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2016 Design Award Winners
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FLORIDA CHAPTER ANNOUNCES THE 2016 PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT DESIGN AWARD WINNERS

FLASLA Recognizes Outstanding Landscape Architecture Work


Jacksonville, FL, August 5, 2016---The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects held its Annual Design Awards Presentation Friday, August 5, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL.  This year the Florida Chapter received 55 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 31 recipients of the 2016 Chapter Design Awards:

Professional Awards

Commercial Category:

  • Award of Merit: Studio Roberto Rovira (Miami) for Ecological Atlas in Various Locations
  • Award of Merit: The Villagers, Inc. (Miami) for Gardens of Miami in Miami, FL

Conceptual Category:

  • Award of Merit: Studio Roberto Rovira, Gelpi Projects, and Jim Drain (Miami) for Wynwood Greenhouse in Miami, FL
  • Award of Excellence: Curtis+Rogers Design Studio, Inc. (South Miami) for Naturalized Roadways in Miami, FL

Institutional Category:

  • Award of Merit: ArquitectonicaGEO (Miami) for PortMiami Tunnel in Miami, FL
  • Award of Merit: Dix.Hite+Partners (Longwood) for SunRail in Orange, Seminole, and Volusia County
  • Award of Honor: Raymond Jungles, Inc. (Miami) for Visitor Center Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, FL
  • Award of Excellence: Studio Roberto Rovira (Miami) for Sky Lounge in Miami, FL

Open Space Category:

  • Award of Merit: Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. (Coral Gables) for Regatta Park in Miami, FL
  • Award of Merit: Dix.Hite+Partners (Longwood) for Oviedo Center Lake Park in Oviedo, FL
  • Award of Merit: Curtis+Rogers Design Studio, Inc. (South Miami) for Garden of the Arts in Hialeah, FL
  • Award of Excellence: Dix.Hite+Partners (Longwood) for Starkey Ranch in Pasco County, FL

Residential Category:

  • Award of Merit: Landscape Design Workshop (Ft. Lauderdale) for Nexus Sawgrass in Sunrise, FL
  • Award of Merit: Nievera Williams Design (Palm Beach) for A Secret Garden of Beauty, Sustainability, and Accessibility in Palm Beach, FL
  • Award of Merit: Nievera Williams Design (Palm Beach) for Casa Gulfstream: A Tropical Refuge Nestled Along Florida's Challenging Southeastern Shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean in Gulfstream, FL
  • Award of Merit: Landscape Design Workshop (Ft. Lauderdale) for Key Biscayne Penthouse in Key Biscayne, FL
  • Award of Honor: ArquitectonicaGEO (Miami) for Icon Bay Park & Multi-Family Residential Area in Miami, FL
  • Award of Honor: Raymond Jungles, Inc. (Miami) for Big Timber Garden in Big Timber, Montana
  • Award of Excellence: Raymond Jungles, Inc. (Miami) for El Alear in Monterrey, Mexico

Resort and Entertainment Category:

  • Award of Merit: Raymond Jungles, Inc. (Miami) for Soho Beach House Garden in Miami Beach, FL
  • Award of Merit: Walt Disney Imagineering (Lake Buena Vista) for Harambe Market in Orlando, FL

Preservation and Conservation Category:

  • Award of Excellence: Marquis Halback, Inc. (St. Augustine) for St. Augustine Historic Streetscape Rehabilitation: The Downtown Improvements District in St. Augustine, FL

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.

  • Falcón+Bueno (Coral Gables) for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, 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.

  • Raymond Jungles, Inc. (Miami) for El Alear in Monterrey, Mexico

Frederic B. Stresau Award

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

  • Raymond Jungles, Inc. (Miami) for El Alear in Monterrey, Mexico

Student Awards
  • Award of Merit: Dominic Mack, Florida International University for reTHINK/reIMAGINE US-1, Marta Canaves - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Merit: Katherine Jarosz and Ashley Maine, Florida International University for Remediating the Ludlam Tail, Ebru Ozer, ASLA - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Merit: Karen Chu Metz, Florida International University for Activating Brickell: Reclaiming Green Space for the Community, Ebru Ozer, ASLA - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Merit: Daniel J. Rodriguez, University of Florida for The Hydroponic Hammock Garden at the Clinical and Translational Research Building, Glenn Acomb - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Honor: Alexis Alvey, Florida International University for Rock the Trail, Ebru Ozer, ASLA - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Honor: Maria Elisa Lopez, Florida International University for Embedded Landscapes, Gianno Feoli - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Honor: The University of Florida, Student Chapter ASLA Team, University of Florida for PARKing Day, Glenn Acomb - Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Honor: Nathania Martinez, University of Florida for Wander Garden, Glenn Acomb - 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 Javis@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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