Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe.
Award recipients receive featured coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of ASLA, and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media. Award recipients, their clients, and advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Miami Beach, October 2-5, 2020.
To enter the General Design, Urban Design, Residential Design, or Analysis and Planning categories, the official entrant must currently be an Associate, Full, or International ASLA member, or eligible to join ASLA in one of those membership categories. The Research and Communications categories are open to non-landscape architecture professionals. The Landmark Award entry fee does not include complimentary membership to ASLA.
All entries become the property of ASLA and will be retained in the collections of the ASLA Library and Archives. Entrants are responsible for clearing photographs with photographers for publication and reproduction by ASLA. ASLA will provide proper photography and other project credits when using photos, but will not assume responsibility for any copyrights or photography fees. ASLA retains the right to publish photos submitted in winning entries in Landscape Architecture Magazine, on the ASLA website, in promoting the awards program, and in other products in conjunction with promoting landscape architecture.
The jury process is “blind.” In other words, the identities of the entrant and creative team are not revealed to the jury. Members of the professional awards jury, as well as the firms, organizations, agencies, or employers they represent, are not eligible to enter the professional awards program. ASLA retains the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the program requirements or that presents a conflict of interest.
Categories & Guidelines
- General Design
- Residential Design
- Urban Design
- Analysis & Planning
- Communications Category
- Research Category
- The Landmark Award: recognizes a distinguished landscape architecture project completed between 15 and 50 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm of the community in which it is located.
The Professional Awards Jury will review all eligible submissions. Entrants will be notified of the results following the jury meetings. The awards will be announced to the media in coordination with special coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine and on the ASLA website.
Recipients will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Miami Beach, October 2-5, 2020.
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.