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The Design Awards Committee, on behalf of the Florida Chapter Executive Committee, is proud to host each year our state-wide design awards program. Below you will find some basic information.

The Florida Chapter anticipates an exceptional 2016 Awards Program and encourages all Florida Licensed Landscape Architects and students enrolled in a Landscape Architecture program at one of Florida's Colleges or Universities to submit a project for consideration

Objectives

The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects announces its 2016 Design Awards Program. This 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 to Landscape Architecture.

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY


Professional Awards
ASLA Members' fee: $175 per entry
Non-Members' fee: $300 per entry

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.

For Directions and to Apply, PLEASE CLICK HERE!


Student Awards
Student Chapter ASLA Members' fee: $15 per entry
Non-Members' fee: $25 per entry

Eligible students must have been enrolled in a Landscape Architecture program at one of Florida’s Colleges or Universities during the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 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.

For Directions and to Apply, PLEASE CLICK HERE!


Timeline
Application & Submissions Due: April 22, 2016
Jury Deliberations: Late-May


Entrants will be notified of the results shortly following the jury meetings. 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 2016 Florida ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, August 4-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville. (Date and location subject to change)


2016 FLASLA Professional and Student Awards Jury

 

Barry Miller, ASLA

Savino & Miller Design Studio

Principal

 

Christine Hite, ASLA

Dix. Hite + Partners

President

 

David Font, ASLA

David Font Design

Principal

 

Rob Holmes, ASLA

University of Florida

Assistant Professor

 

Silvia Vargas

Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT)

Senior Associate Planner

 


Ownership of Entry Material & Return of Entry Fees

All award-winning submittals become the property of the Florida Chapter ASLA. Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by FLASLA. Select images and photos of award-winning projects will be published/presented by the Florida Chapter 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.



Awards
  • 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.


Categories

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

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