2017 Design Awards

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:

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.


Design Awards Soiree

Elysian Ballroom in Downtown Portland, November 3rd, 2017, 5:30 – 9:30 PM

Submission Deadline

September 25th, 2017

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Award Categories

  • General Design - Over $500,000 Construction Budget

    Built, site-specific works of landscape architecture that have construction budgets over $500,000.

  • General Design - Under $500,000 Construction Budget

    Built, site-specific works of landscape architecture that have construction budgets under $500,000.

  • Residential Design - Multi-Family

    Built, site-specific works of landscape architecture that have been designed for multi-family residences.

  • Residential Design - Single-Family

    Built, site-specific works of landscape architecture that have been designed for single-family residences.

  • Analysis & Planning

    The wide variety of professional activities that lead to, guide, and evaluate landscape architecture design. Entries in this category are not required to be built or implemented.

  • Transportation

    Contributions of landscape architects to the design of all forms of transportation.

  • Communications

    Achievements in communicating landscape architecture works, techniques, technologies, history, or theory, and the lesson value to an intended audience.

  • Research

    Research that identifies and investigates challenges posed in landscape architecture, providing results that advance the body of knowledge for the profession.

  • Student Projects

    Student projects or ideas, built or unbuilt, in all areas of landscape design, planning, communications, research, or community service.

  • Community Service

    Pro bono community service by Oregon landscape architecture professionals demonstrating sound principles and values of landscape architecture.


Mark Garff, ASLA, PLA

Mark Garff, ASLA, PLA

Principal, SCJ Studio // Seattle, WA

Growing up in Utah, Mark developed a deep love for the outdoors and open spaces. While working at a plant nursery as a teenager Mark’s “plant nerd” tendencies took root. When he discovered that there was a profession that combined these passions, his path became clear. Mark received his BLA at the University of Washington and believes that the most satisfying part of his job is helping clients achieve their dreams. Mark is a registered landscape architect bringing deep knowledge of ecological restoration, planting design, residential gardens, and permitting. He spends his free time gardening and “messing around” with old cars or restoring his house in Seattle.

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Anyeley Hallová

Anyeley Hallová

Partner, project^ // Portland, OR

Anyeley Hallová is a development professional with ten years experience in a range of projects from mixeduse sustainable developments to large-scale urban master plans. At project^, she works to shepherd projects through entitlements with a specialization in market research, project management, and leasing eff orts for purpose-built student housing. Before joining project^, Anyeley served as a Development Manager for Gerding Edlen Development and as an Associate Urban Designer at EDAW (AECOM) specializing in downtown master plans in the Caribbean, transit-oriented mixed-use development, and greenway plans. Anyeley has an MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Master in City Planning from MIT.

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Mark Johnson, FASLA

Mark Johnson, FASLA

Founder, Civitas // Denver, CO

Mark Johnson is the founder of Civitas, Denver. He has led projects across North America and Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He is widely recognized for his focus on people and nature in cities. His work ranges from city plans to river studies, university campuses, streets, plazas, urban parks and waterfronts. He has received many awards for planning, design and service. Mark has become a leading practitioner, teacher, and thought leader on the role that nature and landscape plays in activating, connecting, and enabling people. He received his BLA from Utah State University and MLAUD from Harvard

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Jolie Kaytes

Jolie Kaytes

Associate Professor, Washington State University // Pullman, WA

Jolie Kaytes is Program Head and Associate Professor of landscape architecture at Washington State University. Her teaching, writing, and images integrate disciplinary perspectives and focus on recognizing the complexity of landscapes. She holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and University of Oregon.

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Meghen Quinn, RLA, LEED AP

Meghen Quinn, RLA, LEED AP

Principal, The Office of Cheryl Barton // San Francisco, CA

Meghen Quinn provides expertise in conceptualization, design, and construction of institutional, commercial, and public landscapes of a variety of types and scales. Her project experience includes working with derelict and adaptive reuse sites, as well as performance-based site systems. Her work reflects a range of interests with a consistent focus on expressing the context of the site and its history, natural systems, and inhabitants. After leaving a career in corporate advertising, Ms. Quinn discovered an affinity for the intellectual rigor of landscape architecture and a belief that thoughtful, wellcrafted design can truly improve our world. Prior to joining The Office of Cheryl Barton, Ms. Quinn founded Quinn Landscape Architects in 2012. She also worked as a senior designer and project manager on award winning civic and institutional projects at Sasaki Associates and Hargreaves Associates. She’s versed in managing project teams of all sizes and collaborating with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders.

Note: Meghen Quinn takes the 2017 jury position previously held by Cheryl Barton. Due to a scheduling conflict, Cheryl Barton is unable to attend the jury deliberation date.

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