The South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA) recognizes outstanding projects completed by individuals or organizations located in the state of South Carolina. These awards are given in an effort to raise standards of excellence, heighten public appreciation of quality landscape architecture projects, and expand public awareness of the profession.
2020 Call for Awards is currently open
List of Previous Award Recipients
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The South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recognizes outstanding projects completed by individuals or organizations located in the state of South Carolina. These awards are given in an effort to raise standards of excellence, heighten public appreciation of quality landscape architecture projects, and expand public awareness of the profession. Categories typically include: General Design – Constructed & Unbuilt Works, Analysis & Planning, Research, and Communication. In addition, the chapter will also award Genius Loci and Charles Fraser Awards as deemed appropriate.
Award of Excellence
This award is given for outstanding advancement of the landscape architecture profession and exemplify the land stewardship ethic upon which the profession was founded. Only one Award of Excellence may be given to a project from all entries, and only when merited by the jury.
This award is given for superior professional achievement and consist of a maximum of 20 percent of the entries in any of the categories per awards cycle.
This award is given to those projects which demonstrate merit in design and/or environmental responsibility. There is no limit to recipients from all categories as deemed by jury.
This award is given in honor of those whose achievements and contributions to the profession of Landscape Architecture have made a positive and unique impact on the welfare of the public and the environment of South Carolina. Click award title (above) to view recipients.
This award recognizes the work of an individual who has contributed to the enhancement of the physical environment of South Carolina, and has demonstrated leadership in community development and advocacy of the landscape architecture profession. The award is named after Charles Fraser for his extraordinary vision and accomplishments in the field of development. Mr. Fraser was the inaugural recipient of the award in 2004 along with Greenwood Development in 2007. Click award title (above) to view recipients.
giving us a glimpse into the future of the profession. Recipients listed with Chapter Awards (above) and Clemson’s Student Awards page.
ASLA Award of Honor
The ASLA Certificate of Honor is the highest ASLA student achievement award. It is based on scholarship, creative accomplishment and promise of professional excellence. The number of honor certificates that can be given is based on Clemson University’s student enrollment in Landscape Architecture.
ASLA Award of Merit
The ASLA Certificate of Merit is the second highest ASLA student achievement award. It is based on scholarship, creative accomplishment and promise of professional excellence. The number of merit certificates that can be given is also based on Clemson University’s student enrollment in Landscape Architecture.
SCASLA Chapter Award
This award is a gift, in the student’s name, to the Landscape Architecture Program with half earmarked for the acquisition of books for the Gunnin Library, computers, or other equipment and half earmarked to cover expenses for the recipeient to attend the next ASLA Conference of Landscape Architecture. Should the recipeint be unable to attend the next national conference, the travel funds can be used for other Clemson LA students to attend the national ASLA conference or other ASLA sanctioned events.
The Mickel Travel Fellowship in Landscape Architecture &
The Anna Lou and Robert Marvin Travel Fellowship
These fellowships, based on professional promise and creative accomplishment, are in the form of endowment income. They are to be used by the recipients to support study and travel expenses while studying abroad at the School of Design and Building’s program in Barcelona, Spain or Genoa, Italy. The study abroad experiences must be scheduled within the recipient’s last three semesters in the program.
The Webel Prize
This fellowship, based on professional promise and creative accomplishment, is in the form of grant from the Webel Foundation of Long Island, NY. It is to be used by the recipients to support study and travel expenses while studying abroad at the School of Design and Building’s program in Barcelona, Spain or Genoa, Italy. The study abroad experience must be scheduled within the recipient’s last three semesters in the program.
The Faculty Book Award for the Outstanding Third Year Student
This award, given to one or more outstanding third year studio students, allows the recipient(s) to purchase a book or books on landscape architecture for their personal collection. The recipient(s) is/are selected by the program faculty in a closed-door session.
Donald L. Collins Founders Award
This award is given to a second year student who demonstrates thinking “outside of the box” and shows professional promise in Landscape Architecture.
National Honors and Awards
presented by ASLA (click here)
The South Carolina Chapter would like to recognize the South Carolina members and recipients in the categories below
Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Individuals considered for this distinction must be full members of ASLA in good standing for at least ten years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the Executive Committee of their local chapter, the Executive Committee of the ASLA, or the Executive Committee of the Council of Fellows.
To view South Carolina Chapter member recipients, click HERE
To recognize persons other than landscape architects whose achievements of national or international significance or influence have provided notable service to the profession of landscape architecture.
To view South Carolina recipients, click HERE
The ASLA Medal is the highest honor the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) may bestow upon a landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment.
The LaGasse Medals are named for Alfred B. LaGasse, past executive director of the American Institute of Park Executives and executive vice president of the National Recreation and Parks Association. From 1968 until 1976, he served as the executive director of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects Foundation. Throughout his lifetime, LaGasse was concerned with the proper management of the nation’s public lands and the judicious use of the country’s natural resources.
Purpose: Recognizes notable contributions by individuals to the management and conservancy of natural resources and/or public landscapes.
In 2000, the American Society of Landscape Architects created The Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal to celebrate the outstanding life and career of Professor Jot D. Carpenter, FASLA, past president of the ASLA.
Professor Carpenter’s position as Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University was a formidable platform to showcase his honor, commitment, and energy as an educator, leaving an indelible mark on landscape architecture education. This medal honors his contribution to education and the profession.
Purpose: To recognize an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to landscape architecture education.
The President’s Medal
Authorized by the Executive Committee in 1978, the ASLA President’s Medal is awarded each year to an ASLA member for unselfish and devoted service to the ASLA at the national level over a period of not less than five years.
The Olmsted Medal
The Olmsted Medal was instituted in 1990 to recognize individuals, organizations, agencies, or programs outside the profession of landscape architecture for environmental leadership, vision, and stewardship. The Medal honors Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the founder of the American landscape architecture profession and steward of the environment.