Honor Award of Excellence
An award for projects representing the highest professional standards.
Merit Award of Achievement
An award recognizing professional work of significant quality, innovation or professional impact.
PROFESSIONAL AWARD CATEGORIES
Professional projects must be submitted by an individual who is a member of ASLA and maintains a work address in Upstate New York. The project must have been completed since January 1, 2008. Any project that has previously won an ASLA award is ineligible. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary jury from outside the NY Upstate Chapter ASLA.
Each submittal must include: 1) entry form, 2) entry fee, 3) Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, individual high resolution images, and narrative as a WORD file submitted on CD, 4) printout of slides.
Criteria for Judging All Projects:
Relation to context; functionalism; environmental responsibility and sustainability; relevance to the profession, the public and the environment; quality of communication including graphics.
Criteria for Judging Design (Built, Unbuilt and Residential):
Quality of design and clarity of expression; quality of graphics; quality of execution (for built projects).
Criteria for Judging Planning and Analysis:
Quality of planning and analysis; effective use, presentation or programming of landscape architectural techniques; likelihood of implementation; and value to the client and other professions. Criteria for Research, Historic
Preservation and Communication:
Quality of research and analysis; how the research is framed; methods of inquiry; clarity of communicating ideas to the intended audience; opportunities for landscape architecture to have a significant impact on the environment or decision making.