2019 Best of Design Award for Landscape — Public: Josey Lake Park
Designer: Clark Condon
Location: Cypress, Texas

Josey Lake Park is a 140-acre recreational green space that connects users to nature, education, culture, and recreation while serving as a sustainable stormwater detention system. The design took land typically designated for infrastructure and turned it into an amenity with various ecosystem types and multiple levels of active and passive recreation. Creative site grading produced very generous slopes, which provided ample space to accommodate activities both below and above the 100- year flood elevation. Through careful planning and intentional design, this stormwater detention facility has been programmed to create a leisure destination that focuses on ecology, education, and connectivity to benefit humans and wildlife.

Client: The Howard Hughes Corporation
Architect: Overland Partners
Civic Engineer: BGE

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: First Avenue Water Plaza
Designer: SCAPE Landscape Architecture DCP

People in a plaza with benches and fountain

Landscape Public: Honorable Mention: First Avenue Water Plaza (Ty Cole)

Project Name: Pier 35
Designer: SHoP Architects

A detail view of a pier structure with additional views of the East River and Brooklyn Bridge

Landscape – Public: Honorable Mention: Pier 35 (Courtesy SHoP)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Designer: Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture

Project Name: Drexel Square
Designer: West 8 & SHoP Architects

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