2011 Awards

Alabama Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects – Award Recipients

The Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is honored to award six projects and teams, awards for landscape projects across the State of Alabama. The projects were selected from a group of 22 entries from across the State that demonstrate the quality, diversity and care of work we as Landscape Architects, strive to achieve. The six recipients were selected with the help of the Potomac Chapter of ASLA, and are seen as some of the best projects, landscapes and places found in our State. The winners were announced at the annual Twin States Conference held in Hoover, AL on March 26th this year.

Analysis and Planning Category

Honor Award – Alabama National Cemetery – Montevallo, Alabama – Macknally Ross Land Design – The design team was given the task of developing a masterplan for 472-acres of land in Shelby County, AL to serve a national cemetery for our nation’s veterans and their loved ones.

Merit Award – UAB Campus Green –Birmingham, AL – Nimrod Long and Associates - The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)’s long-range Campus Master Plan called for the creation of a large open space by assembling four city blocks and the construction of new academic, residential and dining structures to define the edges. A team of consultants, led by The Landscape Architect was retained by UAB to develop the Master Plan for The Campus Green, a document outlining the architectural and site design guidelines for development.

General Design Category

Honor Award – Railroad Park – Birmingham, AL – Macknally Ross Land Design – The design team was given the task of transforming 19 acres (approx. 8 city blocks) of abandoned brownfield into an urban park to complement and promote the reinvigoration of downtown Birmingham. The design of the park emerged from the influence and attraction of the railroad, desire to address the need for community space in the city center and promote the concepts of sustainability and health.

Merit Award – Club Place – Mountain Brook, AL– Nimrod Long and Associates – The client worked directly with the Landscape Architect to provide landscape architectural services for their new small infill neighborhood. The scope of work for the project included site planning, site grading and drainage, landscape and irrigation design, hardscape design, and lighting design for the community. A Master Plan was developed including twelve unique single family home sites with abundant parking and green space on 3.5 acres.

Merit Award – Mountain Brook High School Concourse – Mountain Brook, AL – Goodwyn Mills Cawood - The school board wanted a space that would be: Safe, Attractive, Provide space for student gathering, Pedestrian only but answer service needs, Provide access to the sports fields, Secure area during ticket events and Inviting for people of the community to come and use on a daily basis.

Student Awards

Merit Award – Student Collaboration – Boykin Community Center – Auburn, AL – Auburn University Student Group- This service learning project assisted the City of Auburn, AL Recreation Department in designing and building a Best Management Practices (BMP) demonstration site at the Boykin Community Center regarding water issues on site, resolved with implementing rain gardens, bioswales and cisterns.

Please contact Ben Wieseman, President-Elect, Design Awards Committee Chair, with any questions about the awards process.

2008 ASLA Award Winners

Honor Award

  • Jule Collins Smith Museum, Nimrod Long and Associates

Merit Awards

  • Creekside of Auburn,  Nimrod Long and Associates
  • The Grand Hotel, Goodwin, Mills and Cawood
  • Living River Retreat, Macknally Ross Land Design
  • The Preserve, Nimrod Long and Associates
  • Private Residence, Macknally Ross Land Design
  • Ross Park, Environmental Design Studio