Silverwood Park, St. Anthony, Minnesota
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
award of excellence

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Silverwood Park represents the realization of a special use park focused on providing a stage for the arts in a natural setting. Developed by Three Rivers Park District, Silverwood exemplifies the successful reuse of a historic Salvation Army camp while remaining sensitive to its natural and cultural resources through progressive programming, design innovation and sustainable best management practices.



Lavin Bernick Center for University Life, New Orleans, Louisiana
Coen + Partners, Inc.
merit award


The Lavin Bernick Center for University Life landscape is a vibrant center for campus life that successfully knits the site newly renovated structure into the existing campus fabric. The design is an exploration in conveying the lushness of the semi-tropical New Orleans climate through refined form and texture.



Rochester Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota
Yaggy Colby Associates, Bryan Carlson Planning and Landscape Architecture
merit award


The Peace Plaza project consisted of redesigning and expanding an inaccessible and outdated plaza in downtown Rochester, MN. The landscape architects worked closely with the City, local businesses, citizens and contractors to transform and reinvigorate the urban core of downtown Rochester. The revitalized plaza has created a vibrant and cherished place to gather and celebrate.





Benedicta Arts Center Courtyard, St. Joseph, Minnesota
Close Landscape Architecture
merit award


The courtyard design provides a flexible signature space for the College of St. Benedict. The space successfully accommodates the client's program and serves as the visual focal point for a diverse arts facility. The landscape architects worked with a simple geometry to organize the space, yet the courtyard design has a dynamic movement that becomes a visual draw. The College student body, staff and faculty has embraced the courtyard it has become one of the most popular outdoor spaces on campus.





Sullivan Residence, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coen + Partners, Inc.
merit award


The Sullivan Residence is a fundamental restructuring of half of a shared backyard for one of two condominium units in a converted 1920's city lake mansion overlooking Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. The landscape architect collaborated with the client, a young professional who entertains regularly, to create a dynamic space with a modern approach, a minimal palette, and a subtle respect for the context that belies innovative solutions and construction methods.





Morris Affordable Green Neighborhood, Morris, Minnesota
honor award


The Morris Affordable Green Neighborhood envisions a community that is contextual, sustainable, and cost-effective. Underneath this seemingly simple extension of the urban fabric, however, is environmentally driven design: prairie restoration, naturalized stormwater management, sustainable building materials, and geothermal easements. It is a critical example of how small towns can go green with new development without excluding local families.



Living Street: A Landscape Illustrating Five Principles for Greenwich South, New York City
Coen + Partners, Inc.
merit award



A Living Street: A Landscape Illustrating Five Principles for Greenwich South generates a bold landscape vision for an underutilized but critical area of Lower Manhattan. The goal of this site specific vision is to shape future neighborhood development around the concept of a Living Street. The resulting landscape concept successfully knits the World Trade Center site to Battery Park creating a sustainable and animated neighborhood armature.



City of Red Wing Downtown Action Plan, Red Wing, Minnesota
Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.
merit award



Downtown Red Wing, Minnesota, one of the top 25 historic destinations in the World, has tremendous natural and built resources but is threatened by a steady leakage of real estate investment. By illustrating the links between national lifestyle trends, community values and inherent strengths of place, the Downtown Action Plan offers the rationale and innovative tools to redirect Red Wing's future. With focus on active living, sustainability, history and, the Action Plan is a dynamic guidebook that will direct public policy and private investment.



Target Site Design Guidelines - First Edition, National
Damon Farber Associates
merit award


As one of America's largest retailers, Target is a household name, and that recognition brings increased expectations from the communities they serve. Initiated in 2007, the Target Site Design Guidelines have quickly become a valuable resource for the development of new stores and the remodeling of existing store sites. Today the guidelines are facilitating site planning, civil engineering and landscape designs that improve sustainability, branding and guest experience while reducing future maintenance costs and improving local ecosystems.



Tower Harbor Master Plan, Tower, Minnesota
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.
merit award



When a highway construction replaced a bridge over the East Two River near Tower, MN with a box culvert it effectively severed the navigable water connection between the city's historic harbor and nearby Lake Vermilion. Without this connection, commercial activity moved and the harbor died. In 2005 the City hired the Landscape Architects to re-create its historic harbor and re-establish the nautical link with Lake Vermilion. This new neighborhood would not only conserve energy, it would produce its own energy while reducing water usage and eliminating stormwater runoff. The Tower Harbor Master Plan is an integrated model for urban design, recreational connection, sustainable water management, and energy conservation in a northern climate.





Augsburg College Quad & Campus/City Connections, Minneapolis, Minnesota
merit award


The mission of the new quadrangle at Augsburg College is rooted in the idea of intersections; an intellectual and a physical crossroads, a place for engagement and connection. By creating a place that will be seen as the new heart of the Augsburg campus, the college is consciously making a physical manifestation of its desire to foster a distinct sense of engagement arising from a center of faith.