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2020 BSLA Awards Announced

Boston – On June 29, The Boston Society of Landscape Architects announced the 2020 Design Award winners in a first-ever online event.  Follow the link at to view the slideshow presented that evening, including images from all of the recognized projects.


Merit Awards

Healey and Mystic – Somerville / Groundview, Somerville

Lincoln Park Master Plan – Albany, N.Y. / STIMSON, Cambridge + Princeton.

The Berm – Quincy / Bishop Land Design, Quincy

Lakeview District – Mississauga, Ontario / Sasaki, Watertown

White River Vision Plan – Hamilton & Marion Counties, Indiana / Agency Landscape + Planning, Cambridge

Xinyang University Campus Master Plan: Xinyang City, Henan, China / Sasaki, Watertown

Climate ready South Boston alt flood protection / Rendering courtesy of Halvorson|Tighe & Bond Studio


Climate Ready South Boston, Boston  / Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio







Reaching Beyond Blackinton’s Cultural Crossroads, North Adams / Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture, Cambridge

Wuhan Yangtze Riverfront Park,  Wuhan, China / Sasaki, Watertown


Merit Awards

A New Suburban Ecology – Newton / Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Stoneham

Beach House – coastal Massachusetts / Studio 2112 Landscape Architecture

Lafayette Park – Salem / Crowley Cottrell Boston

Symphony Park – Somerville / Groundview, Somerville

Lincoln Park – Somerville / Weston & Sampson, Boston

Neponset River Greenway – Boston & Mattapan / Crosby | Schlessinger | Smallridge – Boston

Old Farm – Little Compton, Rhode Island  /STIMSON Cambridge + Princeton

Solitaire Residential Tower – Taichung, Taiwan / Landworks Studio Boston

The Arsenal on the Charles – Garage and Pocket Park / Stantec Boston

Baton Rouge Central Green – Baton Rouge, Louisiana / Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture Cambridge

Ferrous Foundry Park – Lawrence / STIMSON Cambridge, + Princeton

Quincy Common / Photo by Ed Wonsek


Hancock Adams Common – Quincy / Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio, Boston





Nature’s Neighborhoods – Boston / Coyle & Caron, Orlando, Florida

Phillips Square Tactical Plaza – Boston / Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Boston

Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge – Richmond, Virginia / Hargreaves Jones, Cambridge

Honor Awards

401 Park – Boston /  Leblanc Jones Landscape Architects, Boston

Boston City Hall / Photo by Ed Wonsek


MBTA Govt Center Plaza – Boston / Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio, Boston





Bow Market – Somerville / Merritt / Chase, Pittsburg & Indianapolis

Northeastern University ISEC Plaza & Bridge – Boston / STIMSON, Cambridge

Xuhui Runway Park


Xuhui Runway Park – Shanghai, China / Sasaki, Watertown.






Excellence Award

Submitted by WxLA / Agency Landscape + Planning, Cambridge


Student Excellence Award

“Right to Remain” – Willis Wharf, Virginia 


Right to Remain – Willis Wharf, Virginia / Tina Yun Ting Tsai, Harvard Graduate School of Design






Student Honor Awards

Water Assemblage – Mekong Delta, Vietnam / Tam Banh,  Harvard Graduate School of Design

Mobility is Equality – Los Angeles / Amanda Ton, Weihsiang Chao, Xin Qian, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Student Merit Awards

From Trash to Fish  / Xue Bai, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Stone Wall Trees 2040 – Hong Kong / Anson Ting Fung Wong, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Returning to the River: Water as Public Space – San Agustin / Amatengo, Oaxaca, Mexico / Estello-Cisdre Raganit, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Healthy Place-Making for the Medical District – Springfield / Allyson Fairweather, Tor Gagnon, Tianyi Guan, James Mealey, Gwendolyn Stoll, Peter Wachernagel, University of Mass. Amherst

Where the Emerald Necklace Meets the Sea – Boston /  Reif Larson, University of Mass. Amherst