Southern California ASLA Chapter Gala & Design Awards
On December 6, 2007, the Southern California ASLA Chapter celebrated its 70th anniversary in style with 250 people enjoying an excellent meal, convivial camaraderie and the presentation of award-winning design projects.Photo by Leslie McGuire, LASN
The Rabben/Herman Design Office of Newport Beach, Calif. received two Merit design awards, including their work at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. (Saddleback will be featured in LASN’s Feb. issue.) Images of all the awards are online at LandscapeOnline.comPhoto by Guy Nelson, LASN
On December 6, 2007, LASN attended the 70th Anniversary Gala Celebration of the Southern California ASLA Chapter at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.
Vicki Phillipy, executive director of the chapter, said the evening was not only about the 2008 Quality of Life Design Awards, but also about celebrating the chapter’s roots and the membership.
In her opening remarks Ms. Phillipy acknowledged she was “overwhelmed and speechless” at the great turnout. It was the largest attendance the chapter has ever had for the bi-annual Gala. Andy Bowden, the chapter president and chairman of the event recognized the past presidents and Fellows and thanked the sponsors that helped make the evening possible.
Over 30 Honor and Merit awards were given to local firms for their impressive landscape architecture designs. The Award of Excellence went to Mia Lehrer + Associates for the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan. Friends of the Los Angeles River and Amigos de Bolsa Chica were honored with Public Stewardship awards for significant contributed to the environment.
Award of Excellence — One winner in this category
Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan — Firm: Mia Lehrer + Associates
Merit Award - Amgen Site Development — Firm: Mia Lehrer + Associates
Honor Award - McMaster Car — Firm: Pamela Burton & Company
Environmental Sustainable Design
Honor Award - Santa Monica Public Library — Firm: Pamela Burton & Company
Residential Garden Design
Honor Award - Altamira Residencet — Firm: Marmol Radziner + Associates
Merit Award - Malibu Beach House — Firm: Pamela Burton & Company
Honor Award - Two Pacific Rooms — Firm: Van Atta Associates
Residential Development Design
Honor Award - Baywood Collection Homes at Santaluz — Firm: EPT Design
Merit Award - Mirador at The Village — Firm: EPT Design
Land and Water Reclamation and Conservation Design
Honor Award - Lagoon Park: Living at the Edge of Wilderness — Van Atta Associates, Inc.
Park and Recreation Design
Merit Award - Etnies Skate Park — Firm: Rabben/Herman Design Office
Honor Award - Jeffrey Open Space Trail — Firm: The SWA Group
Merit Award - Santa Monica Airport Park — Firm: ah'be landscape architects
Landscape Art Design
Merit Award - South Beach Promenade — Firm: MIG, Inc.
Honor Award - Cerritos Sculpture Garden — Firm: LRM Landscape Architecture
Honor Award - California Endowment — Firm: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Merit Award - Saddleback Church – Children’s Ministry Center — Firm: Rabben/Herman Design Office
Merit Award - Santa Monica College – Bundy Campus — Firm: Mel?ndrez
Merit Award - Southwestern Community College Child Development Center — Firm: LPA, Inc.
Merit Award - University of Redlands – Environmental Science Building — Firm: EPT Design
Merit Award - Luxe Summit Hotel Sunset Boulevard — Firm: : EPT Design
Transportation Facilities Design
Merit Award - Arbor on El Toro — Firm: NUVIS, Inc.
Merit Award - Del Mar Station — Firm: Mel?ndrez
Historic Preservation/Restoration Design
Honor Award - Historic Washington Park Renovation — Firm: Troller Mayer Associates, Inc.
Honor Award - Shreddings Part 1 & 2: A Garden Redrawn & So What? — Firm: ah’be landscape architects
Honor Award - Civic Park Public Workshop Toolkits — Firm: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Merit Award - Village Matters Newspaper Column — Firm: Ann Christoph, FASLA
Honor Award - A Master Plan for the Ballona Creek — Student: Tom Rau, Department of Landscape Architecture, UCLA Extension
Merit Award - Genesis Park at Taylor — Student: Peter Lampone, Department of Landscape Architecture, UCLA Extension
Merit Award - Integrating Nature, Play & Learning: A Vision for Enriching our Children’s Lives — Student: Shannon D. Cushing, Department of Landscape Architecture, UCLA Extension
Merit Award - Our Forest, Our River, Our Backyard: Saving the San Gabriel River — Student: Anne Boyd, Department of Landscape Architecture, UCLA Extension
Planning and Analysiss
Merit Award - A Community on the Green-MTD Housing — Van Atta Associates, Inc.
Merit Award - Compton Creek Regional Garden Park Master Plan — Firm: Mia Lehrer + Associates, Inc.
Honor Award - Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan — Firm: Mia Lehrer + Associates
Concepts, Ideas and Theories
Honor Award - Gardens By The Bay — Firm: ah’be landscape architects