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All Design Award winners are published in BSLA's annual  Fieldbook.

The most recent issue included both 2018 and 2019 BSLA Design Awards.

The editorial theme of the 2019 Fieldbook was "Public Forum," and those essays bear additional relevance now.

Click below for links to online versions of the Three Conversations:

More Equitable Engagement.
Tiffany Cogell in conversation with Jennifer Lee Keeter, ASLA

Measuring Wellness and Health.
Sara Jensen Carr, ASLA and Elizabeth Randall, ASLA with Jennifer Lee Keeter, ASLA

Design as Civic Activism.
Caitlin Aceto, ASLA, 
Nick Aceto, ASLA, and 
Addy Smith-Reiman in conversation with Christina Sohn, ASLA 

. . .

The 2020 Fieldbook is underway, and will include a catalog of 2020 Design Awards.

2020 Fieldbook Editors will be  Kara Clingen, Student ASLA, and Michael Grove, ASLA

If you'd like to be involved, email

Nearly 4,000  Fieldbooks are provided free to members, students, and our larger community thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Thank you.

If you did not receive a 2019 copy,  if you'd like additional copies, or have suggestions on where  Fieldbooks 
should be sent, email 

 Supporting YOUR Success
The 2020 BSLA Design Award Winners

These winners were announced in a first-ever online event Monday, June 29. Thank you all who joined us live!

Follow the link at to view the slideshow presented that evening, including images from all of the recognized projects. The slideshow also features the ASLA Student Honor & Merit Award winners, as well as those individuals from our chapter who will receive national ASLA medals and honors this year. 

99 submissions were received, from 35 different firms and three different schools. Submitted projects are sited in 61 different cities and towns in 15 different US states and eight different countries across the world. To be eligible, the work can be anywhere though must be designed by a firm based in Massachusetts or Maine, or be located in our chapter. 

There is no predetermined number of awards in any category; awards are entirely at the discretion of the jury, based on the individual merits of each project. It's a two-stage, blind, peer review. Juror comments were shared on Monday evening and are posted at



Merit Awards
From Trash to Fish
By Xue Bai
(Harvard University Graduate School of Design)
Stone Wall Trees 2040 - Hong Kong
By Anson Ting Fung Wong
(Harvard University Graduate School of Design)
Returning to the River: Water as Public Space - San Agustin Amatengo, Oaxaca, Mexico
By Estello-Cisdre Raganit
(Harvard University Graduate School of Design)
Healthy Place-Making for the Medical District - Springfield, Massachusetts
By Allyson Fairweather, Tor Gagnon, Tianyi Guan, James Mealey, Gwendolyn Stoll, Peter Wachernagel
(University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Where the Emerald Necklace Meets the Sea - Boston, Massachusetts
By Reif Larson
(University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Honor Awards
Water Assemblage - Mekong Delta, Vietnam
By Tam Banh
(Harvard University Graduate School of Design)
Mobility is Equality - Los Angeles, California
By Amanda Ton, Weihsiang Chao, Xin Qian
(Harvard University Graduate School of Design)

Excellence Award
Right to Remain - Willis Wharf, Virginia
By Tina Yun Ting Tsai
(Harvard University Graduate School of Design)
Merit Awards
Healey and Mystic - Somerville, MA
Groundview (Somerville, MA)
Lincoln Park Master Plan - Albany, New York
STIMSON (Cambridge + Princeton, MA)
The Berm - Quincy, Massachusetts
Bishop Land Design (Quincy, MA)
Lakeview District - Mississauga, Ontario
Sasaki (Watertown, MA)
White River Vision Plan - Hamilton & Marion Counties, Indiana
Agency Landscape + Planning (Cambridge, MA)
Xinyang University Campus Master Plan - Xinyang City, Henan, China
Sasaki (Watertown, MA)
Climate Ready South Boston - Boston, Massachusetts
Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio (Boston, MA)
Reaching Beyond: Blackinton's Cultural Crossroads - North Adams, Massachusetts
Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture (Cambridge, MA)
Wuhan Yangtze Riverfront Park - Wuhan, China
Sasaki (Watertown, MA)

Merit Awards
A New Suburban Ecology - Newton, Massachusetts
Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design (Stoneham, MA)
Beach House - Coastal Massachusetts
Studio 2112 Landscape Architecture (Boston, MA)
Lafayette Park - Salem, MA
Crowley Cottrell (Boston, MA)
Symphony Park - Somerville MA
Groundview (Somerville, MA)
Lincoln Park - Somerville MA
Weston & Sampson (Boston, MA)
Neponset River Greenway - Boston & Mattapan, MA
Crosby | Schlessinger | Smallridge (Boston, MA)
Old Farm - Little Compton, Rhode Island
STIMSON (Cambridge + Princeton, MA)
Solitaire Residential Tower - Taichung, Taiwan
Landworks Studio (Boston, MA)
The Arsenal on the Charles - Garage and Pocket Park
Stantec (Boston, MA)
Baton Rouge Central Green - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture (Cambridge, MA)
Ferrous Foundry Park - Lawrence, MA
STIMSON (Cambridge + Princeton, MA)
Hancock Adams Common - Quincy, MA
Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio (Boston, MA)
Nature's Neighborhoods - Boston MA
Coyle & Caron (Orlando, Florida)
Phillips Square Tactical Plaza - Boston MA
Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture (Boston, MA)
T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge - Richmond, Virginia
Hargreaves Jones (Cambridge, MA)
Honor Awards
401 Park - Boston MA
Leblanc Jones Landscape Architects (Boston, MA)
MBTA Govt Center Plaza - Boston MA
Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio (Boston, MA)
Bow Market - Somerville MA
Merritt / Chase (Pittsburgh, PA & Indianapolis, IN)
Northeastern University ISEC Plaza & Bridge - Boston MA
STIMSON (Cambridge, MA)
Xuhui Runway Park -- Shanghai, China
Sasaki (Watertown, MA)

Excellence Award
Submitted By Agency Landscape + Planning (Cambridge, MA)

At top: WxLA 2020 BSLA Design Award of Excellence winner, category: Communications. Submitted by Agency Landscape + Planning. WxLA dedicated itself to spreading the word with young professionals, including the inaugural class of WxLA Scholars, shown here.

Links to all 2020 Design Award winners are here.

Thank you to everyone who submitted.
Your participation makes this awards process stronger, and your work advances the profession. In addition, your financial support (the submission fees) helps us serve you better throughout the entire year.
Thank you to the pre jury, jury, and awards committee co-chairs who volunteered dozens of hours to review this work.
Thank you to Forms and Surfaces, Leblanc Jones, Unilock, Landscape Forms, Omnilite, and Victor Stanley for financial support of the Design Awards Celebration event and as partner sponsors throughout the year.  
Thank you  to our nearly 800 members, students to seasoned professionals, from the Berkshires to Bar Harbor, Portland to Provincetown, Northampton to New Bedford to Boston!

 As a volunteer-led, volunteer driven organization, we look forward to imagining, planning, and designing our next 107 years with you.

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