2009 Pittsburgh Garden Passage Design Competition Winner
Pittsburgh Garden Passage, New Penguins Arena | Pittsburgh, PA


2009 Black History Month Award
KQED | San Francisco, CA


2007 Educator Fellowship, Art About Place
For-Site Foundation | San Francisco, CA


2005 First Prize, With Huff Good Architects
Virginia Key Beach Museum Competition | Miami, FL


2005 Merit Award, ASLA Northern California Chapter
Oakland Waterfront | Oakland, CA


2004 Top Honor Award, Excellence on the Waterfront
Oakland Waterfront | Oakland, CA

2004 APWA Distinguished Project of the Year Award
Splash Pad Park | Oakland, CA


2004 Mayor Proclamation, “Walter Hood Day” for Pioneering Achievements in Urban Landscape Design
City of Oakland| Oakland, CA


2003 ASLA National Award of Honor
Baldwin Hills Master Plan | Los Angeles, CA


2003 ASLA Merit Award, Southern California Chapter
Baldwin Hills Master Plan | Los Angeles, CA


2002 Best of the Best, California Park and Recreation Society           Lafayette Square Park| Oakland, CA


1999 Third Annual Place Design Award, EDRA/Places               Lafayette Square Park | Oakland, CA


1996-7 Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture
The American Academy in Rome| Rome, Italy


1994 ASLA Research Merit Award
“Urban Diaries” and “Jazz and Blues Landscape Improvisations” | Los Angeles, CA


1988 Community Development Award
Mount Vernon Riverfront Plan | Mount Vernon, WA


1988 Merit Award, Design Arts Competition
University of California Arboretum at Davis | Davis, CA


1987 ASLA Certificate for Excellence, Study of Landscape Design
ASLA | California


1987 Thomas Church Design Award for Excellence in Landscape Design
Department of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA


Competition Finalist                     Jones Plaza Redesign Competition Houston F1rst | Houston TX


Competition Finalist                     West Riverfront Park Design Competition | Detroit MI


2017 California Preservation Award, Bayview Opera House               California Preservation Foundation | San Francisco, CA


2017 Arts and Letters Award in Architecture                           American Academy of Arts and Letters | New York, NY


2016 By The People Exhibition            Greenprint | Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum | New York, NY


2016 People’s Choice Award at the Bi-City Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism          Symbiotic Village | Shenzhen, China


2014 Nomination to the President’s National Council On the Arts       National Endowment for the Arts | Washington DC


2014 Dean’s Medal                     University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY


2014 Wall Street Journal’s List of Best Architecture                           University at Buffalo Solar Strand | New York, NY


2014 Yerba Buena Island Park Competition Winner                     Hilltop Park | San Francisco, CA


2013 David K Woo Chair in Environmental Design                       University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA


2012 ASLA National Honor Award Powell Street Promenade | San Francisco, CA


2011 Goldman Sachs Fellowship
Smithsonian Institution | Washington, DC


2011 President’s Park South Design Competition Finalist
National Capital Planning Commission | Washington, DC


2011 Robert Taylor Fellowship
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge, MA


2011 Stuckeman Chair
Penn State | Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | University Park, PA


2011 Parsons SCE Kalil Fellow
Parsons the New School for Design | New York, NY 


2011 USA Character Approved Honoree                                      NBC Universal | USA


2011 AIA Award for Collaborative Achievement
AIA | California


2010 Master of Design
Fast Company | New York, NY


2010 Solar Park Competition Winner
University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY


2010 Venice Biennale Bid Winner
The High Museum Atlanta Georgia | Venice, Italy 


2010 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award
Landscape Design | Washington, DC