JJR has been honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with the esteemed Landscape Architecture Firm Award for 2011. The award, selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees, goes to only one firm each year and is in recognition of landscape architecture work that has had a lasting influence.
The firm has earned over 250 professional planning, design and engineering awards. JJR will receive the award during the ASLA Honors presentation, Nov. 2 in San Diego.
JJR, founded in 1961 by William Johnson, Carl Johnson and Clarence Roy, is a nationally recognized leader in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, civil engineering and environmental science. JJR is headquartered in Madison, Wis., with offices in Ann Arbor, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix. The firm employs 130 professionals.
Entering its 50th year in 2011, JJR’s client list continues to grow across the U.S. and around the globe, including projects in South Korea, China, Qatar, Panama and Canada.
“The landscape architecture and urban design arena is ever evolving,” said JJR President Fred Klancnik, PE, FASCE. “We’re always planning, looking to the future. (This award) is a great source of pride for the entire JJR family.”
The firm’s notable projects include the University of Michigan’s landmark 1963 master plan, which introduced the firm’s innovative environmental framework approach; visionary planning and design for Chicago’s Lakefront and Northerly Island; Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the heart of Dallas; the national award-winning Crosswinds Marsh Preserve; Milwaukee’s Downtown Lakefront Revitalization; ecological preservation and design for the 36,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and sustainable campus planning for Indiana University Bloomington.