FOR ENTRIES FOR THE TEXAS CHAPTER 2001 PROFESSIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM *
Texas Chapter of the ASLA invites from the membership, submissions
of professional works to be reviewed for the Texas Chapter ASLA 2001
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.
executed outside the State will also be welcome.
are solicited in the categories of landscape design, landscape
planning and analysis, landscape architectural research, and design
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.
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).
Design: Constructed Projects
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.
Design: Unrealized Projects
excellence in design thinking and method for projects that have
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.
Planning and Analysis:
the wide variety of professional activities that lead to, evaluate,
or guide landscape architectural practice:
Master plans for commercial, residential, industrial or
institutional development; regional transportation; or recreation.
Government policies and programs.
Legislation ensuring utilization of landscape architecture.
Environmental assessments, suitability studies, natural and visual
resource inventories, and post-construction evaluations.
Landscape Architectural Research:
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:
Problem statement: identification of problem researched;
Issues: provide statements identifying possible relationships to be
Procedure: Method of inquiry used;
Results: Evidence of scientific inquiry; report of results of the
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
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.
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.
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
entry must be organized in a standard letter size 3-ring binder.
Slides must be in plastic sleeves within the binder.
binder must include:
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:
Project's location, if applicable;
Landscape Architect's role in developing/implementing the project;
Successful resolution of the project's program (requirements,
limitations, scope, intent, planning/design philosophy.);
Impact and significance of the project on the local community or
Special or unique solutions to unusual problems or budgetary
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.
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.
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
Enclose the completed entry form and entry fee in an envelope and
tape it to the outside cover of the binder.
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.
ensure anonymity and impartiality, delete all references to you (or
your firm) from all text, prints, and slides.
which do not meet the above categorical requirement s will not be
considered by the jury.
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.
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.
the discretion of the jury, a maximum of 20 percent of the entries
in each of the five categories may receive this award.
the discretion of the jury, any number of Merit Awards may be given
in each of the five categories.
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
Criteria For Judging Classic Award
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;
It must have passed the test of time by demonstrating a consistent
or increased level of importance since the project's completion.
Entry Requirements for Classic Award
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.
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.)
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
Supporting documentation in the form of a binder.
Introductory background statement, including:
Brief history of the project;
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;
Significance--Explain the project's significance and contribution to
the quality of life over time in the area where the project is,
CATEGORIES -WINNING ENTRIES
winning entries will remain the property of the Texas Chapter ASLA,
which may reproduce any part thereof for publicity purposes.
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.
awards will be recognized and winners presented with certificates at
ASLA Chapter Annual Meeting, in March in Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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
entries to: Texas Chapter ASLA -2001 Professional Awards Program
entries must reach the delivery address listed above by 5 PM,
Number: Fax Number:
Category (Circle One):
Design -Constructed Projects
A. Constructed Projects -Residential
B. Constructed Projects -Commercial
C. Constructed Projects -Public
Design -Unrealized Projects
A. Unrealized Projects -Residential
B. Unrealized Projects -Commercial
C. unrealized Projects –Public
Planning and Analysis
Landscape Architectural Research
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
of Entrant Date Authorized Signature (Firm, Agency or Publisher
have no objections to the submission, judging or various
publications of this material related to the 2001 Texas Chapter ASLA.
A wards Program or the promotion of the profession of Landscape
Architecture by the Texas Chapter ASLA.
of Client/ Owner it le Date
of Firm, Agency or Publisher (type or print)
ALL AWARD ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 5:00PM, FRIDAY, JANUARY.
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