Riverfront Park and Berger Partnership Win ASLA Award

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 2:39 p.m.

Riverfront Park and Berger Partnership have won an Honor Award in the General Design category from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for Riverfront Spokane.

“We are insanely proud and honored by this recognition, confirming what Spokane gets to experience every day…  that the reimagined Riverfront Park is amazing, the soul and heart of the city, and emblematic of a community on the rise!” – Guy Michaelsen, Berger Partnership

Perched atop basalt outcroppings, Riverfront Park is a landscape located along the channels of the Spokane River where it plunges from valley to gorge. Berger Partnership led a $64 million reimagining of the park to move beyond its Expo ‘74 legacy, heal the landscape from its industrial past, and reconnect the city and people to their river. The design revitalized cherished but aging civic treasures such as the US Pavilion and Looff Carrousel, modernized open spaces, improved access, and enhanced riparian ecology. The forward-looking park now serves as a catalyst for the community and the cultural heart of the region.

Jury panels representing a broad cross-section of the profession, from the public and private sectors, and academia, select winners each year. The 28 winners were chosen out of 506 entries.

“ASLA Professional Awards for decades have recognized the most significant achievements by landscape architects nationwide, and we congratulate this year’s winners for their extraordinary contributions to their communities and the profession,” said ASLA President Eugenia Martin, FASLA. “Many of this year’s winning projects were focused on reconnecting communities to landscapes, illustrating the important role landscape architects play in creating places for communities to live, work, and play.”

“These award winners underscore how landscape architects are problem- solving some of the biggest challenges facing communities around the globe,” said ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen. “From equitable community gathering spaces to addressing climate change, these winners represent the cutting edge of our industry.”

Beginning this year, award winners will be archived in the Library of Congress. In addition,  Award recipients and their clients, will be honored in person at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, Calif. Media are invited to attend; please email press@asla.org for credentials. For more information visit: www.alsaconference.com.


About ASLA and the ASLA Fund

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. ASLA Mission: Empowering our members to design a sustainable and equitable world through landscape architecture. ASLA Fund Mission: Investing in global, social, and environmental change through the art and science of landscape architecture.