West 8 receives ASLA Honour Award for Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Garden
Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden has won an Honor Award in the General Design category of the 2018 ASLA Professional Awards. This week, Claire Agre, Principal of West 8 New York, represented the design team to recevie this honor on stage at the ASLA Annual Meeting Award Ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Brilliant. To do something so contemporary in the fountains, like the way the lighting works. That’s where I think the creativity comes in,” the awards jury commented.
This year, ASLA received 374 entries of which 25 received awards. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognizes the best of landscape architecture in the general design, analysis and planning, communications, research, and residential design categories from the United States and around the world.
We congratulate our fellow team members Beyer Blinder Belle, Fluidity Design Consultants, L’Observatoire International and consultants Urban Engineers, Landis Inc., Irrigation Consulting Inc., Keast & Hood Co. and Bancroft Construction.
West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 31 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Toronto and Amsterdam. The office gained international recognition with projects such as Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Jubilee Gardens in London (UK), Expo \’02 in Yverdon-les-Bains (CH) and Miami Beach SoundScape Park (US). Many of the projects are the result of groundbreaking entries in important international competitions. Recently won competitions include Toronto Waterfront in Toronto (CA), Governors Island in New York (USA) and Yongsan Park in Seoul (KR).
Amongst the numerous awards received by West 8 are the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture 2011, Mondriaan Fund (formerly BKVB), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Prix de Rome, the Dutch Maaskant Award, the Bijhouwer Award, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, the Green Pin and the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design.