“Celebrating a prestigious achievement like this underscores how much we’ve accomplished as a practice over the course of the last 50 years,” says JJR President Fred Klancnik, PE, FASCE.
(PRWEB) September 09, 2011
JJR has been honored by The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with the esteemed ASLA Landscape Architecture Firm Award for 2011. This tribute is the highest honor that ASLA imparts upon a design firm.
The award is bestowed annually upon a single firm whose work has had a lasting influence on the professional practice of landscape architecture. Additionally, the successful firm must demonstrate a collaborative office environment, and the consistent quality of its work must be recognized by the landscape architecture, design and construction communities, as well as the general public.
The winner is selected by ASLA’s Board of Trustees. JJR will be recognized by ASLA at the group’s Annual Meeting and Expo, to be held October 30-November 2, 2011 in San Diego, California.
Founded in 1961 by William Johnson, Carl Johnson, and Clarence Roy, JJR now features 130 professionals in offices across the U.S. JJR’s work has earned over 250 professional planning, design and engineering awards since the firm’s inception. In 2010 the firm received 28 awards, including three national awards and two Chapter ASLA Awards of Excellence.
Entering its 50th year in 2011, JJR’s client list continues to grow across the U.S. and around the globe, including projects in South Korea, China, Qatar, Panama, and Canada.
“The landscape architecture and urban design arena is ever evolving,” says JJR President Fred Klancnik, PE, FASCE. “We’re always planning, looking to the future. Celebrating a prestigious achievement like this underscores how much we’ve accomplished as a practice over the course of the last 50 years.” Klancnik continues, “It’s a great source of pride for the entire JJR family.”
A sampling of JJR’s most notable projects include the University of Michigan’s landmark 1963 master plan, which introduced the firm’s innovative environmental framework approach; visionary planning and design for Chicago’s Lakefront and Northerly Island; Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the heart of Dallas; the national award-winning Crosswinds Marsh Preserve; Milwaukee’s Downtown Lakefront Revitalization; ecological preservation and design for the 36,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and sustainable campus planning for Indiana University Bloomington.
JJR is a nationally recognized leader in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, civil engineering, and environmental science with offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago, Ill.; Madison, Wis.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, DC. JJR creates spaces that affect a positive change in people’s lives, promote sustainability, and provide excellence in design and technical solutions.