Each year, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards professional awards to the year's best residential landscape designs. We have all eight winners from this year's competition, with entries ranging from a renovation of Philip Johnson's Beck House in Dallas (shown above) to a cascade of terraces for a New York City apartment.
With its annual professional awards, the American Society of Landscape Architects puts a bright and prestigious spotlight on groundbreaking garden design. The winners here demonstrate how great designers can bring beauty and sustainability—as well as serenity and functionality—to sites large and small, urban and wild, damaged or pristine.—Bill Marken
To read our full article about the winners, pick up a copy of our November/December 2011 issue, now on newsstands. And for more information about the winners, visit the ASLA's website.
All captions from ASLA and the project winners.
Left: ASLA Award Winner Snake River Residence by Design Workshop, Inc.
Jackson Hole, WY
The reflecting pool appears to drop magically off the terrace into the cottonwood forest. The use of indigenous meadow plants such as little bluestem, combined with native trees and shrubs, helps the designed landscape blend with the exiting natural place.