The American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter has released the Call for Entries for the 2018 Professional & Student Awards. Award recipients and their clients will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the Chapter Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation on April 19th, 2018.
The prestige of the ASLA awards programs relies on the high-caliber juries that are convened each year to review submissions.
The ASLA-NCC professional awards feature six categories:
Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication
Design: Residential, Single Family
Design: Parks, Recreation, Trails & Open Space
Design: Historic Preservation
Entry to the awards program is open to ASLA members, non-members and students. The jury process is “blind,” in other words, the identities of the entrant and creative team are not revealed to the jury. ASLA-NCC 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. Student entrants must be Student or Student Affiliate members of ASLA or eligible to join ASLA in either of those categories in order to enter. Student entries may be individual or team efforts. For team entries, all team members must be (or join as) Student or Student Affiliate ASLA members.
PRIMARY CRITERIA FOR ALL CATEGORIES
• Quality of design
• Elegance in fulfilling the stated purpose of the project
• Relationship to context
• Relevance or demonstrable impact to the profession, the public, or the environment
• Compliance with current code practices
• Effective written, visual communication and presentation of the project
RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, PLANNING AND COMMUNICATION
RECOGNIZES: Products born of research, analysis, or planning that are built or unbuilt; communication of landscape architecture works, techniques, technologies, history or theory
TYPICAL ENTRIES INCLUDE: Urban, suburban, rural or regional planning, development guidelines; transportation, town or campus planning; plans for reclamation of brownfield sites; environmental planning in relation to legislation, policy initiatives, or regulatory controls; cultural resource reports, natural resources protection; historic preservation planning
CRITERIA: Research – methods, results and context, resources of the study; Analysis and Planning – quality of both the analysis and the planning efforts; planning context, environmental sensitivity, sustainability, innovation, and likelihood of implementation; Communication – effectiveness of message presentation, innovation in approach and delivery
RECOGNIZES: Built, site-specific works of landscape architecture. Large incremental projects, must have at least the first stage completed.
TYPICAL ENTRIES INCLUDE: Urban design, public spaces, streets, transportation corridors and facilities; commercial facilities, resorts, institutions; parks and recreational facilities, trails, open space, reclamation, conservation, landscape art, earth sculpture; single-family residences; communities and housing; historic preservation and restoration
CRITERIA: Quality of design and execution, which may include environmental sensitivity, sustainability, innovation and context.
RECOGNIZES: Graduate and Undergraduate un-built and built landscape architecture projects.
TYPICAL ENTRIES INCLUDE: Urban design, public spaces, streets, transportation planning; commercial facilities, resorts, institutions; parks and recreational facilities, trails, open space, reclamation, conservation, landscape art; communities and housing; historic preservation and restoration; residential; environmental planning
CRITERIA: Quality of design and project breadth in environmental sensitivity, sustainability, innovation and context, and clarity in visual communication of the designer’s intent and meeting stated project’s goals.
This year the chapter will be using CadmiumCD to accept and review award submittals. Payment must be received through the CadmiumCD program with a credit card to begin the submission process.
Submission materials must be received by 11:59pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018.
CLICK HERE to begin your award submission(s).
The Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation
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