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ASLA-NY announces its 2019 Design Award winners

Domino Park lies in front of the historic refinery, which will be converted into high-tech offices. (Barrett Doherty)

The New York chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY) has announced its 2019 Design Award recipients, highlighting exemplary landscape projects from New York–based firms.

The projects span a wide breadth, from the ever-popular industrial waterfront regeneration schemes, to mixed-use commercial developments, to residential suburban landscapes. This year, one Award of Excellence, 14 Honor awards, and 17 Merit awards were handed out. All of the winners will be fêted at an awards ceremony held at the Center for Architecture in lower Manhattan on April 11. Following that, all of the winning projects will be put on display in the Center through April as part of World Landscape Architecture Month.

2019 Award of Excellence

James Corner Field Operations (JCFO)
Domino Park
Brooklyn, New York

View of Manhattan from Brooklyn

The waterfront park makes ample use of the Manhattan views. (Barrett Doherty)

The revitalization of the 160-year-old industrial Williamsburg waterfront by JCFO deftly weaves the site’s history together with the park’s programming while simultaneously protecting it from future floods. The shoreline of the SHoP-master planned Domino Sugar Factory development is intended to draw in the greater community while serving as an amenity space for the adjacent residential and office towers.

The park utilizes remnant pieces of the sugar refinery to line its Artifact Walk, including screw conveyors, signs, four 36-foot-tall syrup tanks, and 21 of the refinery’s original columns. A line of repurposed gantry cranes forms the basis of an elevated walkway and the roof of chef Danny Meyer’s Tacocina stand. By greening the coast and breaking up the hardscape that lined the esplanade previously, JCFO has also provided Williamsburg with another line of defense from natural disasters.

Honor Awards

CIVITAS + W Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Julian B Lane River Center and Park

Dirtworks Landscape Architecture
Resilient Dunescape

A beach house elevated on dunes

Dirtworks created a resilient buffer zone from dunes for this beach house in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Courtesy Dirtworks)

Future Green Studio
Sections of the Anthropocene

LaGuardia Design Group
Bridgehampton Sculpture Garden

HIP Landscape Architecture
The Art of Collaboration: Bringing Landscape Architecture into the Classroom

Studio Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Dune House

Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Topping Farm

Renee Byers Landscape Architect
Hillside Haven

SCAPE
First Avenue Water Plaza

SCAPE
Public Sediment for Alameda Creek

Jungles Studio, in collaboration with SiteWorks Landscape Architecture
The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

Ford Foundation for Social Justice Simon Leuthi

The Ford Foundation for Social Justice reopened after an extensive renovation by Gensler, with landscaping by SiteWorks. (Simon Luethi)

SWA/Balsley + WEISS/MANFREDI
Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Phase II

SWA/Balsley
Naftzger Park

Terrain NYC Landscape Architecture
No Name Inlet at Greenpoint

Merit Awards

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Islais Hyper-Creek

Doyle Herman Design Associates
Ecological Connection

Future Green Studio
Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Photo of a woman walking through plants

Future Green converted the roof of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum into a publicly-accessible landscape. (Courtesy Future Green Studio)

Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture
Campos Plaza, NYCHA Housing Complex

Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture
Stuart’s Garden

LaGuardia Design Group
A River Runs Through It

Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
Freeman Plaza

NYC Parks
Playground 52

RAFT Landscape Architecture
Queens Boulevard Urban Design Plan

Renee Byers Landscape Architect
Village Sanctuary

Sawyer|Berson
Residences in Bridgehampton

Sawyer|Berson
Residence on Sagg Pond

SCAPE
Madison Avenue Plaza

People sitting and lounging in an alley

SCAPE’s new privately owned public space on Madison Avenue encourages loungers. (Courtesy SCAPE)

Steven Yavanian Landscape Architecture
Dumbo Courtyard

Terrain NYC Landscape Architecture
Newswalk Entry Garden

Terrain Work
Broadway Bouquet

W Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Chouteau Greenway – The Valley Beeline

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