Honors and Merits

ASLA-NY announces its 2017 Design Awards winners

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ASLA-NY announces its 2017 Design Awards. Seen here: Navy Pier. (Courtesy Sohar Coston-Hardy)
ASLA-NY announces its 2017 Design Awards. Seen here: Navy Pier. (Courtesy Sohar Coston-Hardy)

This year the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York (ASLA-NY) has bestowed five Honor awards and ten Merit awards to New York–based firms for their landscape architecture projects located across the U.S.

The winners were selected by a multidisciplinary jury featuring members from ASLA chapters in North and South Carolina, as well as Georgia. “From projects that examine a site’s historic and cultural influences to those that explore innovative design approaches, this year’s winning award submissions showcase the full range of the landscape architectural profession,” the ASLA-NY said in a statement. “There is a clear theme of resiliency and sustainability with the award winners that show appreciation for the long-term value of landscapes—again embracing changing conditions of climate and urbanization in the urban projects to appreciation of seasonal characteristics of plants, light and weather in the residential projects.”

Below is a list of the Honor and Merit awards; the awards themselves will be given to the firms at the ASLA-NY Design Awards Ceremony and Reception (Thursday, April 6, at the Center for Architecture in New York City). These projects will also be on display at the Center through April.

Honor Awards

Battery Bikeway. (Courtesy The Battery Conservancy)

Battery Bikeway. (Courtesy The Battery Conservancy)

Battery Perimeter, Bikeway, Oval and Woodland, Quennell Rothschild & Partners / Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners



Governors Island. (Courtesy Timothy Schenk)

Governors Island. (Courtesy Timothy Schenk)

Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture P.C. / Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects

Abstracting Morphology. (Courtesy Charles Meyer Photography)

Abstracting Morphology. (Courtesy Charles Meyer Photography)

Abstract Morphology, Hollander Design Landscape Architects

Navy Pier. (Courtesy Sohar Coston-Hardy)

Navy Pier. (Courtesy Sohar Coston-Hardy)

Navy Pier South Dock and Polk Bros. Plaza, James Corner Field Operations – Hudson Highland Cottage, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Merit Awards

Olana Strategic Landscape Design Plan, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Naval Cemetery, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Southwest Brooklyn, AECOM

St. Patrick’s Island, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture / Civitas, Inc.

Resiliency Rocks Garden, Local Office Landscape and Urban Design

Croton Water Filtration Plant, Ken Smith Landscape Architect

Compass Resiliency, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners

Garden Rising Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study, WE Design / eDesign Dynamics

Times Square Reconstruction, Snøhetta

The Spiral, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

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