. Designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco: The back wall of the bandshell is constructed with 3,000 plastic water bottles, the outer skin with car hoods

Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Courtyard and Memorial Columbarium, Minneapolis. Designed by Coen + Partners, Inc., Minneapolis.

Spadina Wavedeck, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Designed by West 8 + DTAH, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. Designed by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc., Phoenix.

Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco. Designed by OLIN, Philadelphia.
HtO, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Designed by Janet Rosenberg + Associates (JRA), Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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HtO, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Designed by Janet Rosenberg + Associates (JRA), Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Panoramic view of HtO east. (Photo: Neil Fox)

The Dell at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Charlottesville, Va.

Residential Design
Honor Awards
Lee Landscape, Calistoga, Calif. Designed by Blasen Landscape Architecture, San Anselmo, Calif.

Stone Edge Farm, Sonoma, Calif. Designed by Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco.

Pool Pavilion Forest, Napa Valley, Calif. Designed by Tom Leader Studio, Berkeley, Calif.
Speckman House Landscape, St. Paul, Minn. Designed by Coen + Partners, Inc., Minneapolis.
Hilltop Residence, Seattle, Wash. Designed by Paul R. Broadhurst + Associates, Seattle.

The Crack Garden, San Francisco. Designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco.

Oak Savanna Vineyards, Los Olivos, Calif.  Designed by Lutsko Associates Landscape, San Francisco.

Two Rivers Residence, Jackson Hole, Wyo. Designed by Verdone Landscape Architects (VLA Inc.), Jackson, Wyo.

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Two Rivers Residence, Jackson Hole, Wyo. Designed by Verdone Landscape Architects (VLA Inc.), Jackson, Wyo: The guest cabin sits nestled on the shoreline of the pond, while the old creamery can be seen in the background. The forested hillside and broad expanse of grasslands create an idyllic backdrop for this retreat. (Photo: David Swift)

Vienna Way Residence, Venice, Calif. Designed by Marmol Radziner & Associates, Los Angeles.

Analysis and Planning
Award of Excellence
Scout Island Strategic Plan, New Orleans. Designed by Mossop Michaels, LLC, New Orleans.

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Scout Island Strategic Plan, New Orleans. Designed by Mossop Michaels, LLC, New Orleans: Perspective of Signage: Signs denoting entry into ecosystems in the forest will be written into the pathway. (Photo: Mossop+Michaels)

Honor Awards
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, N.Y. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, Los Angeles, Calif. Designed by Mia Lehrer + Associates, Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, Los Angeles, Calif. Designed by Mia Lehrer + Associates, Los Angeles: Chinatown - Opportunity Area Chinatown - The Cornfields offers an opportunity to provide recreation and water craft access to the river; to create a significant wildlife habitat area forming a connected “green ribbon” for birds and other wildlife species. (Photo: Mia Lehrer + Associates, Civitas, Inc. & Wenk Associates, Tetra Tech, Inc.)

Celebrating the Cultural Landscape Heritage of Mills College, Oakland, Calif. Designed by Robert Sabbatini, San Francisco.

Roadside Cultural Resources Preservation: A Guide to Assessing the Effects of Roadside Safety Implementation Projects on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge Pkwy., N.C. & Va. Designed by The Jaeger Company, Gainesville, Ga.

Brays Bayou Greenway Framework, Houston. Designed by SWA Group, Houston, Texas.

Urban Corridor Planning — City of Houston, Houston. Designed by The Planning Partnership Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stabiae Archaeological Park, Naples, Italy. Designed by Tom Leader Studio, Berkeley, Calif.

Greensburg Sustainable Comprehensive Plan, Greensburg, Kan. Designed by BNIM, Kansas City, Mo.

Geos Net Zero Energy Neighborhoods, Arvada, Colo. Designed by David Kahn Studio, Eldorado Springs, Colo., and Michael Tavel Architects, Denver.

Rockefeller Park Strategic Master Plan, Cleveland, Ohio. Designed by Siteworks, Charlottesville, Va.

A Civic Vision and Action Plan for the Central Delaware, Philadelphia. Designed by Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC, Philadelphia.

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A Civic Vision and Action Plan for the Central Delaware, Philadelphia. Designed by Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC, Philadelphia: The viaduct is transformed into a major regional open-space connector, with an extensive green network enhanced by acknowledging historic streams and creeks. The area becomes a major watershed feature, absorbing runoff and filtering stormwater through infiltration. (Photo: WRT / PennPraxis)

The Floyds Fork Greenway Master Plan, Louisville, Ky. Designed by Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC, Philadelphia.

Trinity River Corridor Design Guidelines, Dallas. Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC, Dallas.

Communications
Award of Excellence
JoLA — Journal of Landscape Architecture, by Georg D.W. Callwey GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, Germany.

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JoLA — Journal of Landscape Architecture, by Georg D.W. Callwey GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, Germany: “Under the Sky” provides a platform for critical appraisals of landscape architecture projects. In the spring 2006 issue Denis Delbaere discusses the work of Latitude Nord (France) in the Plaine du Grand Tournant, a former flood area. (Photo: Layout: Oliver Kleinschmidt; Images: JoLA, spring 2006/Latitude Nord)

Honor Awards
Up By Roots: Healthy Trees and Soils in the Built Environment, by James Urban, FASLA, Annapolis, Md.

The Master List of Design Projects of the Olmsted Firm 1857-1979, Lucy Lawliss, ASLA, Caroline Loughlin and Lauren Meier, ASLA, Editors.

One Drop at a Time — New Resourceful Paradigms at 168 Elm Ave, by de la fleur LLC.

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates: Reconstructing Urban Landscapes, by University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, Pa.

Interactive Mapping Project, by Ujirany Group, Budapest.

Research
Honor Award
Restoration ecology processes to advance natural landscape design, by Steven N. Handel, Hon. ASLA

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