LAB Project Receives 2018 Potomac Chapter ASLA Honor Award

on May 4, 2018
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Washington, DC, May 4, 2018 — Landscape Architecture Bureau LLC [LAB] received a 2018 Potomac Chapter ASLA Honor Award for its project entitled “Access Road Ecotones” in the Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design category. The award was presented last night at the chapter’s annual awards gala held at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Each year, the Potomac Chapter ASLA honors the best in landscape architecture in the DC metropolitan area through a juried awards program. The Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design category recognizes the wide variety of professional activities that lead, guide, and evaluate landscape architecture design.

LAB’s award-winning design was driven by a desire to benefit local communities and ecosystems. Thus, as part of multiple teams of experts, LAB collaborated on the design of a one-and-a-half mile-long urban infrastructure in Washington, DC. The Access Road Ecotones project aims to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for both human and natural environments, as it encourages neighborhood revitalization with pedestrian and vehicular infrastructure connectivity and also benefits local wildlife with curated groupings of native plantings.

When built, the Access Road Ecotones project will contain one of the largest meadows and tree plantings within the city. The documentation types, maintenance requirements, planting times, seeding methods, establishment methods, plant lists, and planting concepts are all original products of the collaboration between local Landscape Architects, regional horticulturalist and the city’s transportation and environmental experts. The published plant lists developed for this project are intended to serve as a resource for educating landscape architects, horticulturists, planners, and city officials. The design team expects that the site will be the testing ground for future landscape research and will establish a foundation for thoughtful planting interventions in the metropolitan area.

LABites (L-R) Joe Chambers, Marjorie Woodbury, Mike Smith, and Jon Fitch accept the 2018 Potomac Chapter ASLA Honor Award – Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design Category for “Access Road Ecotones.”


Photo Courtesy Rod Hill Portraits LLC

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Founded in 1991, Landscape Architecture Bureau [LAB] creates memorable landscapes and urban designs that are practical, sustainable and of lasting beauty. Our firm specializes in landscape architecture in highly urbanized contexts, while providing expertise in solving design problems in the public realm. The firm has gained a reputation for thoroughly exploring the possibilities of each project no matter its size, scope, or resources, resulting in spaces that satisfy their users and engage the senses. For more information, visit:


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Washington, DC, May 4, 2018 — Landscape Architecture Bureau LLC receives 2018 Potomac Chapter ASLA Honor Award for its project entitled “Access Road Ecotones” in the Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design category.

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