RIASLA Announces 2013 Landscape Design Awards
Providence, RI, December 17, 2013 — The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the 2013 Design Awards during the RIASLA Holiday & Awards Party on December 13th in Warwick, RI. Three Merit Awards, one Honor Award, and a President’s Award of Excellence were awarded during the evening’s ceremonies.
The first Merit Award was for Redesigning and Enhancing the Value of the URI Field Management Areas in Kingston, RI and was presented to URI Landscape Architecture professor Richard Sheridan and URI Landscape Architecture Students. The jury noted that the project design represents an “innovative and sustainable approach” and a “visionary student project with excellent graphic communication and site analysis”. The second Merit Award was presented to Katherine Field & Associates of Newport, RI for the Colony House in Weston, MA. The jury said that the project represented “a thoughtful, client‐specific design that addresses a challenging site in an environmentally‐sensitive manner”. The third Merit Award was presented to L+A Landscape Architecture of Newport, RI for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Gardens in Boston, MA. Jury comments included “thoughtful design and impressive collaboration project”.
The Honor Award was presented to L+A Landscape Architecture of Newport, RI for the Landfill Garden in Providence, RI. The jury noted that the “project uniquely demonstrates sustainable practices” and an “innovative approach to stormwater design”.
The President’s Award of Excellence was awarded to Wagner/Hodgson Landscape Architecture of Burlington, VT for the URI College of Pharmacy Medicinal and Wellness Garden in Kingston, RI. The jury commented that the project represented a “very thoughtful and responsive design”, with “excellent collaboration between landscape architect and artist”, and “exemplary execution of site detailing”.
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 76 student chapters. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use their “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.