PGMS, an organization for grounds professionals, has announced the winners (pictured here) of the 2014 Green Star Awards, which recognize exemplary grounds maintained. Photo: Professional Grounds Management Society
The Professional Grounds Management Society has recognized 26 grounds management programs for excellence in the Society's 2014 Green Star Awards Competition. The 42nd annual awards were announced during the Society's 2014 Awards Dinner held last month in conjunction with the School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky.
This awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence. The Green Star competition complements other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction.
Hospital or Institution
Grand Award - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
Honor Award - Kansas Medical Center, Andover, Kan.
Honor Award - St. Luke's Health System - Boise, Boise, Idaho
Park, Recreation Area or Playground
Grand Award - Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, N.C.
Hotel, Motel, or Resort
Honor Award - Woodfield Country Club, Boca Raton, Fla.
Grand Award - Payton Field/Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound, Takoma, Wash.
University and College Grounds
Grand Award - George Bush Library at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Grand Award - Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Ky. Honor Award - Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Honor Award - Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
Honor Award - Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Md.
Honor Award - Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.
Honor Award - Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Fla.
Honor Award - Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Honor Award - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Honor Award - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Honor Award - The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
Honor Award - University of California, Santa Barbara
Honor Award - Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Honor Award - Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Va.
Merit Award - Averett University, Danville, Va.
Merit Award - Concordia University, Portland, Ore.
Urban University Grounds
Grand Award - George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Honor Award - Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich. Honor Award - Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.
Merit Award - University of Pittsburgh, Penn.
For more information about PGMS, please visit pgms.org.
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