The Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects held their 2018 Annual Soiree on Friday, November 2, in downtown Portland to celebrate professional and academic achievements among the firms, individuals, and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture in Oregon and beyond. Close to 175 members of Oregon’s landscape architecture community attended this year’s event. This year’s awards included Recognition Awards, which honored outstanding individuals, and Design Awards, which honored exceptional project work.
The Recognition Awards winners were nominated by members of the chapter and selected by the Executive Committee. This year the committee selected honorees Brian Bainnson, Casey Howard, and Willie Levenson to receive awards. Read more about the Recognition Awards winners here.
In addition, Rebecca Shepard, Associate ASLA, of Eugene firm Dougherty Landscape Architects, received the President’s Service Award, given to a member of the Oregon Chapter of ASLA to recognize outstanding volunteer service on behalf of the chapter and the profession.
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, Mary Anne Cassin, who was nominated for her leadership and accomplishments at Portland Parks & Recreation.
The Design Awards were decided by a jury with a diverse range of practice and geography. The five jurors had expertise in academia, design, development and art to review the submissions and deliberate the winners. Eight projects received Honor Awards and three projects received the Award of Excellence, the highest recognition bestowed upon a project. In addition, two student projects received Awards of Excellence and one received an Honor Award. Read more about the winning projects and jury here.