BSLA 2016 Awards Announced

2016 BSLA Awards Program

The Awards Committee is delighted to announce the 23 winning projects in the 2016 BSLA Awards Program. The Farnham-Connolly State Park in Canton, MA won the Award of Excellence for Boston firm, Crosby | Schlessinger | Smallridge. The Award of Excellence is given only when a project is markedly demonstrates the characteristics of outstanding landscape architect.  C|S|S was also awarded the first Landmark Award for it’s project in Cambridge and Somerville, Davis Square to Alewife Linear Park. The Landmark Award is to honor projects that have been installed for 15 or more years that have continued to contribute and grow as landscape installations.

There were six honor awards given this year and 15 merit awards. In the Landscape Analysis and Planning Categories, the three awards were all won by Sasaki Associates for projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, and China. The Award in Communications was given to Kate Kennen, ASLA and Niall Kirkwood, FASLA for their book on phytoremediation.

Nine Design Awards were installed throughout the Massachusetts and one each in New York,  Illinois, California, Washington DC, and internationally in Taiwan and Rwanda. There was a Student Award at both the Honor and Merit Levels for work in Mexico and Springfield, MA.

The BSLA Awards program selected projects from fourteen member firms in Massachusetts, small to large, new to established. Congratulations to all. The full list of awardees in this 32 year of BSLA Awards follows:


Crosby | Schlessinger |Smallridge
Farnham-Connolly State Park
Canton, MA
Design – Parks / Plazas


Honor – Analysis and Planning
Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Ananas Philippines New Community
Silang, Philippines

Honor – Communications|
Kate Kennen, ASLA and Niall Kirkwood, FASLA
Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design

Honor – Design – Streetscape
Landworks Studio, Inc.
Zelkova Urban Garden
Taichung, Taiwan

Honor – Design – Success with Limited Resources
Michelle Crowley Landscape Architecture
Come Back to Main Street: A Modular Parklet
Peabody, MA

Honor – Design – Residential
dL studio
Watermill Residence
Watermill, NY

Honor – Student
Flavio Sciaraffia, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Productive Conservation
Mexico City, Mexico


Merit – Analysis and Planning

Sasaki Associates
Forest City Conceptual Master Plan
Iskandar Development Region, Malaysia

Sasaki Associates
Zhangjiabang Park Master Plan
Zhanghai, China

Merit – Design Residential
Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects
Cliff Ridge Estate
Wellesley, MA

LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects
Los Olivos: A Conscious Renovation
Los Olivos, CA

LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects
The Van Ness
Boston, MA

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
Cambridge House
Cambridge, MA

Merit – Design Historic
Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc.
Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park
Boston, MA

Merit – Design, Parks/Plazas
Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc.
Atlantic Wharf
Boston, MA

Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects
Forest Park
Lake Forest, IL

Merit – Design Art
Landworks Studio, Inc.
1st and M Apartments
Washington, DC

Merit – Education
MASS Design Group
Mubuga School
Musanze, Rwanda

Richard Burck Associates
The Arts Court at Shady Hill School
Cambridge, MA

Merit – Design – Recreation
Michael Wasser Associates
Houghton’s Pond Bath House
Milton, MA

Merit – Design – Streetscape
Richard Burck Associates
Broad Street Reconstruction
Boston, MA

Merit – Student
Studio – University of Massachusetts Amherst, Landscape Architecture and Planning
Claiming Market Street
Springfield, MA


Crosby |Schlessinger |Smallridge
Davis Square to Alewife Linear Park
Cambridge and Somerville, MA