Vectorworkers win 2012 ASLA Professional Awards


The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently announced the winners of the 2012 Professional Awards, which honor the top public places, residential designs, campuses, parks, and urban planning projects from across the U.S. and around the world. Nemetschek Vectorworks is pleased to announce that several Vectorworks software users are among the winners, including PWP Landscape ArchitectureThe Office of James Burnett, and Reed Hilderbrand LLC.

First, in the General Design Category, PWP Landscape Architecture received an Honor Award for its National 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Situated on an eight-acre site, the project features two fountain-lined voids on the locations of the destroyed twin towers and a surrounding forest of oak trees, offering a place for contemplation and remembrance. Read our previous story about the project here.

In the same category, The Office of James Burnett received an Honor Award for its Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, CA. This design celebrates the cultural legacy of a historic estate through a 15-acre desert botanical garden. The result is a living landscape that respects the character of the Sonoran Desert and demonstrates a new ecological aesthetic for landscapes in the arid southwest.

In the Residential Design Category, Reed Hilderbrand LLC received an Honor Award for its Guilford, CT project titled, Reordering Old Quarry. Situated in a 1950s subdivision, this project involved the shaping of a livable, modern, low-input landscape to complement a restored house and small addition. The project also celebrates the found conditions of the quarry beneath the ground.

Finally, the Winnipeg Skating Shelters, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, received an Honor Award in the General Design Category. Construction for this award-winning project was done by Vectorworks software user, Sputnik Architecture. This project consists of six outdoor skating shelters that provide relief from the harsh winter elements.