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Through two annual awards, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) recognizes those individuals and firms/organizations that have made a significant and sustained contribution to the LAF mission of supporting the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment.

Launched in 2016 for LAF’s 50th anniversary, these awards are the Foundation's highest honors. Recipients are announced each year in February and honored at an LAF Awards Dinner in the spring. Nominations and selections are made by the LAF Board of Directors and Board Emeritus Council.

LAF Medal

This award is conveyed to a landscape architect for distinguished work over a career in applying the principles of sustainability to landscapes. The award recognizes lifetime achievements in design, research, innovation, advocacy, and/or policy with a focus on sustainability. Honorees come from private practice, academia, nonprofit and public sectors, exemplify the values of LAF, and have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the landscape architecture discipline.

  • Carol Franklin
    Carol Franklin Founding Principal, Andropogon Associates, Ltd, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Vancouver, BC 
  • Grant Jones
    Grant Jones Cofounder, Jones & Jones, Seattle, WA 

LAF Founders’ Award

This award is conveyed to a firm, agency, or organization that demonstrates a significant commitment to preserving, creating, or enhancing landscapes over a sustained period of time. The award is not limited to groups within the landscape architecture discipline.

  • The Trust for Public Land square logo
    Trust for Public Land San Francisco, CA 
  • National Park Service logo
    National Park Service Washington, DC 
  • American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA square logo
    American Society of Landscape Architects Washington, DC 

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.

Supporters