Awards

  • LID Toolkit receives Award

    The LID, or Low Impact Development Toolkit received the Award of Excellence in Analysis and Planning at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Arizona Chapter’s 2016 Gala. The award is given in recognition of a project that demonstrates exceptional quality in the analysis and planning effort; context; environmental sensitivity and sustainability; likelihood of successful implementation; and value to the client, the public, and other designers.

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  • Winner of the 2016 Best Corporate Identity Award

    SMPS Arizona awarded us Best Corporate Identity Award at their 2016 Marketing Communication Gala!

    All of Logan Simpson’s work—whether it’s analysis of natural and cultural resources, landscape design, master and community planning, or environmental planning and permitting—is done with respect for the environment. Along the way, we are frequently called upon to help educate and advise our clients on how to achieve their goals. During the identity development phase, we distilled these ideas into the single tagline “guiding responsible change.” This idea is the cornerstone of all messaging in Logan Simpson’s new brand.

    Check out the video in our post to see more.

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  • Wayne Bartholomew Park Honored as Outstanding Project

    WB_2Utah Construction & Design Magazine announced the winners of its “Most Outstanding Projects.” Wayne Bartholomew Park, one of our Salt Lake City office’s projects, was honored in the Landscape/Public Space (Small) category. It was one of 31 projects selected by a panel of industry professionals in the architectural, engineering and construction industry.

    Logan Simpson designed a swimming beach, boardwalk, fishing docks, amphitheater, parking, trails, restrooms, and picnic sites for this 25-acre property at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon. The property has historically been a spring collection area for the City as well as agriculture property for the Wayne Bartholomew family. In 2012 Springville City received grant monies to create a secondary water storage pond at the park. Through the grant, the City was able to construct a four-acre pond on the site.

    Within the past two years, our Salt Lake City landscape architecture design team has completed six major park master planning projects for Salt Lake City, Midvale, and Springville. Four of the six projects are under construction or have been completed in accordance with the master plan goals objectives and preliminary construction budgets.

    Read about the project here.

  • Low Impact Development Toolkit Wins AZ-APA Award

    We are excitbioswaleed to announce that the Low Impact Development Toolkit has been named by the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Award Committee as the winner in the Ordinance category. Like most communities spanning Arizona, the cities of Mesa and Glendale historically considered stormwater to be a nuisance that needed to be quickly eliminated through an expensive pipe and channel system.

    By developing and advancing Low Impact Development, these communities are shifting the stormwater paradigm and recognizing stormwater as a resource that can be used to promote healthy urban communities. LID is a stormwater management method that engages native materials and simple tools to reduce runoff and pollution. The toolkit provides a user-friendly menu of LID methods, best practices, technical requirements and construction details that help communities restore washes and enhance streetscapes or parks while cooling down cities at night. Congratulations to our uber-talented teammates who brought this project to life!

  • Low Impact Development Toolkit wins a Crescordia

    LID-posterWe are excited to announce that the Low Impact Development Toolkit won a Crescordia Award in the Healthy Communities (Public Policy/Plans) category from Arizona Forward, Arizona’s oldest and most prestigious awards competition focusing exclusively on sustainability. The LID project was the result of a partnership between the cities of Mesa and Glendale working with Logan Simpson landscape architects and stormwater specialists. read more

  • Town of Florence Padilla Park Wins Award

    padilla park bottle pathDrum roll please … Arizona Forward and SRP presented 17 first-place Crescordia awards and 31 Awards of Merit. More than 120 entries were received in Arizona’s oldest and most prestigious awards competition focusing exclusively on sustainability. Logan Simpson had a role on two of the winning projects.

    Silver King Marketplace / Padilla Park won an Award of Merit in the Buildings and Structures Historic Preservation category. Construction workers discovered historic bottles in an archaeological context during the initial grading of a park for the Town of Florence. Construction work was suspended while Logan Simpson completed a site evaluation and data recovery excavations. read more

  • AzASLA Recognizes Tres Rios Environmental Restoration

    Aquatic and riparian vegetationThe Arizona Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects recently recognized the Tres Rios Environmental Restoration project with an Award of Excellence in the General Design category. Construction, mining, and engineering firm Kiewit Western Co. and LSD worked together on the habitat restoration project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and City of Phoenix. Phase III work included a native plant inventory; removal and control of invasive species (primarily Salt Cedar); grading and excavation of the historic river channel; and restoration of riparian and wetland marsh habitats within the active stream area.

    Craig Coronato, FASLA, Director of Design, accepted the award for LSD.

    Winning projects received Awards of Excellence or Honor and were judged by landscape architects based upon design and planning quality and execution, response to site context, environmental sensitivity and sustainability, and value to the public, the client, and other designers. Additionally, special awards were given in the categories of Educators of the Year, Friend of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Sage of the Year, and Landscape Architect of the Year.

    Completed in May 2012, the environmental planning project created 44 acres of new open-water reaches, 10 acres of marsh habitat, and 46 acres of riparian habitat. The Salt, Gila, and Agua Fria river corridors were revegetated with new aquatic plants and cottonwood and willow trees.

    Arizona Chapter of American Public Works Association, also recently selected the Tres Rios Environmental Restoration, Phase 3A & 3B project as this year’s recipient of the Public Works Project of the Year in the Environment – $5 – $25 Million category.

    LSD is also the primary designer for five separate trailheads that will provide gateways to multi-use trails leading to the Overbank Wetlands and Flow Control Wetlands at the 91st Avenue Treatment Plant and the Tres Rios Environmental Restoration project.

  • Logan Simpson’s “Our Lands – Our Future” Study Wins APA and NACP Award

    community planningThe American Planning Association County Planning Division and its sister organization, the National Association of County Planners has bestowed the Award of Excellence to Logan Simpson’s “ Our Lands – Our Future Recreation & Conservation Choices for Northern Colorado” conservation study in the Grass Roots Initiative category.

    For the first time in Colorado, all of the local governments in a county engaged in a comprehensive study on  land conservation and nature-based recreation to evaluate successes, potential improvements, and existing gaps. The regional conservation study used extensive public outreach, an interactive GIS website, and dedicated engagement by nine partner agencies  to produce  a plan that shapes the vision of open space conservation in Larimer County.

    Logan Simpson’s landscape architecture and planning team provided the public involvement framework and analysis, coordination, and report for this unique regional conservation study. Working with project partners, four broad goals were developed: Conserve working farms and ranches; Create regionally-significant recreation opportunities; Protect natural resource and wildlife areas; and Enhance urban settings with open space and trail systems.

    This is the first time that all of Larimer County’s municipalities joined together to develop effective tools to manage diminishing open space resources. Over 4,200 citizens provided feedback on key choices: Which types of land and recreation should be provided? Where? What emphasis should be given to each type of open space? How should open space tax dollars be allocated? How should public funds be obtained for continued land conservation and recreation? The level and quality of partnerships in Colorado is unprecedented in this area, and the Our Lands – Our Future report capitalizes on those relationships.

    The combined county-wide and jurisdictional-specific needs assessment, opportunity maps, financial models, and citizen priorities in Our Lands – Our Future will help conservation partners and public land managers ensure that investments are strategic, cost-effective, and representative of community values. In updating their respective master plans, local governments will save land managers time and effort by using this study as a starting point.

    Read the final report here.

  • West Box Elder Resource Management Group’s work recognized by Public Lands Foundation

    The Public Lands Foundation presented the West Box Elder Coordinated Resource Management Group with its 2013 Landscape Stewardship Award.  The Foundation grants this recognition to honor private citizens and organizations that work to advance and sustain community-based stewardship on landscapes that include, in whole or in part, public lands administered by the BLM.

    As the Public Involvement and Project Planning lead, LSD led extensive community-based scoping that included face-to-face meetings with stakeholders as well as several facilitated community meetings. In these meetings, residents discussed challenges and conflicts, helped articulate desired future conditions, and built the framework for prioritizing goals for resource management across the landscape.

    The West Box Elder Group is actively engaged in landscape management projects in northwestern Utah.  The lands included in their planning and project area are some of the most productive and critical sage grouse habitat lands in the Great Basin ecosystem.  The landscape includes a balanced mix of BLM lands, state lands and private property, with planning and project execution crossing boundaries to implement logical management projects.

    Over the last two years, the Group has worked together as an effective response to the need for landscape level planning and project implementation in a critical region of the Great Basin.

    Click here to read the full plan.

  • Logan Simpson’s “Our Lands – Our Future” Study Wins Colorado ASLA Land Stewardship Award

    community planningThe Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects awarded the Land Stewardship Award to LSD’s “Our Lands – Our Future: Recreation and Conservation Choices for Northern Colorado” conservation study at their annual ceremony December 12. Our Lands – Our Future was the only project to receive the award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the stewardship of Colorado’s landscape and its sustainability.

    For the first time in Colorado, all of the local governments in a county engaged in a comprehensive study on  land conservation and nature-based recreation to evaluate successes, potential improvements, and existing gaps. The regional conservation study used extensive public outreach, an interactive GIS website, and dedicated engagement by nine partner agencies  to produce  a plan that shapes the vision of open space conservation in Larimer County.

    Logan Simpson Design’s landscape architecture and planning team provided the public involvement framework and analysis, coordination, and report for this unique regional conservation study. Working with project partners, four broad goals were developed: Conserve working farms and ranches; Create regionally-significant recreation opportunities; Protect natural resource and wildlife areas; and Enhance urban settings with open space and trail systems.

    This is the first time that all of Larimer County’s municipalities joined together to develop effective tools to manage diminishing open space resources. Over 4,200 citizens provided feedback on key choices: Which types of land and recreation should be provided? Where? What emphasis should be given to each type of open space? How should open space tax dollars be allocated? How should public funds be obtained for continued land conservation and recreation? The level and quality of partnerships in Colorado is unprecedented in this area, and the Our Lands – Our Future report capitalizes on those relationships.

    The combined county-wide and jurisdictional-specific needs assessment, opportunity maps, financial models, and citizen priorities in Our Lands – Our Future will help conservation partners and public land managers ensure that investments are strategic, cost-effective, and representative of community values. In updating their respective master plans, local governments will save land managers time and effort by using this study as a starting point.

    Read the final report here.

    Our Lands Our Future

    Seventeen projects took home an award at the ASLA Colorado 2013 Professional Design Awards and holiday celebration in Denver.