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The Texas Chapter of the ASLA invites from the membership, submissions of professional works to be reviewed for the Texas Chapter ASLA 2001 Professional

Awards Program. It is our goal to identify and recognize outstanding examples of recent and past works by Texas landscape architects and to widely publicize their contributions to the quality of life for the citizens of Texas.

Projects executed outside the State will also be welcome.


Contributions are solicited in the categories of landscape design, landscape planning and analysis, landscape architectural research, and design communication.


In thousands of settings throughout the State, the lives of Texas are touched daily and the quality of living, working and recreational environments improved through the works of members of the profession. It is our hope that you will join with us in publicly announcing the most outstanding of these contributions through your participation in this year's awards program.



Members, Fellows and Associates of the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects are eligible to enter this awards program (Qualified individuals may become members of the Texas Chapter ASLA in order to enter; for membership information call the ASLA National Headquarters at 202.216..2325).



I. Design: Constructed Projects

Recognizing excellence in constructed, site-specific landscape architectural design. This category is for completed works in landscape architectural design. Large incremental projects must have been completed through the first phase of development to be eligible under this category.


II. Design: Unrealized Projects

Recognizing excellence in design thinking and method for projects that have

been designed but not constructed. Those projects that have begun but are incomplete, or those for which implementation will not occur are eligible under this category.


III. Planning and Analysis: Recognizing the wide variety of professional activities that lead to, evaluate, or guide landscape architectural practice:

1. Master plans for commercial, residential, industrial or institutional development; regional transportation; or recreation.

2. Government policies and programs.

3. Legislation ensuring utilization of landscape architecture.

4. Environmental assessments, suitability studies, natural and visual resource inventories, and post-construction evaluations.


IV. Landscape Architectural Research: Recognizing scientific precision and advancement in the investigation or experimentation of practical applications or theories of landscape architecture. An entry in this category will normally include:

I. Problem statement: identification of problem researched;

2. Issues: provide statements identifying possible relationships to be investigated;

3. Procedure: Method of inquiry used;

4. Results: Evidence of scientific inquiry; report of results of the research;

5. Conclusions; Researcher's findings concerning the significance of the results, their comparability to past research, their applicability to landscape architecture and the need for new or further research.


V. Communications: Recognizing design achievements in communicating landscape architectural design, method, theory, practice, or technology to those within or outside the profession. Includes published or written documents, multi-media or electronic communications.


VI. Classic:

Recognizing built projects, which have been complete for not less than 15 years. It recognizes the significant contribution that landscape architecture has made to the public environment.



Each entry must include a submission fee of $75.00. Make checks payable to the Texas Chapter ASLA. Submittals will be reviewed in advance for compliance with the requirements, completeness and anonymity. Submittals not meeting requirements shall be rejected prior to jury review.

Each entry must be organized in a standard letter size 3-ring binder. Slides must be in plastic sleeves within the binder.

The binder must include:

1. A typewritten explanation of the project's merit, not to exceed two pages. Convince the jury that the project deserves honors in the selected category based on the following:

a. Project's name;

b. Project's location, if applicable;

c. Landscape Architect's role in developing/implementing the project;

d. Successful resolution of the project's program (requirements, limitations, scope, intent, planning/design philosophy.);

e. Impact and significance of the project on the local community or surroundings;

f. Special or unique solutions to unusual problems or budgetary constraints.

2. Five to ten 35mm color slides. (Number each slide on its jacket to correspond to the key described in 3 below). For categories IV and V, in addition to the required slides, a five-minute (maximum) video presentation (one-half inch VHS only) or CD-ROM (must be completely self-running program) of the project may be submitted.

3. A brief identification and description of the slides, typewritten on a separate sheet of paper, and keyed to numbers on the slides. Identify photographic credits as appropriate.

4. For Categories I, II, and III (if appropriate), attach a plan of the project, reduced and/or folded to fit within the entry binder. For categories IV and V (and III if other than a master plan), include one copy of the Planning/Analysis, Research, or Communication documents.

5. Enclose the completed entry form and entry fee in an envelope and tape it to the outside cover of the binder.

6. Enclose your name and that of the project, your address, daytime telephone number, and fax number in a sealed envelope and tape it to the inside front cover of the binder.


To ensure anonymity and impartiality, delete all references to you (or your firm) from all text, prints, and slides.


Materials which do not meet the above categorical requirement s will not be considered by the jury.


Any project, which has won a Texas Chapter ASLA award, is ineligible for entry to the program. However, projects that have won national or other State ASLA Chapter awards are eligible.



Award of Excellence

At the discretion of the jury, the Award of Excellence may be given to any entry representing outstanding achievement in landscape architecture. One Award of Excellence may be awarded each year in each of the five categories.


Honor Award

At the discretion of the jury, a maximum of 20 percent of the entries in each of the five categories may receive this award.


Merit Award

At the discretion of the jury, any number of Merit Awards may be given in each of the five categories.


Classic Award

The Classic Award is given to built projects that have been completed for not less than 15 years. It recognizes and publicizes the significant contribution landscape architecture has made to the public environment, calls attention to the element of time in landscape architecture and recognizes the long-term benefits cl1eated by the profession. Typical entries include: communities and housing; streets and public spaces; park and recreational facilities; transportation corridors and facilities; public estates and gardens; institutions; commercial facilities; and resorts. One award is given per year and the winner is selected by the Design Jury.


Main Criteria For Judging Classic Award

1) Project must have enduring significance in the area where it is located aand make a substantial contribution to the quality of life in that area;

2) It must have passed the test of time by demonstrating a consistent or increased level of importance since the project's completion.


Specific Entry Requirements for Classic Award

In addition to the generic entry form and entry fee, to enter a project for the Classic Award, please provide the following supporting documentation in the form of a 3-ring binder.

1) A plan of the project reduced to 8.5" x 11" (providing both an original plan and a current plan will assist the jurors in assessing the project if the original still exists.)

2) Ten to fifteen 35mm slides, including one slide of the plan. On a single separate page, provide a one or two-sentence identification/ description keyed to each slide. Identify photo credits as appropriate.

3) Supporting documentation in the form of a binder.

4) Introductory background statement, including:

a) Brief history of the project;

b) Role of the Landscape Architect(s), description of the landscape architect's role, and the role of the other significant participants, both original and subsequent;

c) Significance--Explain the project's significance and contribution to the quality of life over time in the area where the project is, located.



All winning entries will remain the property of the Texas Chapter ASLA, which may reproduce any part thereof for publicity purposes.


Copyrights or photographic credits should be disclosed to the Texas Chapter ASLA with the entry. In the event an award winning entry desires duplication of slides, none will be released for duplication until after the awards ceremony.



All awards will be recognized and winners presented with certificates at the ASLA Chapter Annual Meeting, in March in Texas.



Each award winning entry will receive two award certificates. One bearing the name of the winning individual/firm, and one bearing the winning client/owner's name. Additional awards certificates may be ordered through the office of the Awards Chairman at a cost of $40.00 each.


After notification of the jury results, award recipients will be sent a request for information for each award certificate, as well as a request for all names and role of each of the participants who should be recognized in publication of the award.


Entrants are responsible for securing written authorization from the client(s) allowing the entry to be submitted, judged, and published if given an award. Do not send authorization with your entry; keep for your records. Texas Chapter ASLA will assume authorization has been obtained and will assume no responsibility for any problems that result from failure to obtain this release.



The Texas Chapter ASLA recommends packing mailed entries in a quilted envelope. Non-winning entries should (1) enclose a stamped and self-addressed envelope or (2) a return delivery address, contact phone number, and FedEx account number, if you wish your material returned.


Deliver entries to: Texas Chapter ASLA -2001 Professional Awards Program


All entries must reach the delivery address listed above by 5 PM, Friday, January 5,



Entrant's Firm Name:

Contact Person:


Telephone Number: Fax Number:

ASLA Membership Number: 



Project Category (Circle One):

I. Design -Constructed Projects

I. A. Constructed Projects -Residential

I. B. Constructed Projects -Commercial

I. C. Constructed Projects -Public

II. Design -Unrealized Projects

II. A. Unrealized Projects -Residential

II. B. Unrealized Projects -Commercial

II. C. unrealized Projects –Public

III. Planning and Analysis

IV. Landscape Architectural Research

V. Communications

VI. Classic

Project Name:

Location: I

Landscape Architect:

Owner/ Client:

Architect: Project Role:

Engineer: Project Role:



I have read the entry requirements for the 2001 Texas Chapter ASLA A wards program. The submitted project was performed in compliance with any and all licensure laws, rules, and regulations of the state in which the project is located. As an award recipient, [agree to grant unlimited usage rights to all photographs and slides and give permission to the Texas Chapter ASLA to publish these photographs, I also understand that the Texas Chapter of ASLA will retain all winning material.

Signature of Entrant Date Authorized Signature (Firm, Agency or Publisher



I have no objections to the submission, judging or various publications of this material related to the 2001 Texas Chapter ASLA.

Professional A wards Program or the promotion of the profession of Landscape Architecture by the Texas Chapter ASLA.

Signature of Client/ Owner it le Date

Name of Firm, Agency or Publisher (type or print)




*This document has been retrieved from the Award 2001 MEMO of the Texas Chapter ASLA.



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