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RECOGNITION

A landscape works on many levels, at once functional, aesthetic, and symbolic. It is composed of the fundamental elements of the earth – tree, water, stone – and evolves with the changing seasons, progressing through growth and transformation, life and death.

As designers, we strive to develop a unified vision for the landscape that expresses the values of our client and serves their needs. As we listen to, observe, and collaborate with our client, the vision gains definition and becomes a design.

Construction is not the final state of creation. The landscape truly comes into being only after the rituals of habitation have begun. Once it has been used by one person alone or many together for contemplation, play, or celebration, then it will flourish.

We are committed to providing exceptional design for all our clients and are pleased to have our efforts recognized.

 

SELECTED PROJECT AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:

2015 | AIA/WA Civic Design Awards – Merit Award for Duvall Library

2014 | Seattle Design Commission Honorable Mention for Madison Valley Stormwater Storage Project

2013 | APWA Environmental Project of the Year for Donkey Creek Daylighting and Estuary Restoration

2013 | Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association Excellence in Concrete Construction Award, Artistic Merit for Wetmore Theatre Plaza

2012 | AIA Seattle Honor Award for Duvall Library

2012 | HUD Best practices in affordable housing for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2011 | Seattle Design Commission Design Excellence Award for Fire Station 30

2011 | Bellingham Arts District ranked 8th in the “Top 100 Public Spaces Project” sponsored by Planetizen and Project for Public Spaces

2011 | Sammamish Library named one of ten most inspiring and innovative public libraries in the country by Library Journal

2011 | Honor Award AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Design Awards for Sammamish Library

2011 | American School & University Post-Secondary Citation for Maier Hall, Peninsula College

2010| AIA Seattle What Makes it Green? Award for Maier Hall, Peninsula College

2010 | AIA WA Council Civic Design Merit Award for Library Media Center, Peninsula College

2010 | Kenichi Nakano becomes Honorary Member Seattle AIA.

2009 | Department of Landscape Architecture College of Built Environments Honor Award for Significant Works and Deeds to the Department and Profession.

2009 | American School & University Louis I. Kahn Citation Award for Library Media Center, Peninsula College

2007 | Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Best Places to Live in Seattle includes Rainier Vista HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence – High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | AIA Housing Committee Award (Multifamily) for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | PCBC Golden Nugget Award for Best Master Planned Community for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Award: Multifamily Project of the Year for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | National Built Green Hammer Award for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | National Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence: Silver Medalist for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | Washington Excellence in Concrete Construction: Sustainable Merit Award for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2007 | Puget Sound Regional Council: Vision 2020 Award for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2006 | AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award: Community Informed Design Award for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2006 | International Society of Arboriculturists: Green Leaf Award for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2006 | AIA: Show You’re Green Award for Affordable Housing for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2006 | AIA Seattle What Makes It Green? Award for Library Media Center, Peninsula College

2006 | Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Honor of Merit & Grand Award for NewHolly HOPE VI Redevelopment2005 | WASLA Special Mention for Asthma, Allergens and Children Article

2005 | AIA Design Challenge Special Mention for Homeless/Memorial

2005 | Built Green SeattleTM Design Competition Communities Award for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2005 | National Association of Home Builders Best in American Living Award for NewHolly HOPE VI Redevelopment

2003 | New Face of America’s Public Housing Award: Congress of New Urbanism and HUD for NewHolly HOPE VI Redevelopment

2003 | Washington Society of Landscape Architects: Landscape Planning Award for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2003 | Pacific Coast Builders Conference: Gold Nugget Award for Masterplanned Community of the Year for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment2003 | Seattle Design Commission: Master Plan Design Award for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2003 | Director’s Award for Leadership in Housing Development: Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development for High Point HOPE VI Redevelopment

2002 | Center for Empowerment, Empowerment for Community Development Award for NewHolly HOPE VI Redevelopment

2002 | Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award: Congress of New Urbanism for NewHolly HOPE VI Redevelopment

2002 | NAIOP Office Development of the Year Award for 5th & Bell Building

2002 | City of Redmond Honor Design Award for Well #4

2001 | WAGGA Excellence in Concrete Construction for City of Burien Community Center Skate Park

2001 | Nominee for Mayor’s Small Business Awards

2000 | Consulting Engineers of Washington Honor Award for First Ave. South Bridge

2000 | Washington AIA Merit Award for NewHolly HOPE VI Redevelopment

1999 | VISION 2020 Award: Puget Sound Regional Council for NewHolly HOPE VI Redevelopment

1999 | APA/PAW Honorable Mention for SW Kitsap County Park

1999 | NCMA/ASLA Honor Award for International Fountain and Mall

1997 | WASLA Merit Award for International Fountain and Mall

1995 | Merit Award APA/PAW Pine Street Advisory Task Force

 

LEED® CERTIFIED PROJECTS

Platinum
Fire Station 20 – Interbay

Gold
Rainier Beach Community Center
Neighborhood House at High Point
North Seattle College Opportunity Center for Employment and Education
Peninsula College Maier Hall
Life Sciences Building

Silver
VA Puget Sound Health Care Campus (targeted)
Fire Station 30 – Mount Baker
Peninsula College Library Media Center

Certified
Duvall Library
North Seattle College Health Sciences and Student Resources
Port of Seattle Transit Operations Center