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2016 BSLA Award Winners Announced

Boston – The Awards Committee recently announced  the 23 winning projects in the 2016 BSLA Awards Program. The Farnham-Connolly State Park in Canton won the Award of Excellence for Boston firm Crosby | Schlessinger | Smallridge. The Award of Excellence is given only when a project markedly demonstrates the characteristics of outstanding landscape architect. C|S|S was also awarded the first Landmark Award for its project in Cambridge and Somerville, Davis Square to Alewife Linear Park. The Landmark Award is to honor projects that have been installed for 15 or more years that have continued to contribute and grow as landscape installations.

Six honor awards and 15 merit awards were given this year. In the Landscape Analysis and Planning Categories, the three awards were all won by Sasaki Associates for projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, and China. The Award in Communications was given to Kate Kennen, ASLA, and Niall Kirkwood, FASLA, for their book on phytoremediation.

The BSLA Awards Program selected projects from 14 member firms in Massachusetts, small to large, new to established.

The following is the list of this year’s winners:

Crosby |Schlessinger |Smallridge  –  Farnham-Connolly State Park,Canton, Mass. -Design – Parks / Plazas

Honor – Analysis and Planning – Sasaki Associates, Inc. – Ananas Philippines New Community, Silang, Philippines
Honor – Communications – Kate Kennen, ASLA and Niall Kirkwood, FASLA – Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design
Honor – Design – Streetscape – Landworks Studio, Inc. – Zelkova Urban Garden, Taichungi, Taiwan
Honor – Design – Success with Limited Resources – Michelle Crowley Landscape Architecture – Come Back to Main Street: A Modular Parklet, Peabody, Mass.
Honor – Design – Residential – dL Design Studio – Watermill Residence, Watermill, N.Y.
Honor – Student – Flavio Sciaraffia, Harvard University Graduate School of Design – Productive Conservation, Mexico City, Mexico

Merit – Analysis and Planning – Sasaki Associates – Forest City Conceptual Master Plan, Iskandar Development Region, Malaysia
Sasaki Associates – Zhangjiabang Park Master Plan, Zhanghai, China
Merit – Design Residential – Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects – Cliff Ridge Estate, Wellesley, Mass.
LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects – Los Olivos: A Conscious Renovation, Los Olivos, Calif.
LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects – The Van Ness, Boston
Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC – Cambridge House, Cambridge, Mass.
Merit – Design Historic – Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. – Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park, Boston
Merit – Design, Parks/Plazas – Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. – Atlantic Wharf, Boston
Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects – Forest Park,Lake Forest, Ill.
Merit – Design Art – Landworks Studio, Inc. – 1st and M Apartments, Washington, D.C.
Merit – Education – MASS Design Group – Mubuga School, Musanze, Rwanda
Richard Burck Associates – The Arts Court at Shady Hill School, Cambridge, Mass.
Merit – Design – Recreation – Michael Wasser Associates – Houghton’s Pond Bath House, Milton, Mass.
Merit – Design – Streetscape – Richard Burck Associates – Broad Street Reconstruction, Boston
Merit – Student – University of Massachusetts Amherst, Landscape Architecture and Planning – Claiming Market Street, Springfield, Mass.

Crosby |Schlessinger |Smallridge – Davis Square to Alewife Linear Park, Cambridge and Somerville, Mass.