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Design Workshop honored with four professional awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects |

Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, is honored to announce that the firm has received four national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The ASLA Professional Awards received 465 entries this year and recognized 28 projects from around the world for their craftsmanship, innovative approach to design and planning, and overall contributions to the profession.

DENVER, October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, is honored to announce that it has received four national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The ASLA Professional Awards received 465 entries this year and recognized 28 projects from around the world for their craftsmanship, innovative approach to design and planning, and overall contributions to the profession.

“We are honored to be recognized by ASLA with four national awards in three distinctly different categories,” said Robb Berg, President of Design Workshop. “We are very proud of our firm’s diverse portfolio and its influence within the profession. This recognition reflects the talent of our team, the trust of our clients and the collaboration required to execute legacy projects.”

Here is an overview of the four projects that received ASLA awards:

downtown park – (Houston, TX) – Honor Prize in Urban Design

downtown park is the realization of a revitalization Downtown Houston. In 2010, Design Workshop and the Midtown Redevelopment Authority created a vision plan that identified catalyst projects to help overcome the social, environmental and economic disparities plaguing the community. As a flagship project, downtown park brings together affordable housing, connectivity and open green space to create a premier destination for what is now considered the “most walkable neighborhood” in Houston. Recently designated SITES Silver certified site (the first in Houston), the park represents sustainability and resilience in one of the nation’s largest and most diverse cities.

Quarry House (Park City, UT) – Honor Award in Residential Design

While excavating the Quarry House site, contractors unexpectedly discovered a 400-foot-long sandstone escarpment shaped long ago by wind and water. The design team scrapped the original plan and adopted the natural ledge, integrating it into the design of the house. Working with a team of geological engineers, contractors and surveyors, Design Workshop exposed the cross-laminated layers using specialist tools and manual techniques, transforming the slab into a prominent feature of the home, blending further the design to the surrounding nature.

Connecting People and Landscape: Integrating Cultural Landscapes, Climate Resilience and Growth Management in the Netherlands (Beaufort County, South Carolina) – Honorary Prize in Analysis and Planning

The impacts of sea level rise and population growth threaten Beaufort County, South Carolina cultural landscapes, ecosystems, historically black communities and agricultural landscapes. To combat these issues, Design Workshop worked with the county and communities to create the Beaufort County Green Plan 2020 and Comprehensive Plan 2040.

Working at the height of Covid-19, we were still able to achieve statistically relevant community engagement using innovative storytelling techniques. Based on this commitment and extensive research, the team has developed two plans that work together and create a model that incorporates climate change into future growth modeling and conservation strategies, as well as approaches for placemaking, affordable housing, development, trails and walking.

Reinventing nature and inclusion to Salt Lake City (Sale Lake City, UT) – Honors Award in Analysis and Planning

The planning process for Salt Lake City’s Public Lands Master Plan began just as the pandemic began, and civic protests centered on critical social and environmental issues took hold. The Design Workshop team saw this as an opportunity to tackle complex and controversial issues facing the city, including homelessness, racial justice, urbanization and climate change.

Titled “Reimagine Nature,” this project inspired community members to explore how city-run outdoor spaces can respond to current events centered on core values ​​of equity, stewardship, and livability. The team joined 12,000 community members of all populations to create an actionable 10-year vision for the city’s vast landscape of 83 parks and public spaces, 70 miles of trails, 1,700 acres of natural land and 86 500 urban trees.

About the Design Workshop

Founded in 1969, Design Workshop is an internationally renowned design firm specializing in landscape architecture, urban planning and strategic services with eight studios in the United States and projects around the world. The firm has been recognized with more than 500 prestigious awards. Design Workshop differentiates its planning and design process through DW Legacy Design®, the integration of art, community, environment and economy into every project. From fragile ecosystems to urban sites in rapidly changing cities, Design Workshop works in challenging environments around the world. For more information, visit http://www.designworkshop.com.

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Daiva JarasiusDesign Workshop, Inc., 1 17209079359, djarasius@designworkshop.com

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