The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the winners of the 2008 Professional Awards, which honor the best in landscape architecture from around the world. Twenty-nine projects across four categories were selected, including 10 projects in the residential design category.
Jury members included: chair Warren T. Byrd Jr., FASLA, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Charlottesville, Va.; Mary Ellen Cowan, ASLA, MESA, Dallas; Robert A. Ivy, FAIA, editor in chief, Architectural Record; Niall Kirkwood, ASLA, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Mass.; Steve Martino, FASLA, Steve Martino/Cactus City Design, Phoenix; Elizabeth D. Miller, ASLA, National Capital Planning Commission, Washington, D.C.; Dennis Pieprz, Affiliate ASLA, Sasaki Associates, Watertown, Mass.; W. Gary Smith, ASLA, W. Gary Smith Design, Austin, Texas, and Toronto; Kongjian Yu, International ASLA, Peking University Graduate School of Landscape Architecture, Beijing; Bill Marken, Honorary ASLA, editor emeritus, Garden Design; and William H. Tishler, FASLA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. Winners will receive their awards on Oct. 6, 2008, during ASLA's annual meeting in Philadelphia.
The 2008 Professional Awards Residential Design Category Award of Excellence winner is:
Ketchum Residence, Ketchum, Idaho—Lutsko Associates, San Francisco
Residential Design Category Honor Award winners are:
Bassil Mountain Escape, Faqra, Lebanon—Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, Broumana, Lebanon
New Poetic Mountain Habitat–the Fragrant Hill 81 Yard, Beijing—Zhu YuFan, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University Research Center of Landscape vs. Design Study, Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute, People's Republic of China
Unfolding Terrace, Dumbo, Brooklyn, N.Y.—Terrain-NYC, New York City
Malibu Beach House, Malibu, Calif.—Pamela Burton & Co., Santa Monica, Calif.
Coastal Island Retreat, Spring Island, S.C.—Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Washington, D.C.
Passage to the Lake, Stoneham, Maine—Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Landscape Architects, New York City
Beach House, Amagansett, N.Y.—Dirtworks, PC, New York City
San Juan Island Residence, San Juan Islands, Wash.—Paul Broadhurst & Associates, Seattle
Altamira Ranch, Palos Verdes, Calif.—Marmol Radziner & Associates, Los Angeles
For full residential category project details, and to view the winners of the general design, analysis and planning, and communication categories, as well as the winner of The Landmark Award, visit www.asla.org/awards/2008/08winners/index.html.