Thursday, April 22, 2010

Alternatives for Study Wins 2010 ASLA Award

Alternatives for Study Draft Outline of Issues, Positions, and Alternatives for Public Comment and Further Study, Hunters Point Shipyard + Candlestick Point. January 2009. produced by Arc Ecology and Bionic, wins 2010 ASLA Honor Award for Analysis, Research, Planning & Communications.

The 2010 Award was announced at the American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter Annual Meeting and Professional Award Presentation on Earth Day, 22 April 2010, at SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban research). Five entries were submitted in this category.

Arc Ecology + Bionic's 2009 Alternatives for Study reviewed the environmental, regional, sustainability, community and regional impacts of the proposed development plan for Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point. The report presented a series of sketches illustrating how the plan could be changed to improve traffic flow, park design, existing and future habitats, employment and economic development opportunities created by the project.

The goal of Alternatives for Study was to inform the development of Candlestick Point/Hunters Point Shipyard Environmental Impact Report, the final version of which scheduled for release on 13 May 2010.

This is the second award Arc Ecology and Bionic have won for Alternatives for Study, and the third award for Arc Ecology's studies of opportunities presented by the Hunters Point Shipyard development.

In 2009, Arc Ecology and Bionic were awarded the Boston Architectural Society's Urban Design Awards Citation for Community Process and Advocacy for the publication Alternatives for Study.

In 2008, Arc Ecology and Hargreaves Associates won the American Society of Landscape Architects National Award for From Pollution to Parkland, an investigation of the potential for developing a regional waterfront park along the southern shoreline of Hunters Point Shipyard. From Pollution to Parkland was a collaboration of Arc Ecology, Hargreaves Associates, California State Coastal Conservancy, and San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. The project From Pollution to Parkland was coordinated by Arc Ecology's Economist Planner Eve Bach (1941-2010).

Alternatives for Study

download Alternatives for Study [.pdf]


13 MAY 2010.

read an article about AFS + the award in SFBG San Francisco Bay Guardian:


Bionic is an innovative landscape architecture, planning, ecological design practice based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2007 by Marcel Wilson, the practice is focused on the recombination and design of our world today--biological and technological, existing and invented, alive and constructed.


American Society of Landscape Architects - ASLA - has 48 state and regional chapters which champion advocacy, education and fellowship at the local level. The Northern California Chapter of ASLA is the local chapter of ASLA along the northern coast of California from the Monterey/San Luis Obispo County Line to the Oregon border. The Northern California Chapter represents approximately 450 landscape architects at the local level.

announcement: 2010 ASLA Awards


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