Oregon Landscape Architects Celebrate Design Excellence
The Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presented their 2017 Design Awards at a ceremony on Friday, November 3, 2017 in downtown Portland. The awards recognize professional and academic excellence by honoring the firms, individuals, and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture and environmental planning that promote an enhanced quality of life in Oregon and beyond.
Eight projects received Honor Awards and two projects received the Award of Excellence, the highest recognition bestowed upon a project. In addition, three student projects received Honor Awards.
The awards were decided by a jury with diverse landscape architecture, academic, and development expertise to review the submissions and deliberate the winners. The 2017 jury included:
- Mark Garff, ASLA, PLA, Principal, SCJ Studio, Seattle, WA
- Anyeley Hallová, project^, Portland, OR
- Mark Johnson, FASLA, Founder, Civitas, Denver, CO
- Jolie Kaytes, Associate Professor, School of Design and Construction, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
- Meghen Quinn, RLA, LEED AP, Principal, The Office of Cheryl Barton, San Francisco, CA
The evening’s program also let attendees choose their favorite project amongst this year’s submissions, resulting in the People’s Choice Award. This year, the award went to Cultural Crossing: A Landmark Expansion for Portland Japanese Garden. The landscape architects for the project are Walker Macy and Sadafumi Uchiyama.
ASLA Oregon also recognized outstanding academic achievements by students enrolled in the University of Oregon Department of Landscape Architecture and honored the Oregon Chapter’s newest ASLA Fellow, Teresa Chenney from Mayer/Reed, Inc.