Field Operations receives national design award

Landscape architecture and urban design firm James Corner Field Operations has won the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s 2010 National Design Award for landscape design.  The annual awards aim to build national awareness of design as a tool in a variety of fields (architecture, communication, fashion, interaction, interior, landscape, product) by celebrating “excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement” as represented by a body of work.  Noting FO’s designs for the High Line, Freshkills Park, Shelby Farms Park, Race Street Pier and Lake Ontario Park, the Cooper Hewitt said:

With the cross-disciplinary backgrounds of many of its professionals, the firm creates high-quality design solutions for cities, landscapes and public spaces. The practice has raised the visibility and efficacy of landscape architecture in shaping and enriching people’s lives, particularly in urban environments and the public realm.

The other finalists in the landscape category were Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture and Stoss Landscape Urbanism.  Nominations were solicited from designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures and corporate leaders.

(via The Dirt)

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