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©2019 by Maryland Chapter - American Society of Landscape Architects

Annual Chapter Awards

The intent of the Annual Maryland ASLA Awards Program is to encourage professional excellence in Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan Area by recognizing significant completed as well as un‐built Landscape Architectural projects. The objective is to bring public attention to the outstanding services of landscape architects by honoring them with professional awards for projects that demonstrate a superior quality of design and execution.

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2019 Awards

Due March 14th, 2019   Deadline Extended Till March 21, 2019


Awards season is here and the 2019 MDASLA Call for Entries is open! A variety of award categories are available, including General Design, Residential Design, Design (unbuilt), Communications, Analysis & Planning, and Research. All are welcome to submit their projects, although ASLA members receive a discounted rate. We encourage that entries are limited to offices within the MD/DC/VA or a project that is located within the same region. There is no limit on the number of entries that an individual, firm, academic institution, organization or public agency may submit. 

Awards will be reviewed by a jury of another ASLA state chapter. Winning awards will demonstrate a project’s quality, creativity, and innovation and also adhere to the requirements of the Call for Entries. Several levels of awards are available, including Merit, Honor, the Travelling Award for Innovation Excellence and Presidential.  

Please enter for the opportunity to be recognized in front of your peers, clients and chapter sponsors at our upcoming Awards Gala on April 26th! Award winners will be notified in advance of the gala, although not the exact level of award. See below for more information on the gala. We look forward to seeing you then! 

If you have any questions on the Awards submission, please email Matt Weir at contact@marylandasla.org and include “MDASLA Awards” in the subject line. Award entries are due by Thursday, March 21 - but do not delay. Click here to submit your projects now! 

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Recognizes site specific works of landscape architecture or urban design. Professional entries in this category must be built.


Typical entries include public, institutional, or private landscapes of all kinds except residential (see Residential Design Category); historic preservation, reclamation, conservation; green roofs, stormwater management, sustainable design; urban, town center, large-scale residential, mixed-use, and community design; and more. 




Recognizes site specific works of landscape architecture for residential use. Professional entries in this category must be built. 


Typical entries include single or multifamily residential projects; activity areas for cooking, entertaining, recreation or relaxation; sustainable landscape applications; new construction or renovation projects; historic preservation; affordable landscape concepts and innovations; and more. 




Recognizes innovative vision within landscape architecture or urban design for projects that have not been built.


Typical entries include unbuilt general design and residential design projects.




Recognizes achievements in communicating landscape architecture works, techniques, technologies, history, or theory, and the lesson value to an intended audience.


Typical entrants include print media, film, video, audio, CD, or DVD formats; online communications; interpretive design; exhibition design; and more.



Recognizes the wide variety of professional activities that lead to, guide, and evaluate landscape architecture design. Entries in this category are not required to be built or implemented.


Entries include urban, suburban, rural, or regional planning or development guidelines; transportation, town, or campus planning; plans for reclamation of brownfield sites; environmental planning for legislative or policy initiatives or regulatory controls; cultural resource reports; natural resource protection; historic preservation planning; and more.




Recognizes research that identifies and investigates challenges posed in landscape architecture, providing results that advance the body of knowledge for the profession.


Typical entries include investigations into methods, techniques, or materials related to landscape architecture practice; studies of relationships of landscape architecture to law, education, public health and safety, or public policy; and more.

Levels of Recognition


An award of recognition for superior professional accomplishment.




An award of recognition for excellence in  landscape architecture.




This award is given to a project that stands out, not only in terms of design, but because it has an exceptional story, client, location, or other outstanding quality and truly rises above all the other submissions.




A prestigious award for a project that uniquely reflects and solves the most current issues in landscape architecture through innovative design excellence.