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TNASLA CONFERENCE NASHVILLE, TN 2018

Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Awards Banquet May 3rd, 2018


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Thank you to Recreational Concepts for sponsoring this evening’s event!

The Tennessee Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Professional & Student Design Awards. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s awards program!


David Stokes, PLA, ASLA - Prairie Gateway Chapter Immediate Past Preseident

Tipton Fowlkes, PLA, ASLA Jury Coordinator - Tennessee ASLA

We would like to extend a special thank to the Prairie Gateway ASLA Chapter for jurying this year’s awards. We would also like to thank Tipton Fowlkes for serving as this year’s Tennessee ASLA Awards Jury Coordinator.


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A W A R D C R I T E R I A

EXCELLENCE

Only one award of excellence is awarded regardless of category. The selected project receives special recognition for work demonstrating exceptional contribution in the advancement of the profession and exemplifying the ethics upon which the profession was founded.

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HONOR

Projects are honored with this distinction for superior professional achievement. A limited number of applications in each cateogry are selected.

MERIT

Merit projects are recognized for their exemplary contribution to the profession and are more widely distributed than honor or excellence.


PROJECT CATEGORIES The following categories were used to select this year’s winning landscape architecture projects. The jury evaluated projects with consideration for quality and funtionality of the design; relationship to context and stated program, environmental responsibility, and relevance to the profession, the public, and the environment. RESIDENTIAL

ANALYSIS + PLANNING

Site-specific works of landscape architecture for residential use. Professional entries in this category must be built; student entries are not required to be built.

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.

GENERAL DESIGN Site-specific works of landscape architecture. Professional entries in this category must be built; student entries are not required to be built.

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

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

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Student: Rachel Helton Location: Knoxville, TN

The Tennessee River flows through Knoxville, effectively cutting the city in two. This project aims to develop the river into a destination and alternative infrastructure for the citizens of Knoxville. Through the creation of kayak share pavilions and a series of designed river rooms and streets the goal of this project is to use the river as a connective tissue that begins to stitch Knoxville into a city centered on its river.

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HONOR AWARD

JURY COMMENTS Use of scale is very informative and helpful in explaining project/process/and context. Great graphics. Nice attention to detail/scale/function associated with the Blueway Stop Typologies. Good branding of design terms/language.

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Student: Alexa Marci Location: Knoxville, TN This longitudinal, lateral, and vertical strategy on Knoxville’s creeks aims to strengthen the city’s resiliency to climate change through comprehensive flood management that is a first step towards becoming better water quality stewards of the broader Tennessee River.

JURY COMMENTS Great graphic language. Well organized presentation of findings and proposals. Good balance of natural vs. human-made filtration interventions. Intelligent concept for realizing biodiversity and productive landscapes together at the same time.

HONOR AWARD

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�he filtration vision offers a new way of seeing the potentials for �no�ville�s tri�utaries �y ta�ing the idea of channeli�ation and playing that out to its fullest, increasing the surface area of the strea��s edge and slowing down the velocity of water to encourage infiltration and enhance ecological productivity.

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HONOR AWARD

Firm: Hodgson & Douglas Client: Metro Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation Location: Nashville, TN

The master plan reflects the vision of many stakeholders and local citizens representing not only their needs, but their vision for how their park will come into being and will evolve in the future. It is a place for local residents, new and old, to get out in nature, exercise, and gather as a community.

S O U T H E A S T D AV I D S O N R E G I O N A L PA R K

JURY COMMENTS Very challenging site was handled admirably. Community engagement and demographic analysis is solid. Potential partnership explanation is done well. Program is well developed, which will serve the masterplan well over time.

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Firm: PORT and Sanders Pace Architects Client: The Aslan Foundation and the City of Knoxville Location: Knoxville, TN JURY COMMENTS Good comprehensive representation of user groups

MERIT AWARD

Like the bottom-up approach for this project - very appropriate Appreciation for the efforts to respond to the complex and diverse landscape. Interesting environmental context - unique natural assets.

The project endeavors to preserve the land in this area of Knoxville for its environmental, recreational and cultural assets—both established and latent. The plan provides a framework for this activity by increasing accessibility to the territory through the establishment of a legible circulation network that connects the preserved territory back to the city at large. This network is punctuated by a series of collection areas, over-looks, and event spaces including swimming venues, outdoor classrooms, trails and trailheads, bridges, and a community amphitheater.

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Firm: Ross / Fowler P.C. Client: City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Dept. Location: Knoxville, TN Connecting Knoxville provides a clear assessment of the feasibility of the opportunities and constraints of the additional corridors while providing tools to the City for seeking funding, environmental permitting, and constructing over 45 miles of missing greenway links. Connecting Knoxville, though simple in concept, will provide a legacy of greenway system development knowledge to Knoxville’s planners for years to come.

MERIT AWARD

JURY COMMENTS Impressive amount of analysis and data collection. Breaking down analysis plan into smallerpieces that are easier to consume would be helpful. Very thorough set of analysis and recommendations. Spanning multiple scales is impressive and powerful.

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Firm: Hawkins Partners, Inc. Client: Eakin Partners Location: Nashville, TN

MERIT AWARD

Copyright Albert Vercerka

1201 Demonbreun and adjacent Twelve | Twelve residential tower on which the landscape architect also worked, make up a true, cohesive mixed-use complex spurred by two separate developers. Through their integral involvement in both of JURY COMMENTS these developments, the landscape architect was able to blend Appreciate the combination of materials and creation of space with materials. and balance the design aestheticsTheofheight both developments to of the custom metal planters and the type of plant material were designed to provide visual layering while maintaining the striking view of the downtown skyline. Integration roof deck elements into building context is well executed. create a vibrant and complementary mixed-use complex. Inviting space without visual clutter. 1201 Demonbreun, boldly holding the corner of this complex, stands at the confluence of pedestrian and bike accessibility Well done execution of simple/clean lines. as well as vehicular accessibility, directly adjacent to I-40, and Elegant photography of the finished project. further enhances the already vibrant Gulch neighborhood. Fixed furniture such as the counter height table seen here were used for both form and function. The long family style table is used daily for work meetings and gathering, but is also designed at a counter height in close proximity to the overhead structure to also function as a serving or banquet table for events.

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RIVERFRONT LANDING | NASHVILLE, TN

Firm: Lose and Associates Client: Metro Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation Location: Nashville, TN

HONOR AWARD

JURY COMMENTS Well-presented project goals and design objectives. Excellent execution of plan and integration into context. Excellent reclamation of riverfront. Great photos of human interaction to demonstrate the project’s ongoing successes with the public. 3

RIVERFRONT LANDING | NASHVILLE, TN

The lower event lawn with access to the water, and a place to watch concerts on barges in the river.

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The Riverfront Landing provides the citizens of Nashville with a pleasant outdoor event space for large sporting events, and a re-connection with the water. The redesigned East Bank of the Cumberland River creates a Riverfront Landing that provides a refreshed and ADA compliant arrival sequence for boaters traveling to the Tennessee Titans’ Stadium. It also provides a sloping lawn that provides direct access to the water, and which doubles for an event lawn for concerts staged on barges in the river. Kayak and canoe beaches provide easy access to the river’s edge. Various activity spaces were developed to accommodate tailgaters and overnight stays by boaters.

Overall site picture. Notice canoe and kayak landings along sloping lower event lawn.

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Firm: Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Client: University of Tennessee Extension and UT Institute of Agriculture Location: Knoxville, TN JURY COMMENTS Strong graphic quality throughout. Clear and well-organized presentation of study, process and findings. Hands-on approach is compelling. Well thought out comprehensive and contiguous management strategy.

MERIT AWARD To fulfill a need for a 4-H camp in Western Tennessee, the University of Plan showing overall general recommendations within the context of Lone Oaks Farm based on the gathered BioBlitz research data. Tennessee Extension and UT Institute of Agriculture acquired the 1,200-acre Lone Oaks Farm in Middleton, Tennessee. The client commissioned a master plan that would incorporate the new camp into the rich tapestry of agricultural production, woodlands, open pasture, lakes, and streams. An important element of the master planning process was the BioBlitz. This rapid biological assessment - supported by students and scientists from various universities, the design team, and Lone Oaks Farm staff - provided baseline data that directly informed design recommendations for the final master plan.

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Firm: Kimley Horn & Associates, Inc. Client: Nashville Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Location: Nashville, TN The project endeavors to preserve the land in this area of Knoxville for its environmental, recreational and cultural assets—both established and latent. The plan provides a framework for this activity by increasing accessibility to the territory through the establishment of a legible circulation network that connects the preserved territory back to the city at large. This network is punctuated by a series of collection areas, over-looks, and event spaces including swimming venues, outdoor classrooms, trails and trailheads, bridges, and a community amphitheater.

EXCELLENCE AWARD

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JURY COMMENTS Very clear explanation of project goals and outcomes. Well organized document. Very engaging community outreach process, demonstrating great participation. Conveyed community process in compelling and “fun� way. Engagement was clearly a success. Took a challenging task and turned it into an impressive success. Kept a deep sense of community while completely renovating portion of city.

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2018 TNASLA Award Winners!  
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