MEMPHIS, TN --- The Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (TNASLA) met in Memphis on April 25 & 26 for their annual state conference and awards ceremony.
Memphis based Landscape Architecture firm, DALHOFF THOMAS design studio, won an Honor Award in Analysis & Planning for their work on Big Creek Resilience. Principal Dean Thomas said, “We are honored to receive recognition for our work with Resilient Shelby.” DALHOFF THOMAS design studio also received a Merit Award in Analysis & Planning for Parkside Planned Development.
The conference opened with a keynote by Carol Coletta (Memphis River Parks Partnership & Kresge Foundation). Landscape Architecture luminaries Kona Gray, FASLA (EDSA, Florida) and Thomas Woltz, FASLA (Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, New York) spoke. Additional speakers were Mitch Robinson (Strawberry Plains Audubon Center), Bob Wenner (Wolf River Conservancy), Daniel Ashworth (Alta Planning + Design), Warren Goodson (WH Porter & Co.), Ritchie Smith (Ritchie Smith Associates), Nick Oyler (City of Memphis), Roshun Austin (The Works), Seth Harkins (Alcy Ball CDC), Dane Forlines (The Heights CDC), and Emily Trenholm (HighGround News). Tours in Memphis included Crosstown Concourse and Edge District with Todd Richardson, Tony Pellicciotti, and Tommy Pacello.
Professional and Student Design Awards were judged by the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
WMWA Landscape Architects (Chattanooga) | Award of Excellence in Analysis & Planning | The Ramble
Hodgson Douglas Landscape Architects (Nashville) | Honor Award in General Design | Downtown Commons
Hodgson Douglas Landscape Architects (Nashville) | Honor Award in Residential Design | Terra House / River House
DALHOFF THOMAS design studio (Memphis) | Honor Award in Analysis & Planning | Big Creek Resilience
PORT Urbanism (Chicago) and Sanders Pace Architecture (Knoxville) | Honor Award in Communications | Urban Wilderness Gateway Park Community Event
Civil Site Design Group (Nashville) | Merit Award in General Design | ONEC1TY Amenities
Cliff Garten Studio (Venice, CA) | Merit Award in General Design | I AM A MAN Plaza
Hedstrom Design (Knoxville) | Merit Award in Residential Design | Farmside Lane at Blackberry Farm
DALHOFF THOMAS design studio (Memphis) |Merit Award in Analysis & Planning | Parkside Planned Development
PORT Urbanism (Chicago) and Sanders Pace Architecture (Knoxville) | Merit Award in Analysis & Planning | Urban Wilderness Gateway Park Framework Plan
WMWA Landscape Architects (Chattanooga) | Merit Award in Communications | Black Creek Pattern Book
A number of students in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Graduate Landscape Architecture Program were recognized for award winning projects and plans.
Hank Mary, Wyatt Pless, Daniel Rose, and Dustin Toothman received Honor Awards. Alexa Macri, Maggie House, Fernando Turpin, Bridget Ash, Natalie McCarthy, Payton Watson, and Chloe Reeves received Merit Awards.
This year’s Olmsted Award was bestowed upon Charles Newman of Memphis for his more than 50 years of leadership in conservation and his role in providing access to and protection for the most prominent and beloved public landscapes in Memphis-Shelby County. The purpose of TNASLA’s Olmsted Award, named in honor of the founding father of Landscape Architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, is to promote the ideals he established to ensure the health and enjoyment of the environment by all mankind. The award is given annually to recognize significant contributions in one of four categories: contributions to the profession in Tennessee, preservation of the landscape of Tennessee, enhancement of Tennessee’s physical environment, or landscape architectural education.
Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, education and skill in the art of Landscape Architecture and the promotion of the profession of Landscape Architecture as an instrument of service in the public welfare. For more information visit www.tnasla.org.