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Submission deadline for Professional and Student Awards
is July 19, 2024

2024 Design Awards

Celebrating innovation, creative thinking, problem solving, and sustainability in Hawaii
Hosted by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
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Hawaii ASLA Celebrates Design Excellence

The 2024 Hawaii ASLA Design Awards recognize professional and academic excellence by honoring the firms, individuals, and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture and environmental planning that promote an enhanced quality of life in Hawaii and beyond.

Submission Process

Hawaii ASLA will only be accepting digital submissions. The online submission process includes three steps.

All three steps must be completed online and submitted prior to the deadline,

July 19, 2024 at 11:59pm HST. Incomplete applications will not be considered for judging.

Step 1: Submission Form

Step 2: Upload Documents

Step 3: Submit Payment

2024 Design Awards

Hawaii ASLA

Call for Entries PDF

2024 Design Awards Worksheet

Eligibility

Any individual, firm, agency, student, or academic institution are eligible to submit a project as long as one of the primary participants is an ASLA Hawaii Chapter Member.

Professional Award Categories must be an ASLA Hawaii Chapter Fellow, Full or Associate member or able to join ASLA Hawaii in one of those membership categories. 

Student General Award Category must be currently enrolled in a Landscape Architecture Program AND be a SCASLA Chapter member OR be a 1st year Associate Hawaii Chapter member.

 

Non-members must join ASLA Hawaii Chapter prior to entering the Awards program. Please allow 72 hours to process your membership. Student membership is FREE!

https://www.asla.org/Membership.aspx

Entry projects must not have previously won an ASLA Hawaii Award.

Project locations may be international, nationwide, and the State of Hawaii, but work must be completed by an ASLA Hawaii Chapter member.

Award Descriptions
  • Award of Excellence: One Award may be awarded in each category if determined by a unanimous vote of the jurors.

  • Honor Award: One Award may be given in each category for the most outstanding projects. The Award will be given by majority vote and not necessarily by full consensus.

  • Merit Award: Any number of Awards may be given in each category to recognize superior accomplishment. The Award will be given by majority vote and not necessarily by full consensus.

  • Mālama ʻĀina Award: See description and nomination information below

  • Po‘okela Award: See description and nomination information below

  • Kupukupu Award: See description and nomination information below

 

Winning Entrants will be announced and receive Award Certificates at the Awards Gala to be held at the Pacific Club, Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, September 26, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Design Awards Jury

All Design and Student Award Category submittals will be reviewed by a 5 -7 member Jury selected by the Awards Committee. The Members will be comprised of Landscape Architecture and related design professionals with a broad understanding of public, private, and academic practice and exemplify a diversity in professional experience. The Jury process is “blind”, in other words, the identity of the entrant and the project team is not revealed to the Jury Members.


Hawaii Chapter Recognition Awards will be reviewed and awarded by the Hawaii Chapter Executive Committee.

Entry Fees

​Professional Entry Fees

 

$300 for each project entry

 

Non-members must join ASLA Hawaii Chapter prior to entering the Awards program. Please
allow 72 hours to process your membership.

 

https://www.asla.org/Membership.aspx.

Student Entry Fees:

 

$30 for each project entry

Again, non-members must join ASLA Hawaii Chapter prior to entering the Awards program. Please
allow 72 hours to process your membership.

 

Student membership is FREE! Join at ASLA
website https://www.asla.org/Membership.aspx.

Award Categories
other awards
Mālama 'Āina, Pookela, Kupukupu Awards
Mālama ʻĀina Award

The Mālama 'Āina Award recognizes individuals or organizations outside the field of Landscape Architecture for distinctive efforts in promoting the preservation and enhancement of the landscape in Hawaii. 

Past recipients: Auwahi Forest Restoration project on Maui and the Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens, Mayor Jeremy Harris, The Outdoor Circle, Hawaii Community Develop Authority, Beatrice Krauss, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Kaulunani Urban Forestry Program, National Tropical Botanical Gardens (Chipper Wichman), the City Urban Forestry Division (Stan Oka), University of Hawaii Community Design Centr (Cathy Ho Schar).

Poʻokela Award

Poʻokela means "striving for the best, commitment to excellence, champion, or pinnacle of excellence." The Pookela Award recognizes local Landscape Architects who have made significant contributions and changed the way we look at landscape architecture. 

Past recipients: Juli M. Kimura Walters, George S. Walters, Paul Weissich, Tom Papandrew, Raymond Cain, Catherine and Robert Thompson, Richard C. Tongg, James R. Bell, W. Frank Brandt, Alan Kutsanai, Judith Stilgenbauer, Christopher Dacus, Joel Kurokawa, and Thomas S. Witten.

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Kupukupu Award

The Kupukupu Award is for emerging professionals. Kupu in Hawaiian means “Sprout, growth; offspring"; upstart, as one rising suddenly and conspicuously to high position. Kupukupu, like the native Hawaiian fern, is someone or something new and young that is breaking through the ground vertically.


The Kupukupu Award recognizes an individual showing promise of making contributions to the profession of landscape architecture through leadership, design, communication, and service. Nominee must be an ASLA Hawaii Chapter member and an emerging professional within their first five years of practice following graduation from either an undergraduate or graduate program.

Past recipients: Kelsey Wai, and Nicole Swanson

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