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Please download this file and print all necessary forms to submit an entry for selection in the 2012 ASLA Hawai'i Chapter Awards Program.





    2009 Hawaii ASLA Award of ExcellenceWalters, Kimura, Motoda, Inc.



    2009 Hawaii ASLA Award of ExcellenceWalters, Kimura, Motoda, Inc.


  • I. GENERAL INFORMATIONProfessional Award Descriptions

    1. Award of Excellence: One award may be awarded in each category, if so determined by a unanimous vote of the jurors.2. Honor Award: A maximum of one award will be given in each category for the most outstanding projects.3. Merit Award: Any number of awards may be given in each category to recognize superior professional accomplishment.

    Jury ProcessAll submittals will be reviewed by a jury selected by the Awards Committee. The jury will be composed of five to seven members and will be convened to consider entries in all categories and select the winners. Award Committee members will review each submittal in advance for compliance with entry requirements, completeness and anonymity. Submittals not meeting the entry requirements will be rejected.

    EligibilityAny individual, firm, agency or academic institution is eligible to enter, as long as one of the projects primary participants meet one of the following classifications:

    1. ASLA Fellow, Full Member or Associate Member.2. Other ASLA Chapter member and registered landscape architect in Hawaii.3. Professionals that have not previously won a HASLA chapter award for the project to be submitted.

    Address Entries ToASLA Hawaii Chapter Awardsc/o PBR HAWAII1001 Bishop Street, Suite 650Honolulu, HI 96813

    Phone: 808.521.5631 Attn: Dionne or Paula

    Winning Entrants Receive1. Award certificates presented in a special ceremony at an Awards Gala on September 14, 2012 at The Pacific Club.

    2. Press releases sent to local papers.

    2009 Hawaii ASLA Merit AwardHelber, Hastert, & Fee


  • 2009 Hawaii ASLA Merit AwardHelber, Hastert, & Fee


  • 2009 Hawaii ASLA Planning AwardPBR Hawaii & Associates, Inc.






  • II. CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONSCategory I General Design

    Recognizes construction of site-specific works of landscape architectural design or urban design. Professional entries in the category must be built. For large incremental projects, at least the first stage must be constructed to be eligible for an award. Typical entries in this category may include: communities and housing; urban design; streetscapes and public spaces; parks and recreational facilities; transportation corridors and facilities; historic preservation; commercial facilities; resorts; institutions and campus design; historic preservation and restoration; reclamation and conservation; landscape art and earth sculpture; and interior landscapes.Main Criteria For Judging General Design:1. Quality of design and execution;2. Design context;3. Functionalism;4. Environmental sensitivity and sustainability;5. Design value to the client and other designers;6. Relevance to the profession, the public and the environment.

    Category II Residential DesignRecognizes site-specific works of landscape architecture for residential use. Professional entries in this category must be built. Typical entries include: single or multi-family residential projects; activity areas for cooking, entertaining, recreation, or relaxation; sustainable landscape applications; new construction or renovation projects; historic preservation, rehabilitation, or restoration; affordable landscape concepts and innovations; small site development; private gardens; rooftop gardens; and more.Main Criteria For Judging Residential Design:1. Quality of design and execution;2. Design context;3. Functionalism;4. Environmental sensitivity and sustainability;5. Design value to the client and other designers;6. Relevance to the profession, the public and the environment.

    Category III Analysis and PlanningRecognizes the wide variety of professional activities that lead to, guide or evaluate landscape architecture. Typical entries include: urban, suburban, rural, or regional planning efforts; development guidelines; transportation planning, town planning, or campus planning; plans for recovery or reclamation of brownfield sites; environmental planning in relation to legislative or policy initiatives or regulatory controls; cultural resource reports; cultural and natural resources protection, conservation, or historic preservation planning; and more.Main Criteria For Judging Analysis and Planning:1. Quality of analysis and planning;2. Functionalism;3. Context;


  • Main Criteria For Judging Analysis and Planning continued:4. Environmental sensitivity and sustainability;5. Effective use, presentation or programming of landscape architectural techniques;6. Likelihood of successful implementation;7. Opportunities for landscape architecture to have a significant impact on the environment or environmental decision making;8. Value to the client, the public, and other designers;9. Overall relevance to landscape architecture, the public and the environment.

    Category IV - Research or CommunicationsResearch:

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

    Entries in this category should show the use of directed inquiry comprising of the following:1. Problem Statement: Identification of the problem to be researched;2. Issues: Statements identifying possible relationships to be investigates;3. Procedure: Method of inquiry used;4. Results: Report of results of the research, which may include analysis (statistical or other);5. Conclusions: Researchers findings concerning significance of the results, their comparability with past research, their applicability to landscape architecture and the need for new or further research.Main Criteria For Judging Research:1. The clarity and adequacy of the five steps;2. The works overall significance and relevance to the profession;3. Quality of presentation.

    Communications:Recognizes achievements in communicating landscape architecture works, techniques, technologies, history, or theory, and the lesson value to an intended audience. This category includes published or written documents, multimedia or electronic communications. Typical entries in this category may include: books, articles, videos, CDs and audio recordings on landscape architectural projects, history, art or technology; educational material intended for the non-technical consumer; material that increases the awareness of landscape architectural design, environmental or conservation issues.

    Main Criteria For Judging Communication:1. Quality of content and presentation;2. Effectiveness of message presentation;3. Usefulness to the intended reader or viewer;4. Overall significance and relevance to the profession, the public or the environment.


  • III. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTSAll materials shall be submitted in an entrant-provided 3-ring binder. Contents of the binder shall be arranged in the order described below:

    1. Sealed EnvelopeSecure a sealed envelope to the inside front cover of the binder, containing a typewritten list of all the names and roles of each participant who should be recognized in publication of the award. Include the project title, the entrant name, address and daytime telephone number. This is the only location where the entrant should be identified in the submission.

    2. Project Fact SheetSubmit two (2) copies of a maximum of two (2) one-sided 8.5 x 11 Fact Sheet (prepared by entrant), which clearly states the following:

    Entry Category

    Project Name

    Project Location, if applicable

    Project Purpose: List requirements, scope, philosophy, and intent

    Role of the landscape architect/entrant vs. the role of other participants, including owner/client and collaborators (keep anonymous)

    Significance: Briefly describe the projects effect on public perception of the profession.

    Judging Criteria: Explain how the project meets the judging criteria for the category.

    3. Drawings And Photographs Submit at least five (5), but no more than fifteen (15) total drawings and/or photographs, in both hard copy and on CD-ROM (see details below).

    Drawings such as site plans must include a graphic scale. The hard copies for the Entry Binder may be as large as 11 x 17 (folded to 8.5 x 11). Oversized drawings will be discarded without consideration. Hard copy photographs must be a minimum of 5 x 7 in size and no larger than 8.5 x 11.

    Hard copy photographs and/or drawings should be labeled on the back of each image. Place the number in the lower right hand corner. Arrange the images in the Entry Binder in numerical and sequential order. Digital Images (rather than slides). Please submit identical copies of the drawings and photographs included in the Entry Binder on a PC-compatible CD-ROM. The images must be stored in JPEG format and the dimensions should be 1024 pixels x 768 pixels, at a minimum of 300ppi (pixels per inch). Please insert the CD-ROM jewel case in the front pocket of your Entry Binder. Please label the CD and number each image to correspond with its hard copy and Description (see #4).


  • 4. Drawing And Photograph Descriptions On a separate one-page typed sheet, please provide one or two sentences describing