Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members.  Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession.

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 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia, October 19-22, 2018.

This year, recent GSD graduates and current students received four awards in three categories:

2018 Student Award of Excellence in the Communication Category, on behalf of “Korea Remade: A Guide to the Reuse of the DMZ Area Towards Unification“: Xiwei Shen MLA 19Jiawen Chen MLA 18, and Siyu Jiang MLA 18; Faculty Advisors: Niall Kirkwood, Jungyoon (Yuni) Kim MLA ’00, and Yoonjin Park MLA ’00.

Korea Remade Xiwei Shen, Student ASLA; Jiawen Chen, Student ASLA; Siyu Jiang

2018 Student Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category, on behalf of “Baseco: A New Housing Paradigm“: Julio F. Torres Santana MArch 19Yinan Liu MLA 19, and Aime Vailes-Macarie MArch 19; Faculty Advisor: David A. Rubin MLA ’90 

Baseco- A New Housing Paradigm Julio F. Torres Santana MArch ‘19, Student ASLA; Yinan Liu MLA ‘19, Student ASLA; Aime Vailes-Macarie MArch ‘19


2018 Student Honor Award in the Analysis And Planning Category, on behalf of “Bloom! A Dynamic Landscape Biological System“: Xiwei Shen MLA 19Jiawen Chen MLA 18, and Chengzhe Zhang MLA 18; Faculty Advisors: Craig Douglas and David Watts

Bloom! A Dynamic Landscape Biological System Xiwei Shen MLA '18,  Jiawen Chen MLA '17, and Chengzhe Zhang MLA '18

2018 Student Honor Award the Residential Design Category, on behalf of “The Snow [RESERVE]: Dynamic Microclimate Strategies for South Boston Living“: Sunmee Lee MLA 19 and Phia Sennett MLA 19; Faculty Advisor: Craig Douglas

The Snow RESERVE Sunmee Lee MLA ‘19, Student ASLA; Phia Sennett MLA ‘19