Three Canadian projects win ASLA 2012 Professional Awards

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of the 2012 Professional Awards this week, which honour the top public places, residential designs, campuses, parks and urban planning projects from international locations.

37 awards go to professional landscape architects and their firms, selected from more than 620 entries in the categories of General Design, Residential Design, Analysis and the Planning, Communications, and Research. In addition, The Landmark Award, awarded to Village of Yorkville Park in Toronto, recognizes a distinguished landscape architecture project completed between 15 and 50 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes to the public realm of its community.

The September issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine will feature the winning projects and is available online for free viewing. Winners will receive awards at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Phoenix on Monday, October 1.

The winners of the ASLA 2012 Professional Awards are:

General Design Category

Award of Excellence

  • A Green Sponge for a Water-Resilient City: Qunli Stormwater Park, Haerbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China. By Turenscape and Peking University

Honor Award

  • Canada’s Sugar Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. By Claude Cormier + Associés, Inc.
  • Lafayette Greens: Urban Agriculture, Urban Fabric, Urban Sustainability, Detroit. By Kenneth Weikal Landscape Architecture
  • Quarry Garden in Shanghai Botanical Garden, Songjiant District, Shanghai, China. By THUPDI and Tsinghua University
  • Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus – New Academic Complex, Mesa, Ariz. By Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc.
  • 200 5th Avenue, New York. By Landworks Studio, Inc.
  • Powell Street Promenade, San Francisco. By Hood Design
  • Tudela-Culip (Club Med) Restoration Project in ‘Cap de Creus’ Cape, Cadaqués Catalonia, Spain. By EMF Landscape Architecture and Ardevols Associates Consultants
  • Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, Orange, Texas. By Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects, in association with William T. Arterburn, ASLA, and MESA
  • Winnipeg Skating Shelters, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. By Patkau Architects Inc.
  • National 9/11 Memorial, New York. By PWP Landscape Architecture
  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage, Calif. By The Office of James Burnett

Residential Design Category

Award of Excellence

  • Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, San Francisco. By Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

Honor Awards

  • Quaker Smith Point Residence, Shelburne, Vt. By H. Keith Wagner Partnership
  • Quattro by Sansiri, Bangkok, Thailand. By TROP Company Limited
  • New-Century Garden: A Garden of Water and Light, Palm Springs, Calif. By Steve Martino and Associates
  • Malinalco Private Residence, Malinalco, State of Mexico, Mexico. By Mario Schjetnan / Grupo De Diseño Urbano
  • Maple Hill Residence, Westwood, Mass. By Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects
  • Reordering Old Quarry, Guilford, Conn. By Reed Hilderbrand LLC
  •  Urban Spring, San Francisco. By Bionic

Analysis & Planning Category

Award of Excellence

  • The One Ohio State Framework Plan, Columbus, Ohio. By Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Honor Awards

  • Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan, New York. By West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, P.C.
  • Wusong Riverfront: Landscape Infrastructure Pilot Project, Huaqiao, Kunshan City Jingsu Province, China. By SWA Group
  • Core Area of Lotus Lake National Wetland Park Landscape Planning, Tieling City, Liaoning Province, China. By Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute
  • Coastal Roulette: Planning Resilient Communities for Galveston Bay, Galveston Bay, Texas. By SWA Group
  • Nanhu: Farm Town in the Big City, Jiaxing, China. By SWA Group
  • A Strategic Master Plan for the Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Jordan. By Sasaki Associates, Inc.
  • SW Montgomery Green Street: Connecting the West Hills to the Willamette River, Portland, Ore. By Nevue Ngan Associates
  • Red Mountain / Green Ribbon: Linking Across Birmingham’s Great Divide Birmingham, Ala. By WRT

Communications Category

Award of Excellence

  • “Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design” By Bradley Cantrell, ASLA, and Wes Michaels, ASLA. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Honor Awards

  • “Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation” By Sharon Gamson Danks, ASLA, Bay Tree Design, Inc. Publisher: New Village Press
  • “Landscape Infrastructure: Case Studies by SWA” By SWA Group. Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture
  • Landscape Urbanism Website and Journal. By Sarah Peck, ASLA
  • What’s Out There By The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Research Category

Honor Awards

  • Arizona Department of Transportation Ironwood Tree Salvage and Saguaro Transplant Survivability Studies. By Logan Simpson Design Inc. and Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Productive Neighborhoods: A Case Study Based Exploration of Seattle Urban Agriculture      Projects. By Berger Partnership

The Landmark Award

  • Village of Yorkville Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. By Ken Smith Landscape Architect and Schwartz Smith Meyer Landscape Architects, Inc.
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