Parks, Waterfronts Recognized With ASLA Professional Awards

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced its 2022 Professional Awards. The 28 award-winners represent the highest level of achievement in the landscape architecture profession, and include several park and waterfront projects.

Jury panels representing a broad cross-section of the profession, from the public and private sectors, and academia, select winners each year. The 28 winners were chosen out of 506 entries. The Professional Awards jury also selects a Landmark Award each year. This year's Landmark Award celebrates "Crissy Field: An Enduring Transformation," by Hargreaves Jones for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Crissy Field, in San Francisco's famed Presidio, features restored coastal habitat, recreational amenities and historical interpretation.

"ASLA Professional Awards for decades have recognized the most significant achievements by landscape architects nationwide, and we congratulate this year's winners for their extraordinary contributions to their communities and the profession," said ASLA President Eugenia Martin, FASLA. "Many of this year's winning projects were focused on reconnecting communities to landscapes, illustrating the important role landscape architects play in creating places for communities to live, work and play."

"These award winners underscore how landscape architects are problem- solving some of the biggest challenges facing communities around the globe," said ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen. "From equitable community gathering spaces to addressing climate change, these winners represent the cutting edge of our industry."

Parks and waterfront projects that were recognized with awards this year include:

  • Award of Excellence, General Design: Palm Springs Downtown Park in Palm Springs, Calif. (RIOS)
  • Honor Award, General Design: West Pond: Living Shoreline in Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y. (Dirtworks Landscape Architecture P.C.)
  • Honor Award, General Design: Riverfront Spokane in Spokane, Wash. (Berger Partnership)
  • Honor Award, General Design: 10,000 SUNS: Highway to Park Project in Providence, R.I. (Design Under Sky)
  • Honor Award, General Design: Domino Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. (James Corner Field Operations)
  • Honor Award, General Design: A Community's Embrace Responding to Tragedy, The January 8th Memorial and the El Presidio Park Vision Plan in Tucson, Ariz. (Chee Salette, Tina Chee Landscape Studio)
  • Honor Award, Urban Design: Midtown Park in Houston (Design Workshop Inc.)
  • Honor Award, Urban Design: Shirley Chisholm State Park in New York (Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates)

There were also park projects among those recognized with awards in Analysis & Planning (in Beaufort County, S.C., Boston and Salt Lake City).

Beginning this year, award winners will be archived in the Library of Congress. In addition, Award recipients and their clients will be honored in person at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, Nov. 11 to 14.