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Frederic B. Stresau Award

Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


Landscape Architecture Firm:EDSA
Owner:Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort
Project Landscape Architect:

Joseph J. Lalli, FASLA

Project Category:Planning & Analysis
Project Description:

Inspired by conservation and environmental stewardship, the vision for Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort is to become a world-class destination that offers a unique blend of educational, recreational and residential experiences.  This goal will be accomplished through developing an economically sound, culturally inspired, and environmentally sustainable "Deserts of the World” Resort and Residential Community that will encourage life-long respect for the complex desert ecosystem and the symbiotic relationships between people, culture and the environment. 

Additional Credits:

Zoo Specialists and Wildlife Consultants - Jones & Jones LLC
Plant Procurement and Landscape - Valley Crest - Comstock Studio


Awards of Excellence

Bestowed in recognition of projects that demonstrate an inspired use of landscape architectural practices in an imaginative combination that adds to the body of the Landscape Architecture profession, and are truly exceptional, unique, innovative and goes beyond achieving its defined purpose.




Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico


Landscape Architecture Firm:EDSA
Owner:BBP Partners (a partnership between Interlink Group & Munoz Holdings)
Project Landscape Architect:

Joseph J. Lalli, FASLA

Project Category:Resort & Entertainment
Project Description:

Bahia Beach is a 500-acre master-planned resort community on the Northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. Blessed by nature, Bahia Beach embodies a 2-mile sandy beach, 60 acres of lakes, a myriad of tropical vegetation and wildlife, and the El Yunque National Rainforest for a backdrop. The master plan discovered and celebrated the site’s natural attributes and created an immaculate blending of development and environment. A destination provided for by nature gently emerged.

Additional Credits:

Developer - Interlink Group
Hotel Architects - Hill Glazier Architects
Resort & Residential Architects - SB Architects
Architects of Record - CMA Architects & Engineers LLC
Interior Designers - David Easton and NuHouse
Golf Course Architect - Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Environmental Consultants - Audubon International
Club Documents - Greenberg Traurig
Golf Club Managers - Troon Golf
Marketing & Sales Consultant - Pete Halter
Market Consultant - Ralph Bowden
Public Relations - David Pearson




Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club
Golf Villas / Las Verandas
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico


Landscape Architecture Firm:EDSA
Owner:BBP Partners (a partnership between Interlink Group & Munoz Holdings)
Project Landscape Architect:

Joseph J. Lalli, FASLA

Project Category:Residential
Project Description:

Nestled within the Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, the golf villas and community recreation center provide a setting of pristine natural beauty while offering a host of recreational opportunities all set within a 500-acre resort property. Nature flows without and within as landscape and architecture replicate the surrounding beauty and bring it into every component of the development.

Additional Credits:

Developer - Interlink Group
Residential Architects - SB Architects
Architects of Record - CMA Architects & Engineers LLC
Interior Designers - David Easton and NuHouse
Golf Course Architect - Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Environmental Consultants - Audubon International
Club Documents - Greenberg Traurig
Golf Club Managers - Troon Golf
Marketing & Sales Consultant - Pete Halter
Market Consultant - Ralph Bowden
Public Relations - David Pearson




Jungala at Busch Gardens
Tampa, Florida


Landscape Architecture Firm:MSI Design
Owner:Busch Entertainment Corporation
Project Landscape Architect:

Greg Meyer, RLA

Project Category:Resort & Entertainment
Project Description:

Towering trees, cascading waterfalls, stone outcroppings and elaborate play structures shape the amazing and breathtaking landscape of Jungala at Busch Gardens Tampa. This four-acre family attraction transports guests into an exotic jungle setting, inviting visitors to connect with the world around them. Based upon Busch Gardens’ 50 years of protecting animals and their habitats, Jungala offers a mythical jungle village environment that features two of the worlds’ most endangered species: Bengal tigers and orangutans. Jungala!

Additional Credits:

Jumana Brodersen | Director of Creative Design - Busch Entertainment Corporation
John Linn | Corporate Director Engineering Services - Sea World Parks & Entertainment
Mark Rose | VP Design & Engineering - Busch Gardens Tampa
Ken VonderHaar | Construction Project Manager - Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Larry Wyatt | Design Principal - MSI Design
Bradley O. Kissling | Associate - MSI Design
Mark Shumate | Associate - MSI Design
Angelica Alviso | Architectural Design - MSI Design
Nina Choe | Environmental Design & Graphics - MSI Design
Thomas Cheung | Senior Project Manager - Parsons
Keith McClintock, ASLA | Animal Exhibits Design - The Portico Group
Eric Blank, AIA | Animal Exhibits Design - The Portico Group
Wayne Hunt | Principal in Charge - Hunt Design
Charles Holder | Landscape Contractor - Central Florida Landscape
Bill Nassal, Sr. | Partner - The Nassal Company
Glenn Barnard | Senior Executive - Cost Incorporated
Berliner Seilfabrik Co.
Chris Ritter | Buildings & Facilities Construction - PCL Construction Services, Inc.




The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern
Bronx, New York


Landscape Architecture Firm:Raymond Jungles, Inc.
Owner:New York Botanical Garden
Project Landscape Architect:

Raymond Jungles, FASLA

Project Category:Institutional
Project Description:

"Brazilian Modern,” was designed to display orchids in the spirit and tropical vibrancy of modern Brazil.  Within a controlled environment, for a fixed duration of time, more than 8,000 orchids were theatrically displayed, dripping like candelabras, clinging to walls, and abounding with blooms.  Vibrantly color-blocked living orchid walls, epiphytic orchid structures, and signature Roberto Burle Marx-inspired cubist planters were designed to embellish Brazilian Modern, using plants as art, in a museum of living things.   

Additional Credits:

Roberto Burle Marx | Artist of Ceramic Mural
Julio Ono | Ceramic Mural Installation Consultant - Burle Marx & CIA. LTDA.
Talita Gutierrez | Design Staff - Raymond Jungles, Inc.
Todd Forest | Glasshouses & Exhibitions Staff - New York Botanical Garden
Francisca Coelho | Glasshouses & Exhibitions Staff - New York Botanical Garden
Karen Daubmann | Glasshouses & Exhibitions Staff - New York Botanical Garden
Curtice Taylor | Photography
Talisman Brolin | Photography




Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Landscape Maintenance Guidelines

Orlando, Florida


Landscape Architecture Firm:Canin Associates
Owner:Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
Project Landscape Architect:

Kenneth B. Sussman, RLA, AICP LEED AP

Project Category:Research & Communication
Project Description:

The Landscape Maintenance Guidelines provide an effective tool in establishing a baseline and implementing a long-term operations/maintenance program that promotes Best Management Practices. They are a powerful communication and educational media informing others of sustainable landscape and irrigation design principles and emerging industry trends. They demonstrate how landscape architects can act as facilitators in an aspect of the field that rarely receives much prominence but has the potential to enhance the environment for future generations.

Additional Credits:

Shawn Tofte | Associate - Canin Associates
Joseph T. Finnigan | Director of Facilities - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Deborah Robinson | Director of Communications - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Althia Davis | Communications Coordinator - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Richard Collard | Horticultural Consultant - Master Horticulture Consulting
Cheryl Stieffel | Photography - New York Focus, LLC




Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial Valle de Tizayuca (Tizayuca Valley, Land Management Plan) 
State of Hidalgo, Mexico


Landscape Architecture Firm:EDSA
Owner:Coordinación de Desarrollo Metropolitano
(Metropolitan Development Agency)
Gobierno del Estado de Hidalgo
(State of Hidalgo)

Project Landscape Architect:

Jose Jaguan

Project Category:Planning & Analysis
Project Description:

The Tizayuca Valley Land Management Plan combines social, geographic, transportation and geological elements into a very powerful and impactful tool. Equipped with this guide, the government of the State of Hidalgo can ensure its sustainable growth into the future, establishing productive systems, with a view to sustainable development, that can improve the quality of life of its inhabitants, inclusive of respect for the environment.

Additional Credits:

Astrid Hoffmann | Project Manager - EDSA
Marc Hall | Senior Designer - EDSA
Jessica Krier | Team Member - EDSA


Awards of Honor

Bestowed in recognition of projects that demonstrate the inspired use of landscape architectural practices in an imaginative and well-resolved combination that adds to the body of the Landscape Architecture profession.




Ais Lagoon Park


Landscape Architecture Student:Matthew Meyer, Student ASLA
Student School:University of Florida
Faculty Advisor:

Mary Padua, ASLA

Project Category:Resort & Entertainment
Project Description:

Ais Lagoon Park creates a new destination for both residents and tourists along the Indian River Lagoon in Vero Beach, Florida.  The park’s design tells the story of local culture and natural ecology while demonstrating strategies to improve and restore the natural health and water quality of the Indian River Lagoon and its surrounding coastal ecosystems.  Anchored around a restored coastal wetland, interpretive attractions exploring local culture and ecology offer immersive new guest experiences.

Additional Credits:

Kevin Thompson | Faculty Capstone Coordinator - University of Florida
John Ten Eyck | Assistant Director Water & Sewer Department - City of Vero Beach




Garcia Residence
Coral Gables, Florida


Landscape Architecture Firm:Orlando Comas, ASLA
Owner:Mr. Jose Garcia
Project Landscape Architect:

Orlando Comas, ASLA

Project Category:Residential
Project Description:

This unique residence was the result of the effort of the design team. Its landscape architecture provides a unique environment for the Owners. It has been published in several magazines.  One of the most important elements in achieving the aged look throughout the property was to plant large native trees which have given the height and the canopy spread that the Landscape Architect was looking to achieve.

Additional Credits:

Molina & Natcisse, Inc. | Architects
Joseph Lapeyra | Photographer
Hidalgo Construction Co., Inc. | General Contractor
Pool-Tech of Miami | Pool Contractor
B. Pila Design Studio | Interior Designer
Pamar Landscapes, Inc. | Landscape Contractor




Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center
Boynton Beach, Florida


Landscape Architecture Firm:Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department
Owner:Palm Beach County Water Utilities
Project Landscape Architect:

Michael Rawls

Project Category:Preservation & Conservation
Project Description:

Palm Beach County Water Utilities built Green Cay Wetlands for water reclamation, habitat creation and public education. The 100-acre wetland emulates an Everglades ecosystem with expanses of marsh, tree islands and cypress hammocks which also filter treated secondary wastewater effluent.  A 1.5 mile elevated boardwalk with interpretive signage provides vistas for learning about wetland habitat and wildlife.  A 9,000 sf. Nature Center, featuring interactive exhibits and programs, help visitors appreciate South Florida’s native wetland environment.

Additional Credits:

John C. Koroshec, P.E. | Project Manager - Hazen and Sawyer
Young Song, AIA | Architect - Song and Associates
Bevin Beaudet, P.E. | Director - Palm Beach County Water Utilities Dept.
D.N. Higgins | General Contractor
Mike Hanley | Upland Landscape Contractor - Hanley Landscape Services, Inc.
Coastal Revegetation | Wetland Contractor
Living Color Enterprises | Themed Environmental Exhibits
Creative Arts Unlimited Inc. | Visual Presentation Artists-Diorama
Brenda Duffy | Graphic Designer - Palm Beach County Water Utilities Dept.
Dianne Lennon | Environmental & Ecological Consultant - Restoration Partners




Lake Marilyn, Somerset Bridge & Seagarden Walk
Alys Beach, Florida


Landscape Architecture Firm:Khoury & Vogt Architects with Kendall Horne
Owner:Ebsco Gulf Coast Development
Project Landscape Architect:

Tom O'Steen, ASLA

Project Category:Open Space
Project Description:

Located in Alys Beach, Florida, the project encompasses the creation of a public pedestrian street, pocket park, lake, and bridge within a resort town. It seeks to integrate architecture and landscape into a harmonious whole and delineate the transition from an urban to rural environment along its passage. A palette of mostly drought and salt-tolerant native plants is accented by a variety of flowering vines and trees, balancing sustainability with a tropical flair and reflecting the spirit of the place that it adorns.

Additional Credits:

Khoury & Vogt Architects with Kendall Horne | Lead Designer
Tom O'Steen, ASLA | Landscape Architect - Moore Bass Consulting
Kurt Lischka | Photography - Moon Creek Studios
Tommy Crow | Photography - Tommy Crow Photography
The Slaughter Group | Photography
Rip Thompson | Landscape Contractor - Rip's Professional Lawn Care




Port Ghalib Maritime Park Complex
Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt


Landscape Architecture Firm:EDSA
Owner:EMAK
Project Landscape Architect:

Kona A. Gray, ASLA

Project Category:Planning & Analysis
Project Description:

The Maritime Park is a key element of Port Ghalib City, a development located on the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt. The concept emerged from the unique, local environment and architecture.  It incorporates cutting edge entertainment and educational components within a resort atmosphere in a natural setting. The design reflects a memorable experience and walkable social environment. Sustainable design was integrated not only through environmental aspects but also through local culture and heritage.

Additional Credits:

Joseph J. Lalli, FASLA | Principal - EDSA
Akiko Iwata | Senior Associate, Lead Designer - EDSA
Craig Stoner | Senior Associate - EDSA
Lucie Frohlichova | Associate - EDSA
Marla Rowland | Assocaite - EDSA
Rachel Dineen | EDSA
Mamdouh Ebada | General Manager - EMAK
Mohamed Bahnas | Technical Department Director - EMAK
Peter Sollogub | Concept Architect - Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
Brent Safley | Aquatic Engineer - Action Consulting Engineers LLC
Steve J. Peene | Environmental Engineer - Applied Technology and Management, Inc.
Dr. Tamer El Khorazaty | Local Urban Designer Architect of Record - Okoplan
Tarek A. Moniem Ismail | Local Engineer of Record - MAST Group
Ahmed Amin | Local Architect of Record - SCOPE
David Camp | Economist for Feasibility Study - AECOM
Patricio Navarro | Computer Graphic Animation - ArX Solutions Inc.
Roger Parent | Show Consultant - Réalisations
Jeff Jouett | Interactive Dolphin Programming - Dolphin Quest/Quest Global Management




St. Johns Town Center Phase II
Jacksonville, Florida


Landscape Architecture Firm:Foster Conant and Associates, Inc.
Owner:Simon Property Group/Ben Carter Properties
Project Landscape Architect:

Richard Conant, FASLA

Project Category:Commercial
Project Description:

St. Johns Town Center Mall Phase II fulfilled the final theme of this existing Town Center. The design theme was to capture the shopping experience of West Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue in the Jacksonville market. Upscale retail shops were positioned along a central drive framed with paired Washingtonia palms. The central view terminates on a park which fronts four restaurants. This collective gathering spot with a variety of seating areas features a specimen Date Palm.

Additional Credits:

Danny Rogers | Project Landscape Architect - Foster Conant & Associates, Inc.
Bob Dinsmore | Owner - Simon Property Group
Ben Carter | Owner - Ben Carter Properties
Craig Stephens | Architect - Dorsky Hodgson Parrish Yue
Jim Babinchak | Consulting Architect - 505 Design
Fred Hall | Irrigation Consultant - Coast 2 Coast
Donald Craig | Civil Engineer - England Thims & Miller
Jim Pritchett, Jr. | General Contractor - Hardin Construction Company
James Wallace | Landscape Contractor - ValleyCrest Landscape Company




Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
at Lake Nona 

Orlando, Florida


Landscape Architecture Firm:Canin Associates
Owner:Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
Project Landscape Architect:

Kenneth B. Sussman, RLA, AICP LEED AP

Project Category:Institutional
Project Description:

The site planning and landscape design of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute demonstrates the important role that Landscape Architects have in achieving Gold LEED certification and the ability to significantly reduce water consumption and promote low impact development. This integrated design approach creates a more natural system of low impact bio-swales that help to treat and retain more water on-site, provide future habitat and food sources for wildlife and reduce off-site nutrient loading. It also illustrates the benefits to the public of implementing the principles of ‘Florida Friendly’ landscaping and water wise irrigation for a major public institutional project of worldwide significance. 

Additional Credits:

Shawn Tofte | Associate - Canin Associates
Joseph T. Finnigan | Director of Facilities - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Deborah Robinson | Director of Communications - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Althia Davis | Communications Coordinator - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Jose Bofill | Architect, Interiors & Lab Designer - Perkins + Will
James C. Nugent, P.E. | Civil Engineer - Donald W. McIntosh Associates, Inc.
Dain Charbonneau & Joe Harrison | Landscape Contractor - Vila and Son
Joseph A. Limpert, P.E. | Building MEP - AEI Affiliated Engineers SE, Inc.
Cheryl Stieffel | Photography - New York Focus, LLC




Shenfu New Town Discovery Lake District
Fushun, Peoples Republic of China


Landscape Architecture Firm:Foster Conant and Associates, Inc.
Owner:Gary Goddard Entertainment
Project Landscape Architect:

Keith Oropeza, ASLA

Project Category:Planning & Analysis
Project Description:

Shenfu New Town’s Discovery Lake District in Fushun China will be a place where people live, work and play in an environment that is comfortable, inspired, restful, transforming, and inviting. Shaded tree lined walks, sailboats in the lake, and inspiration from the Circle of Life will capture the essence of a place. Designed for social interaction, small and large public spaces will be blended with the need to support vehicles and pedestrians.

Additional Credits:

Jay Hood, ASLA | Landscape Architectural Subconsultant - AECOM
Gary Goddard | Design Architect - Gary Goddard Entertainment




Tianjin Aviation City Central District Masterplan
Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China


Landscape Architecture Firm:Morris Architects / Morris Terra
Project Landscape Architect:

Todd M. McCurdy, ASLA

Project Category:Conceptual
Project Description:

The Tianjin Aviation City Central District Masterplan is the urban core of the Tianjin Aviation City. Morris Architects’ strong vision created a carefully integrated, appropriately scaled urban center with an emphasis on the creation of spaces for people. Through the inspired balance of architecture and landscape with a subtle wash of Chinese character, the design succeeds in creating memorable, culturally appropriate, comfortable spaces where people can shop, work, dine, live and relax.

Additional Credits:

Kenn Bates, ASLA | Landscape Architect - Morris Architects/Morris Terra
Matt Allen, Associate ASLA | Landscape Designer - Morris Architects/Morris Terra
Daniel Kastelic | Landscape Designer - Morris Architects/Morris Terra
James Pope, AIA | Architecture Lead - Morris Architects/Morris Terra
Walt Geiger, FARA, AIA | Lead Architectural Designer - Morris Architects
Ross Jermano | Architectural Designer - Morris Architects
Bill Cunningham | Architectural Designer - Morris Architects
Claire Weiss | Architectural Designer - Morris Architects
Sean Wong | Developer - Tianjin American Investment Management Consulting Services, Inc.


Awards of Merit

Bestowed in recognition of projects that demonstrate a thorough use of landscape architectural practices.



63-Acre Park
North Port, Florida


Landscape Architecture Firm:Urban Resource Group / Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Owner:West Villages Improvement District
Project Landscape Architect:

William Waddill, RLA, ASLA, AICP

Project Category:Planning & Analysis
Project Description:

This 63-acre park has been a collaborative process between the Consultant, the West Villages Improvement District, the City of North Port, and local citizens.  We have facilitated public workshops and worked together to produce a conceptual site plan that features:

  • Miles of nature trails and waterfront boardwalks
  • An aquatic center
  • An adult softball complex
  • Covered basketball courts
  • A playground
  • Interpretive signage that highlights the site’s natural beauty and ecosystems
  • Additional Credits:

    James Pankonin, RLA | Landscape Architect - Urban Resource Group/Kimley-Horn and Assoc., Inc.
    Norburn "Bruz" Noel, RLA, ASLA | Landscape Architect - Urban Resource Group/Kimley-Horn and Assoc., Inc.
    Marty Black, AICP, ICMA-CMA | Planning - Urban Resource Group/Kimley-Horn and Assoc., Inc.
    Melanie Lynch | Graphic Design - Urban Resource Group/Kimley-Horn and Assoc., Inc.
    Damon Cobb | Economic Analysis - PROS Consulting
    Mark Brewer | Grants Analysis - Angie Brewer and Associates, LC




    The Davids Garden
    Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas


    Landscape Architecture Firm:Raymond Jungles, Inc.
    Owner:Robert Davids
    Project Landscape Architect:

    Raymond Jungles, FASLA

    Project Category:Residential
    Project Description:

    The Davids garden is an imaginative study on what can be planted in the toughest of Bahamian beachfront elements.  Water creates linkage within the landscape, by lapping the sea lavender-draped shoreline, spilling from the infinity edge pool and reflecting the sculpted overhanging rock formations of the entry garden streams. The Landscape Architect utilized the entire site as well as the borrowed beachfront landscape to create a visual and an auditory garden dialogue.

    Additional Credits:

    Robert Davids | Landscape Contractor & General Contractor
    Danny Albury | Consulting Local Landscape Contractor
    Mark Bryant & Kristin Mertz | Water Feature Engineering & Rock Work - Edgewater Exhibits




    Majestic Oak: A TND Community


    Landscape Architecture Student:Will Ramhold, Student Affiliate ASLA
    Student School:University of Florida
    Faculty Advisor:

    Kevin Thompson

    Project Category:Residential
    Project Description:

    Preservation of the existing majestic live oaks, relic phosphorous pit and the utilization of unique topographical characteristics of the site were foremost.  The community is designed around stormwater efficiency while also incorporating functionality to create a sinuous weaving of nature and civilization.  Accepting diverse demographical housing types and offering a multitude of available social interactions create a strong sense of place and a very livable community.

    Additional Credits:

    Jeff M. Sugar | Adjunct Professor




    Regional Transit Alternatives Study for South Florida East Coast Corridor (SFECC)
    Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties


    Landscape Architecture Firm:EDSA
    Owner:Florida DOT - District 4
    Project Landscape Architect:

    Paul D. Kissinger, FASLA

    Project Category:Planning & Analysis
    Project Description:

    Transit plays an integral role in urban planning and directly impacts a community’s success. In this assignment, the landscape architects were a vital partner in determining station suitability for transit stations along the 85-mile urban corridor of a metropolitan region through a process of inventory and analysis and set forth the framework for redevelopment through the development of design guidelines for station and transit oriented development.

    Additional Credits:

    Gannett Fleming | Lead Engineers/GIS Mapping
    Cambridge Systematics, Inc. | GIS Mapping
    Economic Research and Analysis (ERA) | Economic Research and Analysis
    South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) | City Liaison
    Treasure Coast Planning Council | City Liaiso




    Toscana Model
    Miromar Lakes, Florida


    Landscape Architecture Firm:Busk and Associates, Inc.
    Owner:Toscana Gardetto Development, LLC
    Project Landscape Architect:

    W. Christian Busk, ASLA

    Project Category:Residential
    Project Description:

    This beautiful "California-Mission” style home was transformed into a creatively designed landscape with interactive courtyards and living spaces with views of a 700 acre lake. Upon entering the driveway, tailored, asymmetrical planters and flanking walls set the scale for this patterned, "work of art” pavement area. The outdoor dining area incorporates an outdoor fire place, overhead trellis system, and adequate plant material to accomplish the privacy needed next to the adjacent two-story neighbor’s home. A raised grass terrace completes the waterfront setting with a destination point for lounging or to observe maximum views from the property. 

    Additional Credits:

    Rich Compagnone | General Contractor - Toscana Homes, Inc.
    Jennifer Morris | Furniture Staging - Jardin DeVille




    Valletta Waterfront
    Valletta, Malta


    Landscape Architecture Firm:EDSA
    Owner:VISET Malta plc
    Project Landscape Architect:

    Paul D. Kissinger, FASLA

    Project Category:Commercial
    Project Description:

    The Valletta Waterfront development conserved a 500-year-old waterfront in the Grand Harbour in Valletta while helping the country of Malta capture a larger share of the tourism market. The landscape architect’s design contributions and ability to understand global cultures resulted in a revitalized and vibrant waterfront that enhanced the local’s quality of life, while also increasing cruise ship tourism by nearly 500%. In doing so the historical value of the environment was enhanced.

    Additional Credits:

    Douglas Smith, ASLA | Project Landscape Architect - EDSA
    Paul Weinberg, ASLA | Project Landscape Architect - EDSA
    Matt Klein, ASLA | Project Landscape Architect - EDSA
    Stephen Xuereb | Chief Financial Officer - VISET Malta plc
    Mr. John Portelli | Chief Executive Officer - VISET Malta plc
    David Drago | Architecture and Historic Restoration - Architectural Project
    Chris Clark | Marine Related Works & Engineering - Colin Toms and Partners



    Environmental Sustainability Honor Award

    At the discretion of the Awards Jury, may be bestowed upon a single project that exhibits sound sustainable practices as described by the ASLA Environmental Sustainability Policy Statement (B205, 206, R2001; available at www.asla.org).



    Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
    at Lake Nona 

    Orlando, Florida


    Landscape Architecture Firm:Canin Associates
    Owner:Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
    Project Landscape Architect:

    Kenneth B. Sussman, RLA, AICP LEED AP

    Project Category:Institutional
    Project Description:

    The site planning and landscape design of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute demonstrates the important role that Landscape Architects have in achieving Gold LEED certification and the ability to significantly reduce water consumption and promote low impact development. This integrated design approach creates a more natural system of low impact bio-swales that help to treat and retain more water on-site, provide future habitat and food sources for wildlife and reduce off-site nutrient loading. It also illustrates the benefits to the public of implementing the principles of ‘Florida Friendly’ landscaping and water wise irrigation for a major public institutional project of worldwide significance. 

    Additional Credits:

    Shawn Tofte | Associate - Canin Associates
    Joseph T. Finnigan | Director of Facilities - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
    Deborah Robinson | Director of Communications - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
    Althia Davis | Communications Coordinator - Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
    Jose Bofill | Architect, Interiors & Lab Designer - Perkins + Will
    James C. Nugent, P.E. | Civil Engineer - Donald W. McIntosh Associates, Inc.
    Dain Charbonneau & Joe Harrison | Landscape Contractor - Vila and Son
    Joseph A. Limpert, P.E. | Building MEP - AEI Affiliated Engineers SE, Inc.
    Cheryl Stieffel | Photography - New York Focus, LLC


    Edward D. Stone, Jr. Landmark Award

    At the discretion of the Awards Jury, may be bestowed upon a single distinguished landscape architecture project built and completed at least 20 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm of the community in which it is located. The jury will consider the project’s sustained value to the community it serves and the continued relevance of the project’s design expression.



    PepsiCo World Headquarters
    Purchase, New York


    Landscape Architecture Firm:EDSA
    Project Landscape Architect:

    Joseph J. Lalli, FASLA

    Project Description:

    The PepsiCo World Headquarters in Purchase, New York is a resounding example of how the blending of landscapes, sculptures, gardens and fountains not only transform a corporate campus environment but also enhance the quality of employees’ attitudes, lifestyles and overall performance.  PepsiCo’s corporate headquarters was designed to nurture the excellence and aspirations of its people and products over thirty years ago. The corporate campus and the company continue to embody this philosophy today.


    Recognizing the Finest of Our Profession

    The FLASLA Design Awards Program encourages the advancement, expansion and recognition of the Landscape Architecture profession. As Landscape Architects, let us honor projects that blend environmental and artistic principles, emphasizing beauty, function, and the environment. These are the works of excellence that represent the value inherent in Landscape Architecture.

    Professional Awards

    While the projects may have been executed anywhere in the world, all projects shall be landscape architectural works executed by Florida Registered Landscape Architects, with a principal practice in Florida. Florida Registered Landscape Architects with a principal practice in another state may submit landscape architectural works; however, they must be works executed in Florida or Puerto Rico. Projects that have previously received design award recognition from FLASLA are not eligible (excepting entries for the Edward D. Stone, Jr. Landmark Award).


    Student Awards

    Eligible students must have been enrolled in a Landscape Architecture program at one of Florida’s Colleges or Universities during the 2008-2009 or 2009-2010 academic year (proof of registration shall be provided by copy of student identification card, transcript, or similar). Students may enter as individuals, Landscape Architecture Student teams, Interdisciplinary Student teams, or Student/Faculty collaborations. For team/collaboration entries, the student must clearly demonstrate his/her level of contribution.

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    2010 FLASLA Awards Jury

    John R. Arend, RLA
    Landscape Architect/Planner
    LA0000598

    John H. Classe, Jr., PE
    Vice President
    PBS&J

    Mark A. Russell
    Horticulture
    Sea World

    Kevin R. Tyjeski, AICP, LEED AP
    Chief Planning Manager
    City of Orlando

    Lawrence W. Walquist, Jr., FASLA
    Professor Emeritus, Landscape Architecture
    The Ohio State University

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    Additional Information & 2010 Design Awards Committee

    For questions or more information, contact:

    Kenn Bates, ASLA (2010 Co-Chair) at 407.963.4791
    Matt Allen, Associate ASLA (2010 Co-Chair)
    Email: awardschair@flasla.org 
    Or visit www.flasla.org

    2010 Committee Members
    Kenn Bates, ASLA - Co-Chair
    Matt Allen, Associate ASLA - Co-Chair
    Kerry Godwin, III, ASLA
    Mary Bates, ASLA
    Andrew Sheppard, ASLA
    Fran Litton


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