ASLA Professional Awards

With the annual Professional Awards program, the American Society of Landscape Architects honors the best in landscape architecture from around the globe. Recipients receive coverage in Landscape Architecture magazine; winners in the residential category are also featured in Garden Design magazine. The Landmark Award recognizes a distinguished landscape architecture project completed 15 to 50 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm.

2014 Award of Excellence Winners 

Analysis & Planning

Midtown Detroit Techtown District
Detroit, MI
Sasaki Associates, Inc.


The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
Traveling Exhibition and Web Site
The Cultural Landscape Foundation

 General Design

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus
Seattle, WA
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol

Landmark Award

Norman B. Leventhal Park at Post Office Square
Boston, MA
Halvorson Design Partnership 

Residential Design Category

Woodland Rain Gardens
Caddo Parish, LA
Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects


2014 Honor Award Winners

Analysis & Planning

The Creative Corridor: Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell Architect

Unified Ground: Union Square – National Mall Competition
Washington, DC
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol 

Yerbe Buena Street Life Plan
San Francisco, CA
CMG Landscape Architecture 

Devastation to Resilience: The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Houston, TX
Design Workshop, Inc. Austin; Reed Hilderbrand

Zidell Yards District-Scale Green Infrastructure Scenarios
Portland, OR


Monk’s Garden: A Visual Record of Design Thinking and Landscape Making
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

 Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers
James Richards

 Garden, Park, Community, Farm
Nelson Byrd Woltz

Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes
Louise A. Mozingo

 General Design

Slow Down: Liupanshui Minghu Wetland Park
Liupanshui, Guizhou, China
Turenscape (China)

Low Maintenance Eco-Campus: Vanke Research Center
Shenzhen, China
Z + T Studio (China) 

Shoemaker Green
Philadelphia, PA
Andropogon Associates

Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park
Queens, NY
Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi

Segment 5, Hudson River Park A Resourceful and Resilient Space for a Park-Starved Neighborhood
New York, NY
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Salem State University Marsh Hall
Salem, MA
WagnerHodgson Landscape Architecture

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Hershberger Design

Gebran Tueni Memorial
Beirut, Lebanon
Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture (Lebanon)

Urban Outfitters Headquarters at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Philadelphia, PA
D.I.R.T. Studio

Residential Design

West Texas Ranch
Marfa, TX
Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

Vineyard Retreat
Napa Valley, CA
Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture

Sky Garden
Miami Beach, FL
Raymond Jungles

Hill Country Prospect
Centreport, TX
Studio Outside Landscape Architects

Le Petit Chalet
Southwest Harbor, ME
Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

City House in a Garden
Chicago, IL
McKay Landscape Architects

GM House
Bragança Paulista – SP/Brazil
Alex Hanazaki Paisagismo (Brazil)

Source: American Society of Landscape Architects