Awards

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

 

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