2018 Design Awards Program
The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, in an effort to encourage the participation by and recognition of landscape architects, and to better familiarize the public with their activities and projects, announces the Annual Awards Program for 2017. The program recognizes a full spectrum of innovative projects and efforts executed by individuals, firms, agencies, and academic institutions.
All awards will be announced and presented at the Annual Awards Celebration in February 2018.
Submission Deadline: TBD
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
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
Research 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.
Quality of research and analysis; how the research is framed; methods of inquiry; clarity of communication.