The FLASLA Design Awards Committee, on behalf of the FLASLA Executive Committee, is proud to announce its 2017 Design Awards Program. The FLASLA encourages all Florida Landscape Architects and students enrolled in a Landscape Architecture program at one of Florida's Universities to submit projects for consideration.
The FLASLA Design Awards Program encourages the advancement, expansion, and recognition of the Landscape Architecture profession by honoring projects that blend environmental and artistic principles that emphasize beauty, function, and the sustainability.
ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY FEES
The official entrant must be a Student, Associate, or Full ASLA member, or eligible to join ASLA in one of those categories. For student team entries, all team members who are landscape architecture students must be or join as Student or Student Affiliate ASLA members. Each team member’s name and his/her course of study must be submitted with the entry. Non-members entering multiple projects may pay the non-member fee for the first entry and the member fee for any additional entries.
The jury process is “blind.” In other words, the identities of the entrant and creative team are not revealed to the jury. Members of the awards jury and awards committee, as well as the firms, organizations, agencies, or employers they represent, are not eligible to enter the awards program. Academic members of the awards jury will recuse themselves from judging any entries with which they have a conflict of interest (for example, a juror who teaches in a landscape architecture program will not judge entries submitted by students from that program). FLASLA retains the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the program requirements or that presents a conflict of interest. In such cases, refunds will not be issued.
ASLA Member Fee: $175 per entry
Non-Member Fee: $670 for first entry; $185 each additional entry. The non-member fee includes a one-year membership in ASLA.
While the projects may have been executed anywhere in the world, all projects shall be landscape architectural works executed by Florida Landscape Architects, with a principal practice in Florida. Florida 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.
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ASLA Member Fee: $15
Non-Member Fee: $80 for first entry; $25 each additional entry. The non-member fee includes a one-year membership in ASLA.
Eligible students must have been enrolled in a Landscape Architecture program at one of Florida’s Colleges or Universities during the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 academic year (proof of registration shall be provided by copy of student identification card, transcript, or similar). Students may enter projects 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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Payment & Submissions Due: Friday, April 28, 2017 by 11:59 pm EST.
Jury Deliberations: May 20-21, 2017
Entrants will be notified of the results shortly following the jury deliberations. The awards will be announced to the media following notification of and coordination with the recipients. Recipients will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony at the 2017 FLASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, on July 6-8, 2017 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida.
2017 FLASLA PROFESSIONAL & STUDENT AWARDS JURY MEMBERS
OWNERSHIP OF ENTRY MATERIALS & RETURN OF ENTRY FEES
All award-winning submittals become the property of the FLASLA. Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by FLASLA. Select images and photographs of award-winning projects will be published/presented by the FLASLA at its annual Design Awards Gala, in its annual Awards Publication, and on its official website. FLASLA will provide proper photography credit, where provided, when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. No entry fees will be refunded.
- Award of Merit - Bestowed in recognition of projects that demonstrate a thorough use of landscape architectural practices.
- Award 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.
- Award 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.
- Frederic B. Stresau Award - Bestowed upon an Award of Excellence winner that best exhibits absolute innovation and design excellence of the profession.
- 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 (B205, 206, R2001; available at www.asla.org).
- Edward D. Stone, Jr. Landmark Award (formerly the Classic Award Category) - 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. Such submission may be made by a Landscape Architect or Firm, provided that all parties to the project, who are alive/in existence, consent. The jury will consider the project’s sustained value to the community it serves and the continued relevance of the project’s design expression.
The following categories recognize site-specific works as described. Professional entries in these categories must be built; Student entries are not required to be built:
- Resort and Entertainment - Projects such as hotels, theme parks, restaurants, golf courses and timeshares.
- Commercial-Projects such as corporate complexes, commercial redevelopment projects, office, retail, mixed-use and urban developments.
- Institutional-Projects such as schools, medical facilities, museums, botanical gardens, governmental and industrial facilities.
- Preservation and Conservation-Projects of historical and environmental significance.
- Open Space- Projects such as parks, recreational facilities, greenways, connected open space networks and streetscapes.
- Residential- Projects such as single family, multi-family or residential communities.
The following categories recognize either site-specific or non-site-specific works as described. Professional and Student entries are not required to be built or implemented.
- Philanthropic- Recognizes documents, projects, events or functions which contribute to a greater understanding of landscape architecture, which advance the profession or which make a gift of services to enhance our culture, community and life quality. Entries shall display a unique approach to spreading the vision and standards of the profession, and shall include community involvement and/or direct service to the impacted community. Philanthropic entries can be and often are projects with minimal or no budget and will be judged accordingly. Merely donating your services as a Landscape Architect is not sufficient to qualify in this category.
- Research and Communication- Recognizes efforts involving investigation of landscape architecture oriented topics and communication techniques contributing to an expanded body of knowledge. Entries may include, but are not limited to, research, studies, written works (published and unpublished), and innovative application of presentation methods or techniques (i.e. graphic techniques, digital media, and beyond). Student entries may include "Capstone” projects or graduate-level thesis work. Submissions must be made by a licensed Florida Landscape Architect. Florida Registered Landscape Architects with a principal practice in another state may submit works; however, they must be executed in Florida or Puerto Rico.
- Planning and Analysis- Recognizes efforts involving the wide range of professional planning and analysis activities that lead to and guide landscape architecture design.
- Conceptual - Recognizes projects that embody the creative spirit of the Landscape Architecture profession. Projects considered in this category possess little likelihood of ever being constructed.
The following category is reserved for Professional entries only.
- Edward D. Stone, Jr. Landmark Award (formerly the Classic Award Category) - Recognizes a 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. Such submission may be made by a Landscape Architect or Firm, provided that all parties to the project, who are alive/in existence, consent. The jury will consider the project’s sustained value to the community it serves and the continued relevance of the project’s design expression.
For questions or more information, contact:
Corey G. Mathews, Executive Director at Corey@FLASLA.org