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FLORIDA CHAPTER ANNOUNCES THE 2017 PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT DESIGN AWARD WINNERS

FLASLA Recognizes Outstanding Landscape Architecture Work


Boca Raton, FL, July 6, 2017---The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects held its Annual Design Awards Presentation Friday, July 7, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL.  This year the Florida Chapter received 74 noteworthy award submittals from Florida registered Landscape Architect professionals and students. Each project exemplified how the discipline of Landscape Architecture is playing a significant role in the scientific, artistic, and technological trajectory of everyday life!

 

The 32 recipients of the 2017 Chapter Design Awards:

Professional Awards

Conceptual Category:

  • Award of Honor: Savino & Miller Design Studio (North Miami) for Civic Center Plaza in Key Biscayne, FL

Institutional Category:

  • Award of Merit: EDSA, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale) for Nova Southeastern Flight Deck in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Award of Merit: Huitt-Zollars (Orlando) for University of Central Florida Knight's Plaza in Orlando, FL
  • Award of Honor: Hardeman Kempton & Associates, Inc. (Tampa) for University of Tampa - Agliano Park in Tampa, FL

Commercial Category:

  • Award of Merit: EDSA, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale) for Lake Nona Town Center in Orlando, FL
  • Award of Honor: Ensite, Inc. (Fort Myers) for The McGregor Building in Fort Myers, FL
  • Award of Excellence: Arquitectonica GEO (Miami) for Brickell City Centre – Contemporary Wilderness in a Sustainable Urban Lifestyle Landscape in Miami, FL

Open Space Category:

  • Award of Excellence: AECOM (Orlando) for Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL
  • Award of Excellence: Kimley-Horn (Sarasota) for Siesta Beach Park in Siesta Key, FL

Residential Category:

  • Award of Merit: Nievera Williams Design (Palm Beach) for 1084 Palm Way in North Palm Beach, FL
  • Award of Merit: AECOM (Orlando) for Laureate Park at Lake Nona in Orlando, FL
  • Award of Merit: Heidt Design, LLC (Tampa) for Union Park in Pasco County, FL
  • Award of Merit: Mills Design Group (Oviedo) for Lake Maitland Residence in Winter Park, FL
  • Award of Honor: O'Leary Richards Design Associates, Inc. (Miami) for Deeridge Farms South in Wellington, FL
  • Award of Honor: SMI Landscape Architecture (Palm Beach) for The Fisher Residence in Palm Beach, FL
  • Award of Honor: SMI Landscape Architecture (Palm Beach) for Peterffy Residence in Palm Beach, FL
  • Award of Honor: Raymond Jungles, Inc. (Miami) for Vuelta El Valle De Anton, Panama

Resort and Entertainment Category:

  • Award of Honor: EDSA, Inc. (Orlando) for Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL

Planning & Analysis Category:

  • Award of Merit: AECOM (Orlando) for Downtown Waterfront Master Plan in St. Petersburg, FL
  • Award of Honor: Savino & Miller Design Studio (Miami) for Matheson Plantation Village, An Interpretive Landscape in Key Biscayne, FL
  • Award of Excellence: Dix.Hite+Partners (Longwood) for Northwest Cape and 7 Islands Vision Plan in Cape Coral, FL

Preservation and Conservation Category:

  • Award of Honor: Kimley-Horn (Sarasota) for Perry Harvey, Sr. Park in Tampa, FL
  • Award of Excellence: Raymond Jungles, Inc. (Miami) for Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve in Eleuthera, Bahamas

Philanthropic Category:

  • Award of Excellence: David Font Design (Coral Springs) for Biscayne Green: A One-Month Public Space Intervention in Miami, FL
  • Award of Excellence: Dix.Hite+Partners (Longwood) for 'What If?" A New Community Engagement Tool in Orlando, FL

Environmental Sustainability Honor

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.

  • Arquitectonica GEO (Miami) for Brickell City Centre – Contemporary Wilderness in a Sustainable Urban Lifestyle Landscape in Miami, FL

Frederic B. Stresau Award

Bestowed upon an Award of Excellence winner that best exhibits absolute innovation and design excellence of the profession in 2016.

  • Arquitectonica GEO (Miami) for Brickell City Centre – Contemporary Wilderness in a Sustainable Urban Lifestyle Landscape in Miami, FL







Student Awards
  • Award of Merit: The University of Florida, Landscape Architect Student Team, University of Florida for W.W. Irby Elementary Reading Garden, Daniel Manley, ASLA - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Merit: Alexis Alvey, Florida International University for Safe Harbour - Creating a Walkable Surfside, Ebru Ozer, ASLA - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Merit: Aurora Alcaide and Andrew Donohue, Florida International University for Unifying Cultures: Intergration and Inclusion Through Space, Ebru Ozer, ASLA - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Honor: Gary Cassagnol, Florida International University for North Key Biscayne, Rebalanced, Roberto Rovira - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Honor: Shaylin Castillo, Florida International University for From Urban to Forest, Ebru Ozer, ASLA - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Honor: Dominic Mack, Florida International University for ECOLAB Art Institute, Roberto Rovira - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Excellence: Jennifer Brunner, University of Florida for Restoring Hogtown: Improving Water Quality and Increasing Public Awareness of Gainesville's Central Creek, Daniel Manley, ASLA - Faculty Advisor

 

High resolution digital images and narrative summaries of the winning projects and award recipients are available and can be sent via email upon request. Please contact corey@flasla.org.

 

About Florida Chapter ASLA

Chartered in 1959, the Florida Chapter ASLA is the state-level professional association for landscape architects, representing approximately 625 members throughout Florida in 10 professional sections and student chapters at 2 Florida universities. The Florida Chapter operates as a local extension of the national body and its purpose is the advancement of knowledge, education, and skill in the art and science of landscape architecture. The Florida Chapter promotes the profession of landscape architecture and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship. Learn more about the Florida Chapter online at www.flasla.org.


About ASLA

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing 16,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use their "ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org

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