The Landscape Performance Series has been recognized with the 2015 Award of Excellence in Communications from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). This is the highest honor in the ASLA Professional Awards, which recognize top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications, and research projects from across the U.S. and around the world. This year, ASLA received 459 entries for these prestigious awards.
“The Landscape Performance Series represents the thought leadership of countless individuals and organizations who have contributed to it over the years, and the new LandscapePerformance.org website is an amazing platform to deliver the cutting-edge content,” said Landscape Architecture Foundation Executive Director Barbara Deutsch, FASLA. “We are honored to receive this distinction.”
The Landscape Performance Series was developed to build capacity to achieve sustainability and transform the way landscape is valued in the design and development process. By compiling the measurable environmental, social, and economic benefits of landscape and making them accessible to key decision-makers, LandscapePerformance.org has become a go-to place to find design precedents, show value, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions.
“It’s a living document essential to our profession.”
– 2015 Awards Jury
Also recognized is the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation (CSI) program, which received a 2015 Honor Award in Research. This award is co-presented by ASLA and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. CSI is a unique research collaboration that matches faculty-student research teams with leading design practitioners to measure and document the performance of their built projects as Landscape Performance Series Case Study Briefs.
The awards will be presented at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago on Monday, November 9 at McCormick Place. The complete list of award winners – along with project information, images, and criteria – can be viewed at: http://www.asla.org/2015awards/index.html.