Click here to access the 2017 Public Places Awards Application

The Vermont Chapter holds annual awards to celebrate and recognize outstanding works by Vermont Landscape Architects.  There are two awards programs:

(1) Public Places Awards program on the even years (2010, 2012, etc.)

This awards program is organized jointly by:
The Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
The Vermont Planners Association
The Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
The Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
The Vermont Urban and Community Forest Program

The purpose of the awards program is to honor Vermont’s public spaces and to recognize special exterior or interior spaces, accessible to the public, which have been defined or enriched by design or planning, and to recognize regulations, studies, plans or policies which promote positive, active uses of Vermont’s public spaces.

(2) Chapter Awards on the odd years (2009, 2011, etc.).

The selected projects are categorized by:

  • Landscape Architectural Design—recognizes constructed, site-specific works of landscape architectural design.
  • Landscape Planning, Research and Analysis—recognizes the wide variety of professional activity that precedes, guides, or evaluates landscape architectural design, including development, conservation, and preservation plans; government policies, programs and legislature; environmental analysis; and various landscape analysis activities.
  • Landscape Architectural Communication—exemplifies achievements in communicating landscape architectural information, technology, theory, or practice to those within and/or outside the profession.



Award of Excellence
Mellon Square Restoration and New Design
Heritage Landscapes LLC
Honor Award
Middlebury Riverfront Park

Merit Award 
Kahn Bath House, Day Camp and Community Green - Heritage Landscapes LLC 
Montpelier Pocket Park - Ward Joyce, Kelly Ogrodnik and VT Tech Architecture and Landscape Students 
Occum - Shepard Butler Landscape Architecture
Woodstock Elementary School Learning Landscape - Jack Rossi Landscape Architecture

Award of Excellence
University of Virginia: Jefferson's Academical Village - Cultural Landscape Report, Part I
Heritage Landscapes LLC

Honor Award

Restoring the Role of Washington D.C.'s Lost Tiber Creek - Flood Mitigation for the Nation's Capital
Karolina Kawiaka Studio Architecture LLC

Merit Award

A Reliable and Valid Procedure to Evaluate the Magnitude of Wind Energy Development Scenic Impacts - Scenic Quality Consultants
Maidstone State Park Master Plan - SE Group
Manitoga Historic Landscape Report: Wright's Harmony of Nature and Design - Heritage Landscapes LLC 
Montpelier in Motion - Broadreach Planning & Design 
Woodstock Festival Grounds Historic Site Cultural Landscape Report Parts I & II  - Heritage Landscapes LLC

Award of Excellence
A Garden in Every School
White+Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors 


Honor Award
City Hall Park, Burlington - Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, City of Burlington, Burlington City Arts, Lincoln Brown
Middlebury Riverfront Park, Middlebury - LandWorks, Town of Middlebury, Civil Engineering Associates, Marble Works Partnership
Open Space Report, South Burlington - T.J. Boyle Associates, City of South Burlington, Open Space Committee, Front Porch Planning & Design
The Vermont Downtown Action Team - Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, City of Barre, Town of Brandon, Town of Brattleboro, Town of Northfield, Town of Waitsfield, Town of Warren, Town of Waterbury, Town of Wilmington
Waterbury State Office Complex Redevelopment Project, Waterbury - State of Vermont, Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, Freeman French Freeman, Goody Clancy, SE Group, Engineering Ventures, Rist-Frost-Shumway 

Merit Award
Barre Main Street Reconstruction, Barre - City of Barre, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Barre Partnership, Luck Brothers, Hutch Brothers, Moulison North, Pike Industries, Lafayette Highway Specialties, James Lamontagne Landscape, Vermont Siteworks
Granite Zipper Pocket Park, Barre - Studio Place Arts, Chris Miller, DEW Corporation, Swenson Granite Company/Rock of Ages, Vermont Community Foundation
Wright Mountain/Devils Den Town Forest, Bradford - Town of Bradford, Bradford Conservation Commission
Ripples, Rings & Photons, Burlington -, Terra|Logic Landscape Architecture, Kate Pond
One Taylor Street: Montpelier Transit Center, Montpelier - City of Montpelier, Redstone, Gossens Bachman Architects, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, Dubois & King
South Burlington City Center - Market Street, South Burlington - City of South Burlington, SE Group, VHB, Shole Systems Design
Springfield Hospital Centennial Garden, Springfield - Springfield Medical Care Systems, Terrigenous, Engineering Ventures, Woodbury's Gurney Brothers
Barnes Camp Restoration, Stowe - Lamoille County Planning Commission, Vemont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Stowe Mountain Resort, Green Mountain Club, Robert Carl Williams Associates, Jay White, Upland Construction
Woodstock Elementary School Learning Landscape Project, Woodstock - Woodstock Elementary School, Jack Rossi Landscape Architecture, Natural Playground Company, Jason Drebitko


Award of Excellence
Quaker Smith Point Residence - Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture 
Scenic Resources in the Shawangunk Mountains Region: A Guide for Planning Boards - LandWorks

Honor Award
Capitol Square Cultural Landscape Report - Heritage Landscapes LLC
University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Medicinal Plant Garden - Wagner Hodgson Landscape Arch.
Visualization Study for Offshore North Carolina - T.J. Boyle Associates
Tapis vert + Barn - Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture

Merit Award
Phase I Landscape Restoration & ADA Access - Heritage Landscapes LLC
Boler Mountain Strategic Plan - SE Group
Cummer Museum Cultural Landscape Report & Management Plan - Heritage Landscapes LLC